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Oct 19, 2023

In an ancient hot spring haunt of Inca rulers, scientists discover a new freshwater shrimp-like species

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In an ancient hot spring haunt of Incan rulers, researchers discovered a new species of tiny, shrimp-like scavengers known as amphipods thriving at record temperatures that can cook other crustaceans to death.

Although called freshwater shrimps, amphipods are not true shrimps. Typically, they dwell in cool aquatic and semi-aquatic habitats. So Japanese and Peruvian researchers were stunned when unidentified Hyalella showed up during a hot spring biota survey of Baños del Inca (Baths of the Inca) near the ancient Inca city of Cajamarca.

“Though the amphipod is a taxon with a great diversity of habitats, the discovery of a from a previously unexpected high-temperature environment is most surprising,” said study corresponding author Ko Tomikawa, professor at Hiroshima University’s (HU) Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Oct 17, 2023

Fire & Disaster Resistant, This Sustainable Home in Kerala Can be Packed & Relocated!

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Imagine a home that is eco-friendly, resilient to disasters, and can be built in a fraction of the time it takes to construct a traditional home.

That’s what’s possible with LGSF (Light Gauge Steel Frame) technology.

In Kozhikode, architect Majid TK has designed a unique LGSF home for Dr Jayakumar and his family. This weekend getaway home that can be disassembled, packed, and reassembled wherever you want.

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Oct 14, 2023

How a scientist looking to prove his food wasn’t fresh discovered radioactive tracers and won a Nobel Prize

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Each October, the Nobel Prizes celebrate a handful of groundbreaking scientific achievements. And while many of the awarded discoveries revolutionize the field of science, some originate in unconventional places. For George de Hevesy, the 1943 Nobel Laureate in chemistry who discovered radioactive tracers, that place was a boarding house cafeteria in Manchester, U.K., in 1911.

De Hevesey had the sneaking suspicion that the staff of the boarding house cafeteria where he ate at every day was reusing leftovers from the dinner plates – each day’s soup seemed to contain all of the prior day’s ingredients. So he came up with a plan to test his theory.

Oct 14, 2023

NASA’s Psyche Mission Is Off to Test a Space Laser (for Communications)

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The Psyche probe is heading to its namesake metal-rich asteroid. Along the way, it will demonstrate a near-infrared laser system to send high-rate data hundreds of millions of miles home.

Oct 13, 2023

Record-Setting Astronaut Frank Rubio Returns to Earth (Official NASA Broadcast)

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Watch live as NASA astronaut Frank Rubio, the new record holder for the longest single U.S. spaceflight, returns home from the International Space Station. T…

Oct 9, 2023

An Alaska expedition uncovers new details about dinosaurs of the Far North

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A trio of scientists spent weeks on the Yukon River to learn more about the habitat and landscape where ancient dinosaurs once roamed.

Oct 7, 2023

AI’s Glimpse of the Future in 20 Years

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AI was used to assist in writing this article.

As we stand on the cusp of the third decade of the 21st century, it’s impossible not to wonder what the world will be like in 20 years. Technology is advancing at an unprecedented pace, reshaping the way we live, work, and interact with the world around us. While we can’t predict the future with absolute certainty, we can make some educated guesses based on current trends and emerging technologies. Here’s a glimpse into what life may look like in the year 2043.

Artificial Intelligence Everywhere Artificial intelligence (AI) will continue to permeate every aspect of our lives. AI-driven personal assistants will become even more sophisticated, anticipating our needs and managing various aspects of our daily routines. From smart homes that adjust to our preferences in real-time to AI-powered healthcare diagnostics, AI will be omnipresent.

Oct 7, 2023

The 100 Year Journey to Proxima Centauri B (Sci-Fi Documentary)

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This is a sci-fi documentary, looking at the 100 years it will take a nuclear fusion spacecraft to travel to Proxima Centauri b. The closest habitable planet to Earth, with a distance of 4.24 light years.

A journey venturing far beyond Earth’s solar system, showing the future science of space travel, exploration, and future space technology.

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Oct 5, 2023

KKAA YTAA splits Japanese house in two with central courtyard

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Architecture studio KKAA YTAA has completed a home with a central courtyard named House in Front of a School in Nara, Japan.

Located in the densely populated capital of Japan’s Nara Prefecture, the house was split into two parts that are connected by a bridge across a central courtyard.

The unusual arrangement was created as the client wanted a space that supported their work-from-home lifestyle and gave them access to the outdoors.

Oct 3, 2023

Airbnb Is Fundamentally Broken, Its CEO Says. He Plans to Fix It

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If you haven’t had the experience yourself, you’ve likely heard the horror stories: Someone shows up to their Airbnb and finds the pool is overgrown with algae. The heat doesn’t work. Or a booking gets canceled at the last minute leaving travelers without a place to stay. Consistency and reliability have become an enormous Achilles heel for Airbnb, an issue that Chesky has long described as a managerial crisis that requires wrapping his arms around millions of hosts in hundreds of thousands of locations—and not stripping them of their individuality.

“Our system,” says Chesky—referring to the disruptive tech platform where “adventurous travelers” could buy and sell products (in this case, rooms or homes), process secure payments and leave reviews—“was designed for a much smaller company which grew like crazy.”

“To use a precise metaphor, it’s kind of like we never fully built the foundation. Like, we had a house and it had four pillars when we needed to have 10.”

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