Philipe Ranellucci

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Record-breaking paper water purifier operates at near 100% efficiency

Researchers at the University at Buffalo have created a highly efficient device that uses sunlight and black carbon-dipped paper to clean water. The …

Nonprofits

Experts Say This $45 Bottle of Bourbon Is the Best in the World

The panel behind the World Whiskies Awards — made up of 17 whiskey reviewers, bartenders, spirit industry professionals and former distillers — …

Spices

NASA successfully tests portable nuclear reactor for crewed missions to Mars

Setting up a colony on Mars will undoubtedly go down as one of humanity’s greatest achievements. Realizing that goal, however, presents a unique set …

U.S. Dept. of Energy

Harvard is getting ready to resurrect the woolly mammoth

Harvard University’s ambitions to bring back the woolly mammoth appear to be gaining some momentum — and the researchers on the project are gearing …

Genetics

This Repair Adhesive Is 100 Times Stronger Than Duct Tape

FiberFix can fix almost anything.<p>Things fall apart — they just do, and you have to find a way to deal with it. No matter how careful you are with …

Home Improvement

Cancer-Detecting Cameras Inspired by Animal Eyes

Missael Garcia (left) and Viktor Gruev (right) developed a multispectral camera to guide cancer surgery, inspired by the eyes of the morpho butterfly …

'Natural insecticide' kills advanced prostate cancer cells

One of the hallmarks of advanced prostate cancer is a faulty PTEN tumor suppressor gene. Now, after screening compounds for their effect on cells …

Doctors Have Restored The Sight of Two People in a Monumental World First

This could end one of the most common forms of blindness.<p>British physicians have successfully used stem cells to repair the degenerating tissue at …

Asymmetric photon transport in organic semiconductor nanowires through electrically controlled exciton diffusion

• L. Fan,<br>• J. Wang,<br>• L. T. Varghese,<br>• H. Shen,<br>• B. Niu,<br>• Y. Xuan,<br>• A. M. Weiner,<br>• M. Qi<p>, An all-silicon passive optical diode.Science 335, 447–450 (2012).<p>A. …

How To: Stealthfully Sniff Wi-Fi Activity Without Connecting to a Target Router

Identifying vulnerable devices and services on a target network can be difficult without leaving traces behind since hackers primarily attack the …

“Slingshot” router malware that went undetected for six years is one of the most advanced attacks ever seen

Kaspersky published a report about the malware, which enables the installation of other “malicious components”<p>A new report from Kaspersky has …

Multinationals pay lower taxes than a decade ago

Big multinationals are paying significantly lower tax rates than before the 2008 financial crisis, according to Financial Times analysis showing that …

Controlled coupling of light and matter

Researchers from Würzburg and London have succeeded in controlling the coupling of light and matter at room temperature. They have published their …

Quantum Mechanics

VW's Seat unveils the first fully electric touring-class race car

You've seen electric Formula cars, Le Mans racers and even a Pikes Peak machine, but there's still room for more firsts in EV racing. VW's Seat brand has unveiled the Cupra e-Racer, which it says is the first completely electric touring-class race car. It's built on the existing Cupra Leon TCR …

Uh oh: Blockchain may not be as secure as we thought

Blockchain has the potential to transform our world. Experts insist the technology is “bigger than the internet,” but we may want to take a beat …

Putin's real life 'Navy seals': Cute mammals could plant explosives and attack Russia's enemies

Kremlin boss Vladimir Putin has rolled out the latest weapon in Russia's deadly arsenal - real-life combat seals that are trained to kill.<p>A platoon …

New Species of 'Indestructible' Animal Found in Surprising Place

Discovered in a parking lot in Japan, the tardigrade species could provide clues for how the animal has changed over time.<p>Tardigrades are microscopic, resilient organisms that might just outlive the Sun—and their known world just got a little bigger.<p>Kazuharu Arakawa, a researcher at Tokyo's Keio …

Cisco: Severe bug in our security appliances is now under attack

A proof-of-concept exploit for Cisco's 10-out-of-10 severity bug surfaces days after researcher details his attack.<p><i>Video: Top 10 malware threats in</i> …

First images of creatures from Antarctic depths revealed

Photographs of rare species from unexplored area of Antarctic seabed highlight need to protect life in one of the most remote places on the planet<p>(Click images for full caption information)<p>The images below are the first of creatures found in a previously unexplored region of the Antarctic seabed …

Seafloor

Scientists studying psychoactive drugs accidentally proved the self is an illusion

Philosophers and mystics have long contemplated the disconcerting notion that the fixed self is an illusion.Neuroscientists now think they can prove it or, at least, help us glimpse this truth with some help from psilocybin, the psychoactive property in magic mushrooms.<p>Researchers around the world …

Consciousness

Incredible new "super wood" is as strong as steel

It’s a twig, it’s a branch, it’s… Super Wood! Researchers at the University of Maryland have created a so-called “super wood” that is stronger than …

These self-destructing electronics can turn your data to dust on command

A radio signal tells the components to vaporize.<p>Engineers have come up with a trick to make electronics disintegrate from far away. The technology represents a new kind of transient electronics, which are designed to disappear when they’re no longer needed. In this case, chemicals that can destroy …

Nanotech

You thought quantum mechanics was confusing? Check out entangled time

Entanglement is the inability to describe two quantum systems or particles independently, after they have interacted.<p>In the summer of 1935, the …

Quantum Physics

Leaked Photo Suggests NSA Infiltrated Cryptocurrencies | Investopedia

Recent news that the National Security Administration (NSA) may have successfully launched investigations into "Tor, I2P, and VPN," with an …

Cryptocurrency

Unlocking the potential of metal nanoparticles as catalysts for fast and efficient CO2 conversion

O2 and sustainably produced hydrogen have the potential to serve as ingredients for converting electrical power generated by windmills or solar …

Nanotech

Conspiracy Theorists Claim Artifacts Found In Mexico Are Signs Of Past Alien Life

A new video claims that some of the sculptures, which were reportedly discovered in an undisclosed location in Mexico, resemble traditional …

Paranormal

Des chercheurs ont créé une projection 3D – comme dans “Star Wars”

On se croirait dans un film de science-fiction. Une petite équipe de physiciens, dirigée par Daniel Smalley, de l’université Brigham-Young, est …

Star Wars

The Magnetic Field Is Shifting. The Poles May Flip. This Could Get Bad.

The shield that protects the Earth from solar radiation is under attack from within. We can’t prevent it, but we ought to prepare.<p>One day in 1905, …

Magnetism

New Class of Light-Bending Material Spun With DNA and Gold Nanoparticles Can Achieve First Real-Life Invisibility Cloak

Tech & Science Physics Chemistry Star Trek Nanoparticles light invisibility DNA optics<p>In a huge achievement spanning both chemistry and physics, …

The US Air Force lost 4 nuclear bombs in Spain 52 years ago — and the disaster is still being felt now

Early on the morning of January 16, 1966, a B-52 Stratofortress bomber took off from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in North Carolina.<p>The bomber headed toward Europe, where it would patrol near the borders of the Soviet Union with four nuclear weapons, part of Operation Chrome Dome, a Cold War …

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