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High Dive Champ: Artistry in Motion
Weight Loss Secret: How To Lose Weight While You Sleep
Can These Fat Guys Start a Fire?
Fat Guys in the Woods
The Terrifying Truth About Bananas
Miley Cyrus - Wrecking Ball
Michio Kaku: How to Reverse Aging
Justin Bieber - Baby ft. Ludacris
Quick and Simple Life Hacks - Part 1
OnePlus One: Revisited!
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I See a Rabbit!
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How to Pronounce Uranus
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The most beautiful stargazing location on Earth
'Tell the Kids I Tried As Hard As I Could'
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Katy Perry - Roar (Official)
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Camping & Severe Weather Survival with Creek Stewart
Eminem - Love The Way You Lie ft. Rihanna

ANNOUNCEMENTS - Press Releases

Spinach could lead to alternative energy more powerful than Popeye

Spinach gave Popeye super strength, but it also holds the promise of a different power for a group of scientists: the ability to convert sunlight into a clean, efficient alternative fuel. Physicists are using spinach to study the proteins involved in photosynthesis, the process by which plants convert the sun's energy into carbohydrates used to power cellular processes. Artificial photosynthesis could allow for the conversion of solar energy into renewable, environmentally friendly hydrogen-based fuels.

The birth of topological spintronics: New material combo could lead to more efficient computers

The discovery of a new material combination that could lead to a more efficient approach to computer memory and logic is the first promising indication that it may be possible to build a practical technology with a novel material known as a 'topological insulator.' The research team's results show that such a scheme can be 10 times more efficient for controlling magnetic memory or logic than any other combination of materials measured to date.

Nano-sized chip picks up scent of explosives molecules better than dog's nose

A groundbreaking nanotechnology-inspired sensor picks up the scent of explosives molecules better than a detection dog's nose. The device is mobile, inexpensive, and highly accurate, detecting explosives in the air at concentrations as low as a few molecules per 1,000 trillion. Existing explosives sensors are expensive, bulky and require expert interpretation of the findings.

A crystal wedding in the nanocosmos may lead to fast multi-functional processing units on single chip

Researchers have succeeded in embedding nearly perfect semiconductor crystals into a silicon nanowire. With this new method of producing hybrid nanowires, very fast and multi-functional processing units can be accommodated on a single chip in the future.

Electronic nose could aid in rescue missions

Researchers have developed a device that allows multiple robotic platforms to follow the path of certain odors. A technology which could aid the search and rescue of people in case of natural disasters such as earthquakes, hurricanes or floods.

A new multi-bit 'spin' for magnetic random access memory storage

Interest in magnetic random access memory (MRAM) is escalating, thanks to demand for fast, low-cost, nonvolatile, low-consumption, secure memory devices. MRAM boasts all of these advantages as an emerging technology, but so far it hasn't been able to match flash memory in terms of storage density. A research team reports an intriguing new multi-bit MRAM storage paradigm with the potential to rival flash memory.

Scientists use simple, low cost laser technique to improve properties and functions of nanomaterials

By ‘drawing’ micropatterns on nanomaterials using a focused laser beam, scientists could modify properties of nanomaterials for effective applications in photonic and optoelectric applications.

Understanding graphene's electrical properties on an atomic level

For the first time, researchers have used a cutting-edge microscope to study the relationship between the atomic geometry of a ribbon of graphene and its electrical properties.

Chemists eye improved thin films with metal substitution

The yield so far is small, but chemists have developed a low-energy, solution-based mineral substitution process to make a precursor to transparent thin films that could find use in electronics and alternative energy devices.

Astronauts to test free-flying 'housekeeper' robots

Inspired by science fiction, three bowling ball-size free-flying Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites (SPHERES) have been flying inside the International Space Station since 2006. These satellites provide a test bed for development and research, each having its own power, propulsion, computer, navigation equipment, and physical and electrical connections for hardware and sensors for various experiments.

New material puts a twist in light

Scientists have uncovered the secret to twisting light at will. It is the latest step in the development of photonics, the faster, more compact and less carbon-hungry successor to electronics. A random find in the washing basket led the team to create the latest in a new breed of materials known as metamaterials. These artificial materials show extraordinary properties quite unlike natural materials.

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Local education politics 'far from dead'

Teach for America, known for recruiting teachers, is also setting its sights on capturing school board seats across the nation. Surprisingly, however, political candidates from the program aren't just pushing its national education agenda, they're advancing local issues as well, according to a new study.

Researchers uncover secrets of internal cell fine-tuning

New research from scientists at the University of Kent has shown for the first time how the structures inside cells are regulated – a breakthrough that could have a major impact on cancer therapy development.

First grade reading suffers in segregated schools

A groundbreaking study from the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG) has found that African-American students in first grade experience smaller gains in reading when they attend segregated schools—but the students' backgrounds likely are not the cause of the differences.

Printing the metals of the future

3-D printers can create all kinds of things, from eyeglasses to implantable medical devices, straight from a computer model and without the need for molds. But for making spacecraft, engineers sometimes need custom parts that traditional manufacturing techniques and standard 3-D printers can't create, because they need to have the properties of multiple metals. Now, researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, are implementing a printing process that transitions from one metal or alloy to another in a single object.

New research reveals Pele is powerful, even in the sky

One might assume that a tropical storm moving through volcanic smog (vog) would sweep up the tainted air and march on, unchanged. However, a recent study from atmospheric scientists at the University of Hawai'i – Mānoa (UHM) revealed that, though microscopic, gasses and particles from Kilauea volcano exerted an influence on Tropical Storm Flossie – affecting the formation of thunderstorms and lightning in the sizeable storm.

Getting a jump on plant-fungal interactions

Fungal plant pathogens may need more flexible genomes in order to fully benefit from associating with their hosts. Transposable elements are commonly found with genes involved in symbioses.

Stem cell advance may increase efficiency of tissue regeneration

A new stem-cell discovery might one day lead to a more streamlined process for obtaining stem cells, which in turn could be used in the development of replacement tissue for failing body parts, according to UC San Francisco scientists who reported the findings in the current edition of Cell.

Violent aftermath for the warriors at Alken Enge

Denmark attracted international attention in 2012 when archaeological excavations revealed the bones of an entire army, whose warriors had been thrown into the bogs near the Alken Enge wetlands in East Jutland after losing a major engagement in the era around the birth of Christ. Work has continued in the area since then and archaeologists and experts from Aarhus University, Skanderborg Museum and Moesgaard Museum have now made sensational new findings.

Algae under threat from invasive fish

Tropical fish invading temperate waters warmed as a result of climate change are overgrazing algae, posing a threat to biodiversity and some marine-based industries.

Great apes face extinction: conservationist Jane Goodall

The world's great apes face extinction within decades, renowned chimpanzee expert Jane Goodall warned Tuesday, in a call to arms to ensure man's closest relatives are not wiped out.

Samsung shows business customers how to be high tech

The Korean electronics giant operates a showroom in New Jersey to demonstrate technology it has for hotels, financial firms, retailers, and other businesses.

Originally posted at News - Business Tech

Billy Joel, Jimmy Fallon sing with an iPad app (No, it's really good)

The talk show host, the great singer, and an iPad app called Loopy allow for music making of a spontaneously exalted quality.

Originally posted at Technically Incorrect

HTC One M8 launch in NYC: Join us Tuesday at 8 a.m. PT (live blog)

The handset maker will show off its latest flagship device, which is rumored to have dual cameras and an updated Sense UI skin.

BlackBerry to sell off 3M square feet of space in Canada

The sale represents the majority of its real estate holdings in Canada. BlackBerry's not saying how much cash it'll take in from the transaction.

Originally posted at News - Business Tech

iOS 7.1 jailbroken but only on the iPhone 4

Demoed in a YouTube video, the untethered jailbreak works on the latest version of iOS, though devices with A5 chips or higher apparently are out of the running for now.

Originally posted at News - Apple

Moto 360 will use sapphire glass, wireless charging -- report

The wireless charging capability falls in line with Motorola's previous tease of a "secret" method, while sapphire glass would give the smartwatch a more scratch-resistant shell.

Lenovo buys mobile patents from Unwired Planet for 0M

The Chinese computing giant, which also plans to purchase Motorola, reached a deal to acquire 21 patent families related to 3G, 4G, and other mobile technologies.

Sprint lays off 330 techs, shutters 55 stores as part of broader cuts

Not every store will be able to service a phone, but the company says the cuts were designed with minimal disturbance to the customer.

Rumored Amazon phone: Six cameras, summer launch?

New details emerge about the long-rumored Amazon smartphone that could finally arrive this summer.

Originally posted at Android Atlas

Samsung Galaxy S5 price: 9.99 on-contract, preorders begin March 21

US carriers begin announcing on- and off-contract pricing for Samsung's next flagship smartphone, available for preorder starting Friday, as well as for Samsung's Gear family of wearables.

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Physicists Measure Magnetic Interactions between Single Electrons

By using a technique that binds two electrons together so that their spins point in opposite directions, physicists at the Weizmann Institute of Science were able to measure magnetic interactions between single electrons. Imagine trying to measure a tennis ball that bounces wildly, every time to a distance a million times its own size. The […]

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Newly Released Herschel Image of Spiral Galaxy M33

This newly released image from ESA’s Herschel Space Observatory shows the Triangulum Galaxy, which is home to some forty billion stars and is located three million light-years away. The spiral galaxy M33, also known as the Triangulum Galaxy, is one of our closest cosmic neighbours, just three million light-years away. Home to some forty billion […]

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Researchers Eliminate HIV from Cultured Human Cells for First Time

In a newly published study, researchers from Temple University detail how they created molecular tools to eliminate HIV from cultured human cells for first time. The HIV-1 virus has proved to be tenacious, inserting its genome permanently into its victims’ DNA, forcing patients to take a lifelong drug regimen to control the virus and prevent […]

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Hubble Views Two Spiral Galaxies Engaged in a “Cosmic Tug-of-War”

This newly released Hubble image shows two spiral galaxies engaged in a cosmic tug-of-war. From objects as small as Newton’s apple to those as large as a galaxy, no physical body is free from the stern bonds of gravity, as evidenced in this stunning picture captured by the Wide Field Camera 3 and Advanced Camera […]

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The Search for Variable Stars in Globular Cluster M4

In a newly published study, astronomers detail the results of a photometric search for variable stars in the core of the globular cluster M4. A globular cluster is a roughly spherical ensemble of stars, as many as several million of them, gravitationally bound together in groups whose diameters can be as small as only tens […]

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Supercomputer Simulations Open the Door for Numerical Modeling of Nuclear Interactions

Researchers from RIKEN detail the first supercomputer simulations of ‘spin–orbit’ forces between neutrons and protons in an atomic nucleus, opening the door for numerical modeling of nuclear interactions. Protons and neutrons are held together at the center of an atom by powerful nuclear forces. A theory that can describe the interaction between just two of […]

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Astronomers Map Galaxy Cluster More Precisely Than Ever Before

Astronomers used almost 200 images of distant galaxies combined with Hubble data to measure the total mass of galaxy cluster MCS J0416.1–2403 more precisely than ever before. Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have mapped the mass within a galaxy cluster more precisely than ever before. Created using observations from Hubble’s Frontier Fields observing […]

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New Images and 3D Model of Comet 67P

New images from ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft reveal surface structures of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, allowing scientists to create a 3D shape model of the nucleus. As the European Space Agency’s Rosetta probe approaches Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (67P) for an August rendezvous, the comet’s core is coming into sharper focus. Today, ESA released a new set of images and […]

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New ESO Image of Star Cluster NGC 3293

This newly released image from ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile shows star cluster NGC 3293, which is located 8,000 light-years from Earth in the constellation of Carina. In this striking new image from ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile young stars huddle together against a backdrop of clouds of glowing gas and lanes of […]

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New Terahertz Modulator Could Lead to More Advanced Medical and Security Imaging

Researchers from UCLA have developed a terahertz modulator that performs across a wide range of the terahertz band with very high efficiency and signal clarity, which could eventually lead to more advanced medical and security imaging systems. A UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science research team has developed a breakthrough broadband modulator […]

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Most Precise Measurement Ever of the Radius of a Planet Outside Our Solar System

Scientists have made most precise measurement ever of the radius of a planet outside our solar system, confirming Kepler-93b as a “super-Earth” that is about one-and-a-half times the size of our planet. Thanks to NASA’s Kepler and Spitzer Space Telescopes, scientists have made the most precise measurement ever of the radius of a planet outside […]

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Digital Crime-Fighters Face Technical Challenges with Cloud Computing

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued for public review and comment a draft report summarizing 65 challenges that cloud computing poses to forensics investigators who uncover, gather, examine and interpret ...

NIST Advisory Group Releases Report on Cryptography Expertise and Standards Process

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)apossprimary external advisory board today released a report callingfor the agency to increase its staff of cryptography experts and implement moreexplicit processes for ensuring ...

Supreme Court Cites NIST Mobile Forensics Guide in Ruling on Cell Phone Searches

As digital technology transforms 21st centurylife, questions about privacy rights abound. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled onone such question in late June: if you are arrested, can the police search yourcell phone without first obtaining a ...

NIST Seeks Members for Three New Cloud Computing Working Groups

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)Cloud Computing Program (NCCP) is forming three public working groups toprovide solutions to cloud computing challenges. A teleconferenceon Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at 11 a.m. ...

NIST to Establish New Centers of Excellence for Work in Forensics, Disaster Resilience

Officials at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have announced plans to establish two new research Centers of Excellence to work with academia and industry on issues in forensic science and disaster resilience.Need ...

The Internetaposs Next Big Idea: Connecting People, Information, and Things

Blog by Chris Greer, Senior Executive for Cyber-Physical Systems at the National Institute of Standards and TechnologyIn the early 1990s, a Web page consisted of crude, rainbow-colored, text-filled boxes that hyperlinked to more text. ...

NIST: Performance of Facial Recognition Software Continues to Improve

Who is that stranger in your social media photo? A click on the face reveals the name in seconds, almost as soon as you can identify your best friend. While that handy app is not quite ready for your smart phone, researchers are racing ...

Proposed Risk Management Guidelines Aim to Bolster Security of Federal ICT Supply Chains

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published a second public draft of Supply Chain Risk Management Practices for Federal Information Management Systems and Organizations* for public comment. The new version ...

Rush a Light Wave and Youaposll Break Its Data, say Scientists

Quantum information canapost break the cosmic speed limit,according to researchers* from the National Institute of Standards andTechnology (NIST) and the University of Marylandaposs Joint Quantum Institute. The scientists have shown how ...

NIST Requests Public Comment on Proposed SHA-3 Cryptographic

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) hasrequested public commentson its newly proposed 'Secure Hash Algorithm-3' (SHA-3) Standard, which isdesigned to protect the integrity of electronic messages.The draft Federal ...

Rats Experience Feelings of Regret

New study reveals rat’s remorse — another way other animals are like humans

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Brain State Bread Crumbs Lead Way Back to Consciousness

Researchers studying anesthetized rats discovered a handful of activity patterns that may mark the path to consciousness after anesthesia. Karen Hopkin reports  

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All-Nighters Could Alter Your Memories

Sleep-deprived individuals are more likely to mix fact with imagination, embellish events and even remember things that never actually happened

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DIY Brain Zapping Meets the World of Internet Marketing

Going back a couple of millenia, Scribonius Largus, Pliny the Elder and Galen of Pergamum were all avid proponents of using the electric currents produced by torpedo fish to treat headaches.

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How to Let Go of Materialism

Enhance your well-being by focusing on deeper goals

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Multiple Methods Enable Doctors to Treat Dizziness

Exercises, surgeries and pharmacological interventions can aid vertigo sufferers

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What Processes in the Brain Allow You to Remember Dreams?

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Lucy Film Hinges on Brain Capacity Myth

On July 25, French film writer/director Luc Besson's action thriller Lucy opens in theaters nationwide. The premise is that the title character, played by Scarlett Johansson, is exposed to a drug...

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Leonardo da Vinci, Neuroscientist

Creativity may be defined as productivity marked by originality. Leonardo's studies of the brain were as creative as his art

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Prescription Refill Appearance Change Puts Patients off Meds

When refilled prescriptions for post–heart attack care resulted in the same medication looking different in shape or color, patients were significantly more likely to stop taking their meds....

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Instant Genius after Head Trauma [Video]

Savantism can be acquired after a stroke or a blow to the head. A leading expert explains the various forms of the condition

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Printing the Metals of the Future

Printing the Metals of the Future07-28-2014

Spacecraft components may need custom parts that traditional manufacturing processes can't make. A 3-D printing technique JPL scientists are using may solve such problems.

Four JPL Suborbital Technology Payloads Chosen

Four JPL Suborbital Technology Payloads Chosen07-10-2014

From hopping/tumbling robots to gecko-inspired adhesives, various technologies, including four from JPL, have been chosen by NASA for suborbital flight.

First LDSD Test Flight a Success

First LDSD Test Flight a Success06-30-2014

The project declares the first test flight of NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator a success.

NASA Beams 'Hello, World!' Video from Space via Laser

NASA Beams 'Hello, World!' Video from Space via Laser06-08-2014

NASA successfully beamed a high-definition video 260 miles from the International Space Station to Earth Thursday using a new laser communications instrument.

NASA Advanced Technology Phase I Concepts Selected

NASA Advanced Technology Phase I Concepts Selected06-05-2014

NASA has selected 12 proposals, including three from JPL, for study under Phase I of the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Program.

Unclouding Our View of Future Climate

Unclouding Our View of Future Climate05-22-2014

A NASA-led study may help narrow the range of climate models' global temperatures forecasts.

West Antarctic Glacier Loss Appears Unstoppable

West Antarctic Glacier Loss Appears Unstoppable05-13-2014

A new NASA study finds that a section of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet appears to be in a state of irreversible decline, with nothing to stop it from melting into the sea.

NASA Uses GPS to Find Sierra Water Weight

NASA Uses GPS to Find Sierra Water Weight05-11-2014

For the first time, NASA scientists have used GPS to find the total weight of winter snowpack and soil moisture in California's Sierra Nevada.

NASA-CNES Proceed on Surface Water and Ocean Mission

NASA-CNES Proceed on Surface Water and Ocean Mission05-05-2014

NASA and the French space agency CNES have agreed to jointly build, launch and operate a mission to survey Earth's surface water and map ocean surface height.

Ganymede May Harbor 'Club Sandwich' of Oceans and Ice

Ganymede May Harbor 'Club Sandwich' of Oceans and Ice05-05-2014

Jupiter's largest moon might be stacked with multiple layers of oceans and ice.

NASA Spinoff 2013 Shows How Much Space is in Our Lives

NASA Spinoff 2013 Shows How Much Space is in Our Lives04-28-2014

Water filtration bottles, comfortable car seats and remote medical monitoring devices all have one thing in common -- they all have benefited from NASA technology.

Hawaii's Climate Wipeout (VIDEO)

Hawai'i faces the same risks from rising sea levels as other atolls and islands.

Are Kids Afraid of Nature? (Op-Ed)

U.S. park rangers have observed that a fear of nature is growing in kids and adults.

Unleashing the Power of the Bilingual Mind (Op-Ed)

Can mixing languages in your mind help you learn both?

Health Check: What’s Your Gut Feeling About Probiotics? (Op-Ed)

You don’t usually have to look far to find news about the virtues of probiotics, but should you go out and seek probiotic-laden products to cultivate a healthier gut?

The Five Most Poisonous Substances: From Polonium to Mercury

With the announcement of an inquiry into the murder of Alexander Litvinenko, talk of poisons is back in the news.

What's So Special About Google's Health Study?

What if, in addition to your medical history, your doctor knew about your Internet search history, kept track of your emails and took photos of your house?

Stopping Deadly Ebola Outbreak Is a 'Marathon', CDC Says

The deadly Ebola virus is one flight away from the United States, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is not as concerned about home country as it is for West African countries with weaker healthcare system.

Weight-Loss Supplement Linked to Liver Failure Case

A healthy 35-year-old woman who took a weight-loss supplement developed liver failure, and needed a liver transplant, according to a new report of her case.

Stunning Oasis in the Desert Seen from Space (Photo)

A snapshot from the International Space Station captures the Okavango Delta of Botswana in shimmery glory. This enormous inland delta is home to many of Africa's iconic species.

7 Absolutely Horrible Head Infections

A countdown of the most horrible head infections.

These Facial Features Matter Most to First Impressions

First impressions of people, such as whether they are trustworthy, dominant or attractive, can develop from a glimpse as brief as 100 milliseconds or less. And now a computer system can identify which facial features matter most to such first impressions.


YOU ARE NOT AT RISK - Excerpt from the book "Its Mom' Sharon Carson -

By examining a patient’s family medical history, physicians try to determine if there is an increased risk of the patient developing a particular disease or inherited condition. From a spiritual perspective, however, Christians are part of the family of God, their father God, his Son Jesus, and The Holy Spirit; and there is neither sickness nor disease in the history of this family, and there never will be. When Jesus died on the cross, He took upon Himself as a vaccination, all sickness and disease known and unknown to man and provided us with immunity from them. We as Christians are not, therefore, at risk for any sickness or disease.