Science and Technology

Latest advancements in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), including medical breakthroughs, space exploration, and new gadgets and software.

Are you wearing the right sunglasses? How to prevent eye sunburn.

Start with proper eyewear. DepositPhotos As a child, you were probably told not to stare directly at the sun. If you weren’t told or refused to listen, you may have learned the hard way. The human eye is one of the most sensitive structures in the body. Even a few seconds of direct sun exposure […]

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Fractal pattern identified at molecular scale in nature for first time

Illustration of the citrate synthase enzyme assembling into triangular fractal structures Courtesy of Franziska L. Sendker A bacterium has evolved an enzyme that assembles in a fractal structure, a mathematical pattern that repeats itself at smaller scales. Fractal patterns are found throughout nature on large, macroscopic scales, like in romanesco broccoli or fern plants, but

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10 Best Retro Game Consoles (2024): Evercade, Polymega, Analogue Pocket, and Controllers

It’s a shame that two of the best retro gaming consoles in recent years, the NES Classic Mini and the SNES Classic Mini, have been discontinued. Both feature great designs with a miniaturized look that’s true to the originals, silky performance, and strong game lineups of Nintendo’s greatest hits. You can still buy them online

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‘SNL’ Weekend Update brought on Caitlin Clark to call out Michael Che’s sexist jokes

NCAA women’s basketball phenom Caitlin Clark has three points for SNL Weekend Update host Michael Che: “Be. Funnier. Dumbass.” Even people who don’t watch women’s college basketball know who Caitlin Clark is and how she’s elevated the game. That’s why when Che made a joke about Clark switching her retired jersey number for an apron,

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How Neural Concept’s aerodynamic AI is shaping Formula 1

It’s a long way from pedal bikes to Formula 1. But that’s precisely the quantum leap that AI-based startup Neural Concept and its co-founder and CEO, Pierre Baqué, made in just six years. In 2018, the company’s fledgling software helped develop the world’s most aerodynamic bicycle. Today, four out of 10 Formula 1 teams use

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The first Apple-approved emulators for the iPhone have arrived

I played Game Boy Advance games on my iPhone last night thanks to a new emulator called iGBA, which appears to be the first Game Boy Advance emulator on the App Store since Apple started allowing emulators worldwide. The only trouble is, it doesn’t look like iGBA is developer Mattia La Spina’s own work. Despite

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The new Blink Mini 2 home security camera is on sale for only $30 right now

The Blink Mini 2 home security camera was only announced a month ago, and it’s already on sale. The camera is 25 percent off in both colors — black and white — in a deal on Amazon, bringing the already budget-friendly system down to just $30. The Blink Mini 2 can be used indoors or

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Do ‘griefbots’ help mourners deal with loss?

This article was originally featured on Undark. Various commercial products known as “griefbots” create a simulation of a lost loved one. Built on artificial intelligence that makes use of large language models, or LLMs, the bots imitate the particular way the deceased person talked by using their emails, text messages, voice recordings, and more. The

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Bizarre crystal made only of electrons revealed in astonishing detail

This is the first direct look at a bizarre crystal made of only electrons Yazdani Lab, Princeton University It is hard to coax electrons to form a crystal, and even harder to measure this structure. But physicists have now managed to directly image a “Wigner crystal” – and their images are the clearest ones yet.

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Use Apple Shortcuts to Build the Ultimate Daily Digital Journal

I started journaling in 2019. It’s not that I love keeping a journal, exactly. It’s more that I find my brain works better if I spend a little time dumping its contents onto paper every morning. This practice got me through 2020, an extremely difficult year, and I’ve kept it up ever since. My journal

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Windfall Bio is seeing strong demand for its methane-eating microbe startup

When Josh Silverman started shopping around the idea for his methane-eating microbe startup, Windfall Bio, eight years ago, the market just wasn’t ready. Nobody cared about methane, he said. Companies were instead focused on lowering their carbon emissions. But a few years later, the market is starting to come around. Menlo Park–based Windfall Bio raised

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Texas Hospital Halts Organ Transplant Program After Doctor Accused of Manipulating Records

A Texas hospital has shut down its organ transplant program after discovering that a doctor allegedly made “inappropriate changes” to medical records that would have made certain patients ineligible for operations. Wagner Moura on Playing a Journalist in Civil War The Houston-based Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, which previously operated a kidney and liver transplant program,

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Microsoft’s Windows 11 beta testers may start seeing ads in the Start menu

Microsoft is exploring the idea of putting ads in your Windows 11 Start menu. To be specific, it’s looking to place advertisements for apps you can find in the Microsoft Store in the menu’s recommended section. I could hear you sighing in defeat if you’ve used Windows 10 extensively before — the older OS serves

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Boeing supplier defends using dish soap as lubricant: ‘This is actually an innovative approach’

Boeing 737 Max supplier Spirit AeroSystems is defending its controversial decision to use Dawn dish soap as a lubricant for the aircraft’s door seals. Spirit’s use of soap and other odd, everyday objects like hotel key cards and wet cheesecloths to perform maintenance drew immediate public scrutiny last month. Now, Spirit claims both the dish

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Dedicated experiments needed to understand why dogs wag their tails

Chasing the tale Silvia Leonetti and colleagues in the Netherlands, Italy, Austria, the US and Denmark don’t quite explain why dogs wag their tails, but they do explain that it is hard to explain. In a paper called “Why do dogs wag their tails?” in Biology Letters, these dog-tail contemplators confront one, presumably easier, sub-question:

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Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2022 and Learn to Code course bundle

TL;DR: The Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2022 and 2024 Premium Learn to Code Certification Bundle is on sale for £40.98 with the code ENJOY20. If you want to enter the world of coding, you need to start somewhere. Online learning is a great option because it allows you to learn on your own time, whether

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