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Tag: Science

Scientists Building Doctor Who’s Sonic Screwdriver

Scientists Building Doctor Who’s Sonic Screwdriver
Dundee University researchers have created Doctor Who’s sonic screwdriver. Or at least a rough version. The machine can use ultrasound to lift and rotate a rubber disc floating in a cylinder of water. This is important because it is the first time ultrasound waves have been used to turn objects instead of pushing them.

Study Proves Beer Makes You Smarter

Study Proves Beer Makes You Smarter
Guys this is fantastic news, the next time someone gives you a hard time for drinking too much beer, tell them you’re simply feeding your brain. As it turns out, in some quantities beer is apparently brain food.
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Researchers Invent Scale So Sensitive It Can Weigh a Single Proton

Researchers Invent Scale So Sensitive It Can Weigh a Single Proton
Let’s be honest, most of us prefer the scales in the bathroom to read on the low side. Who wants accuracy, when you can feel a bit better about yourself? I’ll tell you one group who wants accuracy, scientists.

High-Tech Avalanche Research Team Helping to Create Better Ice Cream

High-Tech Avalanche Research Team Helping to Create Better Ice Cream
I think making better ice cream is science we can all get behind – unless you’re lactose intolerant. Researchers at the Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research in Davos, Switzerland are working with Nestlé to devise better tasting ice cream.

Debris Forces ISS Crew into Escape Ships

Debris Forces ISS Crew into Escape Ships
There’s suprisingly little empty space left in low Earth orbit these days. This is in part due to the ever-growing number of satellites orbiting the planet. Most of the debris orbiting the planet includes defunct satellites or chunks of satellites left from crashes with other satellites.

Einstein Archives Go Online Sharing Genius with Us Normal Folk

Einstein Archives Go Online Sharing Genius with Us Normal Folk
Albert Einstein was a scientific bad-ass. I think we can all agree on that. Einstein gave us theories that explain some of the most unexplainable things about our universe. Scientists still live by many of his theories, such as the theory of general relativity despite the fact that Einstein has been dead for nearly 60 years.

MIT Camera Can See Around Corners with Frickin’ Lasers

MIT Camera Can See Around Corners with Frickin’ Lasers
If you take anything and tell me it uses laser beams, you have my attention. MIT has a very cool new camera that they’ve been working on it uses lasers to allow it to take photos of what’s going on around the corner.

Golden Silk Orbweaver Spider Silk May Find Its Way inside Future Electronics

Golden Silk Orbweaver Spider Silk May Find Its Way inside Future Electronics
I hate spiders. They’re gross looking and even the ones that I know aren’t poisonous I still find extremely disturbing. Growing up in rural area, I spent plenty of time in the woods as a kid and have distinct memories of trying to peel spider webs out of my hair while imagining an angry, homeless spider is hiding just behind my ear waiting to crawl into my brain.

Watch as Students Unmix Two Dyes in Liquid

Watch as Students Unmix Two Dyes in Liquid
If you liked shows like Mr. Wizard as a kid, you’ll want to check out this neat video, which shows students from the University of Pennsylvania separating two colored fluids that have been mixed together and suspended in a highly viscous liquid.

MinION DNA Sequencer Runs Off USB Port

MinION DNA Sequencer Runs Off USB Port
DNA sequencing is complex stuff, frequently used in biological research. Having worked in a hospital in the past and having been around lots of lab equipment I can say that sort of stuff is generally gigantic and very expensive.

Researchers Figure out How to Extract Power from Cockroaches

Researchers Figure out How to Extract Power from Cockroaches
I would bet we can all agree that we really don’t want cockroaches in our homes. They are disgusting little creatures after all, and any time I see one I’m convinced that I’m now eating roach poo.

Army Wants to Make Fat Soldiers Thin by Injecting More Fat Cells

Army Wants to Make Fat Soldiers Thin by Injecting More Fat Cells
One thing that Kung Fu Panda taught me is that portly warriors can still kick butt- skadoosh! The U.S. Army feels differently though and wants all of its obese soldiers to slim down, with very good reason.

ISS Orbit Had to Be Changed over the Weekend to Avoid Chinese Space Debris

ISS Orbit Had to Be Changed over the Weekend to Avoid Chinese Space Debris
Space junk is quickly becoming a big hazard in orbit around the Earth. There are untold numbers defunct satellites and other chunks of debris and trash floating around up there that pose a hazard to humans on the ISS and other satellites that are still being used.

Do Russian Probe Pics from ’82 Prove Life on Venus?

Do Russian Probe Pics from ’82 Prove Life on Venus?
This is a very interesting debate going on right now in the scientific community. A Russian scientist named Leonid Ksanfomaliti has checked out some images shot by a Russian probe sent to Venus in 1982 called Venera 13.

DARPA Suppresses Fire with Magic Wand

DARPA Suppresses Fire with Magic Wand
There are lots of ways to put out a fire, but most of them require some way to actually spray or douse the flames with the suppressant. This can cause problems in small or obstructed spaces.

BASF and Philips Whip Up Clear OLED Light/Solar Panel for Cars

BASF and Philips Whip Up Clear OLED Light/Solar Panel for Cars
I would love one day for solar panels to be efficient enough that they could power electric vehicles, and maybe save me some money on my house electric bill in the Texas summer heat with solar power.
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