Month: August 2012

  • Tuberculosis Resistance to Backup Drugs Increases

    According to a new study, more than 40% of tuberculosis infections that are resistant to front-line antibiotic treatments have also become resistant to some common backup drugs. Efforts to control tuberculosis are being hindered by the emergence of multi drug-resistant (MDR) strains, making it harder to combat. Read more @ SciTechDaily

  • 230 Million Year Old Arthropods Found Preserved in Amber

    Arthropods from the Triassic period have been discovered preserved in amber. They are 100 million years older than previous amber inclusions. The two mites and one fly were found in millimeter-scale droplets of amber from northeastern Italy. Read more @ SciTechDaily

  • Extra Gaits in Horses Traced to Single Mutation

    In horses, unusual gaits have been traced to a single mutation. This endows them with a wider repertoire of gaits, showing that some seemingly complex physical traits can have a simple genetic basis. This could also elucidate the genes behind movement disorders in humans. Read more @ SciTechDaily

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 2: Now Bigger Than Ever

    I’ve seen a couple of people with the Samsung Galaxy Note, and they all commented on how big the device felt in their hands. Well Samsung decided that it still wasn’t large enough and has announced an even bigger Galaxy Note. Read more @ Technabob

  • Logitech Ultimate Ears Headphones: One for Every Kind of Ear

    Logitech released a couple of teasers late last week about their new series of headphones from their Ultimate Ears line, and they finally have made public what they have been working on. The UE series of headphones includes 4 different models that will go over your ears and into them. Read more @ Technabob

  • Genetics and Healthy Diets Are More Important for Longevity than Calorie Restriction

    Drastically cutting back on calorie intake doesn’t seem to lengthen the lifespan in primates. This conclusion comes from a 25-year study in rhesus monkeys fed 30% less than control animals, and represents a setback for the notion that a simple, diet-triggered switch could slow aging. The study actually indicates that genetics and overall dietary composition…

  • Heavy Teenage Cannabis Use Leads to Drop in IQ

    It seems like something straightforward in essence, but apparently being a heavy cannabis smoker as a teenager results in a significant cognitive decline in adulthood, something that is not seen comparably in adult users of the drug. Read more @ SciTechDaily

  • My Daily Tweets 08-25-29-12

    6m — Dr. Seuss, “Oh Say Can You See?” … 8m Leese Design iPhone Cases: You Can Sew Your Own Way!  10m Lomography Diana Baby 110: This Lomo Fits in the Palm of Your Hand  13m Dropbox Turns on 2-Step Verification for All Accounts: You Should Too  3h these christians don’t want…

  • Leese Design iPhone Cases: You Can Sew Your Own Way!

    I’ve probably seen thousands of iPhone cases, but only a couple interested me enough that I ended up buying them. While I’m not a snob, I’m well aware that a case that doesn’t feature a nice design ethos won’t please me for long. These cases from Korea’s Leese Design incorporate a bit of DIY style…

  • Lomography Diana Baby 110: This Lomo Fits in the Palm of Your Hand

    What’s there not to love about Lomography and their various low-fi cameras. Sure, your smartphone probably has nicer resolution, but the analog flavor of these little cameras is hard to beat, even with Instagram’s retro effect filters. Read more @ Technabob