The fashion line designed to trick surveillance cameras

Adversarial Fashion garments are covered in license plates, aimed at bamboozling a device’s databases. By Alex Hern in Las Vegas @alexhern – An Adversarial Fashion dress, modeled by its designer, Kate Rose. Photograph: Kate Rose.  Automatic license plate readers, which use networked surveillance …

IPCC looks to the land in fight against climate change

  Paul Ridden – A special report from the IPCC entitled Climate Change and Land will form the basis of scientific input for upcoming climate and environment negotiations. (Credit: kevron2002/Depositphotos). A Special Report of Climate Change and Land by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate …

This map shows the most common surnames in Europe

By Louis Doré – An infographic map made by Czech linguist, mathematician, and artist Jakub Marian has described the most popular surnames in Europe. For example, the most popular surname in the United Kingdom is Smith, deriving from the metalworking practice, compared to …

Here Is What Every Symbol On The Dollar Bill Really Means

 By Hannah Irvine – There’s no doubt the US $1 bill is highly controversial. It’s the most talked about of all bills, and that’s not just because George Washington’s face replaced Salmon P. Chase, the Secretary of the Treasury, who originally adorned the bill (rude). Rumors circulating …

Did dark matter arise before the Big Bang?

  By Michael Irving – A  new theory suggests that dark matter originated before the Big Bang. (Credit: Andreus/Depositphotos). Few things are as mysterious as dark matter, the strange substance that appears to outnumber ordinary matter by a ratio of five to one. Now, …

 

 

Color-changing jacket is inspired by squids

  By Ben Coxworth – The Black Squid Jacket incorporates over 2 billion laser-embedded microspheres. (Credit: Vollebak). It was just last year that we heard about Vollebak’s Black Light Jacket, which incorporates a series of black spots that reflect white in bright light. …

How Intermittent Fasting Could Help You Live Longer and Better

Three experts explain the popular diet’s impact on aging and disease. By Alexandra Pattillo – Intermittent fasting: diet trend, Silicon Valley practice, religious ritual, and now, maybe, long-term health regimen? Intermittent fasting (IF) has been around for centuries but only penetrated the mainstream …

Hydrophilic disc uses solar power to separate salt from water

  By Nick Lavars – Not a weird mushroom, but a solar steam generator that desalinates water using sunlight. (Credit: Yun Xia/Monash University). Current approaches to water desalination are tremendously expensive and energy-intensive, so the search is very much on for new technologies that can get …

The fashion line designed to trick surveillance cameras

Adversarial Fashion garments are covered in license plates, aimed at bamboozling a device’s databases. By Alex Hern in Las Vegas @alexhern – An Adversarial Fashion dress, modeled by its designer, Kate Rose. Photograph: Kate Rose.  Automatic license plate readers, which use networked surveillance …

IPCC looks to the land in fight against climate change

  Paul Ridden – A special report from the IPCC entitled Climate Change and Land will form the basis of scientific input for upcoming climate and environment negotiations. (Credit: kevron2002/Depositphotos). A Special Report of Climate Change and Land by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate …

This map shows the most common surnames in Europe

By Louis Doré – An infographic map made by Czech linguist, mathematician, and artist Jakub Marian has described the most popular surnames in Europe. For example, the most popular surname in the United Kingdom is Smith, deriving from the metalworking practice, compared to …

Here Is What Every Symbol On The Dollar Bill Really Means

 By Hannah Irvine – There’s no doubt the US $1 bill is highly controversial. It’s the most talked about of all bills, and that’s not just because George Washington’s face replaced Salmon P. Chase, the Secretary of the Treasury, who originally adorned the bill (rude). Rumors circulating …