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No Matter What You Think, Radishes Aren't Actually Spicy
Science & Tech  (tags: news, science, taste, food, radishes, interesting, humans )

Carrie
- 364 days ago - io9.com
Radishes may seem spicy ~ but they're not. They donâEUR(TM)t have any spicy flavor compounds in them, the way chili peppers do. So why do they taste spicy when you bite into them?
Ban Killer Robots Before They Become Weapons of Mass Destruction
Science & Tech  (tags: world, technology, scientists, science, research, safety, interesting, humans, Gizmos, environment, discovery, computers, killer robots, weapons of mass destruction, autonomous, global, security, war )

Darren
- 297 days ago - scientificamerican.com
We need an international agreement to prevent the development of autonomous weapons before they threaten global security
Newly Identified Bacteria Break Down Tough Plastic
Science & Tech  (tags: discovery, environment, interesting, investigation, news, research, science, study, technology )

Pablo
- 81 days ago - aaas.org
Keio University. Researchers have identified a species of bacteria that uses just two enzymes to break down a tough type of plastic polymer. A NEW BACTERIA BREAKS DOWN PET POLYMERS THAT MAKE UP SOME WATER BOTTLES AND OTHER COMMON PLASTIC CONTAINERS.
Archaeologists Baffled By 2,000 Tiny Gold Spirals Discovered In Denmark
Science & Tech  (tags: archaeology, Denmark, gold, gold spirals, mystery, science, interesting, discovery, news, humans )

Carrie
- 323 days ago - gizmodo.com
Finding gold in Boeslunde, Denmark, is no huge surprise ~ it's known as an area where Bronze Age gold offering are often uncovered. But a recent discovery has surprised and baffled archaeologists: 2,000 tiny gold spirals. It's a "golden enigma."
Israeli Accident-Avoidance System to Be Installed in New York City Taxis
Science & Tech  (tags: taxi, New York, Israel, safety, accident, culture, interesting, discovery, interesting, science, technology, world )

Penny
- 355 days ago - thetower.org
The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) is seeking to improve the safety of the cityâEUR(TM)s taxi fleet and has started installing Mobileye, the Israeli accident-avoidance system on all of its cabs, David Shamah reported in The Times of Israel
The Really Big One ~ The Earthquake That Will Devastate Seattle
Science & Tech  (tags: environment, seismology, scientists, Seattle, Cascadia fault line, earthquakes, destruction, research, interesting, humans, science, investigation )

Carrie
- 323 days ago - newyorker.com
An earthquake will destroy a sizable portion of the coastal Northwest. The question is when.
Netherlands to Try Recycled Plastic Roads; More Durable, Climate Friendly Than Asphalt
Science & Tech  (tags: concept, design, environment, interesting, investigation, NewTechnology, research, study, world )

Frans
- 301 days ago - industrytap.com
Plastics do not biodegrade. Everything ever made from plastic still exists, creating a worldwide environmental monster....
Humongous Ancient Crocodile Fossil Discovered in the Sahara Desert
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, crocodiles, discovery, interesting, National Geographic, news, science, University of Bologna, University of Edinburgh )

Kayleen
- 139 days ago - csmonitor.com
It was the biggest-ever sea-dwelling crocodile -- 30 feet in length, weighing three tons, with a five-foot skull. This species survived the mass extinction at the end of the Jurassic era, as logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.
Searching for the Painted Bunting ~ New York City's Colorful New Celebrity
Science & Tech  (tags: animals, discovery, interesting, humans, environment, habitat, news, world )

Carrie
- 177 days ago - theverge.com
We're hoping to catch a glimpse of a bird that ~ until recently ~ had never been seen in New York City: the painted bunting. The bird is the avian equivalent of a box of crayons.
A Gigantic New Dinosaur From Argentina and the Evolution of the Sauropod Hind Foot
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, animals, discovery, interesting, investigation, research, science )

Pablo
- 64 days ago - nature.com
Titanosauria is an exceptionally diverse, globally-distributed clade of sauropod dinosaurs that includes the largest known land animals. Knowledge is critical to understanding the stance and locomotion of these enormous herbivores.
Good Initiative. Argentine Invention. This Could Prevent Hundreds of Deaths on the Roads.   video
Science & Tech  (tags: world, tech, safety, news, concept, design, interesting )

Pablo
- 116 days ago - youtube.com
Technology and road safety. It was introduced in the country the truck that facilitates overtaking. The vehicle shown; in rear screens; what is happening on the road front of it. It will circulate in the country for a year. Look at the video.
Meet A Very Strange And Completely Awesome Creature That Lurks In The Deep ~ TEXT and PHOTOS
Science & Tech  (tags: animals, Indian Ocean, 'scaly-footed gastropod', science, world, interesting, habitat )

Carrie
- 359 days ago - viralnova.com
Meet the scaly-foot gastropod. Yes, it's stylish, but its unique characteristics are also extremely useful in its harsh environment.
Solar Impulse 2 Lands in California After Pacific Flight
Science & Tech  (tags: concept, design, energy, interesting, news, NewTechnology, science, study, technology, world )

Frans
- 37 days ago - edition.cnn.com
An experimental plane flying around the world without a single drop of fuel landed in California after a two-and-a-half day flight across the Pacific. Piloted by Swiss explorer and psychiatrist Bertrand Piccard, Solar Impulse 2 touched down ...
Hacking Team Hacked: How to Protect Yourself
Science & Tech  (tags: world, technology, safety, interesting, internet, humans, environment, computers, Hacking Team, protection, intrusion, software, Remote Control System )

Darren
- 327 days ago - accessnow.org
Here's how to defend yourself from Hacking Team's Remote Control System intrusion software.
HYPERLOOP IS REAL. Ultrafast Train. They Are Building the Team and the Hardware to Make Hyperloop a Reality.
Science & Tech  (tags: concept, design, interesting, news, trains )

Pablo
- 116 days ago - hyperlooptech.com
So will the ultrafast train will travel more than 1,200 km per hour. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) designed one of the projects of transport system more ambitious future. Levitation and high speed. LA to San Francisco: 30 minutes.
 

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