Drug-food interactions in mountaineering

Science Daily - Thu, 02/10/2014 - 12:41pm
The nutritional and health situations existing at high altitudes, as well as the routinely used nutritional ergogenic and pharmacological aids, have been the focus of recent study. According to researchers, the possible interactions between drugs and food and nutrients taken may endanger the mountaineer’s health if all this is not conducted under strict control.
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Fine tuning nanoparticles for the medical industry

Science Daily - Thu, 02/10/2014 - 12:41pm
Nanoparticles have the potential to revolutionize the medical industry, but they must possess a few critical properties. First, they need to target a specific region, so that they do not scatter throughout the body. They also require some sort of sensing method, so that doctors and researchers can track the particles. Finally, they need to perform their function at the right moment, ideally in response to a stimulus. Scientists are trying to develop new particles with unprecedented properties that still meet these requirements.
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New nanomaterial introduced into electrical machines

Science Daily - Thu, 02/10/2014 - 12:41pm
Scientists have now constructed the world’s first prototype electrical motor using carbon nanotube yarn in the motor windings. The new technology may significantly enhance the performance.
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Adult vendace, Britain's rarest freshwater fish, found in Bassenthwaite Lake

Science Daily - Thu, 02/10/2014 - 12:41pm
Two adult vendace, Britain’s rarest freshwater fish and a relic of the last ice age, were found in Bassenthwaite Lake in north-West England last month, more than a decade after being declared ‘locally extinct.’ Last year, a single young vendace was recorded during the annual fish survey.
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New OS X Backdoor Malware Roping Macs Into Botnet

Slashdot - Thu, 02/10/2014 - 12:23pm
An anonymous reader writes New malware targeting Mac machines, opening backdoors on them and roping them into a botnet currently numbering around 17,000 zombies has been spotted. The malware, dubbed Mac.BackDoor.iWorm, targets computers running OS X and makes extensive use of encryption in its routines, Dr. Web researchers noted. What's even more interesting is that it gets the IP address of a valid command and control (C&C) server from a post on popular news site Reddit. The malware is capable of discovering what other software is installed on the machine, opening a port on it, and sending a query to a web server to acquire the addresses of the C&C servers.

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Facebook Apologizes To Drag Queens Over "Real Name" Rule

Slashdot - Thu, 02/10/2014 - 12:06pm
An anonymous reader writes Facebook apologized to drag queens and the LGBT community after an outcry over the social network's policy of requiring members to use real names on their accounts. While the policy itself will stay in place, Facebook says, it will be changing how the rule is enforced. In a Wednesday post, Facebook's Chief Product Officer Chris Cox apologized to "the affected community of drag queens, drag kings, transgender, and extensive community of our friends, neighbors, and members of the LGBT community for the hardship that we've put you through in dealing with your Facebook accounts over the past few weeks."

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Powerful Megaflare from Small Star Stuns Scientists (Video, Image)

Space.com - Thu, 02/10/2014 - 11:46am
On April 23, NASA's Swift satellite observed an incredibly intense flare coming from DG Canum Venaticorum, a system of two red dwarfs located about 60 light-years from Earth. The eruption put to shame anything ever seen on the sun.
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BioSuit: A Skintight Spacesuit for Astronauts (Photos)

Space.com - Thu, 02/10/2014 - 11:43am
MIT researchers have developed BioSuit, a skintight spacesuit that offers improvements over modern gas-pressurized spacesuits. See images of the BioSuit concept to shrink-wrap astronauts during planetary exploration.
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Space Sleuths Piece Together Fiery Fall of Russian Spy Satellite Debris

Space.com - Thu, 02/10/2014 - 11:32am
A global network of skywatching detectives has pieced together the strange story of a Russian military spy satellite that re-entered Earth's atmosphere earlier this month, sparking a spectacular sky show over five U.S. states.
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Canadian Astronauts Compete in 'Amazing Race' Across Toronto

Space.com - Thu, 02/10/2014 - 11:23am
In the style of the popular television show 'The Amazing Race,' Canadian astronauts David Saint-Jacques and Jeremy Hansen had to complete physical and mental challenges concerning partners of the Canadian Space Agency.
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Enchanting Photos of Rare and Wonderful Frogs and Salamanders

Wired News - Thu, 02/10/2014 - 10:30am

Over the years, Moore has photographed more than 200 species and worked alongside research teams that have identified six new species—and rediscovered six others previously thought lost.

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Elijah Wood’s New Movie Is a Prophetic Thriller About Celebrity Hacking

Wired News - Thu, 02/10/2014 - 10:30am

Open Windows is viewed almost entirely through a series of computer windows on a laptop screen. WIRED asked star Elijah Wood and writer/director Nacho Vigalondo to interview each other about how they made the movie—and how it intersects with everything from celebrity phone hacking to online harassment.

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Daddy Longlegs Have a Secret Hunting Weapon: Glue

Wired News - Thu, 02/10/2014 - 10:30am

In a new study published in the Journal of Experimental Biology, scientists have discovered that harvestmen have a hidden hunting skill: catching prey using their glue-coated forelimbs.

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Cape Watch: Hulk and Hawkeye Will Lead the New Avengers Movie

Wired News - Thu, 02/10/2014 - 10:30am

Welcome back, my friends, to the superhero show that never ends ... although, come the fall, it does tend to shut up shop just a little and head towards the small screen because it's cold outside and, well, you know how it is. Nonetheless, this week has brought more than just Saturday Night Live's new Marvel movies (but let's be honest: Fancy Ghosts could totally work). X-Men! Avengers! Big Hero 6! Fantastic Four! And a comic book movie that admittedly has nothing to do with superheroes, but we're including it here nonetheless so you shut up! Here are the highlights of the week's superhero movie news.

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Leica’s Fancy New M-P Camera May Actually Be Worth $8,000

Wired News - Thu, 02/10/2014 - 10:30am

When everything is in focus, there are no throwaway shots with the Leica M-P. Everything you shoot looks like a frame from some Wim Wenders documentary about the human condition.

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Lamborghini’s First Hybrid Is a 900-Horsepower Rocket

Wired News - Thu, 02/10/2014 - 10:30am

Lamborghini's rolled into the Paris Motor Show with a new concept. It's called the Asterion LPI 910-4. It has all the superlatives you expect from the brand. It delivers over 900 horsepower. It goes from zero to 62 mph in three seconds flat. Top speed is 199 mph.

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A Giant Charger That Juices Up Electric Buses in Three Minutes

Wired News - Thu, 02/10/2014 - 10:30am

To keep its customers on the road as much as possible, Tesla has built an international network of Supercharger stations, which can charge the battery in the Model S halfway in just 20 minutes. It’s a good alternative to slow setups that can take hours to charge vehicles, and allows for long-distance journeys if the […]

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The Off-the-Grid Chat App That’s Helping Hong Kong Protestors Organize

Wired News - Thu, 02/10/2014 - 10:30am

Firechat has seen a whopping 210,000 downloads over a two-day span, propelling the title to the number one app overall in Hong Kong on both iOS and Android.

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Meet the Man Who Founded Ello After Selling a $35K Pair of Pants

Wired News - Thu, 02/10/2014 - 10:30am

There's a long list of unwritten rules for anyone founding a startup in today's world. You should make sure you're under 30 (and it certainly helps if you're a college dropout). You should set up shop somewhere in Silicon Valley (or at least very nearby). You should avoid entering a market where another massive incumbent already has a billion users. And, most importantly, you should never, ever write a manifesto. Ello founder and CEO Paul Budnitz is breaking every one of those rules.

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The Unpatchable Malware That Infects USBs Is Now on the Loose

Wired News - Thu, 02/10/2014 - 10:30am

Two independent researchers say that publicly releasing the code that enables BadUSB attacks will hasten a fix.

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