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In The Future, You’ll Be Able To Charge Your Smartphone Just By Holding It

It’s called Power Felt: a fabric that can convert body heat into electricity. Created by Professor David Carroll and his team at the Center for Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials at Wake Forest University, Power Felt bypasses other, more expensive renewable energy sources and goes straight for the one source that always seems readily available: You. …

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Missing Woman In Iceland Searches For Herself

Let’s take a break from all the sciencey science and missing birds and head back over to Iceland for a moment, where something slightly odd happened last Saturday. Tourists had just finished exploring the volcanic canyon Eldgjá (the largest in the world) and were back on their tour bus, ready to move on to the …

EteRNA: Played By Humans, Scored By Nature

So here’s an interesting little “game” you can play if you ever get bored. It’s called EteRNA, a collection of “puzzles” which task players with designing specific RNA sequences. RNA is, of course, Ribonucleic acid, one of the fundamental building blocks of life. With EteRNA, players work with pairings of the four nucleotides that make …

Vanishing Birds Baffle UK Pigeon Racers

UK pigeon racers have dubbed an area the “Bermuda Triangle” after mysteriously losing hundreds of pigeons since the season began in April. The disappearances always seem to occur in the same region. [quote]“When they fly down to the Thirsk, Wetherby and Consett area…something always seems to happen.” – Austin Lindores, Hundreds of racing pigeons vanish in ‘Bermuda …

Just What The World Needed: A Glow-In-The-Dark Cockroach

Bioluminescence is cool. Catch a bunch of fireflies, maybe a few glow worms, put them in a jar and boom, you’ve got yourself a makeshift lantern. Good for those ominous nights you decide to go caving. But there’s another species of bioluminescent insect out there, one you might not want to collect for fun: Lucihormetica …