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Scientists brew cannabis using hacked beer yeast
Researchers modify microbe to manufacture cannabis compounds including the psychoactive chemical THC.
biology  brewing  news  science  yeast 
21 days ago by xer0x
Magnet Finge.rs
A resource for magnetic finger implants, created by Charlotte Dann. What is a magnetic implant? Why would you want such a thing? Are you going to die? Yes. We will all die.
magnet  fingers  art  science  experiment  hack 
8 weeks ago by xer0x
A meteorite hit the moon during yesterday's total lunar eclipse | New Scientist
People watching the total lunar eclipse in the early hours of Monday morning noticed a brief flash of light, which has now been confirmed as a meteorite impact
science  space  the-moon  meteor  impact  superbloodwolfmoon 
8 weeks ago by xer0x
Ferrock: A Stronger, Greener Alternative to Concrete?
What if there was something stronger, more flexible, and less expensive than traditional concrete? Well, there is: Ferrock.
architecture  materials  science  concrete  red  green  environment  technology  enw 
9 weeks ago by xer0x
Have Aliens Found Us? An Interview with the Harvard Astronomer Avi Loeb About the Mysterious Interstellar Object ‘Oumuamua | The New Yorker
Isaac Chotiner interviews Avi Loeb, the chair of Harvard’s astronomy department, about the interstellar object ‘Oumuamua and the possibility that it was sent by an extraterrestrial civilization.
astronomy  extraterrestrials  science  space  oumuamua  loeb  interstellar  object  asteroid  visitor 
9 weeks ago by xer0x
Mathematicians Seal Back Door to Breaking RSA Encryption | Quanta Magazine
Digital security depends on the difficulty of factoring large numbers. A new proof shows why one method for breaking digital encryption won’t work.
Cryptography  HEALTH  abstractions  cambridge  computer  crypto  encryption  equations  factoring  factors  math  mathematics  maths  notes  number  numbers  of  polynomial  prime  rsa  science  security  theory  university 
10 weeks ago by xer0x
Plot twist: Mitochondrial DNA can come from both parents | Ars Technica
Study confirms rare paternal mitochondrial transmission in three families.
dns  mother  father  science 
november 2018 by xer0x
How Dad's Stresses Get Passed Along to Offspring - Scientific American
Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.
anxiety  health  ifttt  science  dads  facebook  men  Pocket  psychology  reproduction 
november 2018 by xer0x
Max Planck Neuroscience on Nautilus: First Evidence of Sleep in Flight
For the first time, researchers have discovered that birds can sleep in flight. Together with an international team of colleagues, Niels Rattenborg from the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in...
animals  birds  flight  science  sleep 
october 2018 by xer0x
How Exercise Might "Clean" the Alzheimer's Brain - Scientific American
Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.
alzheimers  article  exercise  health  forc  research  science  scientificamerican  studiesshow 
october 2018 by xer0x
Software Rot and Classes of Rot Resistance · InductiveComputerScience/progsbase Wiki
Public Progsbase Repository. Contribute to InductiveComputerScience/progsbase development by creating an account on GitHub.
compsci  computer  rot  decay  history  reference  science  bitrot  computer-science  development  information  scale  software-engieering 
september 2018 by xer0x
Liquid water 'lake' revealed on Mars - BBC News
Researchers believe they have found the first existing body of liquid water on the Red Planet.
mars  water  science  space  lake  found  search 
july 2018 by xer0x
p-Hacking and False Discovery in A/B Testing by Ron Berman, Leonid Pekelis, Aisling Scott, Christophe Van den Bulte :: SSRN
We investigate whether online A/B experimenters "p-hack" by stopping their experiments based on the p-value of the treatment effect. Our data contains
a/b  paper  math  science  p-hack  product  statistics 
july 2018 by xer0x
Overtaxed Working Memory Knocks the Brain Out of Sync | Quanta Magazine
Researchers find that when working memory gets overburdened, dialogue between three brain regions breaks down. The discovery provides new support for a larger
s  neuroscience  health  pocket  ifttt  memory  mind  science  sync  working 
june 2018 by xer0x
Bolt Threads – Mylo
Harnessing proteins found in nature to create fibers and fabrics with both practical and revolutionary uses, starting with spider silk.
mushroom  leather  new  fabric  material  science  future  wow 
april 2018 by xer0x
What scientists found trapped in a diamond: a type of ice not known on Earth
Trapped in the rigid structure of diamonds formed deep in the Earth’s crust, scientists have discovered a form of water ice that was not previously known to occur naturally on our planet.
nice  physics  science  via:hackernews  materialsscience  ice  presure  rare 
march 2018 by xer0x
As we age, cancer rates go up as immune system winds down | Ars Technica
Finally escaping immune control—not getting two hits—is what causes disease.
articles  health  diet  cancer  aging  ImmuneSystem  medicine  science 
february 2018 by xer0x
Our Visual Imagination Is Severely Limited. Here Is Why That Matters.
When we imagine multiple images, we create multiple maps that compete for space in the brain’s visual areas. The implications are wide-ranging.
article  memory  research  science  eyes  visualization 
january 2018 by xer0x
Using the ‘Bootstrap,’ Physicists Uncover Geometry of Theory Space | Quanta Magazine
A decades-old method called the “bootstrap” is enabling new discoveries about the geometry underlying all quantum theories.
physics  science  ifttt  geometry  to_tag  Twitter  string  theory  quarks  problems  fun  pysicks 
january 2018 by xer0x
Yoda Is Dead but Star Wars’ Dubious Lessons Live On
 Stars Wars belongs to our dark past—a long, tyrannical epoch of fear, illogic, despotism, and demagoguery that our ancestors…
info  facts  ifttt  fact  nautilus  fucking  awesome  information  Pocket  science  tech  technology 
october 2017 by xer0x
Why Dementia Is a Population-Level Problem
 Goderuna / ShutterstockDementia is typically thought of and treated as an individual sickness. Unlike something like measles, dementia…
info  facts  ifttt  fact  nautilus  information  Pocket  science  tech  technology 
october 2017 by xer0x
How Science Is Unlocking the Secrets of Addiction
We're learning more about the craving that fuels self-defeating habits—and how new discoveries can help us kick the habit.
addiction  health  psychology  drugs  neuroscience  science  brains  habits  longform  mc 
september 2017 by xer0x
What Science Says To Do If Your Loved One Has An Opioid Addiction | FiveThirtyEight
When a family member, spouse or other loved one develops an opioid addiction — whether to pain relievers like Vicodin or to heroin — few people know what to d…
opioid-epidemic  opiates  addiction  science  health  heroiin  methodone 
september 2017 by xer0x
Pop Culture Pulsar: Origin Story of Joy Division's Unknown Pleasures Album Cover [Video] - Scientific American Blog Network
Sure, I was familiar with the graphic—and I’m not alone. Drop this image (right) on someone’s desk and chances are they’ll reflexively blurt, “Joy Division.” The band’s 1979 Unknown Pleasures album cover leaned entirely on a small mysterious data display, printed in white on black.
joy  division  shirt  unknown  pleasures  pulsar  history  wow  design  plot  visualization  science 
september 2017 by xer0x
Single Molecules Can Work as Reproducible Transistors—at Room Temperature | The Fu Foundation School of Engineering & Applied Science - Columbia University
Columbia Engineering researchers are first to reproducibly achieve the current blockade effect using atomically precise molecules at room temperature, a result that could lead to shrinking electrical components and boosting data storage and computing
transistor  small  molecule  wow  science  future  research  nanotech 
august 2017 by xer0x
Impossibly Hungry Judges
It is up to authors to interpret the effect size in their study, and to show the mechanism through which an effect that is impossibly…
pocket  hungry  judge  psychology  science  ifttt  nautilus  biology  effectsize  fact  facts  informationdesign 
july 2017 by xer0x
Wood pulp extract stronger than carbon fiber or Kevlar
Cellulose nanocrystals extracted from wood pulp are inexpensive as well as stronger than Kevlar or carbon fiber.
wood  strong  carbon  carbonfiber  new  materials  science 
june 2017 by xer0x
Meet your earliest known ancestor: Saccorhytus
Newly discovered fossils of a tiny sea creature are the earliest known step in humans’ evolutionary history. Time to update your family tree. Scientists...
brain  psychology  lsd  drugs  neuroscience  psychedelics  meaning  salience  science 
february 2017 by xer0x
The first humans arrived in North America a lot earlier than believed | UdeMNouvelles
Anthropologists at UdeM have dated the oldest human settlement in Canada back 10,000 years
history  science  archeology  archaeology  canada  isolation  iceage 
january 2017 by xer0x
Uncertain Propulsion Breakthroughs?
Now that the EmDrive has made its way into the peer-reviewed literature, it falls in range of Tau Zero’s network of scientist reviewers. Marc Millis, former head of NASA’s Breakthrough Propulsion Physics project and founding architect of the Tau Zero
physics  science  emdrive  scienceIgnorance  viscosity 
january 2017 by xer0x
The Idea of Lisp
How a programming language can be an idea.
lisp  science  computer  history  programming  cs  IFTTT  language  Pocket  0 
december 2016 by xer0x
Are You Addicted to Your Cell Phone?
David Antonio Perezcassar is just another frontiersman in the Wild West of American Infotainment. Using ethically-sourced single-origin…
phone  psychology  science  tech  technology  addiction  addictive-design  apps  author:David-Antonio-Perezcassar  cellphone 
december 2016 by xer0x
BBC - Earth - Organisms might be quantum machines
Few of us really understand the weird world of quantum physics – but our bodies might take advantage of quantum properties
quantum  physics  biology  science  nature  machine  bbc 
august 2016 by xer0x
Silicon Valley's Bloody Plant Burger Smells, Tastes And Sizzles Like Meat : The Salt : NPR
Impossible Foods took a high-tech approach to creating a meat-free burger that replicates the real thing. It's all designed to tempt carnivores to eat less meat. And it's set to hit restaurants soon.
food  science  vegan  meat  vegetarian 
june 2016 by xer0x
Graphene - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Pencil sharings one atom thick, make electricity when exposed to light. Experiements like that and more got some folks the Nobel Prize in Physics for 2010.
carbon  nobel  prize  physics  electric  science 
october 2011 by xer0x
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