Rodrigo Alvarez

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A spacecraft is using the Martian atmosphere to get closer to the planet

The ExoMars orbiter is going strong, and slowing down.<p>Whether screeching to a halt or gently lowering your speed, slowing down can be hard on Earth. But when braking in a vacuum you need to get creative. That’s why spacecraft like NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and the European Space Agency’s …

Mildiou : l'agriculture bio ne veut plus utiliser du cuivre

L’agriculture bio n’a droit qu’à un seul produit minéral de traitement des maladies : le cuivre. Mais il est très toxique dans l’environnement. Les …

Agriculture

Adiós al Prado y al Lozano. ¿Vamos a dejar que los bares de toda la vida desaparezcan?

Se suman al cierre de otros locales emblemáticos de Malasaña (Madrid) como el Saltón, El Chamizo o el Casa do Compañeiro<p>Año nuevo, dos bares clásicos …

Cannabis Linked to Bipolar Symptoms in Young Adults

Researchers reveal a link between adolescent cannabis use and an increased risk of bipolar symptoms, including hypomania.

Cannabis

A Brainless Breakthrough in Neuroscience - Facts So Romantic

<i>Researchers recorded the activity of every neuron in a hydroid and correlated it with its behavior—a major conceptual and experimental breakthrough</i> …

Voyager 1 fires up thrusters after 37 years

If you tried to start a car that's been sitting in a garage for decades, you might not expect the engine to respond. But a set of thrusters aboard …

Científicos aseguran que pueden medir tu nivel de carisma con sólo...

Un grupo de científicos de la Universidad de Toronto han demostrado que una persona común (con esto nos referimos a alguien que no haya estudiado la …

A Nearby Neutron Star Collision Could Cause Calamity on Earth

A long time ago in a galaxy far away—NGC 4993, to be exact—two neutron stars collided and created a spectacular light show.<p>After billions of years …

L'Assemblée nationale enterre le tiers payant

La mesure décriée par les médecins a été reportée dans l'attente d'une solution généralisable mais pas obligatoire.<p>L'Assemblée nationale a voté dans …

THE MASTERS OF FUSION

In the early 2000s, Rolex set up its own state-of-the-art foundry where it casts its gold. This unusual step for a watchmaking brand allows Rolex to ensure that only the finest of this precious metal is used in its luxury timepieces. The exclusive 18 ct yellow, white and Everose gold alloys are …

esta valiente se hace selfies con todos los hombres que la acosan por la calle

El acoso verbal en la calle no es ningún halago, pero los hombres que aparecen en #DearCatcallers no tienen ni idea de que los están poniendo en evidencia, y ahí está el problema, precisamente.<p><i>Este artículo apareció originalmente en i-D UK.</i><p>Más o menos cuando tenía 27 años, y después de una década …

FIRST-CLASS SETTING

The Sky-Dweller’s Ring Command system allows the wearer to easily adjust the watch’s multiple functions by turning the fluted bezel, which interacts mechanically with the movement. Behind this simplicity of use lies a gem of horological engineering.<p>The more functions a watch has, the more …

Having ADHD made me more successful — here’s how you can, too

Having ADHD is paradoxical. There are amazing highs and soul-crushing lows. You can be on top of the world, while secretly sure you can’t accomplish …

Athletic Apparel

Engineers Develop Nanoscale Optical Quantum Memory Chip

A breakthrough has been made in the world of quantum computing this month as engineers at Caltech develop a computer chip equipped with nanoscale …

Vocalytics analyzes your body language to make you a better public speaker

Vocalytics, one of the many projects that came out of our Disrupt SF hackathon this weekend, wants to make you a better public speaker.<p>The project uses machine learning to analyze videos of your performances and gives you feedback on your body language. The team trained the system to look for your …

This Video Shows What Happens to Your Body During a Marathon

It also explains the science behind carbo-loading, bonking, and that elusive runner's high.<p>This weekend, 50,000 runners will toe the line at the New …

What Type of Exercise Is Best for the Brain?

Exercise is just as good for the brain as it is for the body, a growing body of research is showing. And one kind in particular—aerobic …

OpenAI’s bot beats top Dota 2 player so badly that he quits

An artificial intelligence has beaten one of the world’s top Dota 2 players in single combat today. Danil Ishutin, better known by his gaming handle “Dendi,” threw in the towel in the middle of a second game against a bot that OpenAI created, one that had been beating him handily.<p>The two squared …

Artificial Intelligence

Cosmic information: Scientists make breakthrough in dark energy research

The two physicists show that the maximum amount of cosmic information accessible to an observer in our universe, will be finite, only if the universe …

You could lose the ability to manage your finances and not know it

Many people work hard to make sure there are ample assets to provide for the go-go, slow-go and no-go season of life. Have you ever considered how …

Retirement

5K training guide

Running 3.1 miles may seem daunting if you’re a rookie, but it doesn’t need to be. This beginner's training guide for a 5K takes you step-by-step to …

World Overshoot Day: Humans have used up a year’s worth of natural resources in just 7 months

Humanity just hit a terrifying new milestone. We had our earliest-ever World Overshoot Day on Aug. 2 — an event that sounds like a holiday, but …

Sustainability

Apple’s greed is killing the planet (and screwing you, too)

Your iPhone won't last forever, even if you want it to. You'll crack the screen, or its battery will crap out, and if the physical flaws don't get …

Repairs

Scientists Discover Neural Link Between Generosity and Happiness

Thorsten Kahnt, PhD, assistant professor of Neurology in the Division of Comprehensive Neurology, was a co-author of the study published in Nature …

Controversial New Theory Suggests Life Wasn't a Fluke of Biology—It Was Physics

The biophysicist Jeremy England made waves in 2013 with a new theory that cast the origin of life as an inevitable outcome of thermodynamics. His …

Equations

What the beach does to your brain

Science says the surf and sand does the mind (and body) good. Here’s how to reap the benefits of all that 'vitamin sea.'<p>There’s nothing quite as synonymous with summer as the beach — and we’ve got good news for those who flock to the surf and sand as soon as work lets out on Friday …

Brainwaves

Life-Friendly Molecules on Saturn's Moon Titan Could Help Reveal Origins of Earth Life

<i>The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research.</i><p>How chemical reactions on …

Graphene electrodes add flexibility and transparency to solar cells

Solar panels are great and all, but they can be a bit of an eyesore. While companies like Tesla are disguising them as roof tiles, others are finding …

Scary news: Asteroid may pass Earth by just 6,880km in October

Good news: Chelyabinsk-sized rattler won't wipe us out, will let us test asteroid defencesNASA's preparing another round asteroid defence tests, …

Space