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  • Debunking the Biggest Myths About 'Technology Addiction'
    How concerned should people be about the psychological effects of screen time? Balancing technology use with other aspects of daily life seems reasonable, but there is a lot of conflicting advice about where that balance should be. Much of the discus…
    - 54 days ago, 23 May 18, 11:50am -
  • Future Wear
    If one MIT researcher has his way, our fabric could be the next great technological frontier.
    - 75 days ago, 2 May 18, 6:00am -
  • Award-Winning Drone Photos Balance Beauty, Tragedy
    Explore the winning drone photos from the DJI Drone Photography Award, including images of Spain's abandoned houses and more.
    - 5 Apr 18, 6:00am -
  • Don't Blame Me, Blame My Brain Implant
    Mr. B loves Johnny Cash, except when he doesn’t. Mr. X has watched his doctors morph into Italian chefs right before his eyes.The link between the two? Both Mr. B and Mr. X received deep brain stimulation (DBS), a procedure involving an implant t…
    - 4 Apr 18, 2:16pm -
  • Should We Worry About Computer Algorithms' 'Mental Health'?
    Is my car hallucinating? Is the algorithm that runs the police surveillance system in my city paranoid? Marvin the android in Douglas Adams’s Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy had a pain in all the diodes down his left-hand side. Is that how my toast…
    - 26 Mar 18, 12:12pm -
  • Cradles of Innovation
    A closer look at the nation's Science and Technology Centers fostering new knowledge and innovations.
    - 26 Mar 18, 6:00am -
  • Hold Off Dyeing Your Hair With Graphene Nanoparticles
    Graphene is something of a celebrity in the world of nanoscale materials. Isolated in 2004 by Nobel Prize winners Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov, these ultrathin sheets of carbon atoms are already finding novel uses in areas like electronics, hi…
    - 20 Mar 18, 4:56pm -
  • 20 Things You Didn't Know About ... Diamonds
    Though it may not be forever, this mineral is the hardest we know of, manifests as rain inside some gas planets and, in Renaissance folklore, was considered an amulet to ward off madness.
    - 16 Mar 18, 6:00am -
  • The First Black Hole Close-Up
    An Earth-sized telescope will capture the unseeable.
    - 15 Mar 18, 6:00am -
  • Can CRISPR Feed the World?
    Biologists have a new tool to save oranges and other crops — if the public can stomach it.
    - 14 Mar 18, 6:00am -

Geek.com

  • newThe Geeksplainer: Metal Gear Solid

    The Geeksplainer: Metal Gear Solid

    A key tenet of geek culture is knowledge – we judge and are judged based on our encyclopedic knowledge of games, sci-fi, comics, anime, collectibles and more. But it’s impossible for one human […]The post The Geeksplainer: Metal Gear Solid app…
    - 14 hours ago, 15 Jul 18, 2:00pm -
  • new5 Comics Kickstarters You Should Back!

    5 Comics Kickstarters You Should Back!

    Some of the most exciting things in the arts today wouldn’t be happening without Kickstarter. It’s a platform that’s been the key crowdfunding tool that’s funded over 100,000 projects with the help of […]The post 5 Comics Kickstarters You…
    - 16 hours ago, 15 Jul 18, 12:00pm -
  • newThe 11 Best Bromances In Comics

    The 11 Best Bromances In Comics

    Platonic friendship between two men is a beautiful thing, and the funnybooks have been putting forth some of pop culture’s most powerful bromances for nearly a century. In this feature, we’ll flip through […]The post The 11 Best Bromances In C…
    - 18 hours ago, 15 Jul 18, 10:00am -
  • Essential Accessories for Your Nintendo Switch

    Essential Accessories for Your Nintendo Switch

    Nintendo’s console/handheld hybrid is already pretty nifty, but these extras can make it better.The post Essential Accessories for Your Nintendo Switch appeared first on Geek.com.
    - 2 days ago, 14 Jul 18, 4:00pm -
  • 11 Old Fantasy and Sci-Fi Book Covers That Are Insane

    11 Old Fantasy and Sci-Fi Book Covers That Are Insane

    Listen, man, you know J. Thor by now, so you certainly know that I’m a big proponent of the arts. All of them. Seriously. What better way to bring yourself closer to the […]The post 11 Old Fantasy and Sci-Fi Book Covers That Are Insane appeared…
    - 2 days ago, 14 Jul 18, 2:00pm -
  • Microsoft Is Finally Showing Notepad A Little Love

    Microsoft Is Finally Showing Notepad A Little Love

    Microsoft has been shipping Notepad as part of Windows for more than three decades. It hasn’t really changed much in all that time. This week, however, Microsoft announced a bevy of updates and […]The post Microsoft Is Finally Showing Notepad A…
    - 2 days ago, 14 Jul 18, 12:00pm -
  • MCU News: Black Widow Has a Director, Ant-Man Hints at the Future & More

    MCU News: Black Widow Has a Director, Ant-Man Hints at the Future & More

    The Black Widow movie looks like it’s actually happening. And after only, what, eight years of asking for it? The movie just took a big step forward with the news that a director has signed […]The post MCU News: Black Widow Has a Director, Ant…
    - 2 days ago, 14 Jul 18, 10:08am -
  • Comedy, Politics and Underpants : Let Geek Tell You What to Watch This Weekend

    Comedy, Politics and Underpants : Let Geek Tell You What to Watch This Weekend

    Forget Peak TV. We’re living in an age of Peak Content, period. There are so many cool shows and movies and games and weird internet videos you could consume at any given moment […]The post Comedy, Politics and Underpants : Let Geek Tell You Wha…
    - 2 days ago, 13 Jul 18, 5:00pm -
  • GEEK PICK: Nintendo Switch Adjustable Charging Stand

    GEEK PICK: Nintendo Switch Adjustable Charging Stand

    Obviously the biggest appeal of the Nintendo Switch (besides its banger library of exclusive Nintendo video games) is its ability to be played in all kinds of context. Put it in the dock and […]The post GEEK PICK: Nintendo Switch Adjustable Charg…
    - 3 days ago, 13 Jul 18, 4:00pm -
  • Geek Deals: Save Big on D&D Comics with Humble Bundle

    Geek Deals: Save Big on D&D Comics with Humble Bundle

    Many of us have fond memories of long D&D sessions in a den or basement – spending hours exploring the Forgotten Realms with friends. If those warm feelings make you long for that […]The post Geek Deals: Save Big on D&D Comics with Humble Bundle…
    - 3 days ago, 13 Jul 18, 3:30pm -

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PBS: Science & Technology

  • Can failure actually improve innovation?
    Innovators rarely travel a straight path to arrive at a new idea. Failure — lots of failure — often paves the way. At least eight out of every 10 new consumer products that enter the market will fail, according to one estimate. That can be frus…
    - 11 Sep 15, 4:17pm -
  • Trove of fossils from a long-lost human ancestor is greatest find in decades
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioGWEN IFILL: Researchers announced a fossil discovery today that some consider one of the greatest in the last 50 years, and one that could provide an important link in the family tree for all humans.Jeffrey Brown has…
    - 10 Sep 15, 6:25pm -
  • Dwarf planet Ceres seen in mesmerizing new detail
    This image taken by NASA’s Dawn spacecraft, shows Occator crater on Ceres, home to a collection of intriguing bright spots. Image by NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDANew images of dwarf planet Ceres show oddly shaped mountains, collapsed crater wa…
    - 10 Sep 15, 3:51pm -
  • Cave divers uncover new humanlike species in South Africa
    Skeleton of the newly discovered Homo naledi. Courtesy of eLife 2015;4:e09560.Paleontologists have discovered an ancient human relative in South Africa thanks to a tricky cave diving excavation that recovered close to 1,550 fossils buried 100 feet u…
    - 10 Sep 15, 11:40am -
  • Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox buys National Geographic media
    James Murdoch, CEO of 21st Century Fox Inc., pauses during a panel session at the Cannes Lions International Festival Of Creativity in Cannes, France, on June 25, 2015. 21st Century Fox and National Geographic announced it would expand its partnersh…
    - 9 Sep 15, 4:04pm -
  • Can Alzheimer’s proteins be spread via medical procedures?
    This computer artwork shows the brain’s neural network represented by lines and flashes. A new study indicates Alzheimer’s markers in the brain may have been spread via a protein. Photo by Alfred Pasieka/Science Photo Library and Getty ImagesFro…
    - 9 Sep 15, 1:26pm -
  • Can Denmark make energy demand follow renewable supply?
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: The nation of Denmark has been a pioneer in wind energy production. Last year, nearly 40 percent of its electricity came from wind power, and, by 2050, it’s set an ambitious goal of having renewable e…
    - 7 Sep 15, 6:25pm -
  • Sea turtles deliver record nesting seasons in Southeast U.S.
    A loggerhead sea turtle hatchling. This summer’s hatching season has hit new records alongside the Southeast United States coast. Photo by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Southeast Region.Sea turtles have delivered a nesting season for the record b…
    - 7 Sep 15, 4:57pm -
  • Why humanity is essential to the future of artificial intelligence
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: Now another new addition to the NewsHour Bookshelf. Tonight’s focus is the brave new world of artificial intelligence. Jeffrey Brown has that. JEFFREY BROWN: Is it man against or with machine? Do m…
    - 4 Sep 15, 6:20pm -
  • Did wolves help restore trees to Yellowstone?
    Photo by Arthur Middleton/University of Wyoming/Via U.S. Geological SurveyTwenty years on from their reintroduction into Yellowstone National Park, wolves are still howling. But does their presence spell good or bad tidings for other wildlife?“Si…
    - 4 Sep 15, 3:30pm -

Phys.org: Feature Stories

  • Smart window controls light and heat, kills microorganisms

    Smart window controls light and heat, kills microorganisms

    A new smart window offers more than just a nice view—it also controls the transmittance of sunlight, heats the interiors of buildings by converting solar radiation into heat, and virtually eliminates E. coli bacteria living on the glass. In the fut…
    - 3 days ago, 13 Jul 18, 9:30am -
  • Researchers isolate parvovirus from ancient human remains

    Researchers isolate parvovirus from ancient human remains

    Airborne and bloodborne human parvovirus B19 causes a number of illnesses, including the childhood rash known as fifth disease, chronic anemia in AIDS patients, arthritis in elderly people, aplastic crisis in people with bone marrow-related illness,…
    - 3 days ago, 13 Jul 18, 9:10am -
  • A way to make cleaner metal-free perovskites at low cost

    A way to make cleaner metal-free perovskites at low cost

    A team of researchers at Southeast University in China has found a way to make metal-free perovskites in a useable form. In their paper published in the journal Science, the group describes their technique and how well it worked. Wei Li and Li-Jun Ji…
    - 3 days ago, 13 Jul 18, 8:30am -
  • A statistical study of the hot streak

    A statistical study of the hot streak

    An international team of researchers has conducted a statistical analysis of hot streaks to learn more about this mysterious facet of human nature. In their paper published in the journal Nature, the group describes how they conducted their study and…
    - 4 days ago, 12 Jul 18, 9:00am -
  • Parrondo's paradox with a three-sided coin

    Parrondo's paradox with a three-sided coin

    Physicists have demonstrated that Parrondo's paradox—an apparent paradox in which two losing strategies combine to make a winning strategy—can emerge as a coin game with a single coin in the quantum realm, but only when the coin has three states…
    - 5 days ago, 11 Jul 18, 9:30am -
  • Researchers model carbon emission fluxes in the Boston urban region

    Researchers model carbon emission fluxes in the Boston urban region

    As the United States prepares to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, cities and states across the country have taken the lead in atmospheric CO2 reduction efforts. Therefore, accurate measures of anthropogenic and biogenic carbon emissions are im…
    - 5 days ago, 11 Jul 18, 9:10am -
  • Researchers investigate two ultraluminous X-ray sources in the galaxy NGC 925

    Researchers investigate two ultraluminous X-ray sources in the galaxy NGC 925

    European researchers have investigated two ultraluminous X-ray sources (ULXs) located in the barred spiral galaxy NGC 925. The study provides hints on the real nature of these two sources and could be helpful in improving our general understanding of…
    - 5 days ago, 11 Jul 18, 9:00am -
  • Pitch of baby cries found to be predictor of vocal pitch at age five

    Pitch of baby cries found to be predictor of vocal pitch at age five

    A combined team of researchers from the University of Lyon/Saint-Etienne in France and the University of Sussex in the U.K. has found that the pitch of a baby's cries can be an indicator of voice pitch at age five. In their paper published in the jou…
    - 5 days ago, 11 Jul 18, 8:30am -
  • Quantum dots found to reduce fibrils in Parkinson's mouse models

    Quantum dots found to reduce fibrils in Parkinson's mouse models

    A large team of researchers with members from several institutions in the U.S., Korea and Japan has found that injecting quantum dots into the bloodstreams of mice led to a reduction in fibrils associated with Parkinson's disease. In their paper publ…
    - 6 days ago, 10 Jul 18, 9:55am -
  • Researchers develop model of toxoplasmosis evolution

    Researchers develop model of toxoplasmosis evolution

    Toxoplasmosis is an infectious disease caused by the spread of Toxoplasma gondii, a parasitic alveolite with an interesting life cycle. It exists in three forms. First, oocysts are produced in cats and passed in feces or urine. The oocytes can then b…
    - 6 days ago, 10 Jul 18, 9:30am -

Smithsonian: Technology & Space

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The Economist: Science & Tech

  • A cheap way to save rice plants from the effects of acid rain

    A cheap way to save rice plants from the effects of acid rain

    Shower timeACID rain damages crops. In particular, it damages rice, because many rice-growing countries, which are predominantly in Asia, do not have in place the pollution-control mechanisms that are now routine in the wheat-growing continents o…
    - 4 days ago, 12 Jul 18, 10:48am -
  • The rise of the robochef

    The rise of the robochef

    CREATOR, a new hamburger joint in San Francisco, claims to deliver a burger worth $18 for $6—in other words, to provide the quality associated with posh restaurants at a fast-food price. The substance behind this claim is that its chef-de-cuisin…
    - 4 days ago, 12 Jul 18, 10:48am -
  • The way people walk can be used for ID and health checks

    The way people walk can be used for ID and health checks

    The clue is in the treadLISTEN carefully to the footsteps in the family home, especially if it has wooden floors unmuffled by carpets, and you can probably work out who it is that is walking about. The features most commonly used to identify peop…
    - 4 days ago, 12 Jul 18, 10:48am -
  • A mummy’s final meal adds to an ancient mystery

    A mummy’s final meal adds to an ancient mystery

    HOW to prepare for a trip to the mountains concerned hikers five millennia ago as much as it does today. That is the conclusion of the latest study of the mummy dubbed “Ötzi the Iceman”, who perished 5,300 years ago in the Alps, near what is…
    - 4 days ago, 12 Jul 18, 10:48am -
  • Tomorrow’s squadron leaders will be accompanied by drones

    Tomorrow’s squadron leaders will be accompanied by drones

    JULY 16th sees the opening of the Farnborough air show. Plane spotters attending the show, which by entente cordiale alternates annually with that in Paris, will be hoping for an appearance by one of the F-35 Lightning fighters delivered recently…
    - 11 days ago, 5 Jul 18, 10:57am -
  • How to fool infrared vision gear into thinking you are not there

    How to fool infrared vision gear into thinking you are not there

    ANIMALS have made use of camouflage to hide from one another for almost as long as eyes have been around to spot them. Humans, being copycats, have made extensive use of camouflage tricks they have seen in nature by applying concealing colouration…
    - 11 days ago, 5 Jul 18, 10:57am -
  • IVF may bring northern white rhinos back from the brink of extinction
    Game over?SUDAN, the last male northern white rhinoceros on Earth, died in March. He is survived by two females, Najin and her daughter Fatu, who live in a conservancy in Kenya. This pair (pictured) are thus the only remaining members of the wor…
    - 12 days ago, 4 Jul 18, 12:28pm -
  • Mixed surgical teams lead to less medical error
    Calm down. I’m the bossSURGEONS are people, and people are animals, and animals often fight. Which is why Frans de Waal, an expert on animal behaviour, has turned his attention to the operating theatre to see if the methods he honed studying c…
    - 14 days ago, 2 Jul 18, 3:00pm -
  • The eye's structure holds information about the health of the mind

    The eye's structure holds information about the health of the mind

    BECAUSE it is locked away inside the skull, the brain is hard to study. Looking at it requires finicky machines which use magnetism or electricity or both to bypass the bone. There is just one tendril of brain tissue that can be seen from outside…
    - 18 days ago, 28 Jun 18, 12:22pm -
  • A paradox at the heart of gift-giving

    A paradox at the heart of gift-giving

    Ooo! Lovely! Honest...A FORMER editor of this newspaper once said that “a gift is a sale at a price of zero”. In strict monetary terms this is true. But most people do expect to be paid for gifts, albeit in the non-monetary currency known as…
    - 18 days ago, 28 Jun 18, 12:22pm -

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