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Noise-hating New Yorkers, rejoice: tech may kill the honking

Hong Kong scientists made a device that absorbs sound and converts it into electricity. Not magical enough? The decorated membrane resonator (DMR) also happens to be really, really small. That matters because traditional sound-absorbing materials need a thickness ranging from 17 millimeters to 17 meters, depending on the sound’s frequency. These sorcerous discs from Asia …

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Vaccines and autism: The Internet did it. Oh?

Like the Vox video says, get your vaccinations. Check out all their great work on YouTube. An author of yet another study (of studies) showing no connection between vaccines and autism has an answer for what we’re all wondering: How’d this erroneous idea that vaccines cause autism come about? “With the rise of the Internet …

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