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Thursday, February 20, 2020
Here’s what Christmas looks like under a microscope

Here’s what Christmas looks like under a microscope

The world's tiniest gingerbread house has been created at McMaster University.  Canadian Centre for Electron Microscopy/McMaster University If you run out of frosting and ginger during this season's cooking session, you can always use a focused ion beam microscope to etch out your gingerbread house with a sandblaster-like beam of charged gallium ions. That's what…
Here’s To Grown-Up Siblings And The Ties That Bind

Here’s To Grown-Up Siblings And The Ties That Bind

We're tethered to our brothers and sisters as adults far longer than we are as children; our sibling relationships, in fact, are the longest-lasting family ties we have. Katherine Streeter for NPR hide caption toggle caption Katherine Streeter for NPR We're tethered to our brothers and sisters as adults far longer than we are as…
Here’s a photo of the United States military pet that assisted remove the ISIS leader in Syria

Here’s a photo of the United States military pet that assisted...

President Donald Trump on Monday released a picture of the "wonderful dog" that took part on the raid against ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Military officials did not comment on the dog's actions during the raid, but Trump gave some insight on its mission during a press conference on Sunday.  Several military officials said the…
Here’s why the creator of a cherished efficiency app is refocusing his start-up incubator on health from expert system

Here’s why the creator of a cherished efficiency app is refocusing...

All Turtles, an incubator launched and run by Evernote cofounder Phil Libin, has shifted its focus. Libin launched it with the idea that it would foster applications and products based on artificial intelligence. Now, All Turtles' focus is on developing products that help improve the health of individuals or workplaces. Libin still thinks AI will…
Here’s why Face ID does not constantly deal with your sunglasses, according to Apple (AAPL)

Here’s why Face ID does not constantly deal with your sunglasses,...

Face ID, available on the iPhone X, XS, XR, 11, and 11 Pro, doesn't always work with sunglasses. Apple explained why this is the case: It has to do with the infrared spectrum, and how Face ID scans your face. Apple is that Face ID actually works in the infrared spectrum — specifically, between 930…
Here’s a timeline of Activision Blizzard’s dreadful week, as it deals with fan demonstrations after an esports professional athlete was penalized for voicing assistance for Hong Kong (ATVI)

Here’s a timeline of Activision Blizzard’s dreadful week, as it deals...

A vocal group of fans are boycotting Activision Blizzard after the company punished an esports competitor who spoke out in support of the protests in "Hong Kong.' Chung Ng Wai, the esports competitor better known as Blitzchung, shouted "Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our age" in Chinese amid a post-match interview at a Blizzard-sponsored "Hearthstone"…
Here’s what occurs to your brain when you get a concussion

Here’s what occurs to your brain when you get a concussion

Concussions can be extremely damaging, and they are more common than you might think.  Common symptoms of a concussion include headache, imbalance, memory loss, and a change in vision or hearing.  Watch the video above to see what happens in the brain during a concussion.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.  EDITOR'S NOTE: This…
Here’s how to get away a flooding automobile

Here’s how to get away a flooding automobile

Following is a transcript of the video. Reaction time and speed are key for survival. A sinking car will not immediately submerge, which means there's a small window of opportunity to act. Don't try to open the door. Water pressure makes this extremely difficult to do. And even if you could open the door, this would allow more…
Here’s how to make it through an avalanche

Here’s how to make it through an avalanche

Following is a transcript of the video. An average of 27 people in the US die every year from avalanches. The saddest part is that the victims are actually the ones triggering the avalanches in the first place.  Avalanches are one of the most powerful forces of nature humans ever come across. In seconds, they can sweep…
The iPhone 11 is here– here’s how to pre-order it and the very best trade-in offers

The iPhone 11 is here– here’s how to pre-order it and...

If you're an Apple fan itching to upgrade, today is a big day. The new iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max are finally available for pre-order, and they start shipping on September 20, though some devices may not arrive until as late as Oct. 4. The base iPhone 11 price is…

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