Monday, November 20, 2017

SCIENCE

SCIENCE

Most new patents are combinations of existing ideas and pretty much always have been, even as the stream of fundamentally new core technologies has slowed,

courtesy ReutersAn asteroid the size of a small truck zoomed past Earth four times closer than the moon on Saturday, the latest in a parade of visiting celestial objects that has raised awareness of potentially...

Panspermia Though evocative of a hot sheet motel, this vocabulary stretcher actually describes the hypothesis of life's seed permeating the universe. Our own blue world is panspermic, with living organisms found in every cranny...

By Sebastian Anthony (courtesy extremetech) Against all probability, a device that purports to use cold fusion to generate vast amounts of power has been verified by a panel of independent scientists. The research paper, which hasn’t yet...
STEM

The annual back-to-school season is filled with high hopes for making new friends, meeting new teachers – and, from the view of many policymakers – promoting gains in science achievement. Scientific learning and research...

Dark at Heart At just above absolute zero, many atoms come together to act as one atom.  Called a Bose-Einstein Condensate, electrons 'smear' out – they are shared by the entire group of atomic nuclei...

Startups find crowdfunding can preserve independence When Exogen Biotechnology needed to raise money, the startup turned not to venture capitalists but to crowdfunding site Indiegogo. In just 10 days this year,...
Einstein Relativity

Almost 100 years ago today, Albert Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves — ripples in the fabric of space-time that are set off by extremely violent, cosmic cataclysms in the early universe. With...

Archaeological discoveries in China rarely get noticed. Recently, though, mitochondrial DNA tests conducted on human remains from Xinjiang, China’s westernmost province, got the attention of international media. The results suggested the presence of “Westerners”...

We live in a three-dimensional world, but everything we see is first recorded on our retinas in only two dimensions. So how does the brain represent 3-D information? In a new study, researchers for the...

courtesy ScienceDaily, posted by Chritty Watts TiA Staff July 1, 2013 — The agriculture industry is researching new technologies to help feed the growing population. But feeding the world without harming air quality is a challenge.

MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY Most robots on a factory floor are fairly ham-handed: Equipped with large pincers or claws, they are designed to perform simple maneuvers, such as grabbing an object, and placing it somewhere...