Category: Science

Mystery of Ball Lightning Solved?

Mystery of Ball Lightning Solved?

| October 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

A team of Australian scientists rely upon they have uncovered the cause of any of nature’s most bizarre prodigy – ball lightning. Ball lightning, typically the sizing of a grapefruit, is a finely seen event that lasts up to 20 seconds. “Ball lightning has been reported by hundreds of people … for hundreds of years [...]

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Breaking the Sound Barrier the First Time

Breaking the Sound Barrier the First Time

| October 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner is put to break Joe Kittinger’s bragging altitude jump record today by celestial expanse diving from 120,000 feet. But that’s not the whole of. He’s going to break the spread abroad barrier on his way down, and independently of the benefit of an aerodynamic casing like one aircraft fuselage. It’s fitting [...]

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Tomatoes Lose Their Hair: DNews Nugget

Tomatoes Lose Their Hair: DNews Nugget

| October 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

 Tomatoes Lose Their Hair: Those hoard-bought tomatoes likely needed pesticides to fend opposite to bugs because over time the lop has lost its hair. Trichomes are hair-like protrusions form in a mould in wild tomato plant stems that act of the same kind with a frontline guard against pests. Research at Michigan State University restation [...]

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Artificial Intelligence Algorithm Helps Chart the Universe

Artificial Intelligence Algorithm Helps Chart the Universe

| October 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

An trope of a slice through the local universe, 370 million light years on each side. The red circles stamp the positions of galaxies observed with the 2MRS survey which measured the positions and distances of very 45000 galaxies. The blue circles are casual points (galaxies) inserted to smooth the picture across the ‘zone of [...]

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MIT Team Uses Carbon Nanotubes to Draw Gas Sensors

MIT Team Uses Carbon Nanotubes to Draw Gas Sensors

| October 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

A team of MIT chemists revealed for what reason they developed a method for inhaling gas sensors on paper using a tailor-made, super-conductive carbon nanotube crayon. The scientists published their findings in the German periodical Angewandte Chemie. Electrically charged carbon nanotubes, about 50,000 times thinner than human hair, mould for great sensors. When a gas [...]

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3D Renderings of Carboniferous Period Insects

3D Renderings of Carboniferous Period Insects

| October 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

Two 305-the multitude-year-old insect nymphs were scanned in tyrannical resolution in order to construct three-dimensional portraits. The two insects were scanned using fossils from the Carboniferous Period, what one. lasted from 359.2 Ma (the great body of the people years ago) to the beginning of the Permian Period, at 299 Ma The researchers published their [...]

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Tap Your Chair, Dim the Lights

Tap Your Chair, Dim the Lights

| October 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

Imagine concerning your headboard to adjust the play temperature or tapping on a stiff armchair to dim the lights. Spanish technologists have occasion for to introduce such seamless, sophisticated interfaces to unpliant household furniture. Hack Yourself A Super Secret LCD Monitor The Spanish technological scrutiny center Tecnalia created the project, called WoodTouch, with furniture companies [...]

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Physical Activity Programs for Kids Earn F

Physical Activity Programs for Kids Earn F

| October 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

Most programs designed to increase kids to move more are not operating, says a new review published in the BMJ. Researchers analyzed facts from 30 studies, coming up with increases in activity so small they’re statistically trivial. Even when they sliced the premises different ways, the results were unimpressive. The most noticeable difference, for example, [...]

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Facebook More Tantalizing Than Sex

Facebook More Tantalizing Than Sex

| October 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

I wish I could resurrect some of the great literary libertines — Baudelaire, Nin, Rimbaud, to honor a few — if anything, just to notice their puzzled reactions and responses when they read things like this nearly contemporary culture: According to a just discovered study, checking Facebook and Twitter may be more tempting than sex [...]

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Expedition Uncovers Seafloor Mountain

Expedition Uncovers Seafloor Mountain

| October 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

A latter expedition to an isolated archipelago in the mean of the Indian Ocean came back through footage of thriving sea life swarming the slopes of a newfound seafloor vast eminence. PHOTOS: Earth’s Prized Corals Discovered Videos captured by baited cameras revealed a rich underwater community of hammerhead sharks, silvertip sharks, copious groupers, rays and [...]

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