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Creators of modern rechargeable batteries share Nobel prize

If you had to slip a couple AAs into your smartphone every morning to check your email, browse Instagram, and text your friends, chances are the mobile revolution would not have been quite so revolutionary. Fortunately the rechargeable lithium-ion battery was invented — a decades-long task for which three men have just been awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. The prize this year honors M. Stanley Whittingham, John Goodenough, and Akira Yoshino, all of whom contributed to the development of wha...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Tech, Batteries, Battery, Whittingham, John Goodenough, Nobel Prize, Lithium-ion, Akira Yoshino, Stanley Whittingham John Goodenough, Fred Gamble


Riverdale Remembers Luke Perry in an Emotional Season Premiere

Most of the time, Riverdale is as ridiculous as Jughead’s writing. For the season four premiere, the show stripped everything away to deliver a touching tribute to the late Luke Perry. You could tell this wasn’t a normal day . They felt every moment of his loss. By the end, you’ll feel it too.Read more...
Tags: Science, Cw, Riverdale, Shannen Doherty, Luke Perry, KJ Apa, TV Bite


Witchboard Is the Perfect Combination of Melodrama, 1980s Hair, and Evil Spirits

Much like the female protagonist of Witchboard, the deliciously cheesy 1986 cautionary tale about why you should never use an Ouija board improperly, I have an obsession. But I’m not obsessed with talking to ghosts. I’m just obsessed with Witchboard.Read more...
Tags: Science, Horror, Witches, Nostalgia, Ouija, Retro Review, Ouija Board, Witchboard, Seances


American Airlines Says It Expects to Start Flying Troubled Boeing 737 Max Again Next Year

American Airlines said on Wednesday that it expects its fleet of Boeing 737 Max jets to return to passenger service later than expected on Jan. 16, 2019, after the Federal Aviation Administration and Department of Transportation sign off on revisions intended to remedy flaws that led to the deaths of 346 people in two…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Safety, Airplanes, Aviation, Airlines, Boeing, Department Of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, American Airlines, Boeing 737 MAX, 737 Max


Think California's Preemptive Blackouts Are Scary? Buckle Up

At midnight on Wednesday, California’s largest utility begun cutting off power to customers across the northern part of the state. The rolling blackout came with just a day’s warning as intense fire weather is expected to whip up across the region. Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Wildfires, Electricity, Pge, Wildfire Season Is Year Round Now


You Can Connect an Iomega Zip Drive to Your Apple Watch Like It's 1994

As Ian Malcolm in Spielberg’s Jurassic Park famously said, “...your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should.” YouTuber napabar should have heeded that advice before trying to get his Apple Watch to connect to an old Iomega Zip drive. But surprisingly, he…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Tech, Hacks, Apple Watch, Spielberg, Consumer Tech, Ian Malcolm, Iomega


Won't Someone Please Think of Microsoft?

Late last night, an email leaked to advocacy group Fight For The Future detailed how Github—the code repository Microsoft bought last year for $7.5 billion—would be renewing its contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the agency at the forefront of carrying out the Trump administration’s xenophobic war…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Microsoft, Ice, Immigration And Customs Enforcement, Trump, U S Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Gifthub


The 10 Best Deals of October 9, 2019

We see a lot of deals around the web over on Kinja Deals, but these were our ten favorites today.Read more...
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Facebook Reportedly Flags Hundreds of Thousands of Kids as Interested in Gambling, Alcohol

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that whatever you do on Facebook eventually comes back to you in the form of targeted ads. It turns out, however, that Facebook’s advertising tools have also marked hundreds of thousands of children as interested in gambling and alcohol, opening them up to some not-so-great …Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Ads, Targeted Ads, delete Facebook


Unprecedented Video Shows Pigs Using Tools

Pigs may never fly, but they’re capable of using tools, as fascinating new research demonstrates.Read more...
Tags: Science, Animal Behavior, Pigs, Tool Use, Animal Intelligence, Pig Intelligence


Want to run more efficiently? Tie your feet together, say scientists

It used to be that tying someone’s shoes together was a nasty prank, but now it’s a performance-enhancing feat of bio-mechanical engineering. A team of researchers and engineers at Stanford University have developed a radical new method to increase the running efficiency of humans: they put a rubber band between a pair of shoes. This might not sound like a feat of modern technology, but the science behind it is actually quite interesting. According to the team’s research paper, we’re poorly engi...
Tags: Startups, Science, Tech, Stanford University, Distract


Uber's Making It Easier to Bring Your Pet for the Ride—and Don't You Dare Ruin This for Me

One of the downsides of being a pet owner without a vehicle at your disposal is that getting around in a pinch typically means you’re at the mercy of someone willing to transport the two of you in good faith. Uber knows this can be tricky, and it’s launching a new pilot, Uber Pet, to help ease this process for all…Read more...
Tags: Uber, Science, Dogs, Pets, Ridesharing, Gig Economy, Don, Uber Pet


The first spacecraft that can service satellites to extend their life launched today

Up until now, commercial satellites have essentially been disposable. Even the massive, multi-ton ones that can have service lives spanning a decade or more eventually just become so much space trash once they’re out of fuel, or they experience some kind fo terminal mechanical failure. A new spacecraft built by Northrop Grumman and launched aboard a Russian Soyuz today (via Space.com) could change all that, however. The MEV-1, as its known, is a satellite service spacecraft, which has the spe...
Tags: TC, Space, Science, Tech, Satellite, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Spacecraft, Space Debris, Northrop Grumman, Outer Space, Northrop, Intelsat, TC Disrupt, Orbit Fab


Senators Warn Visa, Mastercard to Think Twice About Joining Facebook's Cryptocurrency Scheme

As anxieties mount over Facebook’s plan to launch a cryptocurrency called Libra, Capitol Hill lawmakers are facing increasing pressure to intercede. This week, that intervention has taken the form of ominous letters by Democratic members of the powerful Senate Banking Committee, who warn payment service companies to…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Banking, Libra, Democratic, Senate Banking Committee, Libra Association, Libra Capitol Hill


What You Need to Know About the Court of Owls, the Potential Foes of the Next Big Batman Game

It’s been a good long time since we last stepped into the world of the excellent Batman: Arkham games, but recently Bat-fans were sent all aflutter by a new teaser for what appears to be the next entry in the series being made by game developer Warner Bros. Montreal. This time, the villain seems to be a foe that …Read more...
Tags: Science, Owls, Video Games, Dc Comics, Explainer, Batman, DC Entertainment, Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo, Court of Owls, Warner Bros Montreal, Batman Arkham City, Batman Arkham Asylum


Wealthy counties get many FEMA buyouts of flood-prone homes

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — FEMA buys flood-prone homes more often in wealthy, populous counties than in poor, rural areas, even though lower-income rural areas may be more likely to flood frequently, a new study finds. The reason is probably that better-off local governments have the resources to apply for and administer the programs — and […]
Tags: Science, News, Ap, Nation, Fema, New Orleans


Americans Are Already Moving Away From the Rising Water's Edge

The U.S. is slowly being gripped by a flooding crisis as seas rise and waterways overflow with ever more alarming frequency. An idea at the forefront for how to help Americans cope is so-called managed retreat, a process of moving away from affected areas and letting former neighborhoods return to nature. It’s an idea …Read more...
Tags: Science, Fema, Sea Level Rise, Floods, Rivers, Buyouts, Managed Retreat


Save Big on an Aukey 10000mAh PD Power Bank With An On-Page Coupon

AUKEY Power Delivery Power Bank, 10000mAh PD Power Bank | $21 | Amazon | Use coupon code on pageRead more...
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As Sea Levels Rise, So Do Ghost Forests

Up and down the mid-Atlantic coast, sea levels are rising rapidly, creating stands of dead trees -- often bleached, sometimes blackened -- known as ghost forests.The water is gaining as much as 5 millimeters per year in some places, well above the global average of 3.1 millimeters, driven by profound environmental shifts that include climate change.Increasingly powerful storms, a consequence of a warming world, push seawater inland. More intense dry spells reduce freshwater flowing outward. Addi...
Tags: Science, Maryland, Atlantic, New York Times, University of Florida, Greenland, East Coast, University Of Maryland, Anne, Rutgers, Wildlife Service, North Carolina State University, Sandy, Walker, Chesapeake Bay, Fitzgerald


Warm autumn weather brings out troops of amorous tarantulas

An extended mating season is bringing California's tarantulas out in droves; here's a reminder to go easy on the gentle giants.
Tags: Science, News, California


First-Ever Diamond Within a Diamond Found in Russia

Fittingly dubbed the “Russian Nesting Doll Diamond,” this tabular-shaped diamond within a diamond was found in the Nyurba mine in Yakutia, Russia. Perhaps the world’s first-ever instance of such a gem, an outer diamond (.62 carats) holds a smaller one (.02) carats within, but the two differ enough so that the smaller rock rattles around inside. Because this is such a rare occurrence, researchers have yet …
Tags: Science, Design, Russia, Culture, Diamonds, Archaeology, Rare, Linkaboutit, Yakutia Russia, Jewels, Gems, Gemology, Nyurba


Uber and Lyft Drivers Talk About Getting Ripped Off

After a monumental political battle, California passed AB5, a law that will make it much harder for gig economy companies to classify their workers as “independent contractors.” Now, the same political battle is coming to New York. That means it’s a perfect time to hear from Uber and Lyft drivers, in their own words. Read more...
Tags: Lyft, Uber, New York, Science, Labor, California, The Workplace, Ridesharing, Gig Economy, Ab5


German Synagogue Shooting Was Livestreamed on Amazon's Twitch

A shooting at a synagogue in Halle, Germany, on Wednesday during Yom Kippur was livestreamed on Twitch.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, 4chan, Twitch, Halle Germany, Livestreamed Shootings, White Surpemacy


Our 'inner salamander' could help treat arthritis, study finds

Research links human ability to regrow cartilage to molecules that help amphibians sprout new limbsContrary to popular opinion, humans can regrow cartilage in their joints, researchers have found. Experts hope the research could lead to new treatments for a common type of arthritis.Osteoarthritis, in which joints become painful and stiff, is the most common form of arthritis and is thought to cause pain in about 8.5 million people in the UK alone. It is caused by a breakdown in the cartilage tha...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Medical Research, Osteoarthritis


Humans Have a ‘Salamander-Like’ Ability to Regenerate Damaged Body Parts, Study Finds

Salamanders are renowned for their regenerative capabilities, such as growing back entire limbs. We can’t pull off this biological trick, but new research highlights a previously unknown regenerative ability in humans—one held over from our evolutionary past.Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Regeneration, Regenerative Medicine, Cartilage


Scientists Invent LED Device to Quickly Treat Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, Though It's Not Ready for Humans Yet

Doctors at Harvard think they’ve found a new way to stop a silent killer by literally shining a light on it. In experiments with rats, their light-based device was able to quickly clear away carbon monoxide stuck to blood cells. The nifty invention may someday help doctors and EMTs treat life-threatening cases of…Read more...
Tags: Science, Harvard, Poisoning, Fires, Poison, Rats, Carbon Monoxide


US nuclear, uranium mining industries hope for Trump bailout

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. uranium mining companies and nuclear power plant operators are hoping for a bailout in the name of national security. President Donald Trump is scheduled to get recommendations Thursday from a federal task force studying ways to revive domestic uranium mining. The Nuclear Energy Institute representing uranium mine companies has asked the […]
Tags: Business, Science, Technology, News, Washington, US, Ap, Nation, Donald Trump, Trump, Nuclear Energy Institute


Physicists Create Lab System That Looks Like Theorized Dark Matter Particle

Scientists have discovered a phenomenon that looks a whole lot like a dark matter particle in a laboratory system, according to new research. Read more...
Tags: Science, Physics, Dark Matter, Axions, Weyl Semimetals


Nobel prize honors breakthroughs on lithium-ion batteries

If you're reading this on a cellphone or laptop computer, you might thank this year's three winners of the Nobel Prize in chemistry for their work on lithium-ion batteries. The breakthroughs they achieved also made storing energy from renewable sources more feasible, opening up a whole new front in the fight against global warming. "This is a highly charged story of tremendous potential," quipped Olof Ramstrom of the Nobel committee for chemistry.
Tags: Science, Olof Ramstrom


X-Men's Theme Song Faces Lawsuit Over Similarities to Hungarian Police Drama

The theme song to X-Men: The Animated Series is undeniably amazing, but now there are accusations that it was stolen. A Hungarian man has filed a lawsuit against Marvel, Disney, Fox, Apple, Amazon, and others—along with folks from Saban Entertainment—claiming that the theme song was plagiarized. Read more...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Music, Lawsuit, Science, Marvel, Disney, Fox, Hungary, Animation, Nostalgia, X Men, Saban Entertainment, Disney Plus, Theme Song, X Men The Animated Series



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