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You can share the taste of lemonade through the internet

You can share the taste of lemonade through the internet

Ever see a friend post a photo of a drink online and wonder whether it's really as delicious as it looks? You might not have to pay a visit to find out: researchers have found a way to send the basic look and taste of lemonade through the internet. T… Source: New feed

Scientists find a low-cost way to build genomes from scratch

Scientists find a low-cost way to build genomes from scratch

To put it mildly, sequencing and building a genome from scratch isn't cheap. It's sometimes affordable for human genomes, but it's often prohibitively expensive (hundreds of thousands of dollars) whenever you're charting new territory — say, a speci… Source: New feed

'NBA Jam' creator talks about Midway's little-known history

'NBA Jam' creator talks about Midway's little-known history

If you hung around arcades in the 1990s, you were likely extremely familiar with Midway sports games like NBA Jam and NFL Blitz. Apparently, though, even these classics have a few secrets left. Former Midway design lead Mark Turmell has participated… Source: New feed

Amazon considers opening augmented reality furniture stores

Amazon considers opening augmented reality furniture stores

Amazon's retail plans could extend well beyond books and groceries. New York Times sources hear that the internet giant is "exploring" the possibility of appliance and furniture stores with a technological angle. You'd use augmented or virtual real… Source: New feed

NASA picks 10 smallsat missions to explore the Solar System

NASA picks 10 smallsat missions to explore the Solar System

Some missions don't require big spacecraft to accomplish. Take for example, these 10 projects under NASA's Planetary Science Deep Space SmallSat Studies (PSDS3) program. The agency picked 10 projects from PSDS3 to develop mission concepts that use sm… Source: New feed

QUIZ: How Much Do You Know About Global Pandemics And Killer Viruses?

We live in a hyperinfectious era. Test your knowledge of the diseases all around us. (Image credit: Xaver Xylophon) Source: New feed

Clock stars: Astrocytes keep time for brain, behavior

Star-shaped cells called astrocytes, long considered boring, ‘support cells,’ are finally coming into their own. To everyone’s surprise they even play an important role in the body’s master clock, which schedules everything from the release of hormones to the onset of sleepiness. Source: New feed

Scientists make new discovery about bird evolution

A team of scientists has described the most exceptionally preserved fossil bird discovered to date, in a newly published article. The new specimen from the rich Early Cretaceous Jehol Biota (approximately 131 to 120 million years old) is referred to as Eoconfuciusornis, the oldest and most primitive member of the Confuciusornithiformes, a group of early […]

A little vigorous exercise may help boost kids' cardiometabolic health

As little as 10 minutes a day of high-intensity physical activity could help some children reduce their risk of developing heart problems and metabolic diseases such as diabetes, according to an international study. Source: New feed

Electrical 'switch' in brain's capillary network monitors activity and controls blood flow

New research has uncovered that capillaries have the capacity to both sense brain activity and generate an electrical vasodilatory signal to evoke blood flow and direct nutrients to neurons. Source: New feed

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