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Chemical in the pool coaxes DNA to form triple helix - Futurity

An inexpensive molecule commonly used to disinfect backyard swimming pools could be the secret to creating a new form of DNA nanomaterial.

Biochemistry

Neuroscience reveals 4 rituals that will make you happy

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the internet from people who don't know what they're talking about. Don't trust them.<p>Actually, don't trust …

New Alzheimer’s Treatment Fully Restores Memory Function

Of the mice that received the treatment, 75 percent got their memory function back.<p>Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound …

What Not Sleeping For A Week Does To Your Brain And Body

Sleep deprivation can be torture -- and that's why it's been used as an interrogation technique.<p>We know that sleep deprivation isn't good for our health. But taken to the extreme, sleep deprivation completely erodes the mind and body, and could eventually lead to death. For this reason, it's been …

US Ground Troops In Syria Is "Illegal, Big Mistake", Russia Warns Obama Of "Unpredictable Consequences"

On Tuesday, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told the Senate Armed Services Committee that <b>the US would no longer hesitate to engage in “direct action on</b> …

Middle East

A Kremlin TV-station just live-streamed Russia's war in Syria

Announced by a Tweet, for a little less than 40 minutes, Ruptly (the video news agency belonging to RT) streamed live from al-Assad airbase, near Latakia, Syria, as Russian Air Force attack planes taxied and took off to attack ground targets in Syria.<p>Considering the confidentiality of such wartime …

Study claims perovskite solar cells can recoup their energy cost within three months

Scientists at Northwestern University and the U.S. Department of Energy have found that perovskite cells, one of the most promising solar …

Clean Energy

Your Wireless Internet Could Power Your Future Devices

As if Wi-Fi wasn’t cool enough already<p>Wi-Fi allows us to connect to the Internet by transmitting data through the air itself, but what if it could be used to power our devices wirelessly as well? Scientists at the University of Washington are currently working to make it happen.<p>PoWiFi, short for …

Obama lawyers asked secret court to ignore public court's decision on spying

The Obama administration has asked a secret surveillance court to ignore a federal court that found bulk surveillance illegal and to once again grant the National Security Agency the power to collect the phone records of millions of Americans for six months.<p>The legal request, filed nearly four …

Surveillance

Here's what China alarmists don't realize about Chinese military power

<i>China is building a massive army, navy and air force. And they are building it with our money.</i><p>China is the foremost security challenge the United States faces in the future. At least that is the conventional wisdom.<p>Declaring victory, or at least apathy, in the Middle East upon his election …

How Shining Light Into the Brain Can Switch On an Erection or Switch Off Pain

Blue lights and gene therapy could potentially be used to treat blindness, PTSD, and obesity.<p>Studying the brain can be like attempting marine biology from outer space—tools like dyes, electrodes, and MRIs provide some sense of active grey matter without harming the patient. These techniques don't …

Neuroscience

Here's what it would take for the US to run on 100% renewable energy

It is technically and economically feasible to run the US economy entirely on renewable energy, and to do so by 2050. That is the conclusion of a study last year in the journal <i>Energy & Environmental Science</i>, authored by Stanford scholar Mark Z. Jacobson and nine colleagues.<p>Jacobson is well-known …

How to Build a Dirt Cheap House in 4 Steps

Ever wonder how to build a simple home for very little money, without going into debt? The key is to use low-cost, locally available natural …

iPhone & iPad Apps Gone Free – March 27, 2015

Need more apps for your favorite device? iOSnoops can help! Here are 51 iPhone and iPad apps that have just gone free.<p>This apps gone free alert …

IKEA Fuels Up With Bloom Energy

Home furnishing retailer IKEA has invested in numerous on-site renewable energy projects—almost 90% of its U.S. stores use solar technology, for example, plus it is experimenting with geothermal and wind.<p>But a new contract with Bloom Energy for a site in Emeryville, California, actually represents …

Renewable Energy

'Rare' Atom Finding May Advance Quantum Computers

Quantum computers could crack codes and run more complex simulations than current machines, but actually building one is hard to do. The bits that …

New York Launches Innovation Lab To Study Renewable Energy and the Advanced Grid

This week New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the signing of an agreement between the New York Power Authority (NYPA) and State University of …

It's official, Australians: The government gets to keep your data for longer

<i>UPDATED: Tuesday, Oct. 13, 9 a.m.: The Australian government will begin to enforce the new metadata retention laws today. This means the metadata of</i> …

Surveillance

5 ways digital currencies will change the world

When I look at digital money, I see a revolutionary technology that allows people or institutions to transfer funds instantly, securely and without a …

The wind turbine that looks like a tree | DW | 27.03.2015

Jerome Michaud-Lariviere was sitting in a garden on a seemingly windless day when he first came up with his novel idea. For all the stillness around …

News Events

Army Sergeant Major response to conviction of serving soldier.<p>The Commonwealth Games are well under way on the Gold Coast and with only 3 days left …

Quantum Cause and Effect

Correlation does not imply causation – unless it’s quantum. That’s the message of surprising new work from Perimeter Institute and the Institute for …

Mayo Clinic study of thousands of brains reveals tau as driver of Alzheimer's disease

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- By examining more than 3,600 postmortem brains, researchers at Mayo Clinic's campuses in Jacksonville, Florida, and Rochester, …

Neuroscience

Scientists build a nanolaser using a single atomic sheet

University of Washington scientists have built a new nanometer-sized laser — using the thinnest semiconductor available today — that is energy …

Nothing Is Solid And Everything Is Energy

By In5D on March 24, 2015 in Science<p><b>In5D PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/in5d Add YOUR name to our In5D Wall of Gratitude with a minimal donation on</b> …

Malware Can Steal Data From Non-Networked Computers, Via Heat

"Hot or not?" comes to computer security<p>Back in 1999, Neal Stephenson's novel <i>Cryptonomicon</i> introduced me to the idea of Van Eck phreaking—intercepting the weak electromagnetic radiation from a computer monitor to recreate what the person is seeing on the screen. Now security researchers have come …

This 17-Year-Old Has Discovered DNA Mutations That Could Combat HIV And Meningitis

High schooler Andrew Jin is answering previously unasked questions in biology.<p>Like plenty of science-oriented high school kids, Andrew Jin is interested in human evolution. But Jin, one of three $150,000 first-place winners in this year’s Intel Science Talent Search, took that interest further than …