Jimmy Gonzalez

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Can LED Bulbs Make Nuclear Plants Obsolete?

Bulbs or reactors?<p>Businesses, voters, utilities and politicians will be asking that question–or an equivalent form of it—several times over the next two decades. Should they invest in technology and projects that generate power or into products like solid-state lights or dynamic air conditioners …

Pollinating Bees Are The Pesticide Deliverymen Of The Future

Making industrious pollinators do double-duty as pest controllers saves time and money for farmers.<p>Here's another reason to pay attention to dwindling bee populations: Bees might be the organic pesticide spreaders of the future. While they go to work pollinating our crops, bees could simultaneously …

Mohamed Hijri: A simple solution to the coming phosphorus crisis

The Cyborg Foundation: we urge you to become part-machine

Moon Ribas and Neil Harbisson from The Cyborg Foundation urged the audience at Pioneers Festival to consider experimenting with cyborgism.<p>Both Ribas …

Newly Found Exoplanet Is Earth-Like In Size And Composition

A recently discovered exoplanet is similar in density and size to Earth. Too bad the planet is also 5,000 degrees Fahrenheit on its surface.<p>Who's this little guy hanging out so close to its sun? It's an exoplanet, discovered just this past July, and before I call it "little" again—its radius is …

Abha Dawesar: Life in the "digital now"

Will we ever bring the dead back to life?

Understanding the processes governing death is helping experts try to halt and reverse it. It’s also challenging our ideas about the nature of death itself.<p>Zach Conrad died on a lovely Sunday afternoon in Philadelphia. It was 3 June 2012, and the 36-year-old financial analyst had decided to take a …

Medicine

High Diving Giraffes

the-enchanted-mermaid:

So calming.

Beer Experts Say These Are The 20 Best Beers In The World

Stanford University computer science post-doc Julian McAuley and assistant professor Jure Leskovec released a paper earlier this year outlining how our tastes change as we consume more products and gain more expertise.<p>Their theory was the more experience we have, the more we will like certain …

Alcohol

24 Iconic Celebrities Photographed During The 1970's

In the 1970's there was certainly a lot of new trends in fashion emerging, but when we look back on patterns, shirts, flares and haircuts some 40 …

Whitney’s Everything Energy Bars

I used to live in Columbia, Missouri, where I frequented the Saturday morning farmers’ market. I’d usually show up after a long run, which meant I was hungry. Really hungry. And I discovered there was nothing more satisfying after pounding the pavement for a dozen-plus miles than a huge (I’m …

SALE Cardboard Dollhouse PDF Pattern Recycle Cardboard Boxes DIY Toy house Paper Craft

** SALE usually $10.00 ** Turn a cardboard box into a dollhouse. Easily create a strong, fully customizable Eco Friendly Dollhouse that slots together. No need for tape or glue.<p>Let your children’s imaginations grow whilst learning about recycling at the same time!<p>My user-friendly pattern comes with …

The 10 Worst Foods (And Drinks) For Athletes

The 10 Worst Foods—and Drinks—for Athletes<p>Any athlete knows that what you get out of your body is a direct reflection of what you put into it. Advertisers know it, too—which explains the massive industry built up around sports nutrition. And while there is a place in the athlete's diet for energy …

How to Professionally Retouch Portraits in Lightroom

The Following is an excerpt from the SLR Lounge Lightroom Preset System v5 and accompanying workshop from the Lightroom Workshop Collection v5. The …

The 11 Paint Colors That Will Be Hot Next

The most popular paint colors now.<p>We went straight to the source — the paint companies — to find out what's happening now. Find out the popular paint color trends before anyone else does.

Copper linked to Alzheimer's disease

Mixed evidence on the role of copper in Alzheimer's<p><b>A lifetime of too much copper in our diets may be contributing to Alzheimer's disease, US scientists say.</b><p>However, research is divided, with other studies suggesting copper may actually protect the brain.<p>The latest study in Proceedings of the …

Dementia

Watch 6 Wondrous Clouds Float Inside Museum Walls

Like a magician, Berndnaut Smilde conjures up miniature indoor clouds.<p>Anyone who has tried drawing or painting clouds knows that they’re incredibly difficult to reproduce in pictorial form. Well, that can’t actually be tougher than making them, right? In the last few years, artist Berndnaut Smilde …

Coupons.com KitchMe Google Glass app Introduces Hands-Free Cooking

Google Glass is still a fair way off being a commercial product, but that hasn’t stopped developers from creating a bunch of new apps for the intriguing head-mounted computer. Coupons.com is the latest to step up to the plate with KitchMe, a free app designed to help budding chefs and food …

S4 and HTC One Google Editions out now, but may face update wait

Versions of the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One running a stock version of Android are now on sale -- but it seems that both phones will have to wait a …

Android News

How I Transitioned from Being a Hobbyist to Being a Pro Photographer

The transition from being a “hobbyist” to being a “professional” photographer was slow and seemed to creep up on me. I’ve been professional now for 6 …

New Nikon D7100 Firmware Update Adds Performance Improvements for Video

The Nikon D7100 won our Editor’s Choice Award for Mid Level APS-C DSLR. And today, the company is announcing a brand new firmware update for the …

The Phoblographer's Visual Introduction to Overpowering the Sun's Light For New Strobists - The Phoblographer

In the strobist community, we often hear about overpowering the sun. While the sun can deliver quite an insane amount of light, you can actually work …

Polarizing "Lenses" – You're Doing it Wrong!

Firstly if photography has been your hobby (or worse yet, your profession) for a couple of years now and you’re still calling them Polarizing Lenses, …

18 Intriguing Pictures of Pencils

There may be more colorful pencils, but the basic yellow #2 is where drawing begins. And those standard pencils can make some amazing art. But they …

Amazing

How To Be An Optimist: 10 Habits That'll Help You Look On The Bright Side

It pays to have a sunny disposition.<p>Optimistic people have been shown to have healthier hearts, better stress-management tendencies and lower risk for stroke compared to their glass-half-empty-seeing counterparts.<p>Looking on the bright side is easier said than done, of course. Fortunately, there are …