Mother Nature Network - United States

‘Chameleon’ crystals could camouflage clothing and cars

Just as a chameleon can instantly morph its skin color to match its surroundings, a new method of controlling crystals using light and chemistry could make clothing or cars change color on demand.
The method involves shining a laser on tiny latex particles to make them assume a 3-D crystalline shape or pattern, such as a letter M. When the laser is switched on or off, the crystals appear or disappear.

Posted on 24 April 2014 @ 2:54 pm

Experimental cochlear implant treatment could improve hearing

People who are deaf might be able to regain most of their hearing one day, thanks to a new treatment that uses a cochlear implant to deliver genetic instructions to fix their auditory nerves, new research suggests.

Posted on 24 April 2014 @ 1:58 pm

Why the Y chromosome (and men) aren’t going away

Men have lost most of the genes originally included on the Y chromosome during evolution, but those genes essential for survival have persevered, new research finds.

Posted on 24 April 2014 @ 1:28 pm

Graphene discovery: A low-end kitchen blender can make a high-end batch of this valuable material

Blenders can be a great way to make smoothies or margaritas, but did you know they can also used for science?

Posted on 23 April 2014 @ 5:09 pm

How Google Glass is saving rhinos

Google Glass has a variety of features that allow users to do everything from read news and take photos to watch videos and tweet. But the wearable computer recently added a new capability: aiding conservation efforts.
The World Wildlife Fund has been exploring ways Google Glass can help save endangered species through Google’s Giving Through Glass initiative.

Posted on 22 April 2014 @ 4:39 pm

Neanderthals had shallow gene pool, study says

Neanderthals were remarkably less genetically diverse than modern humans, with Neanderthal populations typically smaller and more isolated, researchers say.
Although Neanderthals underwent more genetic changes involving their skeletons, they had fewer such changes in behavior and pigmentation, scientists added.

Posted on 22 April 2014 @ 2:10 pm

Mothers of invention: 6 indispensable items we use all the time that were created by women

Thomas Edison. Alexander Bell. James Dyson. Eli Whitney. Nikola Tesla. Ron Popeil.

Posted on 19 April 2014 @ 2:15 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

Star Apps: Berlin’s Terri Nunn

Berlin vocalist Terri Nunn chats about her “Animal” instincts, “Sex,” and software.

Originally posted at The Download Blog

Posted on 24 April 2014 @ 1:05 am

Office 365 gets personal for $6.99

Microsoft introduces a personal licensing plan to its popular Office 365 suite at $6.99/month, making it the most affordable price point yet.

Originally posted at Software Deals

Posted on 23 April 2014 @ 10:11 pm

Panda Cloud Antivirus review

Panda Cloud Antivirus is a free antivirus program that uses the cloud to scan for malware and viruses in your computer.

Originally posted at Download Product Review

Posted on 23 April 2014 @ 7:55 pm

VLC Media Player review

Use this open-source technology to play all kinds of media on your Windows machine.

Originally posted at Download Product Review

Posted on 23 April 2014 @ 4:35 pm

Star Apps: Semi Precious Weapons

The rock band on the rise talks about “Aviation,” its new sound, and favorite apps.

Originally posted at The Download Blog

Posted on 23 April 2014 @ 1:07 am

FileZilla review

Manage files on your server through stable, remote connections with a free desktop application.

Originally posted at Download Product Review

Posted on 22 April 2014 @ 11:52 pm

Photo Pos Pro review

View, edit, and experiment with different types of images with this versatile photo editor.

Originally posted at Download Product Review

Posted on 22 April 2014 @ 5:15 am

Ecoki - United States

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Posted on 16 November 2013 @ 12:46 am

Investing In Green Properties In Dubai

Dubai has been one of the major global centers for real estate investment and development in recent years. A bustling commercial center, it has grown to become an essential destination for both business and leisure. At the same time, the drive for greener, more energy efficient homes worldwide has helped raise consciousness of our individual […]

Posted on 13 October 2013 @ 10:53 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 […]

Posted on 8 October 2013 @ 4:55 pm

Side Effects Of Oil Production Include Death

In the early hours of the morning of July 6th, 2013, patrons of the Musi-Café, a local bar in the center of Lac Megantic, Québec, were enjoying a late-night drink and conversation with friends. Then suddenly, at approximately 1:15 in the morning, a wall of flame over 100 feet high tore into the sky, signaling […]

Posted on 5 October 2013 @ 10:14 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, […]

Posted on 2 October 2013 @ 5:51 pm

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