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Raspberry Pi Zero is a tiny computer that costs only $5

When Raspberry Pi first arrived in 2012, it was revolutionary not because of its computing power — although, for a credit card-sized PC, it was …

This Gel Glows When It Detects Pollutants

It could also change color if a pipe’s about to burst<p>A team of researchers from MIT has created sensitive metallic polymers that change color in response to chemical or physical variations in their surroundings, according to a study published recently in the <i>Journal of the American Chemical Society</i>. …

Chemistry

'Soft touch’ doctors should be disciplined for over-prescribing antibiotics

GPs say they feel pressurised to write 10 million prescriptions of antibiotics annually for coughs, colds and minor infections<p>‘Soft touch’ doctors should face disciplinary action for handing out too many antibiotics, the director of the health watchdog has said, as he warned that unnecessary …

70 years later, was the U.S. wrong to bomb Japan?

Seventy years ago—on August 6, 1945—the United States dropped a uranium gun-type fission bomb, the first atomic weapon ever used in warfare, on the …

Alligator On Helium Reveals The Secret Meaning Of Alligator Bellows

They bellow to communicate their body size to other gators<p>Alligators are extremely vocal animals, making loud grunts called bellows year-round, but especially around their mating season. Researchers have long known that alligators make these sounds by exhaling either above or below the water …

Alligator

Young moon and Mercury from Zimbabwe

The young moon and the planet Mercury adorn the western twilight after sunset on August 16.<p>Because Peter Lowenstein lives in the Southern Hemisphere, …

Can Reusable Bags At The Grocery Store Change What People Buy?

Consumers who prefer reusable bags tend to buy more organic food. Researchers say that makes sense, given that the bags suggest a concern for the environment. But they also buy more junk food.<p>Transcript<p>DAVID GREENE, HOST:<p>You know, before coming into the studio this morning, I stopped at a grocery …

Android SDK tutorial for beginners

Android development starts with the Android SDK (Software Development Kit). While there are many different programming languages and a host of IDEs (Integrated Development Environments) you can use to create an app, the SDK is a constant.<p><i>Read Next</i>: Java tutorial for beginners<p>SDK provides a …

Android News

These Speakers Use Ultrasonic Waves To Cut Through The Noise

Like lasers for your ears<p>Problem<p>Everyday speakers—whether they’re in a cellphone, TV, or radio—scatter sound waves as soon as they leave the cone. A single wave can bounce off dozens of surfaces, slamming into other signals and degrading along the way, before reaching your ear in a muddled mess. …

Audiophile

Windows 10 Forced Updates Causing Endless Crash Loops

I think we can now all agree: Microsoft’s hardline policy on Windows 10’s forced updates is silly. Very silly. Since launching nine days ago Windows Update has sent out an unstable graphics driver which switched off monitors, a buggy security patch which corrupted Windows Explorer and there are now …

Windows 10

Can you solve it? Is beehive Hidato the new Sudoku?

Not long ago a puzzle with an exotic name appeared, asking solvers to fill out numbers on a grid. Sudoku then became a worldwide craze.<p>Now there’s a new one with similar aspirations. <b>Hidato</b> is the creation of Israeli inventor Gyora Benedek. (The name comes from <i>hida</i>, the Hebrew for riddle.)<p>The aim of …

Sudoku