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Watch a Jet Wing Pilot “Jetman” Hover Over a Lake

By Jason Freely / 6 months ago

Jetman Returns Jet wing pilot and daredevil Yves Rossy just shared a video of himself taking off and hovering over lake Geneva in Switzerland with his jet-powered wingsuit. It’s a stunning display of the improved suit’s abilities — it no longer needs its pilot to jump out of a plane or helicopter to get up […]

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Invisible Ink “Tattoos” Could Be Used to ID Vaccinated Kids

By Jason Freely / 6 months ago

For the people overseeing nationwide vaccination initiatives in developing countries, keeping track of who had which vaccination and when can be a tough task. But researchers from MIT might have a solution: they’ve created an ink that can be safely embedded in the skin alongside the vaccine itself, and it’s only visible using a special […]

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Startup Invents Uncomfortable Toilet to Boost Productivity

By Jason Freely / 6 months ago

Poop Limit British startup StandardToilet has designed a toilet that’s intentionally made to be uncomfortable thanks to its 13-degree slope, according to Wired. Sitting on it for more than five minutes is reportedly unbearable. The goal is to make it too uncomfortable to sit on for prolonged periods of time, motivating office workers to get […]

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Cyberattack Aims to Cause Seizures in Twitter Users With Epilepsy

By Jason Freely / 6 months ago

Our bodies use electrical signals to send information from cell to cell. An unexpected surge in that electrical activity, though, can cause a seizure — and while not every seizure is the same, they can cause convulsions, difficulty breathing, loss of consciousness, or even death. Epilepsy is a disease characterized by repeated seizures. It affects approximately […]

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New Orleans Declares State of Emergency Due to Hackers

By Jason Freely / 6 months ago

Government Shutdown On Friday morning, the government of New Orleans declared a state of emergency and shut down its servers in response to an onslaught of hacking attempts and ransomware. The city’s infrastructure seems to have been unaffected by the attack, with many services coming back online Monday morning, according to MIT Technology Review. But […]

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Stare Into that the Brutal Maw of This Barbarous Neutron Star

By Jason Freely / 6 months ago

Imaging Pisces For first time, NASA was able to map the whole surface of a neutron star (read: the cosmic carcass of a huge star after it detonates at a huge supernova explosion). The neutron star, J0030+0451 is located inside the Pisces constellation. It’s just 16 miles broad, according to Astronomy, but nonetheless has at […]

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Scientists Spot One of those Most Distant Galaxies Ever: MAMBO-9

By Jason Freely / 6 months ago

Star Light Scientists only detected a brand new galaxy for the first time, and also at 13 billion lightyears away, it is one of the very distant galaxies seen so far. The galaxy, MAMBO-9, is not placing any longstanding documents. Scientists have discovered galaxies at comparable and even larger distances . But MAMBO-9 is nearly […]

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These Adorable 3D-Printed Houses Could Solve Homelessness

By Jason Freely / 6 months ago

Ground Breaking In May, housing nonprofit New Story shared a representation of strategies to 3D-print an whole neighborhood. That eyesight’s coming into life, together with all the Wednesday unveiling of the first homes in this undertaking, in what will become a wholly distinctive community of 50 houses in Mexico. New Story established the 500-square-foot houses […]

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Famous Geneticist’s Dating App Would Match Users Based on DNA

By Jason Freely / 7 months ago

Harvard geneticist George Church’s lengthy list of lofty — but really probably attainable — ambitions for the foreseeable future of DNA research features resurrecting the woolly mammoth, reversing human getting older, and maybe even helping you gain superhuman powers. Also on his professional to-do list? Develop a courting app that matches consumers based on their probability […]

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