Monthly Archives: January 2019

North Dakota Will Get Colder Than The North Pole Tonight — Here’s Why

https://www.space.com/43177-minnesota-has-angered-the-ice-gods.html A weather map shows expected temperatures across the United States on the morning of Jan. 30. Credit: NOAA/NWS The polar vortex has returned to the United States, bringing “historic” cold and wind chills to a region spanning much … Continue reading

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“Rectenna” Converts Wi-Fi to Electricity

https://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/rectenna-converts-wi-fi-to-electricity/ One of the biggest drawbacks to wearing a smartwatch is how often you have to take it off to charge it. But here’s an idea. How about charging it with a power source that’s pretty ubiquitous nowadays: wifi? … Continue reading

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The Emotional Toll of Graduate School

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/the-emotional-toll-of-graduate-school/ A recent Harvard study concluded that graduate students are over three times more likely than the average American to experience mental health disorders and depression. The study, which surveyed over 500 economics students from eight elite universities, also concluded … Continue reading

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Megapixels: The polar vortex looks even colder from space

https://www.popsci.com/megapixels-polar-vortex-from-space?dom=rss-default&src=syn Space The Great Lakes are mighty chilly. It’s dangerously cold in the Midwest right now, and unless you’ve cut yourself off from the internet you know why. via Popular Science – New Technology, Science News, The Future Now http://bit.ly/2k2uJQn … Continue reading

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Ultraviolet Light Controls Fluid Flow

https://www.techbriefs.com/component/content/article/1313-tb/stories/insider/33787-ultraviolet-light-controls-fluid-flow?Itemid=690 A simple, inexpensive method uses ultraviolet light to control particle motion and assembly within liquids. The method encourages particles to gather and organize at a specific location within a liquid and, if desired, to move to new locations. via … Continue reading

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This Auto-Pausing Netflix Extension is a Must-Have for Chrome Users

https://lifehacker.com/this-auto-pausing-netflix-extension-is-a-must-have-for-1832220756 One of my favorite Netflix tricks is a simple one. When you’re watching your favorite TV show on the streaming service within your web browser, not a standalone Netflix app, odds are good you’ll encounter opening credits and have … Continue reading

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Don’t Get Tricked Into Paying This Extra $40 Tax Return Fee

https://twocents.lifehacker.com/dont-get-tricked-into-paying-this-extra-40-tax-return-1832227421 When you file your taxes online or with an agent, you’re usually given the option to deduct the cost of filing from your federal tax refund, if you can’t file for free. Read more… via Lifehacker https://lifehacker.com January 31, … Continue reading

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