PopMuse: Technology and Science http://popmu.se Musings of stuff en-us Copyright 2007-2019 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ ‘His Dark Materials’ Season 1 Episode 2 Recap: Watch Your Daemon https://www.geek.com/television/his-dark-materials-season-1-episode-2-recap-watch-your-daemon-1810124/?source https://www.geek.com/television/his-dark-materials-season-1-episode-2-recap-watch-your-daemon-1810124/?source Tue, 12 Nov 2019 15:30:46 UTC Nick Mangione at Geek.com Dafne Keen, Ruth Wilson (via HBO) The second episode of His Dark Materials�had a lot of work to do after a beautiful, but slightly overstuffed pilot. Did it accomplish all it needed to do? No, but it got a […] The post ‘His Dark Materials’ Season 1 Episode 2 Recap: Watch Your Daemon appeared first on Geek.com. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Toy Tuesday: The Best Simpsons Toys https://www.geek.com/culture/toy-tuesday-the-best-simpsons-toys-1809911/?source https://www.geek.com/culture/toy-tuesday-the-best-simpsons-toys-1809911/?source Tue, 12 Nov 2019 15:30:00 UTC K. Thor Jensen at Geek.com There is a lot to see on Disney+, which launches this week, but one thing that has us pretty excited is that, as a result of the Disney/Fox merger, every single season of […] The post Toy Tuesday: The Best Simpsons Toys appeared first on Geek.com. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Apple AirPods Pro Review: The Best Earbuds for iPhone https://www.wired.com/review/apple-airpods-pro https://www.wired.com/review/apple-airpods-pro Tue, 12 Nov 2019 15:30:00 UTC Parker Hall at Feed: All Latest With a comfortable fit, great sound, and awesome noise canceling, these are the best AirPods ever. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ ‘The Mandalorian’ Series Premiere Recap: The Search for More Money https://www.geek.com/television/the-mandalorian-series-premiere-recap-the-search-for-more-money-1810155/?source https://www.geek.com/television/the-mandalorian-series-premiere-recap-the-search-for-more-money-1810155/?source Tue, 12 Nov 2019 15:00:08 UTC Nick Mangione at Geek.com Pedro Pascal (via Lucasfilm/Disney) This is what it took. For years, decades at this point, Lucasfilm has been trying to make a Star Wars live-action TV show. Earlier plans all fell through, usually for budgetary reasons. Any […] The post ‘The Mandalorian’ Series Premiere Recap: The Search for More Money appeared first on Geek.com. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ The Mesmerizing Science of Garden Sprinklers https://www.wired.com/story/the-mesmerizing-science-of-garden-sprinklers https://www.wired.com/story/the-mesmerizing-science-of-garden-sprinklers Tue, 12 Nov 2019 15:00:00 UTC Rhett Allain at Feed: All Latest Don’t trust your eyes—the water’s not moving the way you think it is. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Scientists Find Fossilized Footprints ‘Hiding’ in Mammoth Tracks https://www.geek.com/news/scientists-find-fossilized-footprints-hiding-in-mammoth-tracks-1810173/?source https://www.geek.com/news/scientists-find-fossilized-footprints-hiding-in-mammoth-tracks-1810173/?source Tue, 12 Nov 2019 14:56:20 UTC Stephanie Mlot at Geek.com Researchers collect GPR data at White Sands National Monument in New Mexico (via Cornell University) Researchers uncovered fossilized footprints—and what lies beneath them—in the White Sands National Monument in New Mexico. Hidden since the end of the last ice age, the invisible markings reveal a treasure trove of […] The post Scientists Find Fossilized Footprints ‘Hiding’ in Mammoth Tracks appeared first on Geek.com. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Mechanisms of soft tissue and protein preservation in Tyrannosaurus rex https://phys.org/news/2019-11-mechanisms-soft-tissue-protein-tyrannosaurus.html https://phys.org/news/2019-11-mechanisms-soft-tissue-protein-tyrannosaurus.html Tue, 12 Nov 2019 14:31:34 UTC Phys.org: Feature story The existing notion that soft tissue architectures and native proteins can be preserved across geological time is controversial since methods of such preservation remain to be investigated and well-defined. In a new study, Elizabeth M. Boatman and colleagues at the departments of Engineering, Paleontology, Biological Science, Materials and Engineering and the Advanced Light Source in the U.S., tested crosslinking mechanisms for preserved tissue architecture. They used two non-enzymatic, structural protein mechanisms, Fenton chemistry and glycation to demonstrate their possible contributions to preserve blood vessel structures recovered from the cortical bone of Tyrannosaurus rex (T. rex; USNM 555 000, formerly MOR 555). They demonstrated the endogeneity (randomness) of the fossil vessel tissues and the presence of type I collagen in the outermost vessel layers using imaging, diffraction, spectroscopy and immunohistochemistry. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Disney+ has its classics, plus Marvel and 'Star Wars,' but no R-rated films, little bingeing http://rssfeeds.usatoday.com/~/609181656/0/usatoday-techtopstories~Disney-has-its-classics-plus-Marvel-and-Star-Wars-but-no-Rrated-films-little-bingeing/ http://rssfeeds.usatoday.com/~/609181656/0/usatoday-techtopstories~Disney-has-its-classics-plus-Marvel-and-Star-Wars-but-no-Rrated-films-little-bingeing/ Tue, 12 Nov 2019 14:20:29 UTC at GANNETT Syndication Service The biggest streaming service yet to take on Netflix, with 8,000 episodes of older fare, new stuff and much of the Disney library. But not all.������ http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Using CRISPR for dose-dependent activation of gene expressions https://phys.org/news/2019-11-crispr-dose-dependent-gene.html https://phys.org/news/2019-11-crispr-dose-dependent-gene.html Tue, 12 Nov 2019 14:20:01 UTC Phys.org: Feature story A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in the U.S. has developed a way to use the CRISPR gene editing technique for dose-dependent activation of gene expressions. In their paper published in the journal Nature Biotechnology, the group describes their technique for altering gene expression in an alternative way and how well it worked. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Lost and Found: Vietnamese Mouse-Deer Spotted After 30 Years https://www.geek.com/news/lost-and-found-vietnamese-mouse-deer-spotted-after-30-years-1810160/?source https://www.geek.com/news/lost-and-found-vietnamese-mouse-deer-spotted-after-30-years-1810160/?source Tue, 12 Nov 2019 14:10:38 UTC Stephanie Mlot at Geek.com Camera trap image of the lost silver-backed chevrotain in Vietnam (via Southern Institute of Ecology/Global Wildlife Conservation/Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research/NCNP) What has the head of a mouse, the body of a small deer, and has been scientifically confirmed only once since 1907? Global Wildlife Conservation rediscovered the silver-backed chevrotain—a deer-like species about the […] The post Lost and Found: Vietnamese Mouse-Deer Spotted After 30 Years appeared first on Geek.com. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/