Formentera wall lizard (Day’s Edge Productions)
‘Metapaper’ blocks Wi-Fi signals.
French researchers have developed a wallpaper able to block Wi-Fi signals, while still allowing FM radio waves and emergency frequencies to pass through. Known as metapaper, it is able to filter out 99% of all waves coming from the outside.
Possible uses could include creating quiet spaces inside movie theaters or hospitals, or for the ultra paranoid it could be used to stop the neighbors stealing your Wi-Fi or hacking into a wireless home network.
The snowflake patterned wallpaper can be covered with traditional wallpaper. The makers are pushing it as a ‘healthy alternative’, citing studies showing that overexposure to electromagnetic waves could cause adverse health affects.
These pics are unbelievable!
A team led by Luke Rendell at the University of St Andrews [was] monitoring calls and behavior in sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) off the northern Chile coast when they accidentally drifted into the middle of a pod of whales hanging vertically in the water, their noses poking out of the surface. At least two of the whales were facing the boat, but not a single animal responded.
It was actually pretty scary. The boat had drifted into the group with its engine off [while] I was below decks making acoustic recordings. Once I saw the situation I decided the best thing to do was to try and sail our way out of the group rather than turn the engine on and have them all react.
Whales sleep standing up
Blake Griffin INSANE 1 Hander Off The Wall At USA Basketball Practice! (by HoopmixtapeBlog)
Jet-injected drugs may mean the end of needles
Whether you’re at the doctor’s office or taking medicine at home, future injections could be a lot less painful with this new gadget developed at MIT. Instead of a sterile metal point penetrating your skin, it fires a jet of medicine through your skin at the speed of sound. […]
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Timelapse of Solar Eclipse May 20 2012 (by mrcorypoole)