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There’s a way to weaken hurricanes, but scientists say it’s too crazy to try

There's a weird natural phenomenon that helps to weaken hurricanes destined for the United States. What if we could re-create that phenomenon ourselves?

Hacking photosynthesis: Could artificial leaves fuel the future?

Scientists want to borrow a trick from the plant kingdom to help create a greener world

Could cellular seafood take pressure off Earth’s overfished oceans?

You've heard of plant-based burgers, but what about cell-grown seafood?

Scientists have grown snake venom glands in a dish. Here’s why

Milking snakes for their venom is essential for creating antivenom. Could genetic engineering make it easier?

Scientists created a pair of contacts that zoom in when you blink

Ever wish your eye came with a zoom lens? Soon they might. Scientists at the University of California San Diego have successfully created a pair of contact lenses that zoom in on something when you blink twice.

How a clever photography trick is bringing Seattle’s shipwrecks to the surface

The Global Underwater Explorers dive in the waters around Seattle, which are filled with shipwrecks and sunken planes. Kees Beemster Leverenz uses photogrammetry to make 3D models of the wrecks.The post How a clever photography trick is bringing Seattle’s shipwrecks to the surface appeared first on Digital Trends.

Cheese tastes different when it listens to Led Zeppelin, Swiss study finds

A funky new study says that exposing cheese to music changes its aroma and flavor. What’s more, the genre of music matters. Researchers from the Bern University of Arts played music to nine, 22-pound wheels of Emmental cheese.The post Cheese tastes different when it listens to Led Zeppelin, Swiss study finds appeared first on Digital Trends.

Science attempts to settle a long-running dispute among Brits

It's an issue about which every Brit has a strong opinion; one that can lead to lively conversations, impassioned debates, even heated arguments. In a worst-case scenario, it can descend into a slanging match full of expletives.The post Science attempts to settle a long-running dispute among Brits appeared first on Digital Trends.

In a weighty decision, scientists prepare to kill the kilogram

Metrologists are meeting at the General Conference on Weights and Measures in Versailles to vote on whether to redefine the kilogram as a constant that can be observed in the natural world.The post In a weighty decision, scientists prepare to kill the kilogram appeared first on Digital Trends.

Here’s who won the 2018 Nobel Prizes in Science and why

Thanks to the achievements of this year's winners of the Nobel Prizes in physics, chemistry, and medicine, we can better fight caner, probe quantum biology, and manufacture greener chemicals. One winner also includes the first female recipient in physics in 55 years.The post Here’s who won the 2018 Nobel Prizes in Science and why appeared first on Digital Trends.

A treasure trove of 3D scientific specimens is now free to see online

Thanks to the California Academy of Sciences, you can access more than 700 scientific specimens and artifacts from the world-class collection via the online 3D and virtual reality platform Sketchfab.The post A treasure trove of 3D scientific specimens is now free to see online appeared first on Digital Trends.

MIT’s self-driving car can navigate unmapped country roads

There's a good reason why companies often test self-driving cars in big cities: they'd be lost most anywhere else.

Atmospheric harvesters will enable arid nations to drink from thin air

As climate change continues to wreak havoc upon the Earth's weather patterns, formerly lush locales like the American West are

Science takes a step toward coding virus-resistant human cells

In 2016, scientists unveiled one of the most ambitious genetic engineering efforts yet: Genome Project-write wanted to do nothing less

NVIDIA’s AI fixes photos by recognizing what’s missing

Most image editing tools aren't terribly bright when you ask them to fix a photo. They'll borrow content from

Smart glasses could stream video without killing your battery

There a number of reasons why camera-equipped smart glasses haven't taken off, whether it's dorky designs, bans or just a

US military hopes to launch rockets in ‘days, not years’

Even in the era of private spaceflight companies, the process of getting a rocket into space is glacially slow: it

Vice goes to the big screen with Motherboard science documentary

Vice-owned outlet Motherboard's documentary The Most Unknown, about "the biggest questions in science," will debut on Netflix after its theatrical

Sony and Carnegie Mellon team up to research cooking robots

Robots might not be a novelty in the kitchen for much longer if Sony and Carnegie Mellon University have their

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SyncPen turns handwritten notes, sketches and illustrations into digital files

We live in a digital age. Files can be streamed and shared, content is available on demand, pretty much anything you do on a mobile device is in the cloud. Life is smarter, more efficient, and technologically easier on nearly all fronts.One area that could be improved upon is in note-taking and handwritten content. While there are plenty of apps that allow for typing notes, drawing with a stylus, or sketching, nothing beats the old pen and paper approach.The SyncPen Smart Pen (2nd Generation) blends the analog world of writing and drawing with the digital one. In short, it turns everything written into a digital format, converting scribbled notes, sketches, and drawings into shareable files.Using a motion-tracking micro camera tucked inside the pen, it takes what you write on the included 10-inch LCD notepad, and then reproduces in the SyncPen app. From there you can treat just as you would any other digital file. Email, share for collaboration, save to the cloud, or edit.SyncPen FeaturesConverts hand-written notes & hand-drawn doodles and sketches into editable digital filesAllows capturing 360°angles of notes, not at a specific angleLDC writing pad enables paperless writing & can also be used in offline modeIdentifies 66 languages & imports handwriting into textSynchronously records your audio with the noteApp keeps & sorts your notes by word or dateConverts into a variety of format; from an MS Word document to a PDF or a JPGGet Yours!Available in blue or grey, the SyncPen Smart Pen and Notebook typically retail for $199, but with our current offer, you’ll get 25 percent off the price, putting it at just $149.99.Best SellersEarn Credits!For every $25 you spend in the AG Deals Store you get $1 credit added to your account. And, if you refer the deal via social media or an email that results in a purchase, you’ll earn $10 credit in your account.First Time Buying?If this is your first time buying, you are also eligible for 10% discount! Just be sure to subscribe for email updates.Free StuffNot looking to spend any money today? No worries. You can still visit the AndroidGuys section for freebies and pick something anyhow.

Best Android phones at Twigby

Looking around at the various wireless service providers, one might get the sense that there is an endless number of choices. But when we get down to it, many of them rely on the networks offered by three biggest carriers.Twigby, a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO), is one such carrier. Indeed, it has its own rate plans and features, but it uses cell towers from Sprint and Verizon.When it comes to buying a phone for use on Twigby there are a few options to consider. For starters, you can bring your current device to the carrier. Additionally, you can buy a universally unlocked phone for use on Twigby. Just ensure it has CDMA support. Customers can also purchase a phone directly from Twigby.While the handset selection is rather light, it’s a decent mix of entry-level and mid-range models. What follows are some of the best Android phones available at Twigby today. These aren’t the most powerful, but rather the best for particular needs.Google Pixel 3a XLAlthough it arrived in the middle of 2019, the phone is still more than adequate for a lot of users. It runs a clean and current version of Android and gets monthly security updates and bug fixes.In terms of hardware, the handset offers up a large 6-inch display and features one of the best point and shoot cameras on the market. Under the hood is a solid set of mid-range hardware even by today’s standards.Shop Google Pixel 3a XL at TwigbyMotorola Moto G FastPowered by a stock Android 10 software experience, Motorola’s phone has just the right extra custom touches. It’s pretty much left the way Google intended Android to be, but with a smattering of helpful extras.A large 6.4-inch screen stretches from edge to edge with the front-facing camera tucked in the hole-punch cutout. Around back is a multi-camera setup while a two-day battery sits inside the water-repellent body.Shop Motorola Moto G Fast at TwigbyLG Stylo 4 PlusIf you’re the kind of person who likes to jot down notes, sketch the occasional image, or mark up a document, this is the sort of phone you’ll appreciate.The phone sits a little lower on the totem pole in 2020 but still works well for a first-time user. Standout details include a big screen, decent battery, and 16-megapixel camera. We’re always fans of IP68 water and dust resistance, too.Shop LG Stylo 4 Plus at Twigby

Verizon calls up $400 TCL 10 5G UW for October 29

TCL on Tuesday announced its newest phone, the TCL 10 5G UW, will soon be available for purchase through Verizon. Priced just $400, it builds on the legacy of the TCL 10 Pro (read our review) and its 10L counterpart.The TCL 10 5G UW runs Android 10 and features a modest set of hardware that hovers in the middle of the pack, if not stepping a toe or two into the high-end.The 6.53-inch screen extends to all edges with a hole-punch cutout  in the top left for the front-facing camera. Resolution is 1080 x 2340 pixels, or what’s commonly referred to as FHD+. Moreover, it packs TCLS’s proprietary NXTVISION technology, which provides better color accuracy, clarity, and contrast enhancements.Features include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G processor with 6GB RAM and 128GB expandable storage. The rear packs a 48-megapixel main camera, supported by an 8-megapixel (super-wide) and 5-megapixel (macro) camera. TCL 10 5G UW 1 of 8 Around front is the aforementioned 16-megapixel camera while a 4,500mAh battery is tucked inside with fast charging capability.In terms of software, the phone is more or less a stock Android experience with just a few extra apps. Verizon, for its part, loads a couple of titles on it the device for its subscribers.One of the main draws here is that it gives Verizon customers access to a 5G phone for less than $400. Not only that, but one that supports both the nationwide 5G and growing Ultra Wideband networks.Offered in Diamond Gray, the TCL 10 5G UW will be available to purchase starting from October 29.

TCL 10 5G UW review: Bringing affordable 5G to Verizon customers

TCL aims to bring 5G to the masses with its TCL 10 5G UW, the most affordable 5G device in