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Sunday, July 19th, 2015

 

ASUS Z170 Motherboards feature new CPU Installation Tool

ASUS reveals it Z170 motherboard lineup will feature a new ASUS CPU Installation Tool. Using a simple three-step process, this new CPU installation method promises to prevent bent pins, thereby reducing warranty claims and customer frustration. The system works by placing the CPU bottom side up in a CPU bracket that’s included with the motherboard. You slide in the CPU until it clicks into place, then that bracket is placed into the CPU socket and you secure the bracket onto the CPU socket using the ledge. The whole thing isRead More


Marijuana dispensaries save lives, new study shows

Card-carrying medical marijuana patients eager to learn more about Kief, in jar, at Los Angeles’ first-ever cannabis farmer’s market at the West Coast Collective medical marijuana dispensary, on the fourth of July, or Independence Day, in Los Angeles, California on July 4, 2014 where organizer’s of the 3-day event plan to showcase high quality cannabis from growers and vendors throughout the state. Kief, which refers to the resin glands of cannabis that accumulates from sifting the loose dry cannabis flower with a sieve or mesh screen, has traditionally been pressedRead More


Biologists Create Seaweed Strain that Tastes Like Bacon

A team of scientists at Oregon State University has developed a new variety of dulse seaweed (Palmaria mollis) that, when fried or smoked, tastes just like bacon. “The original goal was to create a super-food for abalone, because high-quality abalone is treasured, especially in Asia,” said team leader Prof Chris Langdon of the Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center. “We were able to grow dulse-fed abalone at rates that exceeded those previously reported in the literature. There always has been an interest in growing dulse for human consumption, butRead More


Human Hands More Primitive than Chimp Hands

Our species may be handy, but human hands turn out to be more primitive than chimps’ and orangutans’, according to a new study. → Source: Human Hands More Primitive than Chimp Hands : Discovery News Given our inherent human-centric viewpoint, we tend to think that our species is more advanced in all respects than other animals, but new research finds that human hands are more primitive than those of our closest primate ancestors: chimpanzees. The study, published in the latest issue of the journal Nature Communications, determined that while humanRead More


Massless particle with promise for next-generation electronics found

An international team led by Princeton University scientists has discovered Weyl fermions, an elusive massless particle theorized 85 years ago. The particle could give rise to faster and more efficient electronics because of its unusual ability to behave as matter and antimatter inside a crystal, according to new research. The researchers report in the journalScience July 16 the first observation of Weyl fermions, which, if applied to next-generation electronics, could allow for a nearly free and efficient flow of electricity in electronics, and thus greater power, especially for computers, theRead More


Microsoft, Acer prep new ‘Cloudbooks’ to take on Google’s Chromebook

ExtremeTech-For the past few years, Google has been pushing its idea of a low-cost, web-connected PC that offered minimum offline capability but was backed up by a suite of online applications courtesy of Google’s cloud ecosystem. The idea of thin-client PCs with fat-client capabilities has slowly taken off, helped by the rock-bottom price on many of these systems (Chromebooks can be had for as little as $149.) Now it seems that Microsoft wants to challenge Google’s Chromebook with a project of its own, courtesy of Acer. We don’t know muchRead More


Marijuana can heal broken bones, says new study

Marijuana helps broken bones heal faster, a new study has found. Source: Marijuana can heal broken bones, says new study – Health News – Health & Families – The Independent Marijuana helps broken bones heal faster, a new study has found. The Times of Israel reports that researchers at Tel Aviv University found that rats with broken bones healed much quicker when given the non-psychotic marijuana component, cannabidiol or CBD. The study, published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research on Thursday found that the bones not only healedRead More


The best Pluto images

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft snapped the first high-resolution photographs of Pluto and its moons this week. The images reveal the planetary system in unprecedented detail — highlighting mountain ranges, icy plains, deep canyons, and more. Planetary scientists are now using the images to figure out what they can learn about Pluto’s origins — based on the rock’s surface features. The best part is there’s more to come. New Horizons has only sent back 1 to 2 percent of the data it has collected. The space probe has many more imagesRead More


Z170 Skylake Motherboards

WCCFTECH-ASUS, EVGA and ASRock have shown off their upcoming Z170 motherboards at Computex 2015. The new motherboards which include classics like the FATAL1TY series from ASRock, Classified from EVGA and Pro motherboards from ASUS feature the latest LGA 1151 socket that will allow support for Intel’s 6th generation Skylake processors that are launching in Q3 2015. ASUS, EVGA, ASRock Showoff Latest Z170 Motherboards Yesterday we saw MSI, Gigabyte and Biostar unveiling their Z170 motherboards and today, we have three different manufacturers which include ASUS, EVGA ASRock. The motherboards shown offRead More


Surfer Mick Fanning escapes shark attack – CNN.com

World Surf League cancels J-Bay Open Sunday after Australian surfer Mick Fanning escapes shark attack. Source: Surfer Mick Fanning escapes shark attack – CNN.com