True ‘True Blood’ Blood (For Real!)
Scientists have created artificial blood. This is not a plot point from True Blood.
Researchers at Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj, Romania, spent months trying to develop an artificial human blood substitute. While this could be considered a medical...
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How to Turn Down the Volume on the Entire World
Quieter living through chemistry. There’s nothing worse than trying to concentrate on a very important project (like, say, a blog post) while struggling to tune out loud neighbors. If you live or work in an area with heavy traffic or other types o...
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4 Quick Stories About Time Travel
In honor of the 50th anniversary of "Doctor Who," here are some stories about some people who claimed to have unlocked the secret of time travel…or maybe not. • In 2000, a mysterious man named “John Titor” started posting messages on Intern...
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Weird Invention: Here Comes the Fake Sun
A low-tech/high-tech cure for the winter blues for a city that is is cut off from direct sunlight for five to six months a year. As the days grow shorter and the nights get colder, a little sunshine can be hard to come by. It’s especially true in ...
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The Hackable Smart Toilet
Sitting on a smart toilet right now? Better be careful—you might get hacked!
Japanese company LIXIL makes computerized gadgets for the home, office, and bathroom…including “smart toilets.” It’s latest innovation: the Inax Satis, a high-tech...
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