All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Research’

Scientists Use Vodka to Send World’s First Molecular Text Message

Researchers at York University in Toronto have finally found a good use for vodka. Using a simple setup with a spritzer and a receiver, placed apart from one another on a table, they were able to send the world’s first molecular text message. The message was programmed into a series of sprays, and the alcohol was sprayed across the room …

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The Zuckerberg Files: Archiving Every Single Thing Mark Zuckerberg Has Ever Said

Mark Zuckerberg has made a lot of money convincing people that they should contribute to a public, permanent record of everything they’ve ever said or done. Now, in a project that can only be described as the most poetic of justice, everything that Mark Zuckerberg has ever said is going to be available, for scrutiny, in one location. A new …

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More Than One Third of Americans Own a Tablet

The number of Americans who own tablets is rising – fast. According to a new report from Pew, 35% of Americans aged 16 and older own a tablet, up from 25% last year. Five years ago, only 5% of adults owned tablets. As you can see, e-reader ownership is also on the upswing with nearly one quarter of Americans possessing …

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Gartner: 3D Printer Industry To See Massive Growth Over The Next Few Years

There’s no denying the cool factor that 3D printers have gained over the last few years. This has led to an increase in purchases from hobbyists and other non-industry consumers. That increase is now leading to explosive growth in the industry. In a report out of Gartner, the tech research company says that worldwide shipments of 3D printers priced under …

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15% of Americans Don’t Use the Internet

You’re reading this article. You probably checked your email at some point this morning. You also posted a Facebook update, checked your Twitter feed, or scrolled over reddit too. I know you did – I won’t tell your boss. To you, it’s inconceivable that in this day and age, there are people who don’t use the internet for these things. …

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Insulin Treatments for Diabetes May Become Obsolete

Type-1 diabetes is a medical condition in which patients suffer from a deficiency of insulin, produced in the islets of Langerhans region of the pancreas. Insulin is responsible for regulating the metabolism of energy in the body, primarily in the form of glucose. Insulin takes glucose from the blood, which in high levels can become toxic, and stores it as …

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Big Data Spending to Surge This Year

As technology manufacturers deal with falling PC sales, many companies are turning to their enterprise solutions and services businesses to shore up revenues. One of the solutions that shows the most promise is the burgeoning big data industry. As the information transmitted daily become too large for individuals or even small teams to parse, companies will increasingly see a need …

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Autism Project in GA is Working for Early Diagnosis

Hearing that your child has a disorder is nothing any parent wants to hear, but often many developmental disorders are discovered when the child is fairly young. This isn’t always the case with autism, though, as the median age children are diagnosed is around eight years old. An autism research center has partnered with a group in Georgia to raise …

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Chronic Pain, Is It All In The Brain?

“Mind over matter” is advice that seems to come up again and again these days. Can this advice be helpful even with something as brutally overwhelming as chronic pain? Well, according to new research much of the pain is wired in the brain. A recent study conducted by Ali R. Mansour and A. Vania Apkarian from Northwestern University’s Feinberg School …

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USA! USA! We’re Number One…in Porn! (We Did It, You Guys)

Hello fellow Americans. Recently losing our obesity crown to Mexico has probably got you feeling a bit down, and I understand that. Chanting “We’re Number two, we’re number two” doesn’t really have the same ring to it. We’re still number one in terms our incarceration levels, and I’m sure we’re still on top in number of current reality shows about …

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People on the Internet Are Made Nicer by Other People’s Niceness

If a book, TV show, movie, restaurant, etc. is incredibly popular (I mean, everyone is raving about it), there’s a chance that you might assign it a positive rating too – even if you weren’t that impressed. Call it peer pressure, call it the sway of the crowd, or call it “herding,” but the fact remains: people are influenced by …

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This Mosquito Video Will Make You Feel Icky

Mosquitoes are the worst insect to ever grace this planet. They take a person’s blood without asking, and only leave behind West Nile and Malaria in its place. I thought a video showing how a Mosquito bites an animal would make me perhaps appreciate the little bloodsuckers in some small way, but it just makes me hate them more. National …

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