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Tiny Solar Device Rapidly Disinfects Water With Nanoflakes & “Eager Electrons”

<b>Published on</b> August 17th, 2016 | <i>by Derek Markham</i><p>0<p>Tiny Solar Device Rapidly Disinfects Water With Nanoflakes & “Eager Electrons”<p>August 17th, 2016 by</b> …

Intel's newest prototype makes today's VR headsets seem old fashioned (Tomorrow Daily 410 show notes)

Project Alloy isn't tethered to a PC, doesn't require external sensors and won't need controllers...but we might be waiting a while to see a commercial product hit retail shelves.

Virtual Reality

How to Eat Your Way Along the Russian River

Photo by Mark Gunn/Flickr<p>Beachgoers and kayakers enjoying the Russian River<p>These seven spots are changing the river’s eating scene for the …

6 overlooked sci-fi movies you need to stream

While the movie selection on the streaming services can be hit or miss, there are a lot of small gems to be found on Netflix and Amazon Prime. …

Science Fiction

The ‘Little Lion’ Galaxy that Could Shed Light on the Early Universe

“Low-metal-abundance galaxies are extremely rare, so we want to learn everything we can."<p>Astronomers just announced the discovery of the most metal-poor galaxy in the local universe, a bundle of stars located 30 million light years away in the constellation Leo Minor. The system goes by AGC 198691 …

Universe

Director Stephanie Soechtig: 'Gun owners are being duped by the NRA'

Director of new documentary about gun violence in America says the National Rifle Association misleads its members and profits off politics<p>News anchor Katie Couric and director Stephanie Soechtig have collaborated on two previous documentaries: Tapped, which looked at the environmental consequences …

Guns

Cute cat jeans designed by Japanese manga artist will have kittens jumping all over you

The <b>cleverly designed garment</b> will make you <b>more popular with cats</b> than you’ve ever been!<p>Japanese online retailer Felissimo impressed us last month …

If insects have consciousness, what then?

<i>Peter Singer is professor of bioethics at Princeton University and a laureate professor at the University of Melbourne.</i> <i>His books include</i> Animal Liberation, Practical Ethics, The Most Good You Can Do<i>, and, most recently,</i> Famine, Affluence and Morality<i>.</i><p>--------------------------------------------<p>Last …

Russians Insult Barack Obama by Naming Black Goat After Him

MOSCOW — A Russian safari park has adopted a black goat named "Obama," calling the newest addition to their menagerie a "rare, exotic animal."<p>"Goat" in Russian is an insult used for obtuse, obstinate and headstrong people.<p>The Primorsky Safari Park obtained the animal from a farmer in Sochi who had …

Russia

ON1 Unveils Photo RAW, the First All-New RAW Processor in a Decade

Sick of Camera RAW and Lightroom? Want a brand-spanking-new RAW photo processor and non-destructive editor to work in that isn’t made by Adobe? Your …

Tutorials

The Extraordinary Lives of Istanbul's Street Cats

A new documentary follows some of the city’s famous felines as they navigate the ever-changing urban environment.<p>You’ll find them greeting foreign dignitaries at one of the city’s most famous sights, lounging on café chairs and shop displays, and lapping up attention wherever they go. They have …

These Are the Most Likely Places in the Universe We'll Find Alien Life

There are billions of other planets in our galaxy. There are billions of other planet-filled galaxies in the universe. From a statistical …

Can testing 'mental maps' find Alzheimer's sooner? - Futurity

A navigation skill test could diagnose brain changes in Alzheimer's long before a person's memory fails, a new study suggests.

Alzheimer's Disease

15 Vegetarian Tacos *Perfect* for Meatless Monday

Even if you’re a major meat lover, it’s nice to set aside Mondays to fill your body with plant-based meals. It’s a great way to set yourself up for a week of healthy eating and give yourself *tons* of energy. Tacos can be a regular part of your meal regimen, thanks in part to the Taco Cleanse Diet, …

Cooking

‘Why aren’t we earning enough to live?’ – how The Divide lays bare global inequality

The documentary film reveals the toxic social divisions caused by low pay for US and UK workers<p>Janet, a Walmart shop assistant in Louisiana, is so visibly stressed by working in a very understaffed store that a customer tells her she looks as if she’s going have a heart attack. Rochelle, a care …

Al Gore

LSD's impact on the brain revealed in groundbreaking images

First modern scans of people high on psychedelic drug has given researchers unprecedented insight into neural basis for its effects<p>The profound impact of LSD on the brain has been laid bare by the first modern scans of people high on the drug.<p>The images, taken from volunteers who agreed to take a …

Consciousness

Sensual photos of teens smoking marijuana, taken for the U.S. government in 1973

These striking shots of two young women chilling out with some herb while relaxing <i>sur l'herbe</i> are official federal government photographs, captured …

Photography

6 brilliant home design ideas used by 'starchitect' Zaha Hadid in her latest NYC luxury apartment building

Set to open by early 2017, the apartments overlook the High Line and will come with a slew of high-class amenities.<p>I recently toured one of the model apartments and left drooling over all the cool design ideas and smart home gadgetry.<p>Here are some of the most exciting innovations at 520 West 28th …

Skyscrapers

11 skills that are hard to learn but will pay off forever

That's especially the case when it comes to learning important life skills.<p>To ascertain which talents are worth the investment, one Quora reader posed the question: "What are the hardest and most useful skills to learn?"<p>We've highlighted our favorite takeaways.

Self-improvement

From slum to bookshop, Brazil drug queen turns writer

Now 54, Raquel de Oliveira, once the first lady of the drug trade in the Rio de Janeiro favelas, has taken up the pen.<p>After a decade in treatment for alcoholism and drug addiction, she has just published her first novel, "Number One".<p>"Literature is the only thing that has kept me standing," says …

Brazil

The Race To Prove 'Spooky' Quantum Connection May Have a Winner

Entanglement breakthrough could lead to unhackable Internet<p>Particles don’t obey the same rules as people. Poke a particle, and another one far away can instantly respond the touch -- without any messages passing through the space between, as if the two particles were one. “Entanglement” is what …

Quantum Mechanics

Tens of thousands of Japanese protest against 'war law'

Tens of thousands of protesters have rallied outside Japan's parliament to oppose legislation that could see troops in the officially pacifist nation engage in combat for the first time since World War II.<p>In one of the summer's biggest protests ahead of the new law's anticipated passage next month, …

Japan
Zoology

Russians despair at food destruction as Moscow says it is having desired effect

Russia’s move to ostentatiously destroy banned food imports at the border has sparked debate in a country where millions live below the poverty line<p>Tonnes of pork tossed into incinerators, truckloads of cheese bulldozed into the ground, and an orchard’s worth of apples buried in a shallow grave. …

Russia

Men Masturbated For Science, And Here's What Came Of It

They say variety is the spice of life, and provocative new research by scientists in Ohio suggests that that holds true in the world of human sex and reproduction.<p>With the help of 21 men and some porn videos, The College of Wooster researchers showed that guys ejaculate faster and produce more, …

Biology

What Steve Jobs Said About Creativity

In a beautiful article for The Atlantic, Nancy Andreasen, a neuroscientist who has spent decades studying creativity, writes:<p>[C]reative people are …

Creativity

I Used the Best Home Security Camera Available—and It Freaked Me Out

For the past two weeks, I’ve been spying on my cat.<p>My surveillance tool of choice? The Nest Cam, a new home security camera from the company …

Home Security