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The New Spider-Man: Homecoming Trailer Features So Much Iron Man

Marvel is certainly glad to have Spider-Man back in its stable of characters, isn’t it? The new trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming gives us a lot of time with Michael Keaton’s Vulture and a lot of references to the wider Marvel cinematic universe.Read more...
Tags: Science, Movies, Marvel, Michael Keaton, Trailer Frenzy, Spider Man Homecoming


Let's Dive Into the Shadow King's Big Move on Legion's Season Finale

Legion just aired its first season finale, and all I can say is “Hell. Yes.” It started off relatively slow, but that was just to get us warmed up for the plethora of twists and turns the Shadow King would hurl our way—ending in something I, in no way, predicted. I’m pretty sure I owe somebody on this site $5.Read more...
Tags: Science, Open Channel, Legion


NASA’s new searchable media library is a treasure trove of space pics and video

 Do you like space? Do you like looking at it, wishing you were there instead of here, perhaps? Well NASA just did something that will make your day. The U.S. space agency launched a new web-based search engine for much of its catalog of images, video and audio files, which you can browse by keyword and metadata, so that you never have to remember the dismal reality that you’re… Read More
Tags: TC, Space, Science, Tech, Nasa


New Pirates of the Caribbean Featurette Confirms a Fan Favorite Theory

We know that Orlando Bloom is returning to the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, but we haven’t gotten an actual glimpse of Will Turner in the footage we’ve seen so far. Now, we are at least sure we’ve seen his genes.Read more...
Tags: Science, Movies, Disney, Orlando Bloom, Caribbean, Pirates, Pirates of the Caribbean 5, Will Turner, Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Men Tell No Tales


Prospects for life in solar system are good as amino acids and water ice seem ubiquitous in asteroid belt and nearing a dozen subsurface liquid ocean worlds

There is evidence for subsurface oceans within nearly a dozen bodies (planets, asteroids and moons) in the solar system. Jupiter's Europa, Saturn's Enceladus and Titan have the strongest evidence.The Asteroid Ceres has joined Mars and several satellites of the giant planets in the list of locations in the solar system that may harbor life. The dwarf planet has water. Now, infrared spectra taken from the orbiting Dawn spacecraft reveal organic-rich regions in and around its ~50-kilometer...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, Water, Nasa, Oceans, Innovation, Rosetta, Mars, Ceres, Jupiter, Europa, Dione, Telescopes, Churyumov Gerasimenko, Ganymede


The World's First 'Period' in a Dish Could Revolutionize Reproductive Medicine

The female menstrual cycle is a rite of passage into womanhood that for centuries has been shrouded in mystery and taboo. Pliny The Elder, for one, that menstrual blood could turn crop fields barren. Just last century, one scientist floated a theory that menstrual blood contained a poison that caused women to…Read more...
Tags: Science, Womens Health, Organ on a chip, Period Science


The Plan to Bring a Little Bit of Venus Back to Earth

Venus, arguably the most Earth-like world we know of, is an enigma. Despite decades of studying Venus from afar, and sending off probes to melt into metallic puddles on its surface, we still don’t understand why our nearest neighbor is a toxic hellscape. But scientists hope to change that, with a bold new mission that…Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, Earth, Venus, Planetary Science


Scientists Build a Menstrual Biochip That Does Everything But Bleed

An organ-on-chip model of the female reproductive tract includes a miniature ovary, uterus, fallopian tube, cervix, and liver. The post Scientists Build a Menstrual Biochip That Does Everything But Bleed appeared first on WIRED.
Tags: Science, Biology, Fertility, Women's Health, Chips


Jefferson Lab Accomplishes Critical Milestones Toward Completion of 12 GeV Upgrade

The Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF) at the U.S. Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility has achieved two major commissioning milestones and is now entering the final stretch of work to conclude its first major upgrade. Recently, the CEBAF accelerator delivered electron beams into two of its experimental halls, Halls B and C, at energies not possible before the upgrade for commissioning of the experimental equipment currently in each hall. Data ...
Tags: Science, Thomas Jefferson, U S Department of Energy


Jeff Bezos Had a Good Ass Day

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos just had one of those days that we all have from time-to-time. He officially became the second richest human on the planet and he shut down a business that was founded by one of his bitter rivals.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Marc Lore, Quidsi, Souq, Petty Men


Photos from the Body Farm

Texas State University's Body Farm (AKA Forensic Anthropology Center at Texas State University or FACTS) is a 45-year-old facility where the corpses of medical body donors are left to decompose so that researchers can observe the rate at which human remains are consumed by the elements, scavengers and microbes, allowing them to accurately date the bodies of murder victims and those who died accidentally. (more…)
Tags: Post, Photography, Texas, Science, News, Bodies, Forensics, Texas State University, And Dance Around In Your Bones


Making America's Power Grid Much, Much Smarter

A new, open-source software platform has been designed to support applications required to create a smart power grid and protect it from dangers ranging from terrorists to falling tree limbs.
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Rising Sea Levels Could Decimate Southern California Beaches by 2100

Using a new computer model, scientists predict that upwards of 67 percent of Southern California beaches could be severely damaged by rising sea levels in the next 80 years. Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, California, Global Warming, Sea Level Rise, Beaches, Southern California, Earth Sciences, Sea Levels


Watch SpaceX Launch Its First Truly Reusable Rocket

This is the first time SpaceX—or any commercial space company—has attempted to reuse a rocket to send something into orbit. The post Watch SpaceX Launch Its First Truly Reusable Rocket appeared first on WIRED.
Tags: Space, Spacex, Science, Launch, Reusable Rockets, Commercial Space


Van Andel Research Institute Installs World-Class Microscopes to Enable Discovery of the Molecular Basis of Disease

Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) is now home to one of the world's most powerful microscopes--one that images life's building blocks in startling clarity and equips VARI's growing team of scientists to push the limits of discovery in search of new treatments for diseases such as cancer and Parkinson's.
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the drug everolimus boosts flu vaccine response by 25% in people over 65 and rejuvenates the immune system

Novartis found that giving low doses of a drug called everolimus to people over 65 increased their response to flu vaccines. It did, by about 20 percent. Yet behind the test was a bigger question about whether any drug can slow or reverse the symptoms of old age. Novartis’s study on everolimus, which looked at whether the immune system of elderly people could be made to act younger, has been called the “first human aging trial.”RAD001 (everolimus) also appeared to broaden the serologic response,...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Boston, Aging, Innovation, Novartis, Longevity, Easter Island, Life Extension, Rapa Nui, Antiaging, PureTech Health, Rapamycin


A copper oxide solar cells on top of regular silicon solar cells cold boost energy conversion up to 40% from 25% today

Researchers are currently developing the environment-friendly solar cells of the future, which will capture twice as much energy as the cells of today. The trick is to combine two different types of solar cells in order to utilize a much greater portion of the sunlight.“These are going to be the world’s most efficient and environment-friendly solar cells. There are currently solar cells that are certainly just as efficient, but they are both expensive and toxic. Furthermore, the materials in our...
Tags: Energy, Science, Materials, Innovation, Solar, University of Oslo UiO, Bengt Svensson, Materials Science and Nanotechnology SMN Ninety, Wattrom


Elon Musk Is Wrong to Think He Can Save the World By Boosting Our Brains

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has announced a new venture called Neuralink, a startup which aims to develop neural interface technologies that connect our brains to computers. Musk says it’s the best way to prevent an AI apocalypse, but it’s on this point that he’s gravely mistaken. Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, Entrepreneurs, Tesla, Cybernetics, Futurism, Musk, Bioethics, Cognitive Enhancement, Transhumanism, Brain Chips, Neuralink, Neural Interface Devices


Iowa State Engineers Test Heated Pavement Technology at Des Moines International Airport

Halil Ceylan and a group of Iowa State engineers are testing heated pavement technologies at the Des Moines International Airport. They've installed two test slabs of electrically conductive concrete. And the pavement has effectively cleared ice and snow.
Tags: Science, Iowa, Iowa State, Des Moines International Airport, Halil Ceylan


Trump's Drastic Move to Dismantle the Clean Power Plan Won't Bring Coal Back

On Tuesday, President Trump is expected to begin the process of dismantling Obama’s environmental legacy, including his signature climate action policy, the Clean Power Plan. According to Reuters, Trump will sign an executive order compelling the Environmental Protection Agency to review and rewrite the plan, which…Read more...
Tags: Energy, Politics, Science, Obama, Environment, Clean Energy, Environmental Protection Agency, Trump, Reuters Trump


Discovery: Stretchy Silver for Flexible Phones

A team of scientists has discovered that silver wires, between about 10 and 40 nanometers wide, have an amazing combination of super-strength and stretchiness. The discovery holds promise for the creation of flexible touchscreens and other technologies.
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The First Footage From Jumanji Is Surprisingly Very Fun

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (the actual new title) won’t open until Christmas, but exhibitors got a first look at footage from the film at CinemaCon 2017. It revealed the not-so-secret premise, a connection to Robin Williams and, frankly, a lot of fun, family-friendly action.Read more...
Tags: Science, Movies, Robin Williams, Sony, Jumanji, Cinemacon 2017, Jumanji Welcome To The Jungle


How to Hide Your Browsing History From Your Snooping ISP

Congress has moved to dismantle some Obama-era rules that would have protected the online privacy of everyday Americans. This sucks. The deregulation means it will be easier for huge telecom companies to track and sell their customers’ browsing history. This sucks! But not all is lost.Read more...
Tags: Security, Politics, Science, Fcc, Privacy, Obama, Congress, Tor, Isps, Vpns, Tinfoil Hat Time


Sustainable Suburban Development Methods for Abu Dhabi Presented

Masdar Institute MSc Student Analyzes UAE Neighborhoods to Understand How Land Can Be Conserved While Developing Environmentally Sustainable Suburbs
Tags: Science, Abu Dhabi, Masdar Institute MSc Student Analyzes UAE


Outfit Your Nintendo Switch (Plus Your Other USB-C Gear) With Today's Anker Discounts

I’ve heard vague rumors of the existence of a new game console out there, which means it’s time for accessory makers to cash in. Check out the links and promo codes below for Anker PowerLine+ USB-C cables to keep your Switch charged, plus a screen protector to keep it pristine.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Deals, Kinja Deals, Gaming, Science, Peripherals, Power, Nintendo, Anker, Switch


Americans Are Water Conscious, UF/IFAS Survey Shows

Researchers based their assessment on responses to a survey of 1,052 respondents. The poll shows 46 percent are "water considerate;" 44 percent of the participants are what researchers classified as "water savvy conservationists" and 9 percent are not concerned about water conservation.
Tags: Science, UF IFAS


More Evidence and analysis of ammonia filled subsurface ocean on Pluto that could have novel, exotic life

Research publish in the Journal Nature indicates the subsurface ocean on Pluto under Sputnik Planitia region could be filled with ammonia, similar to what scientists have detected to one of Pluto's moon, Charon."Life as we know it" could not be present in the ammonia-laden subsurface ocean on Pluto, but other unknown "primitive" creatures could be present."It's no place for germs, much less fish or squid, or any life as we know it. But as with the methane seas on Titan—Saturn's main ...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, Oceans, Innovation, Journal Nature, Pluto, Charon, McKinnon, Sputnik Planitia


Save $50 on the Smart Thermostat That's Smarter Than a Nest

While it doesn’t have the brand recognition of Nest’s learning Thermostat, the Ecobee3 Smart Thermostat one-ups its most popular competitor by including a wireless remote sensor that you can place elsewhere in your house, giving the thermostat a more accurate picture of your home’s overall temperature. Plus, it’ll…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Deals, Kinja Deals, Home, Science, Thermostat, Smart Home, Ecobee


A Wild New Hypothesis for How Saturn's Moon Enceladus Got Its Geysers

Saturn’s moon Enceladus is a beautiful mystery. Though it looks like a lonely ice ball, this moon is concealing what’s probably an underground ocean, engulfing a rocky core. In fact, Enceladus’s south pole contains active jets that shoot out water vapor and icy particles from this ocean, which were first observed by…Read more...
Tags: Space, Science, Ice, Enceladus, Ice Ice Baby


In Science, You Can’t Always Get What You Want

Science experiments don't always provide the data needed to definitively answer a question. Such is the nature of science. The post In Science, You Can't Always Get What You Want appeared first on WIRED.
Tags: Science, Physics, Science Blogs



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