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Université de Montréal study analyzes content of nightmares and bad dreams
31.01.2014 [18:33]
According to a new study by researchers at the University of Montreal, nightmares have greater emotional impact than bad dreams do, and fear is not always a factor. In fact, it is mostly absent in bad dreams and in a third of nightmares
Chinese chemists create printer that uses water instead of ink
31.01.2014 [17:51]
Like any ordinary printer, a team of chemists have revealed a machine that ingests a blank page and spits it out covered in print. But instead of ink, it uses only water. And the used paper fades back to white within a day, enabling it to be reused.
Ruins of Bustling Port Unearthed at Egypt`s Giza Pyramids
30.01.2014 [21:31]
The remains of a bustling port and barracks for sailors or military troops have been discovered near the Giza Pyramids. They were in use while the pyramids were being built about 4,500 years ago. The archaeologists have been excavating a city near the Giza Pyramids that dates mainly to the reign of the pharaoh Menkaure, who built the last pyramid...
Engineers create light-activated 'curtains'
28.01.2014 [19:42]
Forget remote-controlled curtains. A new development by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, could lead to curtains and other materials that move in response to light, no batteries needed. A research team led by Ali Javey, associate professor of electrical engineering and
Vor 7000 Jahren hatten Spanier noch blaue Augen
27.01.2014 [20:07]
Blaue Augen unter dunklem Haar: Aus einer Zahnprobe haben Forscher das Aussehen eines Europäers reproduziert, der vor 7000 Jahren lebte. Sein Erbgut zeigt auch, dass er schlecht verdauen konnte
40 percent of parents learn how to use technology from their children
27.01.2014 [17:50]
Just how are adults learning to use technology? Chances are if you are a parent, your child is teaching you. A recent paper published in the Journal of Communication found that between 30%-40% of parents were taught how to use the computer and Internet from their children
Hershey's 3D Chocolate Printer Will Make Your Mouth Water
25.01.2014 [20:31]
Willy Wonka's wildest dreams might be coming true. Hershey's and 3D Systems are teaming up to create a 3D printer that, yes, produces chocolate. Both companies see the endeavor as an opportunity for advancement. Hersey's believes a 3D printer could act as a new delivery system for its products, and 3D Systems hopes that
Google chief warns of IT threat
24.01.2014 [16:10]
A broad range of jobs that once seemed beyond the reach of automation are in danger of being wiped out by technological advances, Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google, warned on Thursday. Speaking in a briefing at the World Economic Forum in Davos, he said that an acceleration
Princeton engineers predict Facebook may lose 80% of users by 2017
22.01.2014 [16:13]
According to new research from Princeton, which compared the ”adoption and abandonment dynamics” of social networks by “drawing analogy to the dynamics that govern the spread of infectious disease,” Facebook is beginning to die out
Why a holiday really IS good for you: Sunshine reduces your blood pressure - and cuts the risk of heart attack and stroke
21.01.2014 [20:51]
A little sunshine could be good for your heart. A short, sharp blast from a tanning lamp can cause blood pressure to fall, scientists have found. The results suggest that well-meaning advice to avoid the sun to protect against skin
Single malt breaks world auction record as market matures
21.01.2014 [19:43]
A rare bottle of Macallan whisky has set a world record for the most expensive single malt whisky sold at an auction over the weekend. The six-liter bottle of the highly sought after Macallan 'M' in a crystal decanter fetched $628,205 at Sotheby's auction in Hong Kong, above the expected range of $258,000 to
Man going barefoot for a year to buy shoes for children
21.01.2014 [15:16]
A Kentucky man is 48 days into his quest to go barefoot for an entire year to raise money and awareness for shoeless children around the world. Richard Hudgins of Louisville said he began his project Dec. 4, the day before the snow fell in Louisville, and he nearly gave up immediately, reported Monday
3D-printed prosthetic leg helps Dudley the disabled duck walk again
21.01.2014 [15:07]
Dudley the duck who has only one foot, following an unfortunate encounter with a chicken, is walking tall today after being fitted out with a movable plastic webbed leg, thanks to 3D printing technology. Born August 19, 2013, Dudley was placed in an enclosure with some chickens at K9-1-1 Animal and Rescue
Bosnian Town Library Unveils 'Secret' Picasso
18.01.2014 [17:09]
A library in the remote Bosnian town of Kozarska Dubica claims it has an original work by Pablo Picasso, which they kept secret for years in order to protect it. A graphic piece by the famous painter Pablo Picasso, which was apparently kept secret for
Teeny tiny windmills can recharge phones
17.01.2014 [18:25]
A microscopic windmill could one day provide a portable method of charging devices: at just 1.8 millimetres at its widest point and able to fit 10 on a single grain of rice, the tiny machines can harvest energy from the movement of air. They are the work of research associate Smitha Rao and electrical engineering professor
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