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A biologist explains CRISPR to people at five different levels of knowledge. How 450-Million-Year-Old Bacteria Evolved into a Dangerous Superbug. WATCH: In The War Between Tigers And Drone, Chalk One Up For Tigers. The future of solar power technology is bright. While our recent look at residential solar may lead you to believe harnessing that power is a newer initiative, humans have been exploiting solar energy for thousands of years to heat their homes, cook, and produce hot water.

The future of solar power technology is bright

Some of the earliest written references to technology consciously designed to capture the Sun’s rays come from ancient Greece. Socrates himself said, “in houses that look toward the south, the sun penetrates the portico in winter, while in summer the path of the sun is right over our heads and above the roof, so that there is shade.” He is describing how Greek architecture exploited the different paths of the Sun through the sky at different times of the year. By the fifth century BCE, the Greeks were struggling with an energy crisis. Lizard Outruns a Rattlesnake. 10 Best Neighborhoods In Queens To Move Into. The largest and easternmost of the five New York City boroughs, Queens is home to more than two million residents.

10 Best Neighborhoods In Queens To Move Into

Almost half of Queens residents are immigrants, and area neighborhoods reflect this diversity. If you're moving to Queens, here are ten neighborhoods that you'll be happy to call home. Astoria Image via Flickr by Joe Shlabotnik The urban neighborhood of Astoria is popular among young Manhattan professionals who need an affordable place to live, within a 20-minute subway ride of the city. Explicit cookie consent. IN 1971 the fastest car in the world was the Ferrari Daytona, capable of 280kph (174mph).

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The world’s tallest buildings were New York’s twin towers, at 415 metres (1,362 feet). In November that year Intel launched the first commercial microprocessor chip, the 4004, containing 2,300 tiny transistors, each the size of a red blood cell. Since then chips have improved in line with the prediction of Gordon Moore, Intel’s co-founder. According to his rule of thumb, known as Moore’s law, processing power doubles roughly every two years as smaller transistors are packed ever more tightly onto silicon wafers, boosting performance and reducing costs. Miller’s Valley Author Anna Quindlen Share Her 10 Favorite Classics About Growing Older and Wiser — Barnes & Noble Reads. Crows May Learn Lessons From Death. Photo In recent years, a peculiar sort of public performance has taken place periodically on the sidewalks of Seattle.

Crows May Learn Lessons From Death

It begins with a woman named Kaeli N. Phage therapy gets revitalized. Eliava Institute Bacteriophages could be a resource for fighting drug-resistant bacterial infections.

Phage therapy gets revitalized

For decades, patients behind the Iron Curtain were denied access to some of the best antibiotics developed in the West. To make do, the Soviet Union invested heavily in the use of bacteriophages — viruses that kill bacteria — to treat infections. Phage therapy is still widely used in Russia, Georgia and Poland, but never took off elsewhere. What Causes the Smell of New & Old Books? Everyone’s familiar with the smell of old books, the weirdly intoxicating scent that haunts libraries and second-hand book stores.

What Causes the Smell of New & Old Books?

Similarly, who doesn’t enjoy riffling through the pages of a newly purchased book and breathing in the crisp aroma of new paper and freshly printed ink? As with all aromas, the origins can be traced back to a number of chemical constituents, so we can examine the processes and compounds that can contribute to both. As far as the smell of new books goes, it’s actually quite difficult to pinpoint specific compounds, for a number of reasons.

Firstly, there seems to be a scarcity of scientific research that’s been carried out on the subject – to be fair, it’s understandable why it might not exactly be high up on the priority list. Secondly, the variation in the chemicals used to manufacture books also means that it’s an aroma that will vary from book to book. The manufacture of paper requires the use of chemicals at several stages. The Holocaust in Greece. #71 “African Fabrics”: The History of Dutch Wax Prints–Guest Blog by Eccentric Yoruba. Vlisco model.

#71 “African Fabrics”: The History of Dutch Wax Prints–Guest Blog by Eccentric Yoruba

Click for source. “A picture of a pipe isn’t necessarily a pipe, an image of “African fabric” isn’t necessarily authentically [and wholly] African”. These above words are quoted by Yinka Shonibare, a Nigerian-British contemporary artist known for his amazing artwork using African print fabrics in his scrutiny of colonialism and post-colonialism. What is commonly known as “African fabric” goes by a multitude of names: Dutch wax print, Real English Wax, Veritable Java Print, Guaranteed Dutch Java, Veritable Dutch Hollandais. I grew up calling them ankara and although they’ve always been a huge symbol of my Nigerian and African identity, I had no idea of the complex and culturally diverse history behind the very familiar fabrics until I discovered Yinka Shonibare and his art.

Neonflames. Play Misty for Me on Photography Served. From the Photo Desk. Toronto Star Picture Editor Wanda Goodwin shares these delightful images of Kevin Richardson a.k.a "The Lion Whisperer.

From the Photo Desk

" A new film opening soon in The United States about a rare white lion who escapes becoming a trophy on a wall, is a rare happy ending in a country where more than 1,000 lions are killed legally each year. Kevin Richardson, the man behind the movie, calls himself an "ambassador of lions" and hopes the film will act as one too at a time when foreign tourists are willing to pay up to $40,000 to shoot a big cat. Sleeping in an original bed.

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Sleeping in an original bed

99 Excellent Examples of Forced Perspective Photography. Forced perspective is a technique that employs optical illusion to make an object appear farther away, closer, larger or smaller than it actually is.

99 Excellent Examples of Forced Perspective Photography

It is used primarily in photography, filmmaking and architecture. It manipulates human visual perception through the use of scaled objects and the correlation between them and the vantage point of the spectator or camera. There are many ways to attack photography and some are much more expensive than others. Here in this showcase, we presenting a Stunning collection of Forced Perspective Photography and Pictures taken by various artists in which all pictures are linked to the author’s pages. You may want to explore further works of the photographers we’ve featured below. Badass of the Week: Anthony Omari. Anthony Omari Late on the night of January 23, 2012, a 24 year-old Kenyan uber-hero named Anthony Omari awoke to find three gigantic dudes with machetes standing over his bed. He knew right away that they weren't there to sell Girl Scout cookies or ask him for a jumping mid-air high-five. There's a good chance you're a human chimera.

How Tortoiseshell Cats Show the Limits of Cloning. VERY INTERESTING UNKNOWN FACTS. 30 Best Room Pictures of the Week – May 04th to May 11th. 1. Animal30.jpg (JPEG Image, 991x680 pixels) - Scaled (87%) Proof. 10 Most Famous Trees in the World.

Incredible Wildlife Photography. Wildlife — By Stephanie on January 11, 2010 at 10:58 am. Most Extreme Landscapes on Earth. Our globe is home to some truly breathtaking and extraordinary sights. The Seven Wonders of the World. Earth Science Picture of the Day. Parrot Pictures/Photos. Birds Have Feelings. {*style:<b> …free your imagination