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The World’s Most Captivating Bioluminescent Bay, Puerto Rico | Attention Boricuas

Bioluminescence is defined as the emission of visible light by a living organism. Is mainly due to light emission from a biochemical reaction. The necessary conditions for concentration levels are kept stable in time and space is a rare phenomenon … Continue reading

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Read Roald Dahl’s Powerful Pro-Vaccination Letter (From 1988)

Roald Dahl – author of such books as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, and Matilda – lost his eldest daughter, Olivia, to measles in 1962. Twenty-six years later, he penned a cogent and gut-wrenching plea … Continue reading

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Project HoloLens: Our Exclusive Hands-On With Microsoft’s Holographic Goggles | WIRED

It’s the end of October, when the days have already grown short in Redmond, Washington, and gray sheets of rain are just beginning to let up. In several months, Microsoft will unveil its most ambitious undertaking in years, a head-mounted … Continue reading

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Appetite ‘pacemaker’ tells you when you’re actually hungry

For some, the biggest challenge of reaching a healthy weight isn’t adjusting their diet or getting more exercise — it’s resisting pangs of hunger when they’ve already eaten enough. They might have a better time resisting that urge after today, … Continue reading

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Stretchy Artificial Skin Lets Prosthetic Hand Sense Heat, Humidity, and Pressure | Popular Science

Prosthetic limbs that can be controlled by an amputee’s thoughts or muscle movements already exist. But what if they could also sense the environment and then send that information back to the amputee’s nervous system?In order to create prosthetics that … Continue reading

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The Soaring U.S. Outbreak of Vaccine-Preventable Disease, Visualized

Mealses, mumps, polio, rubella, whooping cough… All diseases that are eminently preventable by vaccination. But, as this data visualization shows, while their incidence has decreased by 57 percent around the world between 2008 and 2014, in the U.S. it’s soared … Continue reading

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Lockheed Martin’s new fusion reactor can change humanity forever

This is the interior of an invention that could change civilization as we know it: A compact fusion reactor developed by Skunk Works, the stealthy experimental technology division of Lockheed Martin. It is the size of a jet engine, power … Continue reading

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