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Crisp Smashed Potatoes With Fried Onions and Parsley  Recipe

Crisp Smashed Potatoes With Fried Onions and Parsley Recipe - NYT Cooking - - - - - - - - - -. Sorry! We're currently performing maintenance on the site. Certain actions are not working at this time. Check back later. Menu. GAME DAY NACHOS. SHRIMP BURGERS. 30 minutes. ALL-IN-ONE HOLIDAY BUNDT CAKE. 1 1/2 hours, plus cooling. CHOCOLATE-BOURBON TRUFFLES. 20 minutes, plus chilling. SHEET-PAN CHICKEN WITH CHICKPEAS, CUMIN AND TURMERIC. 1 hour, plus ... Full story

A stretchable battery, powered by sweat, could revolutionize wearables

Whether it’s the AA batteries that go in TV remotes or the lithium-ion batteries found in smartphones, you probably have a pretty definite image that springs to mind when someone mentions “battery.” That could soon change, however, based on research coming out of the Binghamton University in New York, where scientists have developed a stretchy, textile-based, bacteria-powered bio-battery which could one day be used to power wearable devices. In ... Full story

North Sea pipeline closure 'could have significant impact on consumers'

File photograph of oil rigs in North Sea. The crack was discovered on the Forties pipeline south of Aberdeen. Photograph: Getty Images. The closure of a major North Sea pipeline after a crack was discovered will have wide-reaching implications for the oil and gas industry, experts have said. They said even a closure of a few weeks would have significant impacts on the industry. The price of Brent, the international benchmark, briefly rose to a ... Full story

The Best Solar Chargers for Your Smartphone or Tablet | Digital Trends

Dead phones and tablets are no fun, and it’s even worse when you don’t have access to a power outlet right away. Fortunately, the sun is always on (at least during the day), so why not harness the power of solar energy to keep your devices running even when you’re trekking through the middle of nowhere? Below, we’ve rounded up some of the best solar chargers available, especially when it comes to performance and value. Most of them can charge ... Full story

Google releases tool that helps security researchers hack iOS devices

Google this week released a proof of concept tool that allows security researchers, and other developers, to hack into iOS 11.1.2, software that could lead to a jailbreak for devices running that OS version. Created by noted iOS bug hunter Ian Beer, the tool released on Monday takes advantage of an exploit called "tfp0," which has since been patched in Apple's latest iOS 11.2 release. Beer, a member of Google's Project Zero, told Motherboard ... Full story

Asteroid 3200 Phaethon, Likely Source of Geminid Meteor Shower, Flies by Earth This Week

Asteroid 3200 Phaethon can be seen moving rapidly through the night sky on Dec. 6, 2017. Princeton astronomer Charles H. Young (1834-1908) used to tell his students that small asteroids were hardly more than "mountains broken loose," compared to the solar system's larger asteroids which are entire worlds unto themselves. This is probably an appropriate characterization of the asteroid 3200 Phaethon, which is an irregular chunk of rock about 3 ... Full story

A drone that can carry 1,000 pounds? Bell Helicopter examines the military and consumer possibilities

The drone that delivers a package to your doorstep may someday be built by Fort Worth-based Bell Helicopter. Bell, a division of global aerospace giant Textron, is moving aggressively into the autonomous vehicle business with an Automatic Pod Transport — APT, for short — that could be employed by the military or retailers such as Amazon. "We think the opportunity for a vehicle like this is now," said Scott Drennan, Bell's director of ... Full story

It's time for businesses to act 'intelligently artificial' | VentureBeat

Technology loves a good bit of shorthand, the shorter the better. Which is why, as we collectively try to wrap our heads around the confusing mass that is automation, robotics, machine learning, chatbots, et al., we grasp gratefully at the two letters “A” and “I” and slap them together on anything that moves. AI, or artificial intelligence, is used in common parlance to refer to anything from an in-car telematics unit to the Bluetooth speaker ... Full story

Earth's Mysterious Hum Recorded Underwater for 1st Time

Earth "hums" — and it does it all the time. Far from the blaring cacophony of cities, towns and suburbs, there are far quieter soundtracks to be found — the murmurs of wind rustling grasses, rushing waves tumbling onto beaches, the creaking of tree branches and trunks. But underneath all that is yet another soundscape, a permanent, low-frequency drone produced by Earth itself, from the vibrations of ongoing, subtle seismic movements that are ... Full story

Graphene spin transport takes a step forward towards applications

Credit: Dámaso Torres, ICN2. The strong collaborative ethos of the Graphene Flagship is accelerating developments in new technologies based on graphene – the single-atom-thick allotrope of carbon – and related materials (GRMs) such as transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDCs). Graphene's excellent tuneable electronic properties make it an ideal material for spintronics applications. Leading the way in three recent papers, Flagship researchers ... Full story

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