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Verizon begins selling Mophie Moto Mod battery back for Moto Z phones

The biggest feature of Lenovo’s recent lineup of Motorola Moto Z phones is its support for Moto Mods, the accessories that can quickly and magnetically snap on and off the back of the devices to add new functions and features. Today, wireless carrier Verizon quietly began selling yet another Moto …

Mobile Technology

Physicists Have Modeled the Existence of Newly Discovered Tetraneutrons

Simulating The Impossible<p>Back in February, physicists from Japan presented evidence that they may have generated tetraneutrons, a particle consisting …

Physics

Not all memories really happened: What experts wish you knew about false memories

<b>(bowie15 via iStock/beccarra via Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>Just because you’re absolutely confident you remember something accurately doesn’t mean it’s true<p>Julia Shaw<p>August 12, 2016 8:58am (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Every memory you have ever had is chock-full of …

Psychology

Scientists say smart people are more likely to stay up late and do drugs as adults

There's one group of people you should definitely include on your guest list: The geniuses.<p>When the rest of your friends start nodding off around midnight and declining another glass of wine (how rude), your super intelligent invitees will just be getting started.<p>According to a growing body of …

Psychology

Self-healing clothes? It could be a possibility thanks to a squid protein

Who needs a sewing kit when you’ve got a squid on hand? Proving once again that Mother Nature really does know best, scientists have discovered the …

Bacteria could aid search for creatures on other planets

Could there be a way to find bacterial structures on another planet? And if so, how important might these bacteria be in making a planet …

China's lunar-based telescope observes a binary star system

(Phys.org)—China's Chang'e-3 mission landed on the moon in December 2013 and deployed a lunar rover known as Yutu or Jade Rabbit; it also carried a …

New Evidence Suggests China's Legendary 'Great Flood' Might Have Actually Happened

The flood that started a civilisation.<p>According to legend, Chinese civilisation began around 4,000 years ago in the Yellow River basin, when an …

Curious Material Can Form A Completely New Type Of Light

To power all our modern devices we usually have to move a large number of electrons, but in some rare occasions just one electron can affect a …

Quantum Physics

Scientists Just Discovered a New Kind of Fire

And it's got some pretty extraordinary properties.<p>Scientists have discovered a new kind of 'blue whirl' flame that could lead to cleaner ways of …

Experiments point toward memory chips 1,000 times faster than today's

The new research focused on the unimaginably brief interval when an amorphous structure began to switch to crystalline, when a digital zero became a …

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Ending 16 days underwater to simulate a space mission

Freak Minerals Found Buried In Siberia Could Become The Fuel Cells Of The Future

Two extremely rare minerals discovered deep within a Siberian mine have been found to share properties with lab-made materials called metal-organic …

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Scientists isolate the brain's 'physics engine,' could lead to faster, more agile robots - ExtremeTech

Scientists isolate the brain’s ‘physics engine,’ could lead to faster, more agile robots<p>By on August 8, 2016 at 3:38 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate …

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Scientists Confirm First Case Of Zika Transmission From Article To Reader

ATLANTA—In an unprecedented warning to the U.S. populace, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Monday that scientists had …

Australian museum close to identifying two new mammals in Solomon Islands

An Australian museum expedition to Solomon Islands believes it is just weeks away from describing two new species of mammals.<p>On the last day of a …

Backyard telescopes and amateur eyes see where “pro” astronomers can’t

Regular folks armed with the Internet are pushing sky science into fast forward.<p>The United Kingdom is a terrible place to use a telescope, at least …

Why A Giant Green Lake Turned Blood-Red

The salty waters of Iran’s Lake Urmia recently morphed from a deep green to a rich red, likely due to algae and bacteria blooms.<p><i>This post originally appeared on National Geographic.</i><p>Like the famous Aral Sea between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan and the Salton Sea in California, the salty expanse of Lake …

There's Mounting Evidence That Venus Was Once Habitable

Earth’s twin is just next door.<p>With its acid thunderclouds, scorching surface, and atmospheric pressure that would crush your bones, the oppressive …

New Experiment Hints at Why the Universe Is Made of Something Rather Than Nothing

Key differences between matter and antimatter could explain why the universe is filled with matter.<p>Sometimes the simplest questions are the most vexing. One of the biggest questions in science right now is simply: Why is there something rather than nothing? While it might sound like a debate topic …

Wormholes at centre of black holes could offer passage to other parts of universe

Wormholes in electrically-charged black holes solve the problem of singularity say physicists.<p>A wormhole at the centre of a black hole could serve as …

Venus may have supported life before Earth

Venus is a hellhole. Despite being much closer to Earth than Mars, its climate is off-the-charts insane, with average temperatures of 864 degrees F, crushing barometric pressure, and did I mention the volcanoes? It's hard to believe that as little as 750 million years ago, it may have had oceans of …

Scientists have discovered a new kind of fire, and it's beautiful

Engineers have discovered a brand-new, bright-blue fire tornado that behaves unlike any flame ever created.<p>When a fire burns yellow, it's unclean. The warm colors are signs of an incomplete combustion reaction coughing up soot, smoke, and other emissions. When a flame glows blue, it's a sign of a …

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Mercury’s Volcanoes Went Silent 3.5 Billion Years Ago, Mostly

Mercury, the planet closest to the Sun, had a volcanic past like all other terrestrial planets in our solar system, including Earth. But unlike our …

Scientists Developed a Way to Make DMT Trips Last Longer Than Ever

The new model still needs to be tested, but it could be a game-changer for one of the more intensely hallucinogenic psychedelics there is.<p><i>This piece was published in partnership with the Influence.</i><p>Known in drug lore as "the businessman's trip" for its lunch-break-size 15-minute duration, DMT …

Live Planet camera system live streams in VR

Creating 360-degree video can be time-consuming.<p>Taking footage from multiple cameras and stitching it together is the first step, then the producer has to think about how to encode it for viewing on different VR platforms.<p>Reality Lab Networks wants to simplify this with an all-in-one system called …