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Astronomers MacGyver 10 off-the-shelf telephoto lenses into a research-quality telescope

Different kinds of telescopes have different characteristics. When astronomers Roberto Abraham of the University of Toronto and Pieter van Dokkum of Yale University were studying extremely dim objects with very low surface brightness, they wanted a refracting telescope, which offers fast lenses with with small focal ratios, which is more important than the size of the aperture.

Posted on 29 May 2015 @ 9:45 pm

Computers trained themselves to recognize cats (and what that tells us about how machines learn)

In June 2012, a network of 16,000 computers trained itself to recognize a cat by looking at 10 million images from YouTube videos. Today, the technique is used in everything from Google image searches to Facebook’s newsfeed algorithms.
 

Posted on 29 May 2015 @ 4:29 pm

‘Lost’ fear memories restored in mice

In a feat that calls to mind the memory-tweaking technology in the film “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” a team of researchers restored “lost memories” in the brains of mice.
 
The mice in the study were given a drug that prevented them from consolidating a fearful memory. But when neurons involved in encoding the memory were stimulated with pulses of light, the animals were able to retrieve the forgotten recollection.

Posted on 29 May 2015 @ 2:13 pm

Reality check for 3-D printing as MakerBot closes stores

A few years ago, 3-D printing was the hottest topic around, MakerBot was the company to watch and founder Bre Pettis was a tech rock star.
 

Posted on 28 May 2015 @ 9:43 pm

Ancient jawbone hints at mysterious humanlike species

A newfound humanlike species may be another contender for the ancestor of the human lineage, researchers say.
 
This ancient relative of humanity coexisted alongside the famous Lucy about 3.4 million years ago, revealing that a diversity of such humanlike species once lived together, scientists added.
 

Posted on 28 May 2015 @ 2:36 pm

430,000-year-old skull may be world’s oldest cold case

A 430,000-year-old partial skull unearthed in a bone pit in Spain may have belonged to one of the world's oldest murder victims

Posted on 28 May 2015 @ 2:07 pm

Back to the future! Real-life hoverboard breaks record

A hoverboard rider recently soared into Guinness World Records after flying a record distance on the futuristic, flying skateboard.
 

Posted on 27 May 2015 @ 2:48 pm


Environmental News Service - United States

Curiosity Lands on Mars Seeking Signs of Life

Posted on 7 August 2012 @ 5:18 am

Chevron Faces Midnight Deadline in $19 Billion Ecuador Judgment

Posted on 7 August 2012 @ 5:17 am

Bird Flu Jumps to Seals, Humans Could Be Next

Posted on 7 August 2012 @ 5:16 am

China Braces for Record Third Typhoon in a Week

Posted on 7 August 2012 @ 4:41 am

Deforestation Slows Across Brazilian Amazon

Posted on 3 August 2012 @ 1:53 am

Enbridge Pipeline Spills Oil in Wisconsin

Posted on 1 August 2012 @ 11:46 pm

Poll: Latino Voters Favor Clean Energy Economy

Posted on 1 August 2012 @ 11:45 pm

CNet - United States

7 iPhone security apps

Apple has removed a number of antivirus and anti-malware apps from the App Store, but that doesn’t mean you should ignore all iOS security apps. These 7 are worth a look if you want extra protection.

Originally posted at The Download Blog

Posted on 25 March 2015 @ 7:05 pm

Best indie games from GDC and SXSW 2015

Check out the top honorees at GDC’s Independent Games Festival and SXSW’s Gamer’s Voice awards.

Originally posted at The Download Blog

Posted on 25 March 2015 @ 1:28 am

Spring-clean your smartphone

11 apps that can improve your phone’s performance.

Originally posted at The Download Blog

Posted on 17 March 2015 @ 7:52 pm

6 calendar apps that spring ahead

Find an iOS or Android calendar that meets your agenda.

Originally posted at The Download Blog

Posted on 11 March 2015 @ 7:43 pm

Get Driver Booster 2 Pro for 30 percent off

Easily download and update all of your device drivers and boost your performance from one elegant interface — for only $19.99.

Originally posted at Software Deals

Posted on 11 March 2015 @ 5:07 pm

Security software awards

Independent labs have announced their awards for the top security apps of the year.

Originally posted at The Download Blog

Posted on 4 March 2015 @ 7:41 pm

First look: Vivaldi browser

Surf like a pro with Vivaldi, a new browser from the makers of Opera.

Originally posted at The Download Blog

Posted on 25 February 2015 @ 10:51 pm

Ecoki - United States

How to make fresh juice without a juicer

Enjoying the benefits of fresh juice doesn’t have to be reserved for people who have a juicer  on hand. Here’s how to do it without having to make the investment in another kitchen appliance. If you’ve taken the time to do a little research on juicing, you might be a bit overwhelmed by all of […]

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Posted on 21 January 2015 @ 12:03 pm

Rhythm Superfoods Kale Chips (so, so delicious)

Perhaps you’ve noticed an influx of kale chips cropping up on blogs and your supermarket shelves. Wondering which ones are the best? Rhythm Superfoods has it right. Since 2009, Rhythm Superfoods has been creating these delicious, nutritious chips, with providing taste and health benefits to customers who nosh on their product. Founder Keith Wahrer teams […]

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Posted on 20 January 2015 @ 4:55 pm

Plants make your workplace better. Here’s why.

We’ve heard it before: indoor plants are good to have around–for more than just aesthetic reasons. They benefit us both as a productivity workforce and for our health, too. Here’s why you need to head over to the greenhouse:   Contaminants can’t thrive Think of it this we: we are constantly breathing the same air, […]

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Posted on 19 January 2014 @ 7:59 pm

Making Your Home, Yard More Environmentally Friendly

The environment is perhaps the ultimate precious resource for humankind. It is understandable, then, that so many people are looking for ways to be more environmentally friendly, both in their homes and in their yards. By making subtle changes to the way we lead our lives, it can be possible to live more harmoniously with nature, minimizing our personal impact on […]

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Posted on 29 November 2013 @ 12:34 pm

Lower heating costs for your wallet and the environment

Household heating costs are among the most significant monthly bills you have to tackle within your domestic budget. Aside from rent or mortgage repayments, the costs of utilities are a major expense for most ordinary homeowners, and any steps that can be taken to reduce these bills are welcome. Especially during tight economic times, keeping […]

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Posted on 16 November 2013 @ 12:46 am

Green your Hallowe’en with the Rainforest Alliance

Hallowe’en is quickly approaching but there’s a lot more to it than bags of candy and carving out ghoulish pumpkins to make creative jack o’ lanterns. In fact, it can be pretty sustainable, as well. Our friends at the Rainforest Alliance have put together five tips to green your hallowe’en that cover everything you need, […]

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Posted on 2 October 2013 @ 5:51 pm

Review: Twaddle Shoppers tote bags

If you’re looking for luxury in a reusable shopping bag, look no farther. We’ve discovered the ultimate in tote bags. On the other hand, compostable plastic bags is another cheaper option. We’ve had the opportunity to review a Twaddle Shopper which, compared to anything else, is the best reusable shopping bag that we’ve ever used. Really. And […]

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Posted on 1 September 2013 @ 6:09 pm

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