Earlier tonight, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America handed out the Nebula Award in Chicago, and this year women have swept one of science fiction’s biggest awards.
Daily Archives: May 16, 2016
Samsung Thinks It Can Make Smartwatches Useful By Projecting Onto Your Hand
Samsung thinks it has a possible solution to the problem of tiny, hard-to-read smartwatches: a projector. The company has filed a patent for a smartwatch that projects a larger screen onto the user’s hand or forearm.
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IBM CREATES A MOLECULE THAT COULD DESTROY ALL VIRUSES
Finding a cure for viruses like Ebola, Zika, or even the flu is a challenging task. Viruses are vastly different from one another, and even the same strain of a virus can mutate and change–that’s why doctors give out a different flu vaccine each year. But a group of researchers at IBM and the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology in Singapore sought to understand what makes all viruses alike. Using that knowledge, they’ve come up with a macromolecule that may have the potential to treat multiple types of viruses and prevent them from infecting us. The work was published recently in the journal Macromolecules.
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Death Row Records Bankruptcy: 2Pac, Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg, Dr. Dre, Suge Knight Lose Millions
Lawyers who processed the bankruptcy case for Death Row Records should be all smiles after raking in $8.3 million for their work, but the artists who made the label a fortune walked away with little or nothing.
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How Do Millennials Find Your Business?
Information gathered by the 2015 Millennial Workforce study indicates that millennials are now the largest generation in the workforce. And by 2017, they’re expected to have a monumental spending power of around $200 billion dollars a year. In other words — if you want a successful modern business, you need to attract the millennial market.
Meet Janna Levin, the Chillest Astrophysicist Alive
THE ASTROPHYSICIST AND author Janna Levin has two main offices: One at Barnard College of Columbia University, where she is a professor, and a studio space at Pioneer Works, a “center for art and innovation” in Brooklyn where Levin works alongside artists and musicians in an ever-expanding role as director of sciences. Beneath the rafters on the third floor of the former ironworks factory that now houses Pioneer Works, her studio is decorated (with props from a film set) like a speakeasy. There’s a bar lined with stools, a piano, a trumpet and, on the wall that serves as Levin’s blackboard, a drink rail underlining a mathematical description of a black hole spinning in a magnetic field. Whether Levin is writing words or equations, she finds inspiration just outside her gallery window, where a giant cloth-and-paper tree trunk hangs from the ceiling almost to the factory floor three stories below.
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Where Does All My Snot Come From?
When you have a cold or allergies, it can sometimes feel like you have an endless supply of snot. And no matter how many times you blow your nose, you can’t seem to get rid of it.