In an attempt to get more people back into science and encourage them to pay a visit to Vancouver’s Science World, the museum put out a series of billboards that present random and interesting factoids to passersby in an extremely creative manner.
A group of scientists from Scotland have an insane idea to help reverse the effects of global warming here on Earth. The scientists think they can grab a near-Earth asteroid called 1036 Ganymed and use it to him to create a massive dust cloud to block some of the Sun’s energy from warming the Earth.
As you probably already know, GPS technology is pretty much useless once you’re inside of a building, so companies are working on ways to provide directional and navigational information while indoors. One very promising technology has been demonstrated by Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST).
A few weeks back I was replacing a valve cover gasket on a race car and accidentally rounded off a bolt that was in a hard-to-reach spot. I was working on that bolt in the garage and it took me hours of cursing and trips to the hardware store to get the damaged bolt out and a new one in.
Typically, when I hear about a project over on the crowdsourced funding website Kickstarter, we’re talking about some sort of iPhone accessory or game. A project is up on Kickstarter right now that Arthur C. Clarke would really appreciate.
If there’s one thing that I never thought you could turn into a DIY project, it’s lava flows. But leave it to the ingenuity of sculptor Boby Wysocki and geologist Jeff Karson at Syracuse University to create their own DIY lava project.
A neuroscientist from New York named Dr. Sheila Nirenberg apparently has made a medical breakthrough that allowed her to restore sight to blind mice. Now these mice can see how they run thanks to the nonsurgical procedure.
If you follow space and science at all, or watch the news, undoubtedly you would’ve heard by now that NASA was successful in putting the Curiosity Rover on the surface of Mars yesterday. NASA has released a cool photograph of the Curiosity rover taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
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.
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.
I imagine physicists all over the world must have been titillated by the news that broke out yesterday: scientists at the CERN laboratory have discovered what they think is the Higgs Boson particle. If you want to join in their merrymaking, Jorge Cham, the creator of PhD Comics has created a – wait for it – comic that explains in pretty simple terms what the fuss is all about.
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.
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.
A team of students at the University of Maryland A. James Clark School of Engineering have been hard at work trying to perfect one of the ideas that many inventors and pioneers of aviation have tried to achieve for many, many decades.
Bowww-chica-boww-bowww. Scientists discovered fossils this month of ancient turtles that shows several mating pairs that went out in epic style. I imagine it went down like this, girl turtle shouts “OMG we are sinking!” Guy turtle says, “So what?”
It appears that everyone is getting into the Olympic spirit, including scientific geeks at the Royal Society of Chemistry, IBM Research-Zurich and the University of Warwick. Working together, the team of scientists and researchers have created an imaged the smallest possible five-ring structure.