Nicholas Del Bene

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A Battery That Could Change The World

Last week I happened to catch an intriguing documentary on NOVA called Search for the Super Battery.<p>The topic is of intense interest to me, as the development of better, cheaper batteries is critical for both the future of electric vehicles (EVs) and for the future electrical grid. Battery …

Clean Energy

More than 4M Samsung phones a year need service, court case reveals

Also, take a look at why Samsung started marketing phones on its own instead of leaving it to carriers.<p>If you had to send your Samsung phone in for service, you're in good company.<p>Samsung sells tens of millions of smartphones every year, but more than 4 million of them were returned to the company …

Judiciary

Why Costco Beef Is a Favorite Among Chefs and Butchers

There’s been so much debate about the supremacy of wagyu: Which wins out? Is Kobe really better than American wagyu? Is full-blood American wagyu …

Country Lifestyle

Microsoft wants to revolutionize MRIs with quantum-inspired algorithms and HoloLens

Microsoft gained some ground in the quantum computing race today by announcing it was using its technology to advance medical imaging beyond the capabilities of today’s computers.<p>The Redmond company, through a partnership with Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), will bring HoloLens technology …

Quantum Computing

Xbox Adaptive Controller first look: A new, necessary gamepad

Microsoft stumbled into the accessibility market about three years ago, with the launch of the Xbox One Elite controller. The Elite wasn't designed to help people with disabilities play video games -- in fact, it was built for hardcore players who wanted more mapping options by adding rear paddle …

Disability

VR porn will never take off until it solves these 3 problems

Virtual reality porn should be a phenomenon. It's the steamy videos you're used to writ large: Rather than being a mere window on the action, VR …

Virtual Reality

Trump Kills NASA Carbon Monitoring Program as CO2 Levels Soar Past 'Troubling' 410 ppm Threshold

By Jessica Corbett<p>As the Trump administration charges forward with its war on science by canceling a "crucial" carbon monitoring system at NASA, …

Climate Change

HTC just announced the world’s first blockchain phone

HTC is about to unveil a flagship phone that nobody will want to buy, the U12 handset the company teased using iPhone 6 parts not too long ago. But …

Mobile Technology

The Last Days of the Blue-Blood Harvest

Every year, more than 400,000 crabs are bled for the miraculous medical substance that flows through their bodies—now pharmaceutical companies are finally committing to an alternative that doesn't harm animals.<p>Horseshoe crabs are sometimes called “living fossils” because they have been around in …

Eli Lilly

California Moves Forward With Plan To Require Solar Panels On New Homes

A state board in California has approved a proposal to require solar panels on all new homes beginning in 2020, a measure that would increase the cost of new construction but provide savings on utilities — and help the state meet ambitious targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.<p>California, …

Solar Power

Record-breaking paper water purifier operates at near 100% efficiency

Researchers at the University at Buffalo have created a highly efficient device that uses sunlight and black carbon-dipped paper to clean water. The …

Nonprofits

Scientists discover how to harness the power of quantum spookiness by entangling clouds of atoms

<b>(Getty/MarySan)</b><p>The quantum world of atoms and particles is famously bizarre<p>Robert Young<p>May 7, 2018 12:00am (UTC)<p>This article was originally published on The Conversation.<p>From tunnelling through impenetrable barriers to being in two places at the same time, the quantum world of atoms and particles …

Quantum Physics

The most downloaded iPhone app in the world right now is one you've probably never heard of

Facebook-owned apps like WhatsApp, Messenger, and Instagram were among the most-downloaded iPhone apps in the world during the first quarter of 2018, according to new data from app intelligence firm Sensor Tower.<p>But it was a Chinese music video app called Tik Tok that flattened the competition with …

Apps

Mistletoe Somehow Survives Without Protein Needed by All Other Multicellular Life

Mistletoe might be a nice yuletide decoration, but it’s also a nefarious, parasitic badass that preys upon a series of hosts. Apparently one species …

Biology

Stop Using WhatsApp If You Care About Your Privacy

Privacy has always been a key feature and popular selling point for the messaging app WhatsApp. Company co-founder Jan Koum grew up in the Soviet …

Privacy

Quantum internet is one step closer thanks to new theory

Secure quantum networks could soon be stretching across Europe, thanks to a new scheme that ups the theoretical limit for transmitting messages using …

Quantum Mechanics

Unlike Humans, Plants Shown to be Sensitive to the Needs of Their Friends

A weird new study shows they 'listen' and 'talk'.<p>If your feet were planted in one place for your entire life, you’d probably come up with some pretty …

NASA Technology Uncovers Never-Before-Seen Text on Dead Sea Scrolls

They raise the possibility of a "still unknown manuscript."<p>In 1947, in a cave one mile west of the Dead Sea, a Bedouin shepherd stumbled upon large …

Archaeology

State of New York tells convicted domestic abusers they can't have guns

<b>(CNN) —</b> Convicted domestic abusers will no longer be able to legally have firearms in New York state, according to legislation signed Tuesday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.<p>"With this legislation, we can sever the undeniable connection between domestic abuse and deadly gun violence, and continue to build …

Guns

Instagram adds Spotify, GoPro integration, video chat, AR camera effects

The updates aim to make it a better way to communicate and build stronger relationships with friends, family and followers.<p>At F8, Facebook's developer conference, on Tuesday Instagram rolled out a bunch of new features and enhancements to make it a better place to share, connect and explore.<p>GoPro …

Social Media

How to Edit Photos in Lightroom & Photoshop Like a Pro. One Photographer Reveals Her Workflow Secrets

Julia Trotti is a photographer we feature a lot on Shutterbug.com because she always has a great way of explaining how she captures her …

Tutorials

This Repair Adhesive Is 100 Times Stronger Than Duct Tape

FiberFix can fix almost anything.<p>Things fall apart — they just do, and you have to find a way to deal with it. No matter how careful you are with …

Home Improvement

Don't Be Afraid of the Multiverse

Rumors of science's demise have been greatly exaggerated.<p>Almost anybody who has ever thought deeply about the universe sooner or later wonders if there is more than one of them. Whether a multiplicity of universes—known as a multiverse—actually exists has been a contentious issue since ancient …

Physics

EU To 'Completely Ban' Outdoor Use Of Pesticides Blamed For Devastating Bees

Citing concerns for food production, the environment and biodiversity, the European Union is set to "completely ban" the outdoor use of neonicotinoid insecticides that have been blamed for killing bees, and for keeping other bees from laying eggs.<p>"All outdoor use of the three substances will be …

Honey Bees

Name your price on 28 hours of in-depth WordPress tutorials

popsci shop<p>Build the perfect website or save on premium templates.<p>Around a quarter of all websites are built using WordPress, and for good reason—this CMS is free, flexible, and packed with features. The WordPress Hero Bundle helps you master the platform and create your perfect site, with seven …

Web Design

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot Is a Beautiful Cyclone of Pure Death

While the swirling winds of hurricanes down here on Earth are terrifying in their own right, they don’t have <i>anything</i> on the most terrifying storm in …

Astronomy

Chinese scientists clone monkeys, break barrier to human cloning

LONDON — Chinese scientists have cloned monkeys using the same technique that produced Dolly the sheep two decades ago, breaking a technical barrier that could open the door to copying humans.<p>Zhong Zhong and Hua Hua, two identical long-tailed macaques, were born eight and six weeks ago, making them …

Genetics

New galactic map shows the positions and brightness of 1.7 billion stars

Get all the details on the Milky Way’s celestial objects<p>This morning, the European Space Agency unveiled a new, highly detailed sky map of the Milky Way Galaxy that showcases the brightness and positions of nearly 1.7 billion stars. It’s the most comprehensive catalog of stars to date, and it …

Universe

Wildlife photographer captures osprey carrying shark, carrying fish in 'one-in-a-trillion photograph'

A wildlife photographer in Florida captured a stunning photo of an osprey carrying what appeared at first to be a fish in its talons. But after taking a closer look, the photographer realized that the bird’s next meal was in fact a small shark.<p>"It was very far away so I couldn't see it through my …

Nature Photography

Extremely Metal Ant Species Uses Medieval Torture Rack on Its Enemies

Unsuspecting victims are "spreadeagled" and "carved up."<p>There’s a brutal scene at the end of <i>Braveheart</i> where a jacked-up Mel Gibson meets his painful …