October 17, 2021

How to keep your phone safe at the beach this summer

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By Chloe Bryan From Mashable Let’s be real. You’re going to take your phone to the beach. How could you not? So let’s make sure it doesn’t meet its untimely end there. There are three main issues to consider when beach-proofing your device: sun, sand, and moisture. You don’t want your phone to overheat, you […]

Scientists more accurately gauge the brightness of the universe

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By Jon Fingas From engadget They’ve conducted the most comprehensive study yet of light in the cosmos. You’d think that it would be virtually impossible to determine the collective brightness of the observable universe, but a team of scientists has come surprisingly close. They’ve completed the most accurate measurement of the universe’s light to date […]

Doomsday seed vault to get fortified with influx of $13 million

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BY MARK KAUFMAN From Mashable The Svalbard Global Seed Vault — purposely isolated on a remote island some 800 miles from the North Pole — will be upgraded to make the concrete structure more resilient to the whims of weather and climate. The vault is now 10 years old, and the Norway government, which funds […]

Scientists find bacteria resistant to last-ditch drug treatments

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y Jon Fingas From engadget It’s a warning that medicine needs to find an alternative to current antibiotics. If there wasn’t already a reason to develop a solution to drug-resistant “superbugs,” there is now. Scientists have found bacteria on an American pig farm that resists carbapenems, a variety of antibiotics used only against germs that […]

Scientists find bacteria resistant to last-ditch drug treatments

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By Jon Fingas From engadget It’s a warning that medicine needs to find an alternative to current antibiotics. If there wasn’t already a reason to develop a solution to drug-resistant “superbugs,” there is now. Scientists have found bacteria on an American pig farm that resists carbapenems, a variety of antibiotics used only against germs that […]