Awkward Moment Seal Wants to Help You Express Your Profound Shame

Wired Tech News - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 15:50
Meet Awkward Moment Seal—your new favorite meme for sharing your shame on the internet.






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Why a Netflix-Killer Will Be AT&T’s Smartest Move Yet

Wired Tech News - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 14:01
AT&T is getting into the online television business, a move that could threaten its own cable business, while simultaneously securing AT&T's future.






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NASA’s Developing a Stylish New Spacesuit for Mars

Wired Tech News - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 13:45
The Z-2 Spacesuit is a $4.4 million dollar planetary exploration suit designed for walking the surface of Mars.






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Drop Everything: The Final Episode of The IT Crowd Is Now on Hulu

Wired Tech News - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 13:45
Attention, internet: Stop everything you're doing and get yourselves to Hulu right now to enjoy the final episode of The IT Crowd, which just dropped on the streaming service today.






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A Map of Every Nuke-Scale Asteroid Strike From the Last Decade

Wired Tech News - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 11:56
Though dinosaur-killing impacts are rare, large asteroids routinely hit the Earth. In the visualization above, you can see the location of 26 space rocks that slammed into our planet between 2000 and 2013, each releasing the energy of our most powerful nuclear weapons.






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Injured Sherpas Recall Deadly Avalanche

National Geographic Tech - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 11:48
Two injured Sherpas recount the horrific avalanche on Mount Everest.






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Beautiful Interactive Map of Barcelona Digs Into Rich Architectural History

Wired Tech News - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 11:41
Barcelona is one of Europe's most vibrant cities. Tourists flock here for the superb restaurants, lively nightlife, and a chance to check out the stunningly creative architecture of Antoni Gaudí. But the city's historical and cultural roots run deep, and a new interactive map aims to make it easier for visitors and locals alike to explore the city's landmarks.






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Changing the Size of the Giant ~186 A.D. Eruption of Taupo

Wired Tech News - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 11:25
Whether it is volcanologists or the public, giant volcanic eruptions are captivating events. These massive events can have a global impact and the idea of a massive ash plume towering 30 kilometers or more over the landscape is an awe-inspiring notion. So, it shouldn’t be surprising that whenever a large volcanic deposit is examine, people […]






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Mantis shrimp stronger than airplanes: Composite material inspired by shrimp stronger than standard used in airplane frames

Science Daily Tech - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 11:09
Inspired by the fist-like club of a mantis shrimp, researchers have developed a design structure for composite materials that is more impact resistant and tougher than the standard used in airplanes. The peacock mantis shrimp, or stomatopod, is a 4- to 6-inch-long rainbow-colored crustacean with a fist-like club that accelerates underwater faster than a 22-calibur bullet.
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Neuroimaging Technique: Live from inside the cell in real-time

Science Daily Tech - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 11:09
A novel imaging technique provides insights into the role of redox signaling and reactive oxygen species in living neurons, in real time. Scientists have developed a new optical microscopy technique to unravel the role of 'oxidative stress' in healthy as well as injured nervous systems.
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How cells take out the trash

Science Daily Tech - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 11:08
As people around the world mark Earth Day (April 22) with activities that protect the planet, our cells are busy safeguarding their own environment. To keep themselves neat, tidy and above all healthy, cells rely on a variety of recycling and trash removal systems. If it weren't for these systems, cells could look like microscopic junkyards -- and worse, they might not function properly.
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For an immune cell, microgravity mimics aging

Science Daily Tech - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 10:54
Telling someone to "act your age" is another way of asking him or her to behave better. Age, however, does not always bring improvements. Certain cells of the immune system tend to misbehave with age, leaving the elderly more vulnerable to illness. Because these cells are known to misbehave similarly during spaceflight, researchers are studying the effects of microgravity on immune cells to better understand how our immune systems change as we age.
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Henrik Fisker Designed This Motorcycle for the Lego Heir

Wired Tech News - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 10:38
We already knew Henrik Fisker can designgorgeous cars. Now he's shown he's as good with two wheels as four.






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First size-based chromatography technique for the study of livi

Science Daily Tech - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 10:12
Using nanodot technology, researchers demonstrated the first size-based form of chromatography for studying the membranes of living cells. This unique physical approach to probing cellular membrane structures reveals critical information that can't be obtained through conventional microscopy.
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Neurotics don't just avoid action: They dislike it, study finds

Science Daily Tech - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 10:12
Neurotics don't just avoid taking action. By their very nature they dislike it. A study of nearly 4,000 college students in 19 countries has uncovered new details about why neurotic people may avoid making decisions and moving forward with life. Turns out that when they are asked if action is positive, favorable, good, they just don't like it as much as non-neurotics. Framing communication messages that get around this roadblock is a key to success communication with neurotic folks.
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Applying math to biology: Software identifies disease-causing mutations in undiagnosed illnesses

Science Daily Tech - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 10:12
A computational tool has successfully identified diseases with unknown gene mutations in three separate cases. Sequencing the genomes of individuals or small families often produces false predictions of mutations that cause diseases. But this study shows that a new unique approach allows it to identify disease-causing genes more precisely than other computational tools.
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Fat metabolism in animals altered to prevent most common type of heart disease

Science Daily Tech - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 10:10
Working with mice and rabbits, scientists have found a way to block abnormal cholesterol production, transport and breakdown, successfully preventing the development of atherosclerosis, the main cause of heart attacks and strokes and the number-one cause of death among humans. The condition develops when fat builds inside blood vessels over time and renders them stiff, narrowed and hardened, greatly reducing their ability to feed oxygen-rich blood to the heart muscle and the brain.
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Surface modification of titanium dioxide for photocatalytic degradation of hazardous pollutants under ordinary visible light

Science Daily Tech - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 10:08
Researchers have developed a modified photocatalyst which is economical and effective at transforming organic pollutants into harmless end products. Photocatalytic degradation is one of the highly effective applications in transforming organic pollutants to harmless end products at ambient conditions using light and a photocatalyst.
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Major advances in dye sensitized solar cells

Science Daily Tech - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 10:07
Two groups of researchers have recently advanced the field of solar cells with a cheaper and efficient replacement for platinum and better synthesis of zinc oxide. Working on dye-sensitized solar cells -- researchers in Malaysia have achieved an efficiency of 1.12%, at a fraction of the cost compared to those used by platinum devices.
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Hundreds of Exoplanets, A Handful Right for Life

National Geographic Tech - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:44
A map of U.S. landslide events between 2007 and 2013.






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