dead zone, gulf of mexico News Science 

The Gulf of Mexico’s ‘ Dead Zone ’ could double in size this year

An oxygen-poor area in the Gulf of Mexico is expected to grow as runoff from American farms drastically increase the levels of Nitrogen in the water. Usually only about 13,700 square kilometres (5,300 square miles), Louisiana State University predicts the dead zone could stretch to almost 26,000 square kilometres (10,000 square miles). Federal agencies have tried to downplay the number,... Read More
fbi psa smart toys News Technology 

FBI issued a public service announcement related to Smart Toys

The FBI issued a public service announcement on July 17 related to consumer safety – but the threat is something you may not consider dangerous: internet-connected children’s toys. The Bureau says that these internet-connected devices could present privacy concerns for children and families alike. Although toys that incorporate technology that learn behavior are growing in popularity, so are the safety... Read More
Jupiter Red Spot picture from Juno Small News Science 

Juno Spacecraft takes detailed photos of Jupiter’s Big Red Spot

NASA’s Juno mission has taken some new breathtaking pictures of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot. The JunoCam mounted on the satellite took some detailed photos of one of the gas giant’s major features. All the photos were then compiled by several citizen scientists, who were then able to put forward enhanced-color imagery of the spot. These images have taken the space... Read More
e-cigarette, cigarettes, smoking, vaping News Science 

Despite health uncertainties, e-cigarettes continue to surge in popularity

Electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes, are a handheld electronic smoking device meant to replicate the feeling of smoking a real cigarette. These e-cigarettes work by heating a liquid to generate an aerosol, or vapor, that the user inhales – which is why it is commonly referred to as ‘vaping’. The liquids used can have different flavors, and usually contain... Read More
The New Audi A8 allows you to watch TV when driving News Technology 

The New Audi A8 allows you to watch TV when driving, autonomous

Movies have given car manufacturers the opportunity to show off their latest models for many years now – the recent blockbuster Spider-Man: Homecoming is no exception. Showing the new Audi A8 luxury sedan in all of its technological glory in the movie does nothing short of skyrocket public interest in the car. With level three autonomy and a mild hybrid... Read More
LHC xicc++ cern News Science 

CERN Physicists discover a brand new particle

Physicists working at the European Organization for Nuclear Research, or CERN as it is more commonly known, have discovered a new kind of heavy particle. The particle, named Xi-cc++ (pronounced Ksi-CC plus-plus) was discovered during ongoing experiments involving the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). You may remember the LHC being responsible for several other discoveries and scientific advancements in the past... Read More

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