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September 2017’s intense solar activity viewed from space

September 2017's intense solar activity viewed from space

September 2017 saw a spate of solar activity, with the Sun emitting 27 M-class and four X-class flares and releasing several powerful coronal mass ejections, or CMEs, between Sept. 6-10. Solar flares are powerful bursts of radiation, while coronal mass ejections are massive clouds of solar material and magnetic fields that erupt from the Sun at incredible speeds. The activity ... Read More »

This Robot Gives You Arms to Lift a Half-Ton (Video)

This Robot Gives You Arms to Lift a Half-Ton (Video)

Say hello to Guardian GT, who wants to take the strain out of your manual labor. This mean-looking machine from Sarcos Robotics is designed to give you superhuman strength. Its pair of seven-foot arms, each able to lift 500 pounds, is controlled with eerie smoothness by a human. Sarcos CEO Ben Wolff was very clear about the philosophy behind creating ... Read More »

Two dead after police-involved shooting at Ontairo hospital

Two dead after police-involved shooting at Ontairo hospital

Police fatally shot a man inside the emergency room of Northumberland Hills Hospital on Friday night after an elderly woman was found with a fatal gunshot wound to her head inside that same room, the Special Investigations Unit confirms. Cobourg police were initially called to the emergency room of the hospital around 11 p.m. Friday night after gunshots were fired. ... Read More »

Scientists discover ‘sense of touch’ in bacteria

Scientists discover 'sense of touch' in bacteria

A study group at the University of Basel’s Biozentrum has now discovered that bacteria not only respond to chemical signals, but also possess a sense of touch. In their recent publication in “Science”, the researchers demonstrate how bacteria recognize surfaces and respond to this mechanical stimulus within seconds. This mechanism is also used by pathogens to colonize and attack their ... Read More »

Cryo-EM close-up image of a lithium metal dendrite (Video)

Cryo-EM close-up image of a lithium metal dendrite (Video)

Remarkable cryo-EM images of dendrites show details down to the individual atom, and will yield new insights into why high-energy batteries fail. Researchers have revealed new atomic-level images of the finger-like growths called dendrites that can breach battery compartment barriers, and go on to cause short circuits or even fires. Understanding more about these tiny protrusions is not only going ... Read More »

Electronic Patch-and-app system prevents premature ejaculation

Electronic Patch-and-app system prevents premature ejaculation

Virility Medical is a privately held Israeli medical device start-up company, committed to the development of climax control of premature ejaculation. The company is in advanced clinical stage, developing an intimate skin patch with neuromodulation capabilities. Premature ejaculation is the most common male sexual dysfunction, causing men to ejaculate in the first minute following penetration. The problem affects an estimated ... Read More »

Researchers Record First Observation of an Interstellar Object

Scientists Record First Observation of an Interstellar Object

A small, recently discovered asteroid – or perhaps a comet – appears to have originated from outside the solar system, coming from somewhere else in our galaxy. If so, it would be the first “interstellar object” to be observed and confirmed by astronomers. This unusual object – for now designated A/2017 U1 – is less than a quarter-mile (400 meters) ... Read More »

Stanford research finds link between marijuana and sex

Stanford research finds link between marijuana and sex

Smoking a joint may lead to more than just the munchies and a buzz. According to a new study from Stanford University, pot smokers have significantly more sex than non-smokers —and the conclusions are pretty definitive. The findings, published online Oct. 27 in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, are based on an analysis of more than 50,000 Americans ages 25-45. ... Read More »

Researchers Explain ‘Scratch Marks’ on Mars

Researchers Explain 'Scratch Marks' on Mars

If you saw this image out of context, you might be a bit perplexed. Is it some strange macro shot of eyelashes? A weird desert landscape? It’s actually a look at the Hellas Planitia on Mars, and it shows off some distinctive, surreal-looking lines. At around 2,200 kilometers in diameter, Hellas Planitia is the largest visible impact basin in the ... Read More »

10-year-old takes police on wild car chase up to 100 mph (Video)

10-year-old takes police on wild car chase up to 100 mph (Video)

A 10-year-old boy stole his family’s car and lead his parent and police on a chase that reached speeds near 100 mph. Authorities say no one was injured during the pursuit that began around 9:30am Thursday when Westlake police saw a car speed by chased by another vehicle, possibly driven by the boy’s mother, on Interstate 90 west of Cleveland. ... Read More »

Crashed alien spacecraft spotted on Mars?

Crashed alien spacecraft spotted on Mars?

A new video has emerged on the internet that claims to have found evidence of a crashed alien mothership on Mars’ surface. The images from the video were found in footage taken from NASA’s Mars Global Surveyor – which surveyed the red planet until 2006 when the space agency lost contact with it. “I have processed, colorized and rebuilt the ... Read More »