Sandy

20 Added | 2 Magazines | 9 Likes | 1 Follower | @Sandyd118 | Keep up with Sandy on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Sandy”

This Self-Cleaning Cashmere Never Needs To Go To The Dry Cleaner

Here’s a novel way to cut down on your carbon footprint: Stop cleaning your clothes.<p>Think of clothing that’s marketed as “green,” and you might picture an organic cotton shirt. But if you want to wear something that does the best job fighting climate change, try a self-cleaning sweater instead.<p>For …

What Caused California’s Napa Valley Earthquake? Faults Explained

Different kinds of faults make different kinds of earthquakes.<p><b>The magnitude 6.0 earthquake that struck California’s Napa Valley north of San Francisco on Sunday morning—collapsing older buildings, sparking fires and causing scores of injuries—fell along a series of cracks in the Earth tied to the</b> …

Matter and energy interacting in an arena of space and time — but does it float

Q Design introduces QBracelet, a fashion accessory that charges your mobile devices

New startup Q Designs seeks to help solve a problem that many people have: we sometimes need to power our mobile electronic devices, but we don’t want to carry external battery packs or bulky charging cases. Q Designs’ solution, the QBracelet, looks like an ordinary bracelet, but it is actually a …

New Painkiller Soothes The Nerves That Sense Hot Chile Peppers

The same receptors also detect pain from heat, strong acids, and inflammation. Is that why habaneros taste like burning?<p>It's a chemical compound so new, it doesn't have a name.<b>*</b> In a paper, its creators call it either V116517 or Compound 37. (Like Chanel's No. 5 perfume! Except a drug.)<p>Compound 37 …

The Eyeball Selfie For Secure Banking, EyeVerify Gets $6 Million In Series A Part 2

Banking is now in the eye of the beholder. That’s literally for EyeVerify. This new kind of ID verification tech lets you simply hold your smartphone about 8 inches from your face and take a picture of your eyeball. EyeVerify then pattern-matches the blood vessels within the sclera, the white part …

Japan's prime minister wants to host the first 'robot Olympics' in 2020

Tokyo is already the host of the 2020 Summer Olympics, so why not add nonhuman machines to the mix?<p>For as long as there have been robots, humans have wanted to thrust them into battle. Now Japan's prime minister wants to take that idea to the largest stage possible. Speaking to reporters last …

Researchers fully 'delete' HIV from human cells for the first time

So far, HIV has eluded a cure because it installs its genome into human DNA so insidiously that it's impossible for our immune system to clear it out. While current treatments are effective, a lifetime of toxic drugs is required to prevent its recurrence. But researchers from Temple University may …

Study: Fish Oil Prevents Brain Shrinkage And Cognitive Decline In Older Adults

Three more cases of Alzheimer’s disease will have been diagnosed by the time you finish reading this article. More than 5 million people have Alzheimer’s in the United States alone (44 million worldwide), and the rate of new diagnosis is about one patient every minute, with no cure on the horizon. …

As Honeybees Die Off, First Inventory of Wild Bees Is Under Way

Could wild bees be the key to saving U.S. crops?<p>Not every bee may count, but Sam Droege is counting every bee.<p>On Saturdays, the head of the landmark Native Bee Inventory and Monitoring Program at the U.S. Geological Survey leaves his straw-bale house, where bees burrow in the walls, and goes to his …

Look up! First 'supermoon' of the summer rises Saturday night

Get ready moon gazers! There's a<p>supermoonrising Saturday night and you don't want to miss it.<p>This supermoon is especially cool because it is the first of three consecutive extra-big, extra-bright full moons. The second one will happen on Aug. 10; the third on Sept. 9.<p>If that makes you feel as …

Astronomy

Border Ranchers Extend Invite to Nancy Pelosi: ‘Come See Why Your $2 Million-Per-Mile Fence Is Trash’

We will be discussing this story and all the day’s news on our live BlazeCast with Editor-in-Chief Scott Baker (@bakerlink) beginning at 3pm ET:<p>Two Arizona ranchers want Congress to wake up to the dangers of the growing illegal immigration crisis along the southwest border, and they’re inviting …

Endangered okapi are surprisingly diverse - Futurity

Despite their low numbers, wild okapi show the potential for resilience in their genes.

Transformer jet is like the Optimus Prime of planes

BAE Systems unveils fascinating new concept aircraft that transform, self-heal, can 3D-print UAVs, and have concentrated laser beams to disable enemy missiles.<p>If Autobots were stealth jets, this is probably what they'd look like.<p>The aircraft concept straight out of our science fiction dreams comes …

Aviation

New tests question if current quantum computing is really, you know, a quantum leap

If you’re a conventional computer worried about being laid off — along with thousands of your fellow silicon units — by those new quantum computers, you may be able to rest easier.<p>A new study published yesterday in <i>Science</i> magazine could not verify that the D-Wave Two — the only brand name so far …

A Jetpack For Divers

Dive in and explore<p>On a windless day on the west shore of Oahu, Hawaii, I strapped a pair of propellers to my legs, walked into the surf, and disappeared beneath the surface. Without a single kick, I was racing over the sand, cutting through the water at an Olympic pace. It felt more like flying …

Scuba Diving

Sorry - Server error

The website encountered an error while retrieving your page.

Human In Robotic Exoskeleton To Kick Off The World Cup

The brain-controlled augmented suit was developed to give mobility to victims of paralysis.<p>The most significant moment of the 2014 World Cup may take place not in the tournament's final match, but in its earliest minutes. If all goes according to plan, at the opening ceremony in Sao Paolo tomorrow, …

High-factor sunscreen cannot give complete protection against skin cancer

Study in mice finds that SPF 50 cream only reduces DNA damage, increasing length of time before melanoma develops<p>High-factor sun cream cannot be relied on to protect against the deadliest form of skin cancer, research has suggested.<p>The study by Cancer Research UK found that while high-factor cream …

16-Year-Old Inventor Joey Hudy and the Maker Movement

In our new wearable-tech series, <i>The Concept</i>s, The Creators Project is investigating various innovators who are designing wearables that evolve art …