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Researchers Isolate the "Smell of Human Death"
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sciencehabit writes: In the wake California’s forest fires, cadaver dogs had to distinguish between burning homes, charred forest, and even other dead animals to pick up the unique scent of human victims. A new study reveals how they might have done it: Decomposing humans seem to release a unique chemical cocktail, one that scientists might […]

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Boffins unveil 500TB/in2 disk. Yeah, it’s made of chlorine. -196˚C, why?
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‘True importance of this work is not necessarily the data storage’ – lead author Nano-tech scientists have managed to create the world’s smallest hard disk. The 500TB/inch2 disk can store a kilobyte of memory in a few tiny chlorine atoms, according to new research published in Nature Nanotechnology.…

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Scientists Think They've Figured Out Why Van Gogh's Sunflowers Are Fading
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The vibrant colors of many of Vincent van Gogh’s most famous paintings—including his Sunflower series—have been fading over the last 100 years. Now a team of Italian scientists has come up with an explanation as to why the lead chromate dyes favored by the artist when mixing his pigments degrade so much under light. They […]

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Stopping Entitlement Part II : The Gaming Matrix for Earning …
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Not long ago I wrote a post concerning a new plan for managing when and how students access technology. This plan is based-on a boarding school model, where year 6-10 go home on the weekends, while the older …

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'Avengers 4' directors show fans some glove     – CNET
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The Marvel film won’t hit theaters until 2019, but directors Joe and Anthony Russo shared what might be a mysterious first image on Facebook.

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Scentee's smelly smartphone notifications are now available worldwide
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If you were crestfallen when you heard that Scentee’s fragrance-emitting smartphone add-on would be hard to get outside of Japan, you can relax — it’s now available worldwide through the company’s site. The perfume plug-in sells for $35 by itself …

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Two health care technology companies raise funds from investors
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Two Wisconsin-based health care technology companies have raised money from outside investors, according to their filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Waukesha-based Elli Health Inc. raised $1.2 million from 11 investors, …

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Geeking Out on the 20th Anniversary of Weezer's The Blue Album
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Buckle that nostalgia-seatbelt: Weezer’s debut, The Blue Album, came out 20 years ago today. And in the two decades since, being geeky has gone from socially crippling to almost cool. Read more…

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Speaking in Tech: Pure Storage IPO? ‘Maybe our firewall’s blocking that’
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Nothing makes a denial better than Mexican dancing music

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