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This Overhead Wire Electric Car Thing-a-Ma-Jig Was Way Ahead of Its Time

6 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

This “electric carriage,” which appeared in the July 27, 1889 issue of Scientific American was way ahead of its time. How ahead of its time was it? South Dakota wasn’t even a state yet. The article that went along with it noted that the patent for this ingenious contraption was granted to one Mr. Harvey D. Dibble of Rapid City, Dakota Territory. Read more...

365 Days Of Social Justice For Travon Williams: What GANG Did Trayvon Brown, The Triple Murderer Belong To? Is The Black American Community's Collective Defensiveness/Offendedness Being Properly Aligned With This Murderous Threat Per What The Scientific

ANSWER: IT DOESN'T MATTER WHICH "GANG" THAT TRAYVON BROWN BELONGED TO WHEN HE MURDERED 3 BLACK PEOPLE!!!! There Will Be No Black Studies Text Book That Will Mention This Murderous Act The Name "Travon Williams Jr", "Trayvon WilliamsShow More Summary

Bernie Makes The Case For Hillary On Climate Change

Sanders Says Climate Change Is a Central Election Issue; And Democratic leaders think younger voters will respond Evan Lehman, July 26, 2016 (Scientific American) “…[Billionaire climate advocate Tom Steyer’s NextGen Climate organization]...Show More Summary

Fio Showcases Remote Device Connectivity and Healthcare Management Platform at AACC 2016

Fio Corporation is exhibiting its cloud-based connectivity and reporting platform for decentralized health care at the 68th American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo from July 31st to August 4th.

Americans Worried About Using Gene Editing, Brain Chip Implants and Synthetic Blood

Many in the general public think scientific and technological innovations bring helpful change to society, but they are more concerned than excited when it comes to the potential use of emerging technologies to make people's minds sharper, their bodies stronger and healthier than ever before, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.

Google Uses Quantum Neural Network to Model a Molecule

A team of British and American scientists has successfully modeled the energy of a hydrogen H2 molecule using Google’s quantum computer. The experiment could be a scientific breakthrough if this method proved to be feasible with more complicated molecular structures.

Financial Stress Hurts, Literally - Scientific American

Few things feel worse than not knowing when your next paycheck is coming. Economic insecurity has been shown to have a whole host of negative effects, including low self-esteem and impaired cognitive functioning. It turns out financial...Show More Summary

Obama is not a scientist. JAMA shouldn't pretend he is.

The Journal of the American Medical Assn. recently published a very unusual article: a scientific study authored by a sitting president of the United States. That’s never happened before. In a sense, it’s cool that President Obama cares enough about science to want to publish a paper in one of...

Religious People Might Think Online Sexual Habits are Harmful, But They’re Also the Worst Offenders

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

In a fascinating new study published in June, researchers from two universities in Canada wanted to understand how Americans felt about recent scientific findings which revealed that a higher percentage of people in “more religious”Show More Summary

Laniakea, the Milky Way’s Cosmic Home

  The Milky Way’s home supercluster of galaxies is far bigger than previously known Source: Scientific American   The post Laniakea, the Milky Way’s Cosmic Home appeared first on The Big Picture.

Sunday links: the best antidote

Book review: Charles Duhigg’s Smarter, Faster, Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business contains some “brilliant storytelling.” (Scientific American)

Science lesson: How singers make themselves heard above a huge orchestra

From an Australian study in Scientific American: Although singers can generate very loud sounds, how can they compete with a large and enthusiastic symphony orchestra? One strategy is to maximize their sound output at frequencies above 2,000 Hz. This is because an orchestra is typically loudest around 500 Hz, with the sound level dropping off […]

Audible announces Channels subscription service for short-form programming - CNET

3 weeks agoTechnology / Internet : Webware

The ?lineup of shows will span a range of topics including politics, sports, mystery, romance, food, and comedy, along with curated readings from news outlets like The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Scientific American...

Type 1 Diabetes Treatment Research: Beta-Cell Transplants from Pigs

According to an ADA press release, two new approaches to replace deteriorating beta cells in people with type 1 diabetes are being explored by scientists. This news was shared at the American Diabetes Association’s 76th Scientific Sessions at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans on June 10, 2016 and involves transplanting islet […]

In WTF News: American Woman Arrested for Trying to Kill Stephen Hawking - Rule #1 of Murder: Maybe don't tell someone exactly when and where you're gonna do it.

4 weeks agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

In How the Hell is This Even a Thing news today, an American woman living in Norway was arrested on Wednesday for harassing and plotting to kill famed scientific genius, Stephen Hawking.

No one will be surprised which country has the largest breasts in the world.

4 weeks agoHumor / odd : Happy Place

A new study says that American women have the largest breasts in the world, with a mean breast size of 1,668 ml (that's the scientific "mean," not the slang "mean"). The study, published in The Journal of Female Health Sciences, analyzed data from nearly 400,000 women in 108 countries. Show More Summary

Republican Climate Activist Funding Environmentally Conscious Conservatives

For too long, climate change has been a partisan issue in American politics. In spite of the overwhelming scientific data about the role that human beings have played in the warming of the planet, the Republican Party of the United States...Show More Summary

"The Anonymous People" Documentary: 25 Million Americans Will No Longer Be Quiet

Current public perceptions about alcohol- and other drug-use disorders are out of step with scientific knowledge. There remains a general belief that these disorders are essentially moral failings and/or bad choices. This view is completely at odds with research demonstrating that these disorders are indeed a brain disease. Show More Summary

Why American Consumers Are Of Two Minds When It Comes To Drug Companies

In my last Forbes blog, I described the ways that the American healthcare system represents both the best of times and the worst of times. We lead the world in scientific breakthroughs like gene splicing, but trail most industrialized nations of the world in life expectancy and infant mortality. Three [...]

Pointing Out The Contribution of Both Nature and Nurture

Julie Hecht (keep up with her blogs in Scientific American) has a new article about dogs following pointing gestures in Bark Magazine that not only adds to our understanding of the evolution of the domestic dog, but also points out (sorry, but really, who could resist?) the importance of both ‘nature’ AND ‘nurture’ in communication […]

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