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Researchers in Singapore have developed a new nanomaterial that functions like the best Swiss army knife in the world. The material, known as Multi-use Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) , can produce energy, it can generate hydrogen, and it can even produce clean water. But that’s not all: The remarkable material can also be formed into flexible solar cells and it can double the lifespan of lithium-ion batteries. And with bacteria-killing properties, it can also be used in new antibacterial bandages. <a href="http://ad.doubleclick.net/jump/Inhabitat/energy;article=articlename;kw=content1;sz=300x250;ord=123456789?" target="_blank" ><img src="http://ad.doubleclick.net/ad/Inhabitat/energy;article=articlename;kw=content1;sz=300x250;ord=123456789?"
A new study says that smartphones are feasible for use in psychological testing. Josef Bless, a PhD candidate in psychology at the University of Bergen in Norway, was listening to music on his phone when he noticed the similarity between what he was doing and the research he conducted in his lab every day. Bless's research group, the Bergen fMRI Group, regularly uses a test called dichotic listening to measure brain function. Each ear hears a different syllable at the same time. The syllable the listener hears the clearest indicates which side of the brain is more active during language processing. So Bless and his fellow researchers developed iDichotic , an app released for the iPhone/iPod in 2011.
You don’t need to watch Breaking Bad to know that chemistry is pretty awesome. Below we explore our favorite 15 chemistry GIFs and the science behind them (when we could figure it out). [GIFs via Chemical Reaction GIFs , 4GIFs , and GIFSoup .] Melting Metal With Magnets The Science: The copper wire has a significant amount of AC electricity running through it, causing it to act like a really strong electromagnet. In the metal slug, eddy currents form due to the magnetic field the copper wire is causing while the copper wire has high frequency AC flowing through it.
Serif: Serif's are semi-structural details on the ends of some of the strokes that make up letters and symbols. A typeface that has serifs is called a serif typeface (or seriffed typeface). Some of the main classifications of Serif type are: Blackletter, Venetian, Garalde, Modern, Slab Serif, Transitional, and Informal.
The Snow Leopard is known for its elusive nature and wildlife groups have been concerned for decades about their dwindling numbers. Yet there is some good news – the species is, it seems, flourishing in one remote part of Afghanistan. The war torn country is home to a vigorous population of snow leopards. The World Conservation Society recently laid a number of camera traps in the Wakhan Corridor. This mountainous area is a long panhandle in the north east of the country and the camera traps captured snow leopards on film in sixteen places.
On Tuesday night, a huge vacant warehouse on Chicago's South Side went up in flames. Fire department officials said it was the biggest blaze the department has had to battle in years and one-third of all Chicago firefighters were on the scene at one point or another trying to put out the flames. Complicating the scene was the weather -- temperatures were well below freezing and the spray from the fire hoses encased everything below in ice, including buildings, vehicles, and some firefighting gear. The warehouse was gutted, but the fire was contained.
The Blue Fugates Troublesome creek in the state of Kentucky, U.S.A was not famous for any trouble as the name suggests, but for an odd family that lived in this wilderness. Troublesome Creek is known worldwide for the Fugates family that dwelt there. The Fugates were known as the ‘blue people’ and were an oddity because they were ... Sphinx Known fruit of the unknown; Daedalian plan; Out of sleeping a waking, Out of waking a sleep; Life death overtaking; Deep underneath deep? – the Sphinx by Ralph Waldo Emerson (1841) A creature of immense beauty and curiosity, Sphinx has held the fascination of people around the world.
In Norse mythology , Yggdrasil ( pron.: / ˈ ɪ ɡ d r ə s ɪ l / ; from Old Norse Yggdrasill , pronounced [ˈyɡːˌdrasilː] ) is an immense tree that is central in Norse cosmology , in connection to which the nine worlds exist. Yggdrasil is attested in the Poetic Edda , compiled in the 13th century from earlier traditional sources, and the Prose Edda , written in the 13th century by Snorri Sturluson . In both sources, Yggdrasil is an immense ash tree that is central and considered very holy.
I have not read her book. I saw this interview of her on Colbert, and that was enough for me. From her the interview on the Colbert Report: [www.colbertnation.com]
Located at the base of Mt. Fuji, Aokigahara is perhaps the most infamous forest in all of Japan. Also known as the Sea of Trees, Suicide Forest, and Japan’s Demon Forest, Aokigahara has been home to over 500 confirmed suicides since the 1950s. Called “the perfect place to die,” Aokigahara is the world’s second most popular place for suicide (the Golden Gate Bridge being the first). A Horrifying Legend is Born
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We have had numerous mystery lists in the past, but, due to a recent question I asked on the Listverse fanpage on facebook , I decided to put together a new one. This list covers mysteries that are, hopefully, not well known to most of you (but including one previously published item with updated information), and ones that have something creepy about them.
Μέχρι πριν μερικές δεκαετίες, ο ύπνος θεωρείτο ότι ήταν μια παθητική κατάσταση της καθημερινής μας ζωής χωρίς ενεργό δραστηριότητα. Σήμερα ξέρουμε ότι όταν κοιμόμαστε ο εγκέφαλός μας είναι πολύ ενεργός. Ο ύπνος επηρεάζει τις καθημερινές μας δραστηριότητες. Οι λειτουργικές μας ικανότητες, η σωματική και ψυχική μας κατάσταση επηρεάζονται με πολλούς τρόπους από τον ύπνο μας.
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If you've ever been convinced by a salesperson that you truly wanted a product, done something too instinctively, or made choices that seemed entirely out of character, then you've had an idea planted in your mind.