Two-faced nanoparticles help make stickier, more water-repellent paint

Researchers in the US and UK have found a new way to improve paints and coatings, by adding “two-faced” nanoparticles. With one face that attracts water and another that repels it, the particles arranged themselves into a flat layer on a painted surfac… Continue reading Two-faced nanoparticles help make stickier, more water-repellent paint

Graphene-based sensor detects spoiled fish and meat

Graphene, the electrically-conductive “wonder material” made up of a one-atom-thick sheet of linked carbon atoms, already has many uses. It now has another, however, as the active ingredient in a sensor that detects food spoilage.Continue ReadingCatego… Continue reading Graphene-based sensor detects spoiled fish and meat

DoItForState domain name thief gets 14 years for pistol-whipping plot

He hired his cousin to break in, hold the rightful domain holder at gunpoint, and force a transfer to his own GoDaddy account. Continue reading DoItForState domain name thief gets 14 years for pistol-whipping plot

New understanding of exercise may help in the fight against depression

If you suffer from depression, you’ve likely been advised to get plenty of exercise. Scientists have now gained a fresh understanding of how being active helps alleviate the condition, and they believe that their findings could lead to better… Continue reading New understanding of exercise may help in the fight against depression

Rate of climate change is outpacing animals' ability to adapt says meta-study

The great tit (Parus major) is known to adapt reasonably well to normal climate change

Many animals commonly adjust to changes in climate by shifting behaviors such as hibernation, reproduction and migration in order to optimize the continuation of the species. Unfortunately, a recent meta analysis of over 10,000 studies suggests these adaptations simply aren’t happening quickly enough.

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