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Sunday, February 12, 2017

How To Make Eggs Without Any Chickens (VIDEO)

by Explorer Media

Technology is really a marvel. So often, as new advances come out that allow us to do things that were thought impossible in the past, we hear the phrase "The future is now." Popular Science and XPRIZE are teaming up to explore and explain technologies like these in a video series called Future First.

In episode sixteen of Future First, we take a look at how modern farming operations deviate from stereotypical bucolic pastures. Modern agriculture can be detrimental to the environment, public health, and animal welfare. However, there are now ways to replicate meat and animal byproducts (milk and eggs) using science. New Harvest is a non-profit that uses these methods to work towards a "post-animal bio-economy." Isha Datar, its CEO, tells us more about what to expect from the food of the future. 

Future First: The Future of Food by PopSci

Friday, February 10, 2017

'APPY DAYS - The iPhone 8 will DEFINITELY have game-changing wireless charging feature, claims Apple analyst ‘Ming the Merciless’

by Explorer Media
Expert claims there will be three different models of iPhone and they will ALL come with the cool new technology

APPLE’S iPhone 8 is definitely set to feature wireless charging, a top analyst has claimed.

Ming-Chi Kuo has said the upcoming iPhone will come in three different forms, but every one of them will let users charge their phone without having to plug it in.

In a briefing note obtained by Mac Rumours, he said the phones would use a sheet of graphite to stop them overheating while charging wirelessly.

He wrote: “While we don’t expect general users to notice any difference, lamination of an additional graphite sheet is needed for better thermal control and, thus, steady operation.”

It has also been rumoured that the smartphone will feature an edge to edge display in the top of the range model alongside two standard versions.

Foxconn Technology in Taiwan is making wireless modules to go with their next model according to

An industry source told the Asian publication: “Whether the feature can eventually make it into Apple’s updated devices will depend on whether Foxconn can boost the yield rate to a satisfactory level later on.”

It is currently not obvious whether the California firm would offer a wireless charging plate, similar to Samsung’s offering or something different.

But one of the patents filed by Apple in the US shows images of a charger similar to that used by the Apple Watch.

The patent itself is mainly focused on a metal brushing technique but also refers to and “inductive charging station”.

According to Mac Rumours: “In describing how the tools would work, the application includes multiple illustrations of a charging station used to provide electrical current to another device via inductive power transmission.

“An inductive transmitter coil wraps around a metal core and is designed to pair with a receiver coil and charge the battery in the electronic device.”

Other rumours indicate that the home button could be for the high jump and replacing it with a phone capable of scanning a fingerprint anywhere on the screen.

In the patent application, Apple says the housing for the phone could be aluminium, glass, ceramic or even plastic for the bendable screen.

Apple is granted about 2,000 patents a year, and just because it patents something it does not mean that it will result in a product.

But chief design officer Jony Ive gave an insight into the time involved in going from an idea to implementation last week in an interview about the new MacBook Pro Touch Bar, saying the design of the Touch Bar came after two years of trying a range of designs.

Apple is expected to majorly revamp the iPhone design next year although if it does develop a fordable iPhone that is likely to be something several years down the track.

The iPhone 7 was launched earlier this year.

FIELD OF NIGHTMARES - The world’s magnetic field is about to FLIP and it could cause CHAOS, scientists claim

by Explorer Media

Natural phenomenon could hit at any time and no-one knows what it will do to human society.

EARTH’S s magnetic field is about to flip and it will cause CHAOS across the planet, a scientist has claimed.

Researchers have spotted an “anomaly”beneath South Africa which could indicate this rare natural phenomenon is about to hit Earth for the first time in 786,000 years.

This Nasa illustration depicts Earth’s magnetic field
We don’t know what the effects on Earth will be, but it’s believed the flip could cause electricity grids to go haywire – which poses the risk of causing economic chaos around the world.

Some experts have even linked pole reversals to mass extinctions, because the reversal could cause dangerous particles to rain down on the planet.

Professor John Tardun, a professor of geophysics at the University of Rochester, said: “There’s a patch of reversed polarity beneath southern Africa at the core-mantle boundary where the liquid iron outer core meets the slightly stiffer part of the Earth’s interior.

"In this area, the polarity of the field is opposite to the average global magnetic field. If we were able to use a compass deep under southern Africa, we would see that in this unusual patch north actually points south.

"We speculate that these reversed core patches grow rapidly and then wane more slowly. Occasionally one patch may grow large enough to dominate the magnetic field of the Southern Hemisphere – and the poles reverse."

What would happen if Earth's magnetic field flips?

  • Mass extinction: Some experts believe changes to the magnetic field would allow dangerous particles to rain down on Earth. They say the magnetic field disappears entirely during a flip, leaving us vulnerable. However, this theory proved controversial and several scientists have said mass extinctions are unlikely to be caused by the flip.
  • The atmosphere could disapppear: Thankfully, this scenario is highly unlikely. However, it is believed that Mars' atmosphere was stripped by the solar wind because is does not have a strong magnetic field.
  • The economy could collapse:The flip could bring down power grids across the world, potentially crashing stock markets and stopping economies from working properly.

It is believed the magnetic field flip could take place in the next 2,000 years.

However, Nasa said it was unlikely to cause too much mayhem,

It wrote: "The science shows that magnetic pole reversal is – in terms of geologic time scales – a common occurrence that happens gradually over millennia.

"While the conditions that cause polarity reversals are not entirely predictable – the north pole’s movement could subtly change direction, for instance – there is nothing in the millions of years of geologic record to suggest that any of the doomsday scenarios connected to a pole reversal should be taken seriously."

Sarah Hyland Is Adorable on Set for Her Candies Campaign

by Explorer Media
Sarah Hyland's newest business venture has her climbing trees.
Not only did the Modern Family actress style the most recent Candies collection, but she, as creative director, also had a big hand in designing it. "I like that it has a little bit of me in everything," said the star.
"There's a certain denim overall dress I helped design that's going to have a package with it, almost like a time capsule package," added Sarah. "It comes with pins that may or may not have a little shout-out to personal things in my life. All the details are very, very important." (Note: The embroidered hummingbird on the right side of these skinny jeans is an exact replica of the tattoo behid her ear.)
"I haven't climbed a tree since I was maybe 15-years-old—at least. If not, 12-years-old. It's definitely been over a decade since I've climbed a tree," chimed the style star after famous photographer Ellen von Unerth had her posted up on a branch.
In addition to tree climbing, the actress was having the best time jamming to The Chainsmokers on set, Snapchat-ing the experience to her fans and making adorable faces at everyone and anyone.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Is this brunette girl most sex? (Photo)

by Explorer Media

Redona Koci undoubtedly is one of the most attractive models in Instagram Albanian.
Brunette sex, a lawyer by profession, has over 70 thousand followers on her account on the social network, who constantly provokes sex poses.

Model with buttock why there are so many followers bombastic show you the pictures below:

Mum takes ‘twinning’ trend to the extreme by always wearing the same clothes as her two-year-old daughter

by Explorer Media
Ariba Pervaiz, 28, and her ‘mini-me’ toddler have taken social media by storm with their identical looks.

A 28-YEAR-old mum has taken the ‘twinning’ trend to the extreme by always wearing the same clothes as her toddler.
Ariba Pervaiz, a hairdresser from Toronto, Canada, spends hours painstakingly matching her outfits to that of her two-year-old daughter, Aaliyana.

Her husband Ken, 29, photographs the pair in their identical get-ups and then Ariba shares the images online with her 80,000 Instagram followers.

“We call the way we dress ‘twinning’,” said Ariba.

“Ken can’t get enough of it. He encourages it and even poses in some pictures with us, wearing a matching outfit.”

She added: “I’m pregnant at the moment and he’s hoping for his own ‘mini me,’ although we’re not finding out the sex until the birth.”

Ken’s clothes have been relegated to the coat cupboard next to the front door as the mum-and-daughter fashionistas’ fancy frocks have taken over all four of the wardrobes in their home.

Ariba, who set up her social media accounts in January 2016, has been earning enough in the last six months through her Instagram, blog and YouTube site to make up her main income.

But she claims the money is not important, saying she and Aaliyana’s ‘twinning’ antics are simply for enjoyment.

“Almost our entire wardrobe matches, I couldn’t even count the outfits,” she said.

“People always point out our clothes when we’re in public. They think they’re adorable, and Aaliyana loves the attention.

“I don’t consider us to be models. It was more about showing a positive side of motherhood and how fun it can be at a young age.”

The ‘twinning’ tradition started when Aaliyana was just a few months old and was given a pair of cheetah-patterned slippers by her aunt that coincidentally looked like her mum’s.

When Ariba posted a picture online, “everyone went crazy” about how cute it was that the mum and daughter’s footwear matched.

So she started buying more identical outfits.

“I shop in department stores that have both women’s and children’s sections, so I can go back and forth looking for similar outfits,” she said.

“I don’t spend loads of money, as I want to show it’s realistic and attainable for people.

“Aaliyana loves dressing up and standing in front of the mirror, she likes everything I put her in.”

Ariba is keen to promote a positive image about motherhood through the photographs.

“I wanted to have a platform to show you don’t need to part ways from things that make you who you are,” she said.

“I’ve had great feedback, with so many friends saying I’ve made them feel like they want to have kids, and I love to hear that.”

She continued: “It is hard work being a mum, but I wanted to share how amazing it is and how you can have fun with it.”

Aaliyana also gets sent lots of clothes from relatives, so they’re never short of options to try to co-ordinate.

Her favourites are their matching ponchos which she twirls around in, while Ariba likes it when they have matching boots.

She added: “We get a couple of new outfits a month each and our clothes are taking over the house.

“I have a walk in wardrobe, and two dressers full of clothes, and Aaliyana has her own closet and dresser – and we’re taking over Ken’s space, too.

“He supports us though, and we all have a lot of fun together.”

Meanwhile, Natalie Wardell, 45, looks almost identical to her kids, Jazmyne, 21, and Tamika, 19, thanks to their penchant for skin-tight dresses.

The mother denies she tries to copy her gorgeous girls and says her age-defying looks are thanks to good genes.

We also told how three London women from three different generations of the same family can wear each other’s clothes, look sexy and even get mistaken for sisters despite ranging in age from 16 to 65.

If you can't stand the sound of people chewing, blame your brain

by Explorer Media

The sound of people chewing, slurping, tapping, or humming can drive some people into a rage, and now scientists have discovered the neurological wiring responsible for this strange condition.

Called misophonia, it describes the unreasonable emotions that well up inside some of us when we hear certain repetitive noises being produced by those around us. People with this condition experience annoyance or even anger at the clacking of a keyboard, the rustling of a chip packet, or the smacking of lips.

While it's been recognised as a condition since 2000, research into its cause and its prevalence has been limited. There are no official criteria in theDiagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), and those who experience it often find it difficult to be taken seriously.

But a study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology in 2014 suggested that it could affect as much as 20 percent of the population, while a 2015 study inAustralasian Psychiatry argued that it was associated with obsessive compulsive disorder and anxiety, and could potentially be considered a disorder in its own right.

Now, a team led by researchers from Newcastle University in the UK has found evidence of changes to the brain's frontal lobe that could account for the emotional response triggered by sounds in those with misophonia.

A test group of 20 volunteers who said they experienced the condition listened to neutral, repetitive sounds, such as a boiling kettle; annoying sounds such as a baby's cry; and 'triggering' sounds, including breathing noises or loud chewing.

Their neurological and physiological responses were compared with those from a control group of 22 volunteers who felt they didn't have misophonia.

Neither group reacted much to the neutral or annoying sounds. When it came to the 'triggering' sounds, however, those in the test group experienced significantly increased heart rates and skin conductivity.

Brain scans also revealed a marked difference in the subjects' neurology. In those with misophonia, the triggering noises correlated with increased activity in various regions of the brain, including the frontal lobe and the anterior insular cortex (AIC).

The AIC is buried deep in the fold separating the frontal lobe and parietal lobe from the temporal lobe of the brain. It's responsible for a bunch of mediation tasks, including managing emotional experience. It also plays a role in integrating signals from the outside world with information inside the body.

While the triggering sounds also sparked a reaction in the AIC of those without misophonia, the fact there was no marked increase in the activity of areas such as the frontal lobe indicates a higher level of control between the two parts of the brain.

Those with misophonia not only had increased AIC and frontal lobe activity, but also in the ventromedial prefrontal cortex (vmPFC), hippocampus, andamygdala. Measurements taken of the structure of the vmPFC indicated they had thicker insulating myelin sheaths, which helps nerves carry messages.

Taken together, the evidence suggests that those with misophonia have brains that struggle to control the spread of messages associated with certain sounds.

While we all might feel a twinge of bother, having misophonia turns an annoying sound into an enraging experience, as it spreads through different parts of the brain associated with 'fight or flight' responses.

Team leader Sukhbinder Kumar described the impact of their discovery: "For many people with misophonia, this will come as welcome news, as for the first time, we have demonstrated a difference in brain structure and function in sufferers."

Sadly for those with misophonia, the discovery doesn't come with an easy fix. It might help the rest of us sympathise, however, and consider chewing with our mouths closed.

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