Adrian Galli

1,721 Added | 6 Magazines | 16 Likes | 4 Following | 117 Followers | @adriangalli | Director, cinematographer, technology guru with a love of science, photography, food, and travel. Fourteen year Apple Inc. veteran. Chicago, USA.

'Paramedic' Ants Are the First to Rescue and Heal Their Wounded Comrades

Published February 13, 2018<p>Matabele ants nurse each other back to health after battle with a surprisingly high success rate, a new study finds.<p>Matabele ants, native to sub-Saharan Africa, lay siege to the termite colonies they eat by the hundreds, braving the potentially life-threatening bites of …

Insects

MIT Engineers Have Designed a Chip That Behaves Just Like Brain Cell Connections

The most promising artificial synapse to date.<p>For those working in the field of advanced artificial intelligence, getting a computer to simulate …

Engineering

Researchers recorded a thought making its way through the brain in real time — see what it looks like

What happens in the brain when you're listening to a person's voice or looking at their face?<p>Neuroscientists at the University of California Berkeley have some new answers to that question after peering inside the opened-up heads of 16 epilepsy patients.<p>The scientists' aim was to track what happens …

The Brain

Mystery Radio Bursts From Space Just Got Even Weirder

Oxon Hill, Maryland<p>Astronomers are transfixed by twisted waves seen coming from an odd object three billion light-years away.<p>There’s a new twist in the tale of one of the strangest objects in the sky.<p>About three billion light-years away, that mysterious object continually hurls humongous blasts of …

Universe

Huge Water Reserves Found All Over Mars

New NASA images show layers of ice peeking out of eroded cliffs—a potential boon for future humans on the red planet.<p>At sites across the midsection of Mars, scientists have found layers of water ice buried mere feet beneath the red planet’s surface. The discovery adds crucial detail to Mars’s …

Colorado

20+ Science Facts We Didn't Know at The Start of 2017

It's been an incredible year for science.<p><b>1.</b> The speed of gravity is pretty much identical to the speed of light! This year, for the first time ever, …

A Message to Our Customers

HIV's Jump From Apes to Humans May Have Been Aided by an Unfortunate Deficiency

How it all began.<p>Nobody knows quite when it happened. But some time in our not too distant past, a chimpanzee version of a pathogen known as simian …

Biology

Apple Addresses Why Some iPhones With Older Batteries Are Benchmarking Slower

Here’s a statement that Apple provided when I inquired about the power profile that people were seeing when testing iPhones with older batteries:<p>“Our …

John Gruber

In 2018, we will see a black hole for the first time ever

We're about to see — for the very first time — the event horizon of a black hole, proving beyond any last vestige of doubt that Einstein’s interstellar monsters are real. And here’s what it will look like.<p>While astronomers have long seen the fallout of the presence of black holes on the stars and …

Telescopes

Apple Watch Relieves Cancer Patients of a Major Burden, Study Finds

The Mayo Clinic study has huge implications for the future.<p>By on<p>Filed Under Apple, Apps, Data, Health & Wearable Technology<p>The revolution will not be …

Scientists are slowly unlocking the secrets of the Earth's mysterious hum

<i>“In the deep glens where they lived all things were older than man and they hummed of mystery.”</i><p>— Cormac McCarthy, “The Road”<p>The world <b></b>hums. It shivers endlessly.<p>It's a low, ceaseless droning of unclear origin that rolls imperceptibly beneath our feet, impossible to hear with human ears. A researcher …

Geophysics

Boom's supersonic jets get $10 million boost from Japan Airlines

Boom's plan to revive supersonic passenger jets just got an important financial boost. The startup has revealed that Japan Airlines is investing $10 million, and that the carrier also has the option of buying up to 20 of the company's faster-than-sound airliners. If it does, that would give Boom a …

Humans descended from sponge? New study says so

A team of scientists found out that the sponge-like creatures that lived 750 million years ago are our earliest ancestor.<p>One of the most heated …

The worst thing people do to wake up in the morning — according to a sleep scientist

A sleep scientist reveals the first mistake we make when we wake up in the morning. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Daniel Barone:</b> When you wake up and then hit the snooze button and go back to sleep, it feels good because serotonin gets released. And it feels nice to fall back asleep.<p>The …

Time Management

FDA clears AliveCor’s Kardiaband as the first medical device accessory for the Apple Watch

The Food and Drug Administration has just cleared AliveCor’s Kardiaband EKG reader as the first medical device accessory for the Apple Watch.<p>Europe has been able to use a version of the Kardiaband for Apple Watch for some time now but, thanks to the new FDA approval, the device can now be used in …

the escape pod

Pixelmator Pro

Twitter and others warn FCC of 'disastrous' net neutrality reversal

Twitter, Pinterest, Reddit and Airbnb were among 200 firms that signed a letter warning FCC Chairman Ajit Pai not to roll back net neutrality, according to <i>Broadcasting & Cable</i>. Dated on Cyber Monday (November 27th), the letter notes that record Black Friday sales are "a testament to the power of …

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp : App Store Story

Google Collects Android Users’ Locations Even When Location Services Are Disabled

Keith Collins, reporting for Quartz:<p>Many people realize that smartphones track their locations. But what if you actively turn off location services, …

Android Phones

How Microsoft Is Married To The Past

Remember computers? Of course you do. You’re using a computer now. Mac, PC, Android, iPhone or iPad, these are the computers and platforms that …

Satya Nadella

Dark Matter and Energy Don't Exist: Astronomer Claims to Solve Universe's Greatest Mysteries With New Model

Dark matter and dark energy—the mystery forces believed to govern the universe—may not exist after all. In a newly developed model, astronomer André …

Dust Coats Copper River Valley : Natural Hazards

On November 15, 2017, the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8 acquired images of dust blowing out of the Copper River Valley on Alaska’s south …

Landsat

The first asteroid we've seen from outside our Solar System is totally bizarre

The first distant visitor we’ve ever observed<p>Astronomers have confirmed that an object that recently passed by our planet is from outside our Solar System — the first interstellar asteroid that’s ever been observed. And it doesn’t look like any object we’ve ever seen in our cosmic neighborhood …

These Photos of Airplanes From Above Show Their Birth, Life, and Death

<i>Life Cycles</i> is a new project by photographer Mike Kelley, who documented the creation, use, and destruction of airplanes through top-down photos …

How to use your Apple Watch without your iPhone nearby

Architectural Light and Shadow Photography

Frank Bell for the Chicago Series<p>visualsupplyco:photo<p>vsco.co/vsco | VSCO<p>https://vsco.co/vsco/journal/architectural-light-and-shadow-photography

'We were blown away' - researchers eliminate obstacle to fusion energy

Fusion powers the sun, and if we could harness it here on Earth, we could obtain unlimited clean energy. Scientists have been working on that goal …

Texas A&M

Stolen Phone Checker

Why You Should Use CTIA's Stolen Phone Checker?<p>Before you buy or sell a second-hand mobile device, you should check to see if the device has been …

Identity Theft