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Teach yourself everyday happiness with imagery training
Researchers have found that self-guided positive imagery training can successfully combat negative emotions in our daily lives. This tool is so powerful that it also changes the way our brain functions.


Your Brain as Laboratory: The Science of Meditation
The idea that meditation is actually a form of research is gaining respect —

mimikry hos hvepse

Biologists expand on more than 150 years of textbook wisdom with a new explanation for wasp mimicry
The masquerade is almost perfect. Certain moths of the subfamily Arctiinae are marked with a yellow and black pattern. But these day-active insects have wasp waists and their antennae resemble those of wasps. Their transparent wings are folded in a wasp-like way. For more than 150 years there has been a plausible explanation for this type of imitation, which is commonly known as mimicry. It says t

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'Record' anti-venom dose saves boy from deadly Australian spider
A 10-year-old Australian boy has survived a bite from one of the world's deadliest spiders after taking a record 12 vials of anti-venom, local media reported.

oxytocin gør fædre til yngelplejere

'Love Hormone' May Help Dads Bond with Toddlers
Dads who looked at a picture of their kids, showed more activity in certain parts of their brains after a boost of oxytocin via a nasal spray.


What’s in that tube?
With Science-Based Toothpaste on one hand, and "all natural homeopathic toothpaste" on the other, what's the difference?

sandheder og løgne

Alternative Facts: How Do We Determine What Is True?
An archaeologist explains how the answer to determining what is the truth has changed over time and why it matters so much now.

solkraft til biograf i Afrika

Solar-powered cinema opens in Burkina ahead of festival
A solar-powered cinema was unveiled in Burkina Faso Friday ahead of Ouagadougou's hosting of Africa's top film festival, even as movie theatres on the continent continue to disappear.

solsystem mange lysår væk har 7 exoplaneter

McDonald's new science straw, a head-tripping optical illusion, and other amazing images of the week
Science Newsworthy eye candy From freshly-discovered exoplanets of Earth size to the new J-shaped straw of McDonald's, PopSci brings you the Images of the Week.

solsystem mange lysår væk har 7 exoplaneter

The search for extraterrestrial life in the water worlds close to home
The discovery of seven exoplanets around a star 40 light years from our Sun has raised the possibility that they could harbour life.

tandem-radar fordi to satellitter er bedre end en

Two radar eyes are better than one
A novel airborne experiment over the flat agricultural landscape of the Netherlands recently simulated, for the first time, images that could be taken by radar satellites orbiting in tandem.

Trump og klima

Potential Trump Science Adviser Says Climate Change Is Great
Opinion: A climate scientist explains why William Tapper, a candidate for science adviser to the president, gets carbon dioxide all wrong

VX nervegift der dræbte Kim Jong Nam

VX: The Nerve Agent Used To Kill Kim Jong Nam Is Rare And Deadly
A colorless, odorless liquid, similar in consistency to motor oil, VX kills in tiny quantities that can be absorbed through the skin. It is among the deadliest chemical weapons ever devised.

VX nervegift der dræbte Kim Jong Nam

North Korean Assassination: What Is VX Nerve Agent?
The exiled brother of the North Korean leader was assassinated using a nerve agent called VX, which is known for its incredible speed and lethality.

VX nervegift der dræbte Kim Jong Nam

Was Kim Jong-nam killed by VX nerve gas? Doesn’t look like it
Malaysia says Kim Jong-nam – half-brother of North Korea's Kim Jong-un – was killed with VX nerve gas that was found on his face and hands. But chemical weapons experts are not convinced

VX nervegift der dræbte Kim Jong Nam

VX Nerve Agent in North Korean's Murder: How Does It Work?
Traces of the lethal chemical, smeared on Kim Jong-nam’s face at a Malaysian airport, can penetrate skin and kill fast —

VX nervegift der dræbte Kim Jong Nam

Lufthavn bliver renset efter snigmord med nervegas: Nødvendigt?
Nordkoreas leders halvbror blev dræbt af VX-nervegas i en lufthavn, som nu bliver renset. Overreaktion siger danske gifteksperter.

VX nervegift der dræbte Kim Jong Nam

Banned chemical weapon VX is potent killer that lingers
The banned chemical weapon VX is considered by some experts to be the nastiest of the nasty nerve agents known to exist. With a consistency similar to motor oil, it lingers for long periods in the environment and even a tiny amount causes victims' bodies to flood with fluids, producing a feeling of drowning before death.

VX nervegift der dræbte Kim Jong Nam

Chemical Weapon Found On Body Of North Korean Leader's Half-Brother
Malaysian police said VX nerve agent — classified as a weapon of mass destruction — was found on Kim Jong Nam's body. South Korea says North Korea ordered the hit.

Beyoncé Cancels Gig: What Work Is Safe in Pregnancy?
Singer Beyoncé has cancelled her performance at the upcoming Coachella festival in April because she is pregnant. But how much work is safe during pregnancy, and what kind of work is risky?

It’s Eagles vs. Drones, Plus the Week’s Other Prizefights
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Does the weirdly warm weather mean spring is already here?
Environment Why it isn't so nice that the weather's so nice What are the implications of the recent very warm weather?.

Bob Dylan & The Oregon Trail Inspired These 2 Math Problems. Can You Solve Them?
Mathematics is the academic class that is most socially acceptable to regard as your weak point. This is a shame.

‘Ring of Fire’ Solar Eclipse Will Cross South America and Africa on Sunday
Known as an annular eclipse, it occurs when the moon moves in between the sun and the Earth but is too far to completely block the sun as it would during a total solar eclipse.

What Effect Does Prenatal and Postpartum Maternal Depression Have on Children?
The results of a large study do not support the notion that prenatal and postpartum maternal depression is particularly detrimental to children's psychological development. Instead, the most robust effects were found for maternal depression occurring during children's preschool years.

New structural studies reveal workings of a molecular pump that ejects cancer drugs
Sometimes cells spit out things we don't want them to — like medications. Researchers have determined the three-dimensional structure of a tiny pump that expels, among other things, chemotherapy agents. This new knowledge could lead to the design of more effective drugs.

New software allows for 'decoding digital brain data'
New software allows for 'decoding digital brain data' to reveal how neural activity gives rise to learning, memory and other cognitive functions. The software can be used in real time during an fMRI brain scan.

New nano approach could cut dose of leading HIV treatment in half
Successful results have utilized nanotechnology to improve drug therapies for HIV patients.

Regular aerobic exercise beginning in middle age may lessen severity of stroke in old age
Regular aerobic exercise may protect the collateral circulation and lessen the severity of strokes later in life.

VW makes $5.4 billion profit in 2016, limits executive pay
Volkswagen bounced back into the black in 2016 after suffering a loss the previous year due to the diesel emissions scandal, according to figures released by the German automaker Friday.

Skywire: Awards + Mr. G.R.’s Valentine
You’ve finally arrived at your destination in time to deliver your letter to its recipient. However, as you are about to place it in a very strange looking mailbox, a strong gust of wind somehow cuts under the seal, and leaves the the note inside exposed. You are about to reseal the letter, but curiosity gets the best of you. You glance left and right to make sure no one is watching, and then sne

The ancient art of kirigami is inspiring a new class of materials
Origami-inspired materials use folds in materials to embed powerful functionality. However, all that folding can be pretty labor intensive. Now, researchers at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) are drawing material inspiration from another ancient Japanese paper craft—kirigami.

Having a cigarette may make your body crave coffee too
People who smoke may metabolise caffeine differently to non-smokers, leaving them needing to drink more to get the same hit from their coffee

NASA weighing risk of adding crew to megarocket's first flight
NASA is weighing the risk of adding astronauts to the first flight of its new megarocket, designed to eventually send crews to Mars.

Official naming of surface features on Pluto and its satellites: First step approved
The New Horizons flyby of Pluto and its satellites returned a scientific treasure trove of information about these distant and surprisingly complex worlds, showing a vast nitrogen glacier as well as ice mountains, canyons, cliffs, craters and more. Now the categories for official names have been approved and the name proposals can be submitted by the New Horizons team.

Private data leaked online by Cloudflare bug
Internet users Friday were being urged to change all their passwords in the wake of a Cloudflare bug that could have leaked passwords, messages and more from website visits.

Researchers use confined nanoparticles to improve hydrogen storage materials performance
Sometimes, you have to go small to win big. That is the approach a multilab, interdisciplinary team took in using nanoparticles and a novel nanoconfinement system to develop a method to change hydrogen storage properties. This discovery could enable the creation of high-capacity hydrogen storage materials capable of quick refueling, improving the performance of emerging hydrogen fuel cell electric

Sink Full of Superbugs? Study Finds Surprising Way Germs Spread
Drug-resistant bacteria can lurk in the pipes of hospital sinks, and a new study shows that these dangerous bacteria can also make their way out of sinks and continue on to reach patients.

Neural networks promise sharpest ever images
Telescopes, the workhorse instruments of astronomy, are limited by the size of the mirror or lens they use. Using 'neural nets', a form of artificial intelligence, a group of Swiss researchers now have a way to push past that limit, offering scientists the prospect of the sharpest ever images in optical astronomy.

Viral Video of Drone-Hunting Tigers Hides Dark Reality
A fun drone video conceals a darker reality.

Toddlers pick up lots of grammar around 24 months
New research lends evidence to the idea that children learn the ability to understand basic grammar early in language development, rather than possessing it innately. Matthew Frank, associate professor of psychology at Stanford University, analyzed toddlers’ early language and found that rule-based grammatical knowledge emerges gradually with a significant increase around the age of 24 months. Th

New York schools help Cornell monitor local waterways for invasive species
Invasive aquatic species like round goby, Asian carp, and sea lamprey are a growing problem in New York State. Their presence impacts water quality, food supply, recreation and tourism, as well as human and animal health. Early detection is a critical first step in monitoring a species' spread and managing responses.

New structural studies reveal workings of a molecular pump that ejects cancer drugs
Sometimes cells resist medication by spitting it back out. Cancer cells, in particular, have a reputation for defiantly expelling the chemotherapy drugs meant to kill them. Researchers at The Rockefeller University have shed new light on a molecular pump that makes this possible, by determining its three-dimensional structure, down to the level of atoms.

Centralized Web Services Are Wonderful—Until They Go Wrong
When thousands of companies use a single Web services company, even small mistakes can prove catastrophic.

This is what America looked like before the EPA cleaned it up
Environment It wasn't pretty A snapshot from America before the impact of the EPA and the effects of rules regulating clean water and air were felt.

What would America be like without the EPA?
Environment Why we created the Environmental Protection Agency—and why we still need it What did America look like before the EPA? PopSci takes a look.

Hip to Be Square
Where else can Instagram go from here? The post Hip to Be Square appeared first on WIRED .

An LED bike light for 75 percent off? I'd buy it.
Gadgets Cruise clearly anytime. It's $32 bucks. Crazy bright LED bike lights for 75 percent off? I'd buy it. Read on.

'Ring of Fire' Eclipse Will Be Visible from Southern Hemisphere Sunday
This Sunday (Feb. 26), a "ring of fire" solar eclipse will be visible from parts of South America and Africa. Here's how this kind of eclipse differs from a total solar eclipse.

Nuclear Energy Startup Transatomic Backtracks on Key Promises
The company, backed by Peter Thiel’s Founders Fund, revised inflated assertions about its advanced reactor design after growing concerns prompted an MIT review.

The Oscars Have Always Been Self-Important. Now It’s For a Reason
Simply by dint of its political stature, it's become the most important awards show of the year

Massive Bug May Have Leaked User Data From Millions of Sites. So … Change Your Passwords
One of the biggest internet infrastructure companies leaked sensitive data for up to five months

“Work Alone” Nominated for a Lab Grammy!
The UCSD Neurosciences Graduate Program’s parody music video has been nominated for a “Lab Grammy”!!! Please vote for us here!!! Once again, a massive thanks to Micah and Alie Caldwell for their incredible editing skills and for making this happen! Vote, vote, vote! Let’s win this!!!!!

Silicon Valley-Backed Nuclear Energy Startup Transatomic Backtracks on Key Promises
The company revised inflated assertions about its reactor design’s efficiency after growing concerns prompted an MIT review.

How proteins reshape cell membranes
Small 'bubbles' frequently form on membranes of cells and are taken up into their interior. The process involves EHD proteins. Scientists have now shed light on how these proteins assemble on the surface of a cell and reshape its membrane.

In enemy garb: New explanation for wasp mimicry
Biologists expand on more than 150 years of textbook wisdom with a new explanation for wasp mimicry.

Hot Silicon Valley-Backed Nuclear Energy Startup Backtracks on Key Promises
Transatomic revises inflated assertions after growing concerns prompted an MIT review.

New Jersey OKs gas pipeline through protected Pinelands
New Jersey environmental regulators on Friday approved a hotly contested plan to run a natural gas pipeline through a federally protected forest preserve amid raucous protests that included drums, tambourines and choruses of "This Land Is Your Land."

Sharp vision: New glasses help the legally blind see
Jeff Regan was born with underdeveloped optic nerves and had spent most of his life in a blur. Then four years ago, he donned an unwieldy headset made by a Toronto company called eSight.

Google rolls out AI tool to combat online trolls
Google said it will begin offering media groups an artificial intelligence tool designed to stamp out incendiary comments on their websites.

Amazon Deforestation, Once Tamed, Comes Roaring Back
A decade after the “Save the Rainforest” movement captured the world’s imagination, Cargill and other food giants are pushing deeper into the wilderness.

More virus infection, please
Scientists have generated a new plasmid-based reverse genetics system for rotaviruses.

Transatomic Reverses Key Nuclear Power Claims
Founders Fund-backed venture revised inflated assertions after growing concerns prompted an MIT review.

Nano-sized hydrogen storage system increases efficiency
Lawrence Livermore scientists have collaborated with an interdisciplinary team of researchers including colleagues from Sandia National Laboratories to develop an efficient hydrogen storage system that could be a boon for hydrogen powered vehicles.

Study catalogs the complex flavors of American-made goat cheese
Nutty? Salty? Soapy? Goaty? Those are some of the descriptions Kansas State University and K-State Olathe researchers list in a new flavor lexicon that characterizes goat cheeses made in the U.S.

38,000 year-old engravings confirm ancient origins of technique used by Seurat, Van Gogh
A newly discovered trove of 16 engraved and otherwise modified limestone blocks, created 38,000 years ago, confirms the ancient origins of the pointillist techniques later adopted by 19th and 20th century artists such as Georges Seurat, Vincent Van Gogh, Camille Pissarro, and Roy Lichtenstein.

'Good vibration' hand pumps boost Africa's water security
The simple up-and-down motion of hand pumps could help scientists secure a key water source for 200 million people in Africa.

NASA's Webb Telescope team prepares for earsplitting acoustic test
Inside NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland the James Webb Space Telescope team completed the environmental portion of vibration testing and prepared for the acoustic test on the telescope.

Bristol and BT collaborate on massive MIMO trials for 5G wireless
The quest for highly efficient 5G wireless connectivity has been given a boost thanks to a collaboration between a team of 5G engineers from the Universities of Bristol and Lund, National Instruments (NI), and BT, one of the world's leading providers of communications services.

Just Like Van Gogh: Prehistoric Artists Used Pointillist Technique
The artistic techniques used by Vincent van Gogh and Georges Seurat were considered groundbreaking in their day, but a recent discovery in southwestern France shows that people were using similar artistic methods about 38,000 years ago, a new study finds.

Prehistoric Van Goghs: Artists Used Pointillism 38,000 Years Ago | Video
Nineteenth-century artists, such as Georges Seurat and Vincent van Gogh, weren't the first to use pointillism, according to a discovery of 38,000-year-old decorated limestone tablets in France.

Ancient humans arrived in South America in multiple waves
Paleoamericans share a last common ancestor with modern native South Americans outside, rather than inside, the Americas and new findings underscore the importance of looking at both genetic and morphological evidence, each revealing different aspects of the human story, to help unravel our species' history.

Trilobites: In an Ancient Burial Place, 3 Centuries of One Woman’s Descendants
A study of DNA from 14 bodies in a burial site in New Mexico’s Chaco Canyon found a matrilineal link, raising questions about a society’s structure.

Octopus vs. Crab Showdown Ends with a Twist in Startling Video
Surprise! Guess who survives this ocean encounter?

Morphing drone takes off like a helicopter, flies like a plane
A drone for surveying farmers’ fields takes off vertically and then shape-shifts into a plane, making it easier to launch and allowing it to fly for longer

The greatest danger asteroids pose to us is not from the impact
If an asteroid hits a major city, only 3 per cent of the casualties will be from the crater it forms – most will be from overheated air and high winds

Famed Hacker Kevin Mitnick Shows You How to Go Invisible Online
Want to become invisible online? Start with your emails

Colorado River flow could drop 50% by 2100
Warming in the 21st century has reduced Colorado River flows by at least 0.5 million acre-feet—about the amount of water used by 2 million people for one year, a new study warns. “This paper is the first to show the large role that warming temperatures are playing in reducing the flows of the Colorado River,” says Jonathan Overpeck, professor of geosciences and of hydrology and atmospheric scienc

Augmented reality lets cars communicate to reduce road rage
Virtual signs that pop up on your windscreen and say “rushing to the hospital” or “in a hurry to the airport” help turn other drivers’ aggression to empathy

Advice From Patients On A Study's Design Makes For Better Science
Increasingly, advocates for patients are in the room when big medical studies are designed. They demand answers to big questions: "Will the results of this study actually help anybody?"

US Drug Overdose Deaths Continue to Rise: Here Are the Numbers to Know
The rate of drug overdose deaths in the United States continues to rise, with a particularly sharp spike in heroin-related deaths in recent years.

Mildred Dresselhaus, 'Queen Of Carbon' And Nanoscience Trailblazer, Dies At 86
The daughter of poor immigrants, Dresselhaus became science royalty for her work with carbon materials. Along the way she opened opportunities for female scientists that didn't exist when she started.

Hammerhead shark migration gives new hope for conservation
Great Hammerhead sharks have been tagged and tracked across the USA and Bahamas in a bid to shed light on their migration habits. Researchers suggest that these sharks are more at risk than previously thought because of their predictable and seasonal migratory patterns. As an endangered species, the Great Hammerhead shark is in desperate need of effective conservation management. This new informat

Study examines ways to use demand information to adjust capacity
A new study derived optimal policies and data-driven, problem-solving techniques for firms to learn about demand so that they can decide when and by how much they should adjust their capacity level.

Study catalogs the complex flavors of American-made goat cheese
Researchers generated a flavor lexicon that lists the 39 flavor attributes in cheeses made with goat milk. Flavor lexicons are important tools for cheesemakers because they help with development, product benchmarking and quality control.

Researchers detail genetic mechanisms that govern growth and drought response in plants
Research outlines how the genetic pathways that govern growth and stress response in plants sometimes clash. The research could lead to better performing crop varieties.

Corals May Get Temporary Reprieve from Bleaching
Climate models show the absence of a global atmospheric circulation pattern which bolsters high ocean temperatures key to coral bleaching —

Alphabet-Uber Rivalry Intensifies Over Autonomous Car Cribbing
Waymo claims that an engineer took trade secrets with him on his departure and used them to build new hardware at Uber.

How teachers see parents can influence kids
Teacher ratings of parental involvement early in a child’s academic career can accurately predict the child’s academic and social success, new research shows. The findings show the importance of teacher-parent connections and also the need for training teachers on how to create effective relationships with all parents, says Keith Herman, a professor in the University of Missouri College of Educat

Should You Bank Your Own Blood? Actually, Yeah
Stockpile it now. Just in case

How to Shoot a 360 Video
Shooting video with one of these new cameras requires a different creative process, but it's one that can be mastered with some knowledge

You probably don’t recognize your rivals at work
We actively compete with our coworkers for a limited amount of perks, including raises, promotions, bonuses, and recognition. But new research shows that, more often than not, people fall short in determining which coworkers might be trying to edge them out on the job. “We looked at whether people understood what other people in the workplace thought of them,” says Hillary Anger Elfenbein, profes

Battle of the Sexes: Who Sweats More?
Do men sweat more than women? Turns out, body size and shape is a better indicator of sweat than sex.

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The data behind Hollywood's sexism | Stacy Smith
Where are all the women and girls in film? Social scientist Stacy Smith analyzes how the media underrepresents and portrays women — and the potentially destructive effects those portrayals have on viewers. She shares hard data behind gender bias in Hollywood, where on-screen males outnumber females three to one (and behind-the-camera workers fare even worse.)

Here's my second podcast episode on cog psy. Why do we forget, and what can we do about it? [13:22]
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There’s no such thing as ‘clean coal’ – it’s dirty and expensive
Australia and the US want to revive an uneconomical and polluting technology, and, worse, Australia plans to take money from a clean energy fund to do it

Researchers use holography to improve nanophotonic circuits
Nanophotonic circuits, tiny chips which filter and steer light, suffer from small random variations which degrade the transmission of light. Researchers have now found a way to compensate those variations, which may lead to energy savings in datacenters and computer equipment. The researchers from Utrecht University (Debye Institute), University of Twente (MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology) and T

Hjort: Dansk politik for kamprobotter må vente
Danmark skal vente med at tage stilling til, om forsvaret må overlade aftrækkeren til maskiner, siger forsvarsminister Claus Hjort Frederiksen. Det til trods for, at forsvaret allerede benytter autonome våbensystemer, og at eksperter advarer om et juridisk ingenmandsland.

You Gotta Try DIY Virtual Reality, Even if You Make Hideous Things
Most of the VR created by everyday people will be hideous, but it will help the medium grow

Go See Get Out, the Smart Horror Gem We All Deserve
Jordan Peele's feature film debut gets in your head in ways that are hard to forget

The dawn of a new era for Supernova 1987a (Update)
Three decades ago, astronomers spotted one of the brightest exploding stars in more than 400 years. The titanic supernova, called Supernova 1987A (SN 1987A), blazed with the power of 100 million suns for several months following its discovery on Feb. 23, 1987.

New algorithm identifies gene transfers between different bacterial species
Gene transfers are particularly common in the antibiotic-resistance genes of Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria.

How proteins reshape cell membranes
Small "bubbles" frequently form on membranes of cells and are taken up into their interior. The process involves EHD proteins – a focus of research by Prof. Oliver Daumke of the MDC. He and his team have now shed light on how these proteins assemble on the surface of a cell and reshape its membrane.

Deadly U.S. Heroin Overdoses Quadrupled in 5 Years
More than 12,000 deaths are linked to the drug —

Roller Coasters Go Digital with VR-Enhanced Rides
Hold onto your VR headset for this roller-coaster ride.

Early baleen whales contended for title of ocean's Barry White
Until now, it has been a bit of a mystery about the evolution of hearing capabilities in those graceful ocean behemoths, the baleen whales.

It’s Easy to Slip Toxic Language Past Alphabet’s Toxic-Comment Detector
Machine-learning algorithms are no match for the creativity of human insults.

A revolutionary atom-thin semiconductor for electronics
A two-dimensional material developed by Bayreuth physicist Prof. Dr. Axel Enders together with international partners could revolutionize electronics.

Scientists generate a new plasmid-based reverse genetics system for rotaviruses
Rotaviruses are the most common cause of severe diarrhea and kill hundreds of thousands of infants a year. Although current vaccines are effective in preventing aggravation of rotaviruses, the development of more effective vaccines at lower cost is expected. Technology cannot study well how rotaviruses invade and replicate in a cell. To identify which genes are crucial for the infection of rotavir

There's a giant crack in an Antarctic ice shelf. Should we be worried?
An accelerating crack in the ice shelf known as Larsen C, the fourth largest ice shelf in Antarctica, has grown by 17 miles since the beginning of December, according to multiple news reports, including a recent article in the New York Times. The crack runs one-third of a mile deep, slicing through to the ice-shelf floor, and is, in total, more than 100 miles long.

PHOTOS: The Final Hours Of A Dakota Access Pipeline Protest Camp
On Thursday morning, law enforcement cleared out the Oceti Sakowin camp in North Dakota, ending a months-long protest against the completion of the nearby Dakota Access Pipeline.

Ancient Pictish Murder Victim's Face Digitally Recreated | Video
Scientists at the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification (CAHID) at the University of Dundee in Australia digitally recreated the face of a Pictish man murdered about 1,400 years ago in Scotland.

First Stretchable Holographic Display Unveiled
Embedding gold nanorods in contact lens material makes an entirely new kind of holographic display possible.

Major gains still to be made in quality of arm prostheses
Approximately 4,000 people in the Netherlands are affected by arm damage: they have to do without the use of their hand or part of their hand, their forearm or even a complete arm. The majority of these people have a prosthesis. This prosthesis may be purely cosmetic, or have a gripping function, enabling the user to carry out everyday activities. The latter may either be body-powered or myoelectr

Researchers examine the deliberate switching of individual photochromic molecules
Scientists in Bayreuth examine the deliberate switching of individual photochromic molecules. Their findings are opening up new research possibilities for visualizing the structures of complex molecules and even entire biological systems.

It might be possible to refreeze the icecaps to slow global warming
One of the most worrisome aspects of climate change is the role played by positive feedback mechanisms. In addition to global temperatures rising because of increased carbon dioxide and greenhouse gas emissions, there is the added push created by deforestation, ocean acidification, and (most notably) the disappearance of the Arctic polar ice cap.

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