Sci-Tech

Lessons from Holland on fighting rising sea levels

May 21, 2017, 9:15 AM| Windmills are some-more than just a normal partial of the Dutch landscape; they have played a pivotal role in the fight Holland has waged against the sea for centuries. Today the Dutch are using ever-more innovative methods to fight rising sea levels, strategies that may also advantage other nations opposed the effects of meridian change. …

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A Survey of Our Secret Lives

What kinds of secrets does the normal person keep? In a new paper, Columbia University researchers Michael L. Slepian and colleagues carried out a consult of secrets. Slepian et al. grown a ‘Common Secrets Questionnaire’ (CSQ) and gave it to 600 participants recruited anonymously online. Participants were asked either they’d ever had several secrets, at any indicate in their lives. …

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Twitter co-founder: Twitter’s role in Trump election is "a very bad thing"

SAN FRANCISCO — A co-founder of Twitter says he’s contemptible if the renouned social media height helped put Donald Trump in the White House, as the boss has suggested. In an talk with The New York Times, Evan Williams says Twitter’s role in Trump’s populist arise is “a very bad thing.” The boss has credited Twitter with his election to …

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New series "Year Million" aims to envision the future of humanity

May 20, 2017, 8:10 AM| National Geographic is bringing together the brightest minds in science, record and scholarship novella for a glimpse into what awaits amiability in the years to come. The predictions are showcased in a new six-part series “Year Million.” Executive writer David O’Connor and CBS News scholarship writer Dr. Michio Kaku join “CBS This Morning: Saturday” to …

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Here comes another scarcely prohibited summer, forecasters say

WASHINGTON — U.S. forecasters are presaging another warmer than normal summer for many of the country along with wetter weather in a swath of states stretching from Texas to Montana.  The prohibited weather foresee came amid what’s already moulding up to be another scarcely prohibited year. The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) pronounced last month was the second warmest Apr …

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12 Technologies That Will Transform the World

A mechanism formed on atoms and light rather than electrons and silicon sounds like the things of scholarship fiction. But better bargain of how atoms work in very tiny vicinity is assisting researchers build quantum computing modules formed on trapped ions. Systems integrating these modules would be some-more secure and work distant some-more fast than stream computers. For scarcely 7 …

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Older, wiser, deadlier: "blood nuking" effects of Australian brownish-red lizard venom acquired with age

A shield-snouted brownish-red lizard (Pseudonaja aspidorhyncha) from Northern Territory, Australia. Photo by Christopher Watson There’s an age old belief that baby snakes are some-more dangerous than adult ones. There are generally two due reasons since this could be: possibly a) young snakes have nonetheless to learn how to control how much venom they inject, so they broach all of their venom per bite, …

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A Peculiar Star Is Doing Peculiar Things, Again

Infrared: IPAC/NASA Ultraviolet: STScI (NASA) There’s a star 1,300 light years divided that has exhibited some of the strangest function ever seen: something dims 20 percent of its light, something that is over the distance of a planet. It’s called KIC 8462852, but many people shorthand it Tabby’s Star, or Boyajian’s Star for its discoverer, Tabitha Boyajian. Here’s the thing, …

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How to check if that used phone was lost or stolen

May 19, 2017, 10:11 AM| Before you buy a used cellphone, follow a few elementary stairs to make certain it wasn’t lost or stolen. CNET’s Lexy Savvides explains how.

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Flashback Friday: Pop quiz: which animal communicates by farting?

Answer: Herring! It’s been famous for utterly some time that these fish make surprising sounds, but it wasn’t until these scientists prisoner furious herring and celebrated them in chains that they satisfied these fish furnish the sounds by expelling air by their anuses. Herring are some-more likely to make these “Fast Repetitive Tick Sounds” (abbreviated FRTs… we assume the joke …

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