Sunday, October 25, 2020

All Octopuses Are Venomous

Antarctic octopus (Paraledone turqueti). Credit: E. Jorgensen, NOAA 2007 Contrary to what was known, all octopuses are venomous, a new study finds. Researchers knew that the blue-ringed octopus packed venom. Now they say all octopuses and cuttlefish, and some squid are venomous. In fact they all share a common, ancient venomous ancestor, the study indicates, and the work suggests new avenues for drug discovery.

Will 802.11n Replace WiMAX?

Will WiFi’s 802.11n finally replace WiMAX’s 802.16e? Or a more appropriate question could be, is it proper to compare the two technologies? Though both offer wireless data connectivity, there are more differences than similarities. Check out the following comparisons:

Welcome to the 21st Century – Electronic Cigarettes!!

NJOY™ Cigarettes are the premium US brand of what has become popularly known as electronic cigarettes, e-cigarettes, smokeless cigarettes and e-cigs. Whatever you choose to call them, NJOY™Cigarettes are a fantastic alternative to traditional cigarettes. They can be legally smoked in bars, restaurants, the work place, and even TSA approved for airports. The NPRO is almost identical in size and feel to a regular cigarette. People will be amazed when they discover that what you’re smoking is actually an electronic cigarette! Satisfies Nicotine Craving No Tar No Carcinogens No Flame No Tobacco No First or Second Hand Smoke Not Offensive to Others

Promotion is Bad For Your Health.

After putting long hours at work and navigating the treacherous waters of office politics, you’ve finally landed that promotion you’ve been after - but is it good for you?

Girl Born From 22-Year Old Sperm

Chris Biblis was 16 when his leukemia treatment required radiation that would leave him sterile. He cryogenically froze his sperm and 22 years later…voila! Baby girl! This is the record setting amount of time sperm has been frozen and successfully used to conceive a baby. The technology to do this wasn’t even around when it was frozen!

Scientifically Proven Health Benefits Of Exercise

Nowadays you can't check out at the grocery store or do much of anything without being reminded that us mortal humans need to exercise. Still, we persist, procrastinate and eventually complain that we're overweight, sick, dying, etc. Listen. Some exercise is better than none, more exercise is generally better than less, and no exercise can be disastrous. No one is asking for you to start a rigorous daily regimen, just do something. If you need motivation, here is a list of scientifically proven health benefits that regular exercise brings.

5 Accidental Inventions That Changed The World.

#1.The Microwave Oven

The microwave oven, aka the "Popcorn and Hot Pockets Warmer," was a happy accident that came from, of all things, a weapons program.

Percy LeBaron Spencer was a self-educated engineer working on radar technology in the years following WWII. The technology in question was the sci-fi sounding magnetron, a piece of machinery capable of firing high intensity beams of radiation.

Coolest Clocks

A digital clock and calendar powered by food! The Fruit-powered Clock ($15.99) combines micro-electronic technology with the natural electrical potential of a fresh fruit or vegetable. The clock uses the original scientific principles on which all modern electrical storage batteries are based. Just add a fresh orange, apple, lemon, lime, pear, banana, or any another convenient fruit or vegetable to the supplied components in this kit and you have the perfect synthesis of nature's own electrical power resource and the accuracy of a digital clock.

This Ride Makes Bullet Trains Look Slow

Apparently 175 mph isn't fast enough for people in Japan, where rail companies are pouring money into a magnetic levitation train that will streak across the countryside at more than 310 mph. Here in the U.S., the clickety-clack of Amtrak is the standard for rail and a proposed high-speed line linking Los Angeles and San Francisco would make the trip in about 2.5 hours. The system Japan is developing would cover that distance in an hour, which shows how far behind we are. The maglev train isn't expected to go into service until 2025, so in the meantime there's a plan to roll out a faster, sleeker version of the wildly successful Shinkansen bullet train.
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The Celebrities Who Are Cleaning Their Own Homes In Lockdown

During the current coronavirus crisis, sales of cleaning products have doubled as we become more stringent about cleaning. It’s not just the everyday public who have been scrubbing their homes though - lockdown has meant that celebrities all over the world have been doing their own cleaning. Nicole Sherzinger posted pictures of herself mopping the floor, Victoria Beckham has become obsessed with the dishwasher, and even Joan Collins appeared in Hello! polishing the windows. This may not have been out of choice, but we do appreciate seeing them on social media, sharing their cleaning struggles.
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Green Your Ride: Should You Buy An Electric Vehicle?

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Celebrities Utilizing Psychics In All Aspects Of Their Lives

22% of Americans have consulted a psychic or medium, according to You Gov. While they might not be overly popular with the general public, there’s one group of individuals that turn to psychics in their droves: celebrities. George Clooney, Khloe Kardashian, Brad Pitt and Jenny McCarthy are just a few famous faces who have confessed to seeing a psychic. But just how do celebrities benefit from psychics in a way that others don’t?

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A train journey and two names to remember

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