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Jamie Condliffe Jamie Condliffe Jul 15, 2019 at 16:00.

They could've included jailbreaking and rooting, too, but they'd have needed a log scale

They could've included jailbreaking and rooting, too, but they'd have needed a log scale

They could've included jailbreaking and rooting, too, but they'd have needed a log scale. [Truth Facts]

Jamie Condliffe Jamie Condliffe Jul 15, 2019 at 15:40.

UV Light Reveals the Former Glory of Aging Seashells

UV Light Reveals the Former Glory of Aging Seashells

Over time, most things lose their luster—like these ancient seashells. But now, scientists are able to glimpse what the now-white shells looked like in their prime using UV light.

While wind, water and dust have had their way with the pigment of the shells, reports Popular Science, UV light reveals where areas of colored organic matter once lay—as shown in the middle column of images above....

Jamie Condliffe Jamie Condliffe Jul 15, 2019 at 15:09.

Google Maps Software Now Lets Your Explore Depths of the Human  Body

Google Maps Software Now Lets Your Explore Depths of the Human  Body

Google Maps makes it easy to pan, zoom and search the world—and now it can do the same for the deep recesses of the human body, too.

A new project by researchers from the University of New South Wales in Australia has been borrowing the algorithms used to assemble and run Google Maps to create large, explorable depictions of human tissue, right down to the individual cell. The first example...

Jamie Condliffe Jamie Condliffe Jul 15, 2019 at 12:01.

Real-Time 3D Imaging Shows How Disposable Lithium Batteries Degrade

Real-Time 3D Imaging Shows How Disposable Lithium Batteries Degrade

We all know that lithium-ion batteries can fail catastrophically . But other batteries can also burst into flame unprovoked, and a team of researchers is using real-time 3D imaging to understand exactly how.

A team of engineers form University College London has been using X-ray imaging techniques to captures 3D views of what happens inside disposable lithium batteries. You might wonder why...

Jamie Condliffe Jamie Condliffe Jul 15, 2019 at 11:40.

America Is Getting Its First Offshore Wind Farm

America Is Getting Its First Offshore Wind Farm

Offshore wind energy is popular in many parts of the world, but it's never gained traction in the U.S.. Now, a company called Deepwater Wind has announced that it's secured full funding to build America's first offshore wind farm.

The project will see five floating 6 megawatt offshore wind turbines built just off the coast of Rhode Island. Producing 30 megawatts of energy total, undersea power...

Jamie Condliffe Jamie Condliffe Jul 15, 2019 at 11:11.

The Clearest View Yet of Pluto's Two Tiny Moons

The Clearest View Yet of Pluto's Two Tiny Moons
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NASA's New Horizons Spacecraft was launched to give us the first close-up view of Pluto, and it's delivering. This footage shows the best-ever view of two of its tiny moons—one of which never been seen before.

The two moons, Nix and Hydra, are visible in a series of images acquired by New Horizons between January 27th...

Jamie Condliffe Jamie Condliffe Jul 15, 2019 at 01:28.

This Japanese Airport Has Running Tracks For Travelers to Follow

This Japanese Airport Has Running Tracks For Travelers to Follow

Stepping off an airplane at Narita International airport in Japan might be even more frenetic than your usual travel experience—because you’ll be racing along a running track.

A nice nod to the forthcoming 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, the airport terminal walkways use color-coded paths that look like racetrack lanes to guide people as they navigate the space. In fact, the project is designed...

Jamie Condliffe Jamie Condliffe Jul 14, 2019 at 23:35.

View of the galaxy?

View of the galaxy?

View of the galaxy? Check. Earth’s moody atmosphere? Check. Sci-fi-like view of the International Space Station? Check. Yep, that’s a damn fine picture from astronaut Scott Kelly. [Scott Kelly]

Jamie Condliffe Jamie Condliffe Jul 14, 2019 at 20:26.

What Touchscreens Were Like in 1982

What Touchscreens Were Like in 1982

In 1982, the much-loved and sadly now defunct BBC TV show Tomorrow's World took a look at "one ordinary finger and one rather extraordinary TV screen." The result are touching, in more than one sense of the word.

Marvel, as this chap's finger renders ASCII text onscreen before your very eyes (QPR, for what it's worth, are the initials of an English football club). In fact, as is...

Jamie Condliffe Jamie Condliffe Jul 14, 2019 at 19:29.

Amazon Destinations Will Find You a Hotel (in LA, New York or Seattle)

Amazon Destinations Will Find You a Hotel (in LA, New 
York or Seattle)

Amazon’s rumored travel site has now officially launched. Amazon Destinations curates hotel listings—and user reviews—to help you book a trip. But only in a handful of locations.

While Amazon has sold hotel rooms before in mini flash sales conducted via Amazon Local, Locations is a much more dedicated offering. Currently it features listings for hotels in LA, New York and Seattle—as predicted...

Jamie Condliffe Jamie Condliffe Jul 14, 2019 at 17:46.

Newly Discovered Breed of Android Malware Is Almost Impossible to Remove

Newly Discovered Breed of Android Malware Is Almost Impossible to Remove

Security researchers have come across a new kind of Android malware, which purports to be a well-known app but then exposes your phone to root attacks—and is virtually impossible to remove.

The new malware has been found in software available on third-party app stores. The apps in question use code from official software that you can download from Google Play like Facebook and Twitter, reports...

Jamie Condliffe Jamie Condliffe Jul 14, 2019 at 17:20.

The Time Americans Leave For Work, Mapped

The Time Americans Leave For Work, Mapped
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When you're sat at the steering wheel stuck in traffic of a morning, you probably think you know when everyone leaves for work: exactly the same time as you do. But digging into data about the great American commute, it turns out that we're not all that predictable.

The animated map, put together by Nathan Yau for his...

Jamie Condliffe Jamie Condliffe Jul 14, 2019 at 16:50.

Facebook Messenger Now Has 'Caller ID' So You Know Who's Messaging

Facebook Messenger Now Has 'Caller ID' So You Know Who's Messaging

Facebook is today rolling out a new feature for its Messenger app that will tell you who’s trying to get in touch—with a big photo, description of your connection and other public information—the first time they contact you.

Referring to it as “caller ID for messaging,” Facebook’s Vice President of Messaging David Marcus announced the tweak overnight. The feature, which will work on both iOS...

Jamie Condliffe Jamie Condliffe Jul 14, 2019 at 14:23.

This Magnetic Shield Will Push the Boundaries of Particle Physics

This Magnetic Shield Will Push the Boundaries of Particle Physics

This chamber might not look empty—but in fact it’s missing something that usually permeates every space on Earth: magnetic fields. And it will help physicists in the quest for a unifying Theory of Everything.

In fact, it’s the first magnetic shield to be built that provides a space with an extremely low magnetic field over a large volume. Built by a team of international scientists, the device...

Jamie Condliffe Jamie Condliffe Jul 14, 2019 at 13:21.

Uber's Banned Drivers and Passengers From Carrying Guns

Uber's Banned Drivers and Passengers From Carrying Guns

Uber has changed it legal policies in order to prohibit the carrying of firearms by both drivers and passengers.

Its new legal policy explains that:

We seek to ensure that everyone using the Uber digital platform—both driver-partners and riders—feels safe and comfortable using the service. During a ride arranged through the Uber platform, Uber and its affiliates therefore prohibit possessing...

Jamie Condliffe Jamie Condliffe Jul 14, 2019 at 12:59.

There's a Security Bug on 60% of Android Phones—And Google Won't Fix It

There's a Security Bug on 60% of Android Phones—And Google Won't Fix It

A security researcher has discovered a serious bug in the WebView component of Android 4.3 and below that could open up phones to malicious hackers. But Google is doing nothing about it.

The bug, discovered by Tod Beardsley from Rapid, is found in an older piece of Android software that allows apps to view web pages without launching a separate piece of software. The problem is that the piece...

Jamie Condliffe Jamie Condliffe Jul 14, 2019 at 12:28.

There's Been a Credit Card Breach at Chick-Fil-A

There's Been a Credit Card Breach at Chick-Fil-A

Chick-Fil-A has admitted that it's "received reports of potential unusual activity involving payment cards used at a few of our restaurants." Further reports suggest that the fast food chain is the common link in the loss of 9,000 sets of card details.

Chick-Fil-A learnted on December 19th that suspicious payment activities were happening at some of its outlets, and its since been working...

Jamie Condliffe Jamie Condliffe Jul 14, 2019 at 06:52.

A New Synthetic Compound Can Neutralize Chemical Weapons in Minutes

A New Synthetic Compound Can Neutralize Chemical Weapons in Minutes

Chemical weapons are a dangerous and all-to-real threat. Now, a team of scientists has developed a new compound that can deactivate chemical weapons—including nerve agents like sarin—in just minutes.

A team from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, have found inspiration for the new compound in enzymes called phosphotriesterases. Usually produced by bacteria, these proteins...

Jamie Condliffe Jamie Condliffe Jul 14, 2019 at 05:19.

Your Fat Is Fighting Off Infection

Your Fat Is Fighting Off Infection

Fatisn't all bad . In fact, maybe you should celebrate it just a little bit: new research suggests that it plays a vital role in fighting off infections.

A team form the University of California, San Diego, has found that fat cells in mice release a chemical called cathelicidin when they're confronted by Staphylococcus aureus bacteria. That chemical interferes with the cell membranes of...

Jamie Condliffe Jamie Condliffe Jul 14, 2019 at 03:56.

This Chair Is Inspired By the Way Architects Draw Floor Plans

This Chair Is Inspired By the Way Architects Draw Floor Plans

If you've ever spent any time staring at building floor plans, this chair may look familiar. That's because it's inspired by the way architects draw chairs in their plan-view drawings.

These chairs, called Satellite, are the brainchild of Richard Hutten—himself no stranger to drawing inspiration from the technical world . It's a simple, circular swivel chair supported by three solid steel...

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