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Fast-Charging Batteries Might Actually Be Okay

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Low and slow. They say that’s the best way to cook a giant hunk of meat so that you don’t burn the outside while leaving the inside super raw. The same kind of philosophy has, up until now, applied to how we charge our batteries. We know that charging batteries …

Researchers Extract Sound from Audioless Video

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When science and technology intersect, they produce results that, to the layman, are indistinguishable from magic. I say this as a layman who is easy to confuse and even easier to astound.  Researchers from MIT, Microsoft, and Adobe teamed up to develop a technique for extracting sound from silent videos. …

Flare Pans Prove Cooking Really Is Rocket Science!

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There are people in the world who find cooking as easy as falling off a log, and there are people in the world who regard cooking as challenging as rocket science. I fall in the former category, which means I truly don’t understand where the latter is coming from. However, …

Get Vessyl and Get Smart About Your Liquid Consumption

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While eating and drinking only packaged items is not at all healthy, it does make it easier to keep track of your consumption and the associated nutrition information. But if you’re trying to be healthy or lose weight, you’re much better off with fresh fruits and vegetables and homemade foods …

SCiO Magically Scans and Analyzes the World Around You

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Do you ever wonder what exactly things are made of? Probably everyone has eaten some fabulous dish at a restaurant and really wished they could duplicate it at home (and sometimes you can), but I’m talking about lots more things. Like analyzing the soil content of your garden to see …

Smart Tags Help You Avoid Unpleasant Food Surprises

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One thing I’m usually pretty good at is keeping up with what is in my refrigerator. Our trash pickup is at dark-thirty Monday morning, so Sunday night typically finds me going through the various containers and either packaging for freezing or tossing the more questionable items. Sometimes there’s a surprise, …

Pill Watch Takes the Guesswork Out of Medication

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One thing with which I am entirely too familiar is the need to take medicine of various kinds. Some of them are easy (allergy pill, every day at the same time). Some of them are sort-of easy (aspirin, twice a day at the same times). And then you get into …