Science & Technology

Improving Air Quality May Improve Cognitive Function and Reduce Dementia Risk

Improving air quality may improve cognitive function and reduce dementia risk, according to several studies reported today (July 26, 2021) at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference® (AAIC®) 2021 in Denver and virtually. Previous reports have linked long-term air pollution exposure with accumulation of Alzheimer’s disease-related brain plaques, but this is the first accumulated evidence that reducing…

Company in Hot Water for Making Real Guns Look Like Lego Toys

Lego, needless to say, was not pleased.“SUPER FUN”A Utah gun shop called Culper Precision horrified gun safety advocates last week when it started to sell the “BLOCK19,” a handgun customization kit that lets people coat their later-generation Glock 19s in Lego bricks, making the dangerous weapon look exactly like a child’s toy.The goal was to…

Why did file sharing drive so much startup innovation?

One of the great things about editing all of our deep-dive EC-1 startup profiles is that you start to notice patterns across successful companies. While origin stories and trajectories can vary widely, the best companies seem to come from similar places and are conceived around very peculiar themes. To wit, one common theme that came…

Zomato raises $562 million from anchor investors ahead of IPO

Indian food-delivery startup Zomato said on Tuesday evening that it has raised $562.3 million from its anchor investors ahead of its IPO opening on Wednesday. Zomato has already secured nearly 45% of the $1.3 billion it plans to raise through the IPO, the 12-year-old Gurgaon-headquartered startup revealed in a filing to local stock exchanges. The…

The Incredible Physics of Simone Biles’ Yurchenko Double Pike

Gymnastics is an extremely difficult sport, and not just extreme for Olympic athletes like five-time (so far) medalist Simone Biles. The physics is also quite challenging. Let’s consider something seemingly simple, like a flip. There will be some version of a flip in all four of the women’s gymnastics events: floor, bars, vault, and beam.…

TikTok a Year After Trump’s Ban: No Change, but New Threats

Saturday will mark a year since Donald Trump said he would ban the wildly popular and annoyingly addictive short-video app TikTok from millions of US smartphones, citing threats to users’ privacy and security posed by its Chinese ownership.A week later, Trump signed an executive order directing the app’s Chinese owner, ByteDance, to either sell TikTok…

Hubble Captures a Spectacular Three-Way Gravitational Tug-of-War Between Interacting Galaxies

By ESA/Hubble July 26, 2021 Hubble Space Telescope image of Arp 195, a three-way gravitational tug-of-war between interacting galaxies. Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, J. Dalcanton A dramatic triplet of galaxies takes center stage in this latest Picture of the Week from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, which captures a three-way gravitational tug-of-war between interacting galaxies.…

Harness Artificial Intelligence For Your Copywriting With Writesonic

Artificial intelligence is bringing narrators back from the dead and replacing low-level fast food jobs, but can it help you conquer writer’s block and get that Facebook ad for your business written? With the Writesonic starter plan, the answer is yes. Valued at $5340, a lifetime subscription is on sale now for just $69.99.Writing Copy…

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