TECH

How Ukraine’s cyber police fights back against Russia’s hackers

On February 24, 2022, Russian forces invaded Ukraine. Since then, life in the country has changed for everyone. For the Ukrainian forces who had to defend their country, for the regular citizens who had to withstand invading forces and constant shelling, and for the Cyberpolice of Ukraine, which had to shift its focus and priorities. “Our responsibility changed after the...

Real Estate

Investing with High Rates, Stubborn Inflation, & Low Supply

Mortgage rates are high, supply is low, and inflation just won’t go away. These market conditions make investing in real estate harder than ever…or so most investors think. The truth? This housing market isn’t all that different from years past, and if you know which moves to make, you can get ahead of all the other investors without them noticing....

TECH

Flipboard deepens its ties to the open source social web (aka the fediverse)

Flipboard, a Web 2.0-era social magazine app that is reinventing itself to capitalize on the renewed push toward an open social web, is deepening its ties to the fediverse, the social network of interconnected servers that includes apps like Mastodon, Pixelfed, PeerTube and, in time, Instagram Threads, among others. On Thursday, the company announced it’s expanding its fediverse integrations to 400...

Nature

Nanoscale scythe cuts molecular tethers using mechanical forces

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Press Release

Henrico parrot in the running for wackiest name

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — One colorful parrot from the Glen Allen area of Henrico County is in the running for the wackiest pet name. Magic Nugget is in the running in the macaw category. Other exotic categories include guinea pig, snake, tortoise, mini pug, tegu lizard, ferret and rabbit. The contest is run by Nationwide and the public can...

Science

Breakthrough for next-generation digital displays

Researchers at Linköping University, Sweden, have developed a digital display screen where the LEDs themselves react to touch, light, fingerprints and the user's pulse, among other things. Their results, published in Nature Electronics, could be the start of a whole new generation of displays for phones, computers and tablets. "We've now shown that our design principle works. Our results show...

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Researchers discover how we perceive bitter taste

Humans can sense five different tastes: sour, sweet, umami, bitter, and salty, using specialized sensors on our tongues called taste receptors. Other than allowing us to enjoy delicious foods, the sensation of taste allows us to determine the chemical makeup of food and prevents us from consuming toxic substances. Researchers at the UNC School of Medicine, including Bryan Roth, MD,...

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