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Tag: Research

Sutter’s Mill Meteorite Broke the Atmospheric Entry Speed Record

Sutter’s Mill Meteorite Broke the Atmospheric Entry Speed Record
You might remember back in May of this year I mentioned a meteorite that had entered the atmosphere over Northern California and caused a fireball during the day. Researchers were quick to bring in a giant blimp to search for large fragments of the meteor on the ground.

Scientists Claim Five-Year Study Has Yielded DNA Evidence of Bigfoot

Scientists Claim Five-Year Study Has Yielded DNA Evidence of Bigfoot
If you ever watched the 80s flick Harry and the Hendersons, you may wondered if Bigfoot could actually exist. I can’t say one way or another if the mythical Sasquatch is a living creature or nothing more than a figment of the imagination.
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“Star Trek” Classroom Uses Multitouch Desks

“Star Trek” Classroom Uses Multitouch Desks
Scientists and researchers around the world are always investigating better ways to help children learn important subjects like math and science. A group of researchers at Durham University has been working for the last three years on a project to design and develop the classroom of the future.

Researchers Aim for 2000-Times-Faster Internet Using Off-The-Shelf Components

Researchers Aim for 2000-Times-Faster Internet Using Off-The-Shelf Components
Prog group of researchers from the School of Electronic Engineering at Bangor University in the UK are working on a plan that could result in broadband Internet speeds up to 2000 times faster than we have today – with little additional cost.

Bigfoot Researcher Wants to Use Blimp with Thermal Imaging System to Find Sasquatch

Bigfoot Researcher Wants to Use Blimp with Thermal Imaging System to Find Sasquatch
I don’t know whether or not Bigfoot really exists. What I do know is that we find new species no one has ever seen with remarkable regularity. I’m not ready to rule out the existence of Bigfoot, but I’m also not ready to go running around the woods at night hunting for a hairy, smelly, primate.

Researchers Use Video Game Called “Rage Control” to Help Children with Anger Issues

Researchers Use Video Game Called “Rage Control” to Help Children with Anger Issues
The interesting thing about research into video games is that depending on which side you listen to, video games either turn players into insanely violent criminals or video games can make you a better person. One of the latest bits of research performed using a video game comes from Boston Children’s Hospital.

Category 5 Hurricane Simulator Will Blow You Away, Literally.

Category 5 Hurricane Simulator Will Blow You Away, Literally.
After living in New Orleans for a number of years of my life, I can speak from experience that hurricanes can be serious business. So the more we can learn about how hurricanes and tropical storms work, the more prepared that we can be for disaster, and the more lives and property can be spared from nature’s fury.

Flexible Starfish Robot Can Camouflage Itself

Flexible Starfish Robot Can Camouflage Itself
In November of 2011, we talked a bit about a soft, flexible robot that was powered by compressed air. The Harvard University team that designed that soft and flexible robot is back with an updated version of the same air-powered robot that can camouflage itself.

Aerographite is the World’s Lightest Material

Aerographite is the World’s Lightest Material
Scientists from Europe have created what they claim to be the world’s lightest material. The material is called Aerographite and is said to be 75 times lighter than styrofoam. The new material is also electrically conductive, highly compressible, and seriously black in color.

500 Trillion Watt Laser Would Make Doctor Evil Proud

500 Trillion Watt Laser Would Make Doctor Evil Proud
Doctor Evil always had modest dreams, all he really wanted were sharks with frickin’ laser beams on their heads. But not ones to settle for something so lame, a group of researchers at the National Ignition Facility inside the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has set a record by creating the most powerful laser beam ever.

Smoking Vaccine Could Block Nicotine Buzz

Smoking Vaccine Could Block Nicotine Buzz
After working in a hospital for over a decade, I’ve been around many people that had major health problems related to smoking. Combine the health issues with the fact that smoking is just absolutely disgusting to me, I think everyone should stop smoking.

Researchers Produce Temperature of 7.2 Trillion Degrees, Set “World’s Hottest” Record

Researchers Produce Temperature of 7.2 Trillion Degrees, Set “World’s Hottest” Record
It’s summer in Texas, and I’ve lived here my entire life. That means I know a thing or two about hot. A group of physicists at the Brookhaven National Laboratory has landed themselves in the Guinness Book of World Records for creating a temperature that makes a Texas summer sound like winter in the Arctic Circle.

iCub Robot Learns to Talk Like a Baby

iCub Robot Learns to Talk Like a Baby
When last we saw iCub, he was learning to crawl like a baby and even count numbers like one. Now he has learned to talk like one. Human instructors have taught the bot to talk like a human infant, learning the names of simple shapes and colors so far.

Robotic Fish Patrols Harbors for Pollution

Robotic Fish Patrols Harbors for Pollution
Scientists and researchers are constantly looking for ways to monitor the pollution in harbors around the world. This week, scientists moved a special robotic fish from the lab to sea trials. The robot fish is going to be used to patrol harbors autonomously in the search for pollution.

DARPA SeeMe Lets Soldiers Launch Their Own Personal Satellites

DARPA SeeMe Lets Soldiers Launch Their Own Personal Satellites
Launching a satellite can cost millions of dollars – not counting the millions of dollars your average satellite costs to build. The military and various governmental organizations have satellites in orbit that are able to peer from space to the surface of the Earth to help soldiers get a better look at the battle field.

The Great California Meteor Rush Is on!

The Great California Meteor Rush Is on!
I watched the Discovery Channel program Meteor Men a few times, certainly enough to understand that little pieces of meteor could be worth big money. On April 22 a gigantic fireball explosion rocked parts of northern California and Nevada.
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