Michael Noel Jones

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Facebook Videos Now Auto-Play On Mobile, Expect Video Ads Soon

FB could look a lot more like TV soon. While Vine and Instagram Video are booming, you don’t see many people natively uploading videos to Facebook . But now Facebook is bringing auto-play for native videos to all users after testing the feature in September. And it’s just the beginning of a huge …

MIT has built a dark-matter hunter out of a modified particle accelerator

Dark matter is estimated to make up a vast majority of the universe's mass, yet no one has ever definitively detected it before. Now researchers from MIT are working to modify a particle accelerator to allow it to test select theories on what dark matter could actually be like. The work, described …

"Subsurface Microbes Alive Millions of Years May Exist on Mars" --DNA Repair Mechanism Make It Possible

Most microbial researchers grow their cells in petri-dishes to study how they respond to stress and damaging conditions. But, with the support of …

Grab Over 500 Free Programming Books from GitHub

Whether you're learning to code or are already an experienced programmer, this GitHub repository is an incredible resource of free programming …

Nature’s Double Con

Science & InnovationThe Loom<p>Mimicry is one of the eeriest feats of evolution. An insect doesn’t know what a leaf looks like, and yet some species have evolved to resemble leaves down to the finest details. Their mimicry emerges from the ruthless cycle of evolution. The ancestors of leaf insects …

Magnetic Levitation

"We want to fit a supercomputer inside a sugarcube. To do that, we need a paradigm shift in electronics - we need to be motivated by our brain." http://bbc.in/GUd70d Will it be possible to fuel our technical devices with electronic blood? IBM thinks so. The firm says it is learning from nature by building computers fuelled and cooled by a liquid, like our minds. Follow the link above to see our report on the brain-inspired computer and tell us what you think in the comments section below.

Google Web Designer launches in beta, available now as a free download

Back in June, Google's advertising arm put up a blog post, letting us know it was about to release an HTML5 development tool, called Google Web Designer. Well, it's just arrived today, per a post on Google's own G+ account, and it's available in beta as a free download. Throughout, the tool appears …

12 Amazing Photos of Animals Congregating

<b>Stingrays</b><p>While we'll always be big fans of wildlife photography in general, there's nothing quite like seeing hundreds, thousands and even millions of animals congregating like this. Whether these photographers have captured animal migrations, where major animal groups travel long distances in …

FYI: Why Are Mean People So Hot?

It's not that meanies are more physically attractive than everyone else. They're just very good at fooling us.<p>Mean people are attractive because of their meanness, not in spite of it. What I call meanness is more officially known as the "Dark Triad" of personality traits—narcissism, …

Chimps are making monkeys out of us

Tetsuro Matsuzawa begins his working day, conventionally enough, in front of a computer. He taps in a few commands, takes a seat and waits. Within minutes, the calm of his basement laboratory is pierced by the sound of excitable primates.<p>On cue, two chimpanzees appear through an opening in the …

Video: What will a warming world look like?

NASA has produced a new video that shows what changes in temperature and precipitation can be expected if atmospheric CO2 concentrations continue to …

Meet Node-RED, an IBM project that fulfills the internet of things’ missing link

If you play around with enough connected devices or hang out with enough people thinking about what it means to have 200 connected gizmos in your …

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These Contact Lenses Work Like Telescopes For Your Eyes

Researcher Eric Tremblay explains the invention.<p><i>What is it? A real contact lens that can switch between magnifying an image and standard vision. it could be useful for both military personnel and patients with retinal diseases.</i><p>We built a telescope into a contact lens. It is similar to a hard …

The Secret Power Of Introverts

If you had to guess, what would you say investor Warren Buffett and civil rights activist Rosa Parks had in common? How about Charles Darwin, Al Gore, J.K. Rowling, Albert Einstein, Mahatma Gandhi and Google’s Larry Page? They are icons. They are leaders. And they are introverts.<p>Despite the …