Amber Berkobien

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Researchers address long-standing mysteries behind anti-wear motor oil additive

The pistons in your car engine rub up against their cylinder walls thousands of times a minute; without lubrication in the form of motor oil, they …

Penne Recipes That Make Weeknight Meals Awesome Again

When it comes to pasta, we don't discriminate. We will always give in to another slice of lasagna. We could live off fettuccine and be more than happy about it. We will never get bored with spaghetti, no matter how many times we've eaten it. And when faced with a plate of penne, we count our lucky …

DIY Solar Cell From Scratch

Introduction: DIY Solar Cell From Scratch<p>View Contest<p>Third Prize in the<br>Explore Science Contest<p>View Contest<p>Hello! In this instructable I will be …

Man with bionic eye sees his wife for first time in a decade

A blind patient in Minnesota has been given an implant which has allowed to him to see his wife for the first time in ten years<p>A blind man from Minnesota has been able to see his wife for the first time in a decade thanks to a device his doctor has described as a "bionic eye."<p>Allen Zderad, 68, …

Sea Snail’s Teeth Just Dethroned Spider Silk As The Strongest Biological Material

Introducing the limpet as the heavyweight champion of the animal kingdom<p>The strongest biologic material in the world rivals the strength it takes to turn carbon into diamonds. It doesn’t come from one of the biggest creatures, but rather the tiny teeth of a sea snail.<p>Until now, spider silk has …

Zoology

Your Guide To The 3-D Printed Universe

Additive manufacturing can make almost anything, from fun experiments to paradigm-shifters. Here's how the innovations stack up.<p>What was a niche prototyping tool 25 years ago is fast becoming a globally competitive manufacturing method. Today’s 3-D printing industry is worth well over $2 billion, …

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Excellent Free Resources from Google to Teach Kids Coding and Computer Science

February 23, 2015<br>Google Computer Science First is a free program launched by Google in 2013 to help students enhance their computer science education …

Computer Science

How robots will choose who lives and who dies

<b>BY ALEX HAMILTON</b><p>Massive computers were born behind the ivory walls of universities and the thick concrete of military complexes before transitioning …

Alabama Judge's Grandstanding Over Same-Sex Marriage Is Pure Demagoguery

Earlier this week, we filed an ethics complaint against Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore over his public statements urging the governor and state judges to defy federal law and continue to enforce Alabama's ban on same-sex marriages.<p>We've been down this road with Moore before. Many around the …

Chinese retiree designs a robot horse

While many retirees take up interesting hobbies when they leave the workforce, Su Daocheng, 60, might be able to claim the title of most unusual post-work activity – designing a rideable robotic horse. Su built the robot that stands just under five feet and weighs about 550 pounds over a two-month …

12 Israeli Technologies Changing the Lives of the Disabled in 2015

We’re used to talking about the Israeli tech ecosystem as the <i>Startup Nation</i>, focusing on the young country’s ability to quickly launch and scale innovative ideas and build companies from the ground up. Tech giants like Facebook, Google, and Apple understand the role the Startup Nation plays …

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Google could be about to destroy the language barrier

An update to Google's mobile apps will convert your phone into a universal translater that can take your voice and convert it into recognisable audio in 80 languages, allowing you to have a natural conversation with somone even if you can't speak their language<p>Google will launch a live translation …

Language Learning

To test melty nuclear fuel, levitate it first - Futurity

It took lasers, levitation, and synchrotron X-rays, but scientists now know how a major component of nuclear fuel changes as it melts.

60 Free CS College Courses to Take Online in 2015

Spoiler alert: computer science is in. Like, it’s really in – so far in, it’s reached the center of the Tootsie Roll pop. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Of all the things …

Red meat triggers toxic immune reaction which causes cancer, scientists find

Scientists at the University of California discovered that the human body views red meat as a foreign invader and launches an immune response<p>Red meat has been linked to cancer for decades, with research suggesting that eating large amounts of pork, beef or lamb raises the risk of deadly tumours.<p>But …

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Google Tracker 2015: Everything we know Google is working on for the new year

2014 included major expansions in home automation and medicine, so what's next?<p>The new year is almost here, and that means it's time for the …

Four 2015 Energy Ideas 'Back to the Future' Got (Almost) Right

Hoverboards, flying cars, and auto-fueling are closer than you think, and garbage energy is here.<p>Energy is so cheap and easy in 2015 that we all have flying cars and robot gas attendants. That's not the reality as of New Year's Day, of course, but rather the "future" depicted in the hit 1989 movie</i> …

Orangutan Declared To Have Basic Legal Rights In Argentina

In what may be a first, an appeals court in Argentina has recognized a nonhuman as having basic legal rights. A Buenos Aires judge ruled in favor of advocates who are calling for more freedom for a 28-year-old orangutan who was born in a zoo.<p>The advocacy group filed a petition for a writ of habeas …

The operation making paralysed walk for first time

A pioneering treatment has helped a paralysed man walk again. In the video above, the scientist who developed the therapy tells the story behind the breakthrough.<p>Around 2-3million people worldwide have spinal cord injury. When the spinal cord is injured every part of the body is paralysed below it …

University College London

Hilarious Questions Posed to the NYPL Pre-Internet

People Google a lot of strange things. But while the anonymity of the internet certainly helps them feel comfortable indulging certain inquiries, our …

New Jersey

Do You Know How Nanomotors Are Being Built?

As technology advances, it continues to get smaller and smaller. If it continues at its current rate, we could have microscopic robots within the …

11 Reindeer Facts to Share This Winter

Beyond their sled-pulling capabilities and discrimination towards those with red noses, what do you really know about reindeer?<p>1. Reindeer and …

Battle of the Bulge Survivor Dies Before The 70th Anniversary Of America's Great Win

Most of you probably don't know Paul Whitten. He passed away last month, but not before he left us a small piece of history. His daughter provided his personal memoirs in a book titled To Beulah and Back about his role in the bloodiest battle in America's history: the Battle of the Bulge.<p>Whitten …

6 Ways to Make Your Home Smell Like Christmas

Because your nose wants to get in the spirit, too.<p>Sure, the holidays are a feast for the eyes (twinkling Christmas lights, beautiful wreaths), and your taste buds (cookies!), but if you forget about your nose, you're skipping a seriously festive part of the season. Try these homemade ways to …

Tesla's battery-swap charging program begins next week

"Can swap battery faster than visiting a gas station," says Musk<p>Tesla's long-promised battery-swap technology, making charging up as quick as filling your gas tank, is finally here. The company announced today that the first swapping station will open next week for public testing–offering a …

World First: Man Controls Two Prosthetic Arms With His Mind

Doctors wired them right into his nerves<p>Until recently, losing both arms in an accident would probably have meant the end of a patient's two-fisted grip. Not so for Leslie Baugh, the first shoulder-level double amputee to wear and control two complex, mind-controlled prosthetic limbs.<p>Baugh isn't …

Medical Technology

The DJI Inspire 1: finally, a drone that flies well indoors

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Credit: Signe Brewster<p>A drone carrying mistletoe at a TGI Friday’s clipped a photographer on the nose earlier this month, …

This Board Lets You Give Any Arduino Project Predator-Style Heat Vision

Up until the last few years, heat-sensing cameras — think Predator vision — were a thing that pretty much only the Army and the super rich got to play with.<p>Then FLiR figured out how to make the required sensors tiny and (relatively) cheap, and the whole idea became considerably more accessible. …

How To Sell A Nanotechnology Revolution

Last week, Baltimore-based nanotech firm Pixelligent Technologies closed a funding round of $5.5 million to continue its development and growth. This marks a total of $23 million in equity funding the firm has raised to date, plus another $10 million it’s received in the form of government grants …

Explaining Mysterious 'Pancake Ice' on River in Scotland

The right conditions make for strange lily-pad formations.<p>Strange-looking formations that resemble frozen lily pads have appeared this week on Scotland's River Dee, drawing Internet attention from around the world. Called "ice pancakes" or "pancake ice," the natural formations occur when conditions …