Claudio Estévez

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Why do we have an appendix? Scientists have discovered its purpose and it's really important

Scientists have discovered why humans have an appendix – the small, thin tube attached to the large intestine whose purpose has long been a …

Memory slipping? You might be eating too much sugar

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What does sugar do to our brains?</i> <i>Answer by Keck Medicine of USC, 500+ internationally renowned doctors at a leading academic medical center.</i><p>We all know what sugar does to our waistlines. New studies show its impact on the brain—and it’s not good.<p>As it …

Diabetes

A $50 device and an app can easily steal your PC's log-in

You'd think protecting your computer with a strong password can keep it safe, but apparently, all it takes to steal your log-in credentials is a $50 piece of hardware and an app. According to R5 Industries principal security engineer Rob Fuller, he was able to pilfer usernames and passwords from …

World first demo of labyrinth magnetic-domain-optical Q-switched laser

"The most difficult part of realizing MO Q-switching was to combine three different techniques/fields: the preparation of a magnetic material, the …

Nanotech

Chill-o-Matic Beverage Chiller Chills Warm Soda or Beer Cans Ice Cold in 60 Seconds

Jason Lazarus July 12, 2016 6051<p>You just went to the store to buy some ice-cold beer, they had the beer, but it wasn’t cold. You then buy a bag of …

Free Shipping

Want to Lose Weight and Get in Better Shape? Science Says Do 1 Thing First

Fitness trackers are fun, but all that data could go to waste if you don't get the inside scoop on how you're built and what is best for you.<p>Americans spend a ton of money on diet and exercise--health clubs alone take in over $75 billion a year in revenue--in spite of the fact that most of us have …

Fitness

7 Foods That Help to Burn Tummy Fat Naturally

What you eat has a tremendous effect on how fast you lose tummy fat. In fact, your nutrition can even be more powerful than your workouts. It is very …

Hottest Amazon Prime Day Wearable Tech Deals

Amazon Prime day is here, giving shoppers yet another day (Cyber Monday, Black Friday, Ruby Tuesday*) to hunt for bargains online.<p>If you’re not a Prime member already – there’s a 30 day free trial on offer, so there’s no need to miss out.<p>Here are 5 of the top wearable tech deals we’ve found and, …

Wearable Tech

Oculus says Rift orders now ship in 2 – 4 days, all pre-orders have gone out

Oculus says it has resolved its shipping delays to the point where new orders now ship in two to four business days, which is a considerable improvement to where things were at just a short while ago, if you’ve been paying attention.<p>The reason things are improving is that the virtual reality …

Virtual Reality

8 amazing tricks that seem to break the laws of science

But every now and then, it can turn on itself. Throw together the right elements under the right conditions, and things will happen that, until now, seemed impossible according to science.<p>Check out some of the craziest tricks that will make you second guess the laws of science.

Science

In a Scientific First, Blind Mice Regain Eyesight

Once the optic nerve that’s responsible for sight is damaged, it’s impossible to see again. At least that’s been the dogma. But a group of U.S. …

Central Nervous System

Alzheimer's detected before symptoms via new eye technology - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Rockville, Md. Scientists may have overcome a major roadblock in the development of Alzheimer's therapies by creating a new technology to observe — …

Hole in ozone layer is closing and will be 'healed' by 2050, scientists say

The hole in the Antarctic ozone layer is beginning to close, scientists have discovered.<p>Researchers from the University of Leeds and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US, have confirmed the first signs of an increase of ozone, which shields life on Earth from the sun’s harmful …

Why the Sun keeps going 'blank' and what this means for Earth

For the second time this month, the sun has appeared completely blank.<p>Paul Dorian, a meteorologist at Vencore Weather posted an image from Nasa, …

Astronomy

Scientists Have Developed Solar Cells 100 Times Thinner Than a Human Hair

Solar will eat the world.<p>Solar power is totally peaking right now, smashing through cost barriers that previously held the technology back, to the …

Quantum computing: To boldly go where Einstein feared to tread

To build a quantum computer — and to understand what it's good for — scientists will have to stretch their minds farther than Einstein could stretch his.<p>It was the scientific equivalent of a heavyweight title fight, but less conclusive. During the 1920s and ’30s, two of the century’s greatest …

Quantum Computing

GigSky expands international iPad data plans to 140+ countries with Apple SIM

Last year GigSky announced that it would offer iPad cellular data plans in around 90 countries by leveraging Apple’s new carrier-agnostic Apple SIM now included in the device. Today the company is expanding availability of those plans to 140+ countries, giving more iPad users the ability to …

MIT exploited heat to make the most efficient solar cell yet

Sorry, University of New South Wales: Your efforts at shattering the efficiency record for solar cells earlier this month have been, ahem, <i>eclipsed</i>. A group of researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a way to possibly break the maximum efficiency of a solar cell, the …