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powered device generates electricity through ion transport

<b>Irvine, Calif., Nov. 15, 2017 —</b> By binding photosensitive dyes to common plastic membranes and adding water, chemists at the University of …

Nanotech

Seneca — On the Shortness of Life

<b>“Life is long enough, and a sufficiently generous amount has been given to us for the highest achievements if it were all well invested.</b> But when it …

Self-improvement

Criminals' drone swarm used to obstruct FBI hostage raid

Last winter, as an FBI hostage rescue team took up an elevated position to assess an unfolding crisis, agents heard the buzz of small drones approaching.<p>Soon, the tiny unmanned aircraft had the team surrounded, swooping past in a series of "high-speed low passes at the agents in the observation …

Unmanned Aircraft

Cables Be Gone: Wireless Charging Charges On

Though still a work in progress, the greater convenience of wireless is pushing harder against the ubiquitous task of cable charging.

The first step to better grilled cheese is losing the butter. Trust us

Grilled cheese, is it ever <i>really</i> the wrong choice? No, it is not. Is your version the best it can be? Are you sure? A swipe of mayonnaise is a surefire way to up your grilled cheese game.<p>What? Yes. I learned this trick by watching the Gabrielle Hamilton season of <i>Mind of a Chef</i>. If the food-bro …

grilled cheese

Here’s How To Plug One Of The Biggest Privacy Holes In The Internet

An upgrade to DNS, the internet’s address book, would make it harder for ISPs to know where you surf, and for hackers to hijack your traffic.<p>Last March, Congress gave internet service providers the green light to collect user data–without their consent–when it abolished an FCC regulation aimed at …

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

The Lottery Hackers - The Huffington Post

Credits<p>Story - Jason Fagone<p>Jason is an investigative reporter with the San Francisco Chronicle. His work has appeared The New York Times, GQ, New York and Wired. His latest book, <i>The Woman Who Smashed Codes</i>, about the American codebreaker Elizebeth Smith Friedman, was published in 2017.<p>Photography - …

If you’re so smart, why aren’t you rich? Turns out it’s just chance. - MIT Technology Review

The distribution of wealth follows a well-known pattern sometimes called an 80:20 rule: 80 percent of the wealth is owned by 20 percent of the …

Research

Generating Electricity is a Snap

A collaborative research project is making use of temperature fluctuations to produce electricity.

Why We Forget Most of the Books We Read

... and the movies and TV shows we watch<p>Pamela Paul’s memories of reading are less about words and more about the experience. “I almost always remember where I was and I remember the book itself. I remember the physical object,” says Paul, the editor of <i>The New York Times Book Review</i>, who reads, it …

Books

This Is Exactly How a Nutritionist Uses Turmeric For Health, So You Can Do the Same

Ever since kale was revealed to be the most super of all leafy greens, health-savvy eaters have been keeping an eye out for the next big thing in nutritious eating. Avocados were the leader in the category for some time, but there's a new hero in the superfood sect that's been around for centuries …

Wellness

The Creepiest Thing About You, According To Your Myers-Briggs Type

When all is said and done, the internet has two main purposes: cat videos and personality quizzes. Who among us can honestly say they haven't stayed …

Psychology

"Temple for art" by DaveKelleyArtistics

DaveKelleyArtistics Follow<p>Beautiful shot!<p>Excellent<p>Love it gorgeous shot<p>WOW<p>Fantastic shot, excellent underboob!<p>A very sensuous capture of curves. Very …

Canon EOS

Scientists have discovered a worm that eats plastic bags and leaves behind antifreeze

The wax worm, a caterpillar typically used for fishing bait and known for damaging beehives by eating their wax comb, has now been observed munching on a different material: plastic bags.<p>Scientist Federica Bertocchini of the Institute of Biomedicine and Biotechnology of Cantabria in Spain first …

Biology

Graphene-based sieve turns seawater into drinking water

<b>A UK-based team of researchers has created a graphene-based sieve capable of removing salt from seawater.</b><p>The sought-after development could aid the millions of people without ready access to clean drinking water.<p>The promising graphene oxide sieve could be highly efficient at filtering salts, and …

Nanotech

How to Learn New Things as an Adult

A new book explores the psychology of mastering skills and absorbing information.<p>Quick, what’s the capital of Australia? No Googling! (And no points if you’re Australian—that means the information is more meaningful to you, which means you’re more likely to know it.) Did you get it? Or are you sure …

Learning

Exactly How To Spend The Last Hour Of Your Workday

Try these 60-minute “soft projects” to wrap up every day of the week.<p>It’s 4 p.m. and you’re having a hard time focusing. So you stare at your computer and click in and out of lots of tabs. But when you look up, you see it’s only 4:03 p.m. Then, you get a glass of water, which takes all of seven …

All of our efforts to be more productive backfire – and only make us feel even busier and more stressed<p>The eternal human struggle to live meaningfully in the face of inevitable death entered its newest phase one Monday in the summer of 2007, when employees of Google gathered to hear a talk by a …

Time Management

Superintelligence

The Idea That Eats Smart People<p>In 1945, as American physicists were preparing to test the atomic bomb, it occurred to someone to ask if such a test …

Singularity

Of Course UPS Picked Portland to Test Out Its Silly New Trike Delivery Service

UPS announced yesterday that it has further succeeded in turning Portland, Oregon into a parody of itself by choosing it as the pilot city for its …

America’s First All-Renewable-Energy City

Burlington's decades-long commitment to sustainability has paid off with cheap electricity—and some pretty great homegrown food.<p>To understand what makes Burlington unlike almost any other city in America when it comes to the power it consumes, it helps to look inside the train that rolls into town …

Farm-to-table

How to make the perfect mashed potatoes, according to science

As food writer Jeffrey Steingarten says in <i>The Man Who Ate Everything</i>, “the potato is the most important vegetable in the world.” Over 10 billion bushels of potatoes are grown every year, and you can live for 167 days eating just potatoes, Steingarten says (you’d have to eat about 3 3/4 pounds per …

8 Amazingly Healthy Smoothie Recipes You've Never Heard Of

Unique ingredients are key 🔑.<p>Beyond the slew of avocado toasts that bait us on Instagram, the colorfully arranged #smoothies on the app are even more of a studied art. In fact, the chilled drink craze is part of the inspiration behind New Yorker Rachel Drori's line of delicious frozen smoothies …

Recipes

A Not-So-Easy Hike for an Otherworldly View

Photo: Brandon Morris<p>A year ago, Brandon and LeAnn Morris decided to quit their jobs in Seattle and hit the road. Not an uncommon premise for anyone that follows any adventurous Instagram accounts, but they actually did it. Six months of passport stamps from Nepal, Thailand, New Zealand, Japan, …

The 10 Biggest Running Mistakes (and How to Fix Them)

Whether you're a fitness runner or a sub-three-hour marathoner, you’ve probably committed one or more of the ten crimes listed below. But don't worry, these errors are easy to correct. We recruited renowned coaches Dr. Jason Karp, and Dr. Matt Moran to keep you running happy and injury-free.<p>#10: …

Inside the Starburst-sized box that could save the Internet

Michael Pozmantier Contributor<p>Michael Pozmantier is the program manager of Transition to Practice at the Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Directorate.<p>Cybercrime is costing us millions. Hacks drain the average American firm of $15.4 million per year, and, in the resulting …

Morocco is producing solar power at night

Springing up on the edge of the Sahara desertare rows of curved mirrors as far as the eye can see.<p>They're part of what could become the biggest solar power plantin the world.<p>Morocco is investing about $2.6 billion on the construction of the Ouarzazate complex, which forms the heart of a $9 billion …

War Stories: My Journey From Blindness to Building a Fully Conversational User Interface | Backchannel

<b>In the summer of 2011,</b> when I was 25 years old, I found out I was going blind. What started as a routine trip to the optometrist ended in multiple …