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Weird 'Techni-Quarks' May Lurk Inside Higgs Boson Particle

Weird 'Techni-Quarks' May Lurk Inside Higgs Boson Particle | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it


The Higgs boson — a particle thought to explain how other particles get their mass — is tiny, but it may not be the tiniest particle yet.

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Like a wheel within a spiral, like techni-quarks within a particle...

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A 100-year solar storm could fry our power grids — these are the places most at risk

A 100-year solar storm could fry our power grids — these are the places most at risk | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
The US government expects such storms could inflict $2 trillion worth of damage and a recovery effort that might drag out for months or years.
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Invest in surge protectors and uninterrupted power supplies.
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UC Irvine Accidentally Invents a Battery that Lasts Forever

UC Irvine Accidentally Invents a Battery that Lasts Forever | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
Joins Play-Doh and champagne as the world’s best unintended innovations.
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Imagine...pacemakers that won't let you die.
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How Artificial Intelligence Could Help Diagnose Mental Disorders

How Artificial Intelligence Could Help Diagnose Mental Disorders | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
Machine learning could train software to spot verbal tics associated with schizophrenia, depression, and bipolar disorder.
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Definite second opinions would be in order.
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This Is the Enormous Gigafactory, Where Tesla Will Build Its Future

This Is the Enormous Gigafactory, Where Tesla Will Build Its Future | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
By 2020 Tesla plans to consume more batteries than the rest of the world combined. This is where it will make them.
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Say hello to SkyNet.
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How Sitting Is Killing Us

How Sitting Is Killing Us | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
We spend most of our days on our behinds, and that's taking a toll on everything from our health to our mood and creativity
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What will be the new danger after sitting?
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QuickTime for Windows Is Dead, and You Should Uninstall It to Stay Secure

QuickTime for Windows Is Dead, and You Should Uninstall It to Stay Secure | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
QuickTime for Windows has dangerous security vulnerabilities that let attackers take over your computer, but Apple won’t be updating it to fix them. It’s time to uninstall it.
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File it with Safari and Java.
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Kilauea lava enters ocean for first time since 2013

Kilauea lava enters ocean for first time since 2013 | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
expanding still
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I recall Pahoa being at risk in 2014/15.
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The Psychology of Scientific Advancement

The Psychology of Scientific Advancement | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
An interview with Michio Kaku
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Kaku is an interesting guy.
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8 Benefits of Green Tea

8 Benefits of Green Tea | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
If you’re looking for a healthy alternative to your morning coffee, then you may want to consider a switch to green tea. While green tea leaves may be native to China, the benefits of drinking green tea have universal appeal. From medicinal properties to weight loss, the benefits of green tea are numerous. The secre
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Good stuff. If you combine green tea with freshly ground black pepper (I know it sounds odd) it works even better for dieting.
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Saharan dust from Africa brings hazy skies to Texas Gulf Coast

Saharan dust from Africa brings hazy skies to Texas Gulf Coast | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
Plumes of dust from the Sahara Desert voyage to parts of the U.S. and the air that lofts these particles can have a big impact on Atlantic hurricane season.
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Crazy to think about.
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You can increase your intelligence: 5 ways to maximize your cognitive potential

You can increase your intelligence: 5 ways to maximize your cognitive potential | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
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Good article.
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This tiny robot is a real life Wall-E

This tiny robot is a real life Wall-E | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
Cozmo, a complicated piece of engineering and artificial intelligence in the body of a toy, just wants to be loved.
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Don't mistake it for a stapler.
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Star Trek Actor Anton Yelchin Dies in Freak Car Accident [Updated]

Star Trek Actor Anton Yelchin Dies in Freak Car Accident [Updated] | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
According to the Associated Press, actor Anton Yelchin has died at the age of 27 in a car accident.
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Unexpected indeed.
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How One Guy in Oregon Made the Best U.S. Map You’ll Ever See

How One Guy in Oregon Made the Best U.S. Map You’ll Ever See | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
American mapmaking’s most prestigious honor is the “Best of Show” award at the annual competition of the Cartography and Geographic Information Societ
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I can appreciate the attention to detail.
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US - not-a-drill-seti-is-investigating-a-possible-extraterrestrial-signal-from-deep-space

US - not-a-drill-seti-is-investigating-a-possible-extraterrestrial-signal-from-deep-space | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
Find latest news coverage of breaking news events, trending topics, and compelling articles, photos and videos of US and international news stories.
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Very promising indeed and worthy of more observation.
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The Audacious Plan to Save This Man’s Life by Transplanting His Head

The Audacious Plan to Save This Man’s Life by Transplanting His Head | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
What would happen if it actually works?
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Star Trek science, here we come.
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Empathy Is Killed By Popular Painkiller Found In 600 Different Drugs - PsyBlog

Empathy Is Killed By Popular Painkiller Found In 600 Different Drugs - PsyBlog | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
Every week almost one-quarter of Americans use this drug.
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80 college students counts as enough research?
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This Strange Sphere Just Surfaced Off The Coast Of Australia... And It's Seriously Disturbing.

This Strange Sphere Just Surfaced Off The Coast Of Australia... And It's Seriously Disturbing. | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
When they first spotted it floating above the waves, Mark Watkins and his father thought it was an overturned boat. As they got closer they thought perhaps it was a hot air balloon. Then they realized the truth.
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Overturned boat my barnacles!
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You have 2 more days to update to Windows 10 for free, if you want it

You have 2 more days to update to Windows 10 for free, if you want it | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
PC users still on the fence about upgrading their Windows operating system only have a couple of days to make the jump to Windows 10 for free.
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I somehow think MS will extend the period...they have not reached the adoption rate they desired. But they could rely on the new pc market to spread it.
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Buying Space Memorabilia Can Be Cheaper Than You’d Think

Buying Space Memorabilia Can Be Cheaper Than You’d Think | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
What kind of person pays thousands of dollars for the right to own a piece of space history?
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The Russian stuff is essentially military surplus...though I didn't really look at it that way before the article.
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Luzon Island Mammals Exist Nowhere Else: Photos​

Luzon Island Mammals Exist Nowhere Else: Photos​ | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
The world's greatest concentration of unique species is on the Philippine island.
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Shrew-rats eating worms...yippee!
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LIGO Has Detected Gravitational Waves for the Second Time

LIGO Has Detected Gravitational Waves for the Second Time | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
About 1.4 billion years ago, the universe gave scientists a Christmas present.
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Cool...and pretty staggering numbers.
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20 Diversion Tactics Highly Manipulative Narcissists, Sociopaths And Psychopaths Use To Silence You

20 Diversion Tactics Highly Manipulative Narcissists, Sociopaths And Psychopaths Use To Silence You | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
Gaslighting is perhaps one of the most insidious manipulative tactics out there because it works to distort and erode your sense of reality; it eats away at your ability to trust yourself and inevi…
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Does this describe anyone you know?
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Analytics Brief: Are body-worn cameras the future of policing?

Analytics Brief: Are body-worn cameras the future of policing? | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
Body-worn cameras are likely to be standard issue for police officers. See what law enforcement experts say about the benefits and challenges of body-worn cameras.
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If the PD owns the footage, can they use it for commercial purposes?
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Daniel Berger: The Science behind Women’s Sexual Desire

Daniel Berger: The Science behind Women’s Sexual Desire | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
Everything we thought we knew about female sexual desire is being overturned. Following from experiments, what we think turns us on and what actually excites us are two different things.
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Perhaps the onion isn't so hard to unravel.
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