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“Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean that they aren’t out to get you.”

I don’t know, or care, who said that originally, but in this age of hacking and cyber corruption – and the deep state trying desperately to defeat the forces of light - it’s becoming increasingly clear that there appears to be folks out in cyberspace who don’t have your best interests in mind.

By Jim Bray - Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - Full Story

Today is Yesterday’s Tomorrow

Today is Yesterday's Tomorrow
Science fiction has predicted many of today’s realities from cell phones to tablets. Many things that are today part of History like walking on the moon, organ transplants, and space stations were once flights of fancy.

By Dr. Robert R. Owens - Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - Full Story

An eco-friendly alternative to recycling e-waste

An eco-friendly alternative to recycling e-waste
As consumers toss aside old cell phones, tablets and laptops to keep up with the latest technology, landfills are becoming full of the old devices. To address this buildup, scientists are attempting to recover valuable plastics from this electronic waste, or “e-waste.” Now, one group reports in ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering that they have found an eco-friendly alternative to current methods.

By American Chemical Society - Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - Full Story

Super sniffer: Dog’s nose inspires new gas sensor materials

Super sniffer: Dog's nose inspires new gas sensor materials
It is well known that dogs have a better sense of smell than humans. For years, researchers have been trying to develop an artificial detector that is just as good as a canine’s nose. Now, one group reports in ACS Nano that they were able to mimic a dog’s sniffer with graphene-based nanoscrolls.

By American Chemical Society - Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - Full Story

The thousand-year-old egg (video)

The thousand-year-old egg

By American Chemical Society - Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - Full Story

With a TENG, solar cells could work come rain or shine

With a TENG, solar cells could work come rain or shine
Despite the numerous advances in solar cells, one thing remains constant: cloudy, rainy conditions put a damper on the amount of electricity created. Now researchers reporting in the journal ACS Nano have developed hybrid solar cells that can generate power from raindrops.

By American Chemical Society - Monday, March 12, 2018 - Full Story

New graphene laser technique opens door for edible electronics

New graphene laser technique opens door for edible electronics
Electronics, the lifeblood of the modern world, could soon be part of our daily diet. In a study appearing in ACS Nano, scientists report that they have developed a way to write graphene patterns onto virtually any surface including food. They say the new technique could lay the groundwork for the edible electronics capable of tracing the progression of foods from farm to table, as well as detecting harmful organisms that can cause gastric distress.

By American Chemical Society - Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - Full Story

Home theatre not rumbling enough? Here are some ways to tweak your system

Home theatre not rumbling enough? Here are some ways to tweak your system
You’ve shelled out good, after tax disposable income on a home theatre setup but instead of that room-rattling bass you’ve been promised you’re only getting a thin gruel oozing its way to your ears. Did you get ripped off?

By Jim Bray - Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - Full Story

Seeing the Light

Seeing the Light
The renowned Smithsonian Institute recently published an article “Scientists Create a New Form of Light by Linking Photons.” Yeah, a “New Form of Light”—really?

By Dr. Klaus L.E. Kaiser - Saturday, February 24, 2018 - Full Story

How chemistry can improve bargain hot cocoa (video)

How chemistry can improve bargain hot cocoa

By American Chemical Society - Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - Full Story

On the Fly

Are you waiting for delivery – of your EV, electric vehicle, SPACEX
Sorry to have to disappoint you (again). As the main-stream media reported everywhere, the top Roadster model, modified, and complete with a mannequin behind the wheel together with its miniature relative, was just sent into a circum-solar trajectory – never to be seen again by potential eager buyers on this planet. But it is really fast, travelling at a speed of 6,864 miles/hour!

By Dr. Klaus L.E. Kaiser - Saturday, February 17, 2018 - Full Story

Thermal blankets melt snow quickly

Thermal blankets melt snow quickly
Removing snow piled high in parking lots and along roadsides could soon be a far less tedious task. In a study appearing in ACS’ journal Langmuir, scientists report that they have tested sunlight-absorbing thermal blankets capable of melting snow three times faster than it would on its own

By American Chemical Society - Friday, February 16, 2018 - Full Story

Replay software suite lets you replay, record, re-use audio and video from the Web

Applian Technology's Replay Capture Suite
What happens when you watch a particularly hot - or controversial - video on YouTube and just have to have it for yourself, forever? Or what happens when you want to listen to your favourite streaming talk show but have to be away from the computer while it’s on?

By Jim Bray - Sunday, February 11, 2018 - Full Story

Chemtrails vs. contrails (video)

Chemtrails vs. contrails (video)

By American Chemical Society - Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - Full Story

Getting ready for the summer sun with ‘green’ sunscreens

Getting ready for the summer sun with 'green' sunscreens
Although it’s been a tough winter for many people in the U.S., summer is coming. And that means backyard barbeques, fun on the beach and, of course, slathering on sunscreen. But one particular environmentally friendly sunscreen ingredient has been difficult to obtain — that ingredient, shinorine, could only be harvested from nature. Scientists now report in ACS Synthetic Biology the laboratory production of that compound.

By American Chemical Society - Monday, February 5, 2018 - Full Story

Skin-inspired coating that’s as hard as teeth and can heal itself

Skin-inspired coating that's as hard as teeth and can heal itself
Self-healing smart coatings could someday make scratches on cell phones a thing of the past. But researchers often have to compromise between strength and the ability to self-repair when developing these materials. Now, one group reports in ACS Nano the development of a smart coating that is as hard as tooth enamel on the outside but can heal itself like skin can.

By American Chemical Society - Monday, February 5, 2018 - Full Story

The science behind the fizz: How the bubbles make the beverage

The science behind the fizz: How the bubbles make the beverage
From popping a bottle of champagne for a celebration to cracking open a soda while watching the Super Bowl, everyone is familiar with fizz. But little is known about the chemistry behind the bubbles. Now, one group sheds some light on how carbonation can affect the creaminess and smoothness of beverages, as reported in ACS’ The Journal of Physical Chemistry B.

By American Chemical Society - Monday, February 5, 2018 - Full Story

Whiskey’s Complex Chemistry

Whiskey's Complex Chemistry
Whiskeys contain hundreds of compounds, including fatty acids, esters, alcohols and aldehydes, in a wide range of concentrations. The most important flavors in a whiskey come from the raw materials, the distillation process, and the maturation. 1

By Jack Dini - Sunday, February 4, 2018 - Full Story

Algorithm identifies vulnerable people during natural disasters

Algorithm identifies vulnerable people during natural disasters
A new algorithm developed at the University of Waterloo will help first responders and home care providers better help the elderly during natural disasters.

By Waterloo - Saturday, February 3, 2018 - Full Story

New technique can capture images of ultrafast energy-time entangled photon pairs

Jean-Phillipe MacLean works in his lab
Scientists at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) at the University of Waterloo have captured the first images of ultrafast photons that are energy-time entangled.

The new technique will have direct applications for quantum cryptography and communication protocols, including the possibility for establishing highly secure communication channels over long

By Waterloo - Thursday, February 1, 2018 - Full Story