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Friday, August 7, 2020
We May Owe Our Existence To These Small, Ghostly Particles

We May Owe Our Existence To These Small, Ghostly Particles

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Why do we exist? Why does anything exist? Last week scientists reported that we may owe our presence to faint, wispy particles - neutrinos. In the beginning, a massive amount of particles were created in the Universe. In our current understanding of physics, particles should be created along with antiparticles - sort of like an…
These high-tech contacts may help correct color blindness

These high-tech contacts may help correct color blindness

An illustration of the effect the metasurface-based contact lens would have on a person with red-green color blindness: The left image is the original scene, the middle image is how it would look to a person with deuteranomaly and the right represents how it would look to that person with the corrective lens.  Sharon Karepov/Tel…
These sharks can walk, and they’re adorable

These sharks can walk, and they’re adorable

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Hemiscyllium michaeli, the leopard epaulette shark, is a species of bamboo shark in the genus Hemiscyllium. It is a tropical shark known from the shallow ocean in the Milne Bay region of eastern Papua New Guinea. Conservation International photo by Mark V Erdmann The idea of a walking shark might sound like an apocalyptic Sharknado…
Brain tech is here: These gadgets from CES 2020 rely on your brainwaves to work

Brain tech is here: These gadgets from CES 2020 rely on...

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This story is part of CES 2020, our complete coverage of the showroom floor and the hottest new tech gadgets around. The futuristic promise of tech devices that use brain waves to improve sleep, anxiety and concentration -- and even control prosthetic hands -- may finally be coming to fruition, with a slew of new…
These female fish can create a new species if their partners are hot enough

These female fish can create a new species if their partners...

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One of the new predator cichlid fish species that evolved in Lake Mweru. Ole Seehausen If her suitor is particularly handsome -- or if she can't see him properly -- a female fish will mate outside her species. And that, according to new research from an international team of scientists, can lead to her giving…
These 10 mega-companies throughout tech and health care are probably to get obtained within the next year, according to Morgan Stanley

These 10 mega-companies throughout tech and health care are probably to...

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Mergers and acquisitions among the largest public US companies remain below their long-term trend, according to Morgan Stanley.  The bank's quantitative strategists pointed to uncertainty around US-China trade relations and the earnings slowdown as the reasons for the slump.  They also updated their list of stocks that are most likely to receive offers within the…
These creative toads pretend to be lethal snakes to prevent being assaulted

These creative toads pretend to be lethal snakes to prevent being...

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Variations in the dorsal pattern of preserved specimens of Congolese toads and Gaboon viper snakes. Chifundera Kusamba When you share the same habitat as a venomous snake, pretending to be one of them could be the trick to not being eaten by predators. At least that's what Congolese giant toads seem to do.  The toads…
These clothing utilize extravagant styles to fool facial acknowledgment software application into believing you’re not a human

These clothing utilize extravagant styles to fool facial acknowledgment software application...

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Smile! You're on camera — or you were at some point in the past few years — and now your face is public domain. Facial recognition technology is everywhere, and only becoming more pervasive. It's marketed as a security feature by companies like Apple and Google to prevent strangers from unlocking your iPhone or front…
These 6 tech business have actually made the questionable choice to attempt to run in China, where the federal government can require social networks posts be eliminated or search results page be censored

These 6 tech business have actually made the questionable choice to...

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The US and China are locked in an intensifying cold war, and the global tech industry is at the center of it.  The standoff affects everything from supply chains to the sites everyday consumers can use — the US recently banned companies like Huawei from doing business in the US, and on the flip side,…
These are the inmost and biggest manufactured holes on the planet

These are the inmost and biggest manufactured holes on the planet

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Since the early 1960s, humans have attempted to drill down to the Earth's mantle. Russia holds the record for the deepest man-made hole in the world at more than 40,000 feet deep. That's 7.6 miles. No one has ever reached the Earth's mantle, although scientists have never given up trying to get to it. Some…

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