Why I Have Never Bought Microsoft

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Warren Buffett is known as a businessman and philanthropist. But he is probably best known for being one of the world’s most successful investors. Which technology company did Warren Buffett invest in? IBM. When it initially invested, Berkshire Hathaway bought 64 million shares at an average price of $ 170 per … Read more

New Materials Synthesized for Extremely High-Efficiency Perovskite Solar Cells

The materials developed at KTU were tested in the laboratories of Lausanne of the Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) in Switzerland. Credit: KTU A group of chemists from Kaunas University of Technology (KTU), Lithuania, synthesized the materials used to build the record-breaking Perovskite solar module, with an efficiency of 21.4 percent. This is achieved by … Read more

Why You Should Never Quit Fruit During a Low-Carb Diet, According to Science

One of my patients – who struggled with obesity, uncontrolled diabetes and the cost of her medications – agreed in June 2019 to adopt a diet based on whole foods. Excited by the challenge, she did an outstanding job. She increased her intake of fresh fruits and vegetables, stopped eating sweets, biscuits and cakes, and … Read more

The healthiest natural source of iodine

Credit: CC0 Public Domain. Iodine is a mineral found in some foods. The body needs iodine to produce thyroid hormones. These hormones control the body’s metabolism and many other important functions. The body also needs thyroid hormones for proper bone and brain development during pregnancy and infancy. Getting enough iodine is key to preventing low … Read more

Protecting Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations From Cyberattacks

As the number of electric cars on the roads grows, so does the need for electric vehicle charging stations (EVs) and online control systems within those stations. However, these management systems face their own problems: cybersecurity attacks. Elias Bou-Harb, director of the UTSA Cyber ​​Center for Security and Analytics, and his colleagues – Claud Fachkha … Read more

Launching with Blue Origin: Q&A with spaceflight veteran Dylan Taylor

Dylan Taylor is a “space angel”, an investor in NewSpace, and in December he reached a new peak in his career – literally. He flew aboard the Blue Origin’s New Shepard suborbital spacecraft on its NS-19 mission. That mission, which took place on December 11th, was Blue Origin’s third human space flight, but the first … Read more

Slovenia prioritizes healthy bees for sustainable honey

This story was originally shown on Flavor. Beekeeping heritage permeates Slavic culture. In a small Central European country, approximately one in 200 people keep bee colonies and have a penchant for them. Locals share a deep respect for winged insects as indispensable pollinators in the food system, and honey often appears in traditional Slovenian delicacies. … Read more

Scientists Identify Specific Gene Variant That Protects Against Severe COVID-19

Researchers have discovered a variant of the protective gene that seems to protect people from severe cases of COVID-19, and the discovery could lead to new discoveries in the fight against coronavirus. Since much earlier in the pandemic, scientists have been eagerly investigating how patients’ genetics affect the severity of SARS-CoV-2 infection, exposing hereditary factors … Read more

Organic molecules found in this Martian meteorite are not from the Earth, shows study

Allan Hills Meteorite 84001. Credits: NASA / JSC / Stanford University. Organic molecules found in a meteorite that flew to Earth from Mars were synthesized during the interaction between water and rocks that occurred on the Red Planet about 4 billion years ago. The meteorite, named Allan Hills (ALH) 84001, was discovered in Antarctica in … Read more