How do you respond in social dilemmas? See if you can find yourself in one of these personality types.
Only a few years ago, Israel was in the middle of one of its worst droughts in at least 900 years. With a national campaign to conserve and reuse water along with the massive desalination plant, Israel now has a water surplus. 55 percent of Israel’s domestic water now comes from the Mediterranean Sea, through the Sorek plant.
The crucial elements for life on Earth, often called the building blocks of life, can be abbreviated as CHNOPS: carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, phosphorus and sulfur. For the first time, astronomers have cataloged the abundance of these elements in a huge sample of stars.
Before the driver, whose Tesla car was going 113 km/hr (70 mph), noticed anything unusual, an alert sounded in the car – the Autopilot’s Forward Collision Warning. In this scenario, the car pressed down on the auto brakes to prevent a potential impact up ahead. A second later…
Mainstream media affects us in so many subtly harmful ways (if we refer to it a lot). Here’s the latest psychologically and physically dangerous trend.
The breathalyzer analyzes microscopic compounds — called volatile organic compounds (VOCs) — to detect each condition. Researchers invited about 1,400 people from five different countries to breathe into the device, which is still in its testing phases. The breathalyzer could identify each person’s disease with 86 percent accuracy, the researchers said.
Junya Watanabe has taken his techno-design exploits to another level, fusing his already quirky aesthetic ability with wearable modern day technology. Watanabe has designed a wearable coat, created with solar technology to charge phones, tablets and other smart personal devices.
People have come to see multi-tasking as a virtue, and so have required companies to make communication easier and faster. Facebook Messenger, for instance, has become a powerful tool for people to connect with each other.
The researchers discovered that the song “Weightless” (video included) resulted in a striking 65 percent reduction in participants’ overall anxiety, and a 35 percent reduction in their usual physiological resting rates.
On the first of every year, millions of Americans make a New Year’s resolution (or two or three) that they won’t keep. Still, despite the ritual’s repeated failings, we keep trying. This yearly tradition, which dates as far back as Ancient Rome, is a reminder that humans can’t stop believing in new beginnings. Here’s some great advice for making your goals a reality.
A star called KIC 8462852, or Tabby’s star, has been behaving oddly since 1890, not just recently as had been thought – and astronomers have no idea why. The author weighs in.
If you found a million dollar treasure, would you donate it to a museum? Barry Clifford has donated over $400 million worth of artifacts he’s found in the last 30 years. Read about him and his findings here.