Could humans make their own sunscreen like many animals do?

May 13, 2015 by  
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Ever wondered how your backyard chicken can cluck around all day in summer without roasting, or how fish swim in sun-drenched waters without frying? A team of researchers from Oregon State University believe they have found the answer; that prehistoric natural genetic engineering left many birds, reptiles, fish and amphibians with the ability to produce a compound that protects their skin from ultraviolet rays . Which is to say, they secrete their own sunscreen—and it might just point to new, better ways for us humans to protect ourselves. Read the rest of Could humans make their own sunscreen like many animals do? Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: animals sunlight , animals sunscreen , gadusol sunlight , gadusol sunscreen , gadusol uv , natural sunscreen , ultraviolet light , uv light protection , uv radiation risks

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Can Tesla’s battery hit $1 billion in sales faster than the iPhone?

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Tesla ‘s Powerwall and Powerpack batteries have generated a massive wave of interest – just ten days after launch the company sold out of the Powerwall until mid-2016 , and Musk conceded that Tesla should make its 5 million square foot Nevada battery factory “bigger.” This enthusiasm has translated into $800 million worth of reservations, according to Bloomberg Businessweek —and if Tesla can turn that interest into actual revenue, the battery could hit $1 billion in sales faster than the iPhone. Read the rest of Can Tesla’s battery hit $1 billion in sales faster than the iPhone? Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: elon musk , energy storage , off grid home , powerpack , powerpack sales , powerwall , powerwall sales , renewable energy storage , solar power battery , solar power storage , tesla , tesla bloomberg , tesla revenue , tesla sales

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Google’s self-driving cars were not at fault in any of their 11 accidents

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Google says its self-driving cars have been in more accidents than recently reported, but the cars were not at fault in any. A report by the Associated Press said Google’s self-driving cars were involved in four accidents since last September. But according to the company , the cars were actually involved in a total of 11 accidents–all of which were minor. What’s more, Google says the accidents were the fault of driver error on the part of the humans operating the other vehicles, not the autonomous vehicle mechanisms. Read the rest of Google’s self-driving cars were not at fault in any of their 11 accidents Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: are self-driving cars safe , google self-driving cars accidents , google self-driving cars involved in 11 accidents , safety of self-driving cars , self-driving cars not at fault

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INFOGRAPHIC: Can you guess the top 20 tallest skylines in the world?

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Skylines across the world are growing ever taller as cities compete for the tallest building crown. Fly Dubai takes a closer look by rounding up the top 20 tallest skylines in the world with their infographic that includes the iconic silhouettes that make up these stunning cityscapes. From the world’s tallest skyscraper, the Burj Khalifa , to London’s landmark Shard tower , this infographic identifies dozens of great architectural design, many of which were built in the last decade. Read the rest of INFOGRAPHIC: Can you guess the top 20 tallest skylines in the world? Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Fly Dubai , infographic , reader submitted content , tallest skylines , world’s tallest skylines

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