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AI Is the New Secret Weapon in the Quest for Better Batteries

Compared to all the electronics that power the tiny computer in your pocket; battery technology is downright disappointing. Not only does your smartphone need charging every day, but in a few years, its battery will be barely able to hold a charge at all. So how long will your device last? Researchers at Standford…Read more… […]

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New Noise-Blocking Material Could Make Jets and Drones Super Quiet

The most effective way to block an annoying sound is to simply build a barrier—the thicker, the better. But instead of everyone living in sound-blocking caves in a few years as noisy drones criss-cross the skies, researchers at Boston University have engineered an acoustic metamaterial that’s designed to silence…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Read New Wikipedia Entries About Women With ‘Women in Red’

Wikipedia, the encyclopedia of everything, is mostly about men. According to Women in Red, an in-house Wikipedia improvement project, less than 18 percent of the site’s 1.5 million biography pages are about women. And that figure actually represents an improvement: in late 2014, the number was 15 percent. A lot of…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Read New Wikipedia Entries About Women With ‘Women in Red’

Wikipedia, the encyclopedia of everything, is mostly about men. According to Women in Red, an in-house Wikipedia improvement project, less than 18 percent of the site’s 1.5 million biography pages are about women. And that figure actually represents an improvement: in late 2014, the number was 15 percent. A lot of…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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New study on MDMA suggests it helps build trust, showcases the drug’s impact on social interactions

The more studies published on the effects of MDMA, the more research indicates that the drug could be a viable aid for disorders such as PTSD and other psychiatric illnesses. A recent study conducted by British scientists Mitul Mehta, a neuroscientist at King’s College London, and Anthony Gabay, a neuroscientist at Oxford University, examined the effect of […]

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Find New Inspiration for Your Half-Finished Paper With This Tool

Have you ever felt stuck when you have something half written? Maybe it’s a school paper, or a short story, or… an article about life hacks. A tool called JSTOR Analyzer can read your draft and suggest new things for you to read, making it a genius way to procrastinate.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Should You Sign Up for the Massive ‘All of Us’ Medical Research Study?

The National Institutes of Health are trying to recruit one million people to share their health data for a long-term, wide-ranging study. “The next great breakthrough will be found in each and every one of us,” gushes an ad aimed at potential participants, “and what we find there will unlock mysteries, heal the sick,…Read more… […]

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This Cheap Painting Technique Turns Walls Into Giant Touch Sensors

The walls of your house keep the roof up, give your family some privacy, and maybe provide a place to hang some art. But researchers at Disney and Carnegie Mellon University have come up with a way for walls to do more. A cheap paint treatment turns them into giant sensors, creating new ways to […]

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Boston Dynamics’ Unsettling Robodog Can Now Escape Through (Unlocked) Doors

The first time we saw Boston Dynamics’ SpotMini robo-dog in action, it used its gripping arm to help load a dishwasher. But after getting a fancy new yellow coat a few months ago, SpotMini has apparently since learned how to open doors, enabling the robot, and its comrades, to escape a life of servitude.Read more… […]

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Putting Games On Mute Might Make It Harder To Play Well

From the limited findings based on a recent experiment, researchers at Brandeis University found that sounds can affect how we interpret visual cues. Participants in an experiment found it more difficult to score points in a simple game when its audio was messed with or turned off entirely. More proof that listening…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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This Hallucination Machine simulates a psychedelic induced trip…for science

Altered states of consciousness serve as a sort of psychological goldmine in the scientific evaluation of perception. In its quest to examine different states of consciousness without altering the subject’s neurophysiology, a research group from Sussex University has engineered the “Hallucination Machine.”A tool that will enable researchers to conduct analyses of a studied group’s consciousness […]

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New study determines that ecstasy use has recently run increasingly rampant among millennials

A study newly conducted by Drug and Alcohol Dependence indicates that ecstasy use is on the rise among millennials. More specifically, the research signifies that a large portion of ecstasy users are “college educated young adults” aged 26-34. The study additionally determined that ecstasy use is uncommon in ages specifically between 12-17. General ecstasy use, […]

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Researchers have found a way to store audio in DNA

After working with Microsoft and University of Washington, researchers at Twist Bioscience have successfully been able to encode two songs in DNA. The songs of choice? Miles Davis’ “Tutu” and Deep Purple’s “Smoke on the Water.”This is the first time DNA has been used for “long-term, archival-quality storage,” according to a report from Pitchfork.DNA looks to be […]

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Researchers have found a way to store audio in DNA

After working with Microsoft and University of Washington, researchers at Twist Bioscience have successfully been able to encode two songs in DNA. The songs of choice? Miles Davis’ “Tutu” and Deep Purple’s “Smoke on the Water.”This is the first time DNA has been used for “long-term, archival-quality storage,” according to a report from Pitchfork.DNA looks to be […]

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Are Women Wearing Too Much Makeup? And Why Does The Atlantic Care?

This 2014 article is making the rounds again, fueled by an inflammatory headline. It’s a pretty straightforward write-up of the research, but the headline is driving angry shares from the way it puts the blame on women.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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