Rafael Alvarez

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How can some stars be older than the universe itself?

The Night Sky, October 2015: the majestic M13 cluster in the constellation of Hercules seems to defy common sense<p>People who glance casually up at the stars seldom think of them as they appear in this picture: vast and tightly packed profusions of red, green, blue, purple and gold.<p>This tremendous …

10 Cozy Ways to Make Your Home Smell Like Fall

It's just not autumn without pumpkin spice, cinnamon, and apple scents.<p>It's just not autumn without pumpkin spice, cinnamon, and apple scents.

How to Quickly use the Spot Removal Tool in Lightroom to Clean Up Your Photos

While not an exciting post processing action, using the spot removal tool is a necessary step in cleaning your photograph. From dust on the sensor to …

This app lets you visualize the WiFi signals pulsing around you

We all inherently understand that there are various types of electric signals bouncing around us at all times, but since we can't see them, their existence is easy to forget.<p>But a new iPad app created by Richard Vijgen, called Architecture of Radio, visualizes the overlapping signals that envelop …

Wi-Fi

This Ultra-Thin Solar Charger Can Power Up Your iPhone On The Go

That’s changing. A powerful new charger called Solar Paper, thinner and lighter than an iPhone 6, can fully charge a phone almost as quickly as an …

Jet.com Takes On Amazon With The Promise Of Lower Prices

For years, online shoppers have used a number of tools to help them find the best deals, ranging from web browser add-ons that check for available coupon codes to standalone price comparison services. A new website called Jet.com, launching today, is offering another option for price-sensitive …

eCommerce

T-Mass - Language For Now (ft. Skrillex, Diplo, Justin Bieber, Porter Robinson, Deadmau5 & Kaskade)

AU New Releases: State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition Comes to Xbox One

Undead Labs' zombie-survival game State of Decay is released at retailers for the Xbox One and PC in the form of the Year-One Survival Edition this week. The game will include the Breakdown and Lifeline add-ons, as well a new mission type, weapons, vehicles, and music. State of Decay: Year-One …

3D-Printed Coffee Cups Help Liquids Defy Gravity

Fast & Furious + BTTF = greatest made-up movie ever

IGN's April Fools trailer puts Vin Diesel behind the wheel of Doc Brown's DeLorean, and now we wish this was real.<p>Look, generally speaking, we hate April Fool's Day. When you work on the internet, this day of pranks and jokes become a playground for clunky corporate humor and hoaxes designed to …

Stanford’s flexible aluminum-ion battery can fully charge in a little over one minute

The current Lithium-ion batteries we have in our smartphones today are slowly improving, but it seems as though these types of batteries just can’t keep up with what the rest of the tech world needs. Many other types of battery tech have surfaced over the years, but none have been as efficient or …

Clean Energy

Tracking Tag Uses Cell Towers Instead Of GPS To Find Your Stuff

Suggested music for the TV ad: Daft Punk's "Around the World"<p>Knowing where you are--or where your stuff is--is sometimes a challenge. iTraq wants to help fix that by providing a tag about the size of a credit card that can report its location anywhere in the world.<p>Existing location tags mostly use …

Rechargeable Batteries

900-HP Volkswagen Passat? Say What? Tanner Foust’s New Formula Drift Ride: Video

Let’s get this out of the way: Passats don’t drift. Passats are front-drive family cars “Built for the family that’s going places,” although they …

Liquid body armor tested in Poland

Scientists at a Polish company that produce body armor systems are working to implement a non-Newtonian liquid in their products.<p>The liquid is called Shear-Thickening Fluid (STF). STF does not conform to the model of Newtonian liquids, such as water, in which the force required to move the fluid …

Not-So-Sweet Side Effects of Artificial Sweeteners