Researcher illegally shares millions of science papers free online to spread knowledge. A researcher in Russia has made more than 48 million journal articles - almost every single peer-reviewed paper every published - freely available online. And she's now refusing to shut the site down, despite a court injunction and a lawsuit from Elsevier, one of the world's biggest publishers. For those of you who aren't already using it, the site in question is Sci-Hub, and it's sort of like a Pirate Bay of the science world. It was established in 2011 by neuroscientist Alexandra Elbakyan, who was frustrated that she couldn't afford to access the articles needed for her research, and it's since gone viral, with hundreds of thousands of papers being downloaded daily.
But at the end of last year, the site was ordered to be taken down by a New York district court - a ruling that Elbakyan has decided to fight, triggering a debate over who really owns science. "Payment of $32 is just insane when you need to skim or read tens or hundreds of these papers to do research. New Mind-blowing Experiment Confirms That Reality Doesn’t Exist If You Are Not Looking at It.
According to a well-known theory in quantum physics, a particle’s behavior changes depending on whether there is an observer or not. It basically suggests that reality is a kind of illusion and exists only when we are looking at it. Numerous quantum experiments were conducted in the past and showed that this indeed might be the case. Now, physicists at the Australian National University have found further evidence for the illusory nature of reality. They recreated the John Wheeler’s delayed-choice experiment and confirmed that reality doesn’t exist until it is measured, at least on the atomic scale. Thought-provoking findings Some particles, such as photons or electrons, can behave both as particles and as waves. The results of the Australian scientists’ experiment, which were published in the journal Nature Physics, show that this choice is determined by the way the object is measured, which is in accordance with what quantum theory predicts.
“It proves that measurement is everything. Eight new planets found in ‘Goldilocks' zone, 2 hailed as 'most Earth-like' Brilliant Invention Turns Office Paper Waste into Pencils. If you often find yourself searching for a pencil, then this clever little device called the P&P Office Waste Processor will keep well stocked by quickly producing them from simple office waste paper. The device gobbles up your paper waste basket contents and spits fully formed pencils out at the press of a button. Learn more after the jump! The designers make the clever connection between an office’s waste stream and supply needs with a satisfying design that produces something truly useful — if not perfunctorily named.
The literature says you simply feed a sheet of paper into the top and the device will wrap it tightly around a graphite stick, adding a bit of glue to keep the paper together. Once ready, the freshly minted pencil pops out the side. There are plenty of paper-based pencils on the market, so it seems the product is viable, but since the user needs to supply glue and graphite sticks there is some fiddling. Via coolmomtech. A Floating Artificial Reef Would Let You Walk Down Into the Ocean Deep. This Simple & Affordable Technology Is Going To Make History: Meet The LifeStraw. Water is the only part of your gear that you absolutely cannot condense down. It takes up a specific amount of space and a specific amount of weight. It’s also the only piece of gear that you can’t make due without or find alternatives for… With a gallon of water being extremely bulky and weighing in at 9lbs, it makes it impossible to ever be able to carry enough.
That leaves you with only one other alternative. Filtering your own water on the go. Water filtration is an absolute must. You never know what nasty little things are living in the water you’re about to gulp down. You either have to stop and make a fire to boil your water, use water treatment tablets, or use a personal water filtration straw. Personally I have always seen water filters as a bit of a pain in the ass… Generally they are on bulky side, they take up valuable space in my pack, and it takes real effort to pump any significant amount of water through them.
And then along came the LifeStraw. What’s not to like? 10 Inventions You Won't Believe Actually Exist or Will Exist Soon. It’s been long since our Neanderthal siblings lived in caves and started hunting, wearing nothing but their naked skin. Evolution and revolution were the premises that kept this planet blooming. ‘Trespassing’ the borders of an inside-the-box-thinking made it possible for you today to reach almost each parcel of dry land on this planet only by a few hours plane trip or to change your ill heart with a new, healthy one.
This process was, in fact, a bumpy ride and, beyond denial, a few major breakthroughs have clearly made a difference and changed the course of history. Day by day, you came across so many things, taking them for granted, acting as if they were here since… always. Truth be told, the cereal box shape hasn’t been that much of a discovery , but could you imagine a round-shaped cereal box? Think now about all those tiny things that you have wished they’ve existed, at least one single time in your life. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Luminary DailyNASA Spacecraft ‘Wakes Up’ Near Pluto, 2.9 Billion Miles From Earth - Luminary Daily. 42.8K Flares42.8K Flares × “After a voyage of nearly nine years and three billion miles —the farthest any space mission has ever traveled to reach its primary target – NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft came out of hibernation today for its long-awaited 2015 encounter with the Pluto system,” NASA announced in a statement on Saturday December 6.
New Horizons was launched on January 19, 2006, has since traveled 2.9 billion miles from Earth and is now within 162 million miles of Pluto. “This is a watershed event that signals the end of New Horizons crossing of a vast ocean of space to the very frontier of our solar system, and the beginning of the mission’s primary objective: the exploration of Pluto and its many moons in 2015,” said New Horizons principal investigator from Southwest Research Institute, Alan Stern. Want more positive news? Sign up for our Weekly Newsletter right HERE. The radio signal? You might also like: Leaving Facebook... NASA Annonces Plans To Send Astronauts To Mars In Mid-2030s. NASA’s Orion spacecraft will launch Thursday morning, performing an unmanned test flight for the machinery that will eventually bring humans to asteroids, before ultimately transporting them to Mars.
While “eventually” has always been sort of a given, NASA has finally announced projected dates. During a press conference today on NASA TV, it was announced that Orion will bring four astronauts at a time to asteroids between Earth and Mars by 2025, and the first humans will reach the red planet in the mid-2030s. This venture into deep space will be the farthest humans have gone since Apollo 17 went to the moon in 1972. (David Paliwoda and Jesse Williams have made a fantastic website that illustrates Earth’s relative distance from the Moon and from Mars. Spoiler: it’s a heck of a lot further than you’d think) With the first goal date only about 10 years away, the importance of Thursday’s test flight has been heightened.
Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream. 26 Pictures Will Make You Reevaluate Your Entire Existence. NASA Admits Alcubierre Drive Initiative: Faster Than The Speed Of Light. NASA is currently working on the first practical field test toward the possibility of faster than light travel. Traveling faster than light has always been attributed to science fiction, but that all changed when Harold White and his team at NASA started to work on and tweak the Alcubierre Drive. Special relativity may hold true, but to travel faster or at the speed of light we might not need a craft that can travel at that speed. The solution might be to place a craft within a space that is moving faster than the speed of light! Therefore the craft itself does not have to travel at the speed of light from it’s own type of propulsion system.
It’s easier to think about if you think in terms of a flat escalator in an airport. The escalator moves faster than you are walking! What is the Alcubierre Drive? This type of concept was also recently illustrated by Mathematician James Hill and Barry Cox at the University of Adelaide. “We now have the technology to take ET home” – Ben Rich. Scientists Just Created Crystals That Make Breathing Underwater A Possibility. Danish scientists are a step closer to significantly helping people who suffer from respiratory ailments, thanks to a revolutionary new absorption crystal. Working out of the University of Southern Denmark, the group has uncovered crystalline materials which are capable of pulling oxygen out of both air and water, a discovery which could eventually mark the end of the need to carry around cumbersome oxygen tanks.
The revolutionary crystalline material can bind and store oxygen in high concentrations, then control its release time depending on what the user needs. This new discovery could even benefit deep sea divers, giving them superhero-like abilities to stay submerged for extended periods of time without an air tank. The standard human body can function with only 21% oxygen in the air around us, but about when we need it in higher concentrations?
The crystalline material changes color when absorbing or releasing oxygen. Professor McKenzie also revealed: Christine McKenzie explains: Leaving Facebook... Scientists Create Solid Light. On a late summer afternoon it can seem like sunlight has turned to honey, but could liquid—or even solid—light be more than a piece of poetry? Princeton University electrical engineers say not only is it possible, they’ve already made it happen. In Physical Review X, the researchers reveal that they have locked individual photons together so that they become like a solid object. "It's something that we have never seen before," says Dr. Andrew Houck, an associate professor of electrical engineering and one of the researchers. "This is a new behavior for light. " The researchers constructed what they call an “artificial atom” made of 100 billion atoms engineered to act like a single unit.
They then brought this close to a superconducting wire carrying photons. As some of the photons leaked into the surrounding environment, the oscillations slowed and at a critical point started producing quantum divergent behavior. Read this: Ancient River Dolphin Relative Discovered In Peru Desert. Scotland Is Building The World's Largest Tidal Array. By Katie Valentine Posted on "Scotland Is Building The World’s Largest Tidal Array" The Energy Tide 2, the largest tidal energy turbine ever deployed in the U.S., is seen on a barge Monday, June 13, 2011, in Portland, Maine. CREDIT: AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty Scotland is building what it calls the world’s biggest tidal array in the Pentland Firth in northern Scotland, the country’s government announced last week. Once built, the tidal array is projected to provide enough electricity to power 175,000 homes, and will also create up to 100 jobs. “This innovative and exciting project puts Scotland and the U.K. on the map as a global leader in marine technology – meaning jobs, better energy security and the potential to export this technology to the world,” U.K.
The U.K. is hoping to replace a fifth of its aging coal and gas plants with renewable energy by 2020. Scotland isn’t the only country working to harness tidal and wave energy, however. Data Storage in Crystal Quartz will change Everything! You know how much I LOVE talking about new technology, right? Well, this is one that is going to blow your mind, make an excellent case for the Crystal Movement, and also mop the floor with “limited data storage” forever! There’s a new kind of storage device which many tech companies have been diving into in secret for the past few years, which Hitachi recently came out with a technology they are developing which is essentially a sheet of Quartz Glass, which could potentially save data up to 300 Million Years!
If you didn’t know anything about storage devices that we currently have, but anything from records, CD’s, USB sticks, magnetic tape, none of these can even lay a finger on this new, very impressive technology. "The prototype is made of a square of quartz two centimeters wide and two millimeters thick. It houses four layers of dots that are created with a femtosecond laser, which produces extremely short pulses of light. . - From the Scientific American Journal - Computerworld. What Is The Speed Of Dark? Scientists Use Sound Waves To Levitate And Manipulate Matter. A team of researchers in Switzerland have developed a way of levitating and transporting small objects using nothing but sound.
Using ultrasonic waves that is, sound waves whose frequencies are too high for humans to hear, scientists at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich have made water droplets, instant coffee crystals, styrofoam flakes, and a toothpick, among other objects, hang in mid air, move along a plane, and interact with each other. It is the first time that scientists have been able to use sound to simultaneously levitate several objects next to each other and move them around. >As anyone with a subwoofer and a teenager knows, sound waves exert pressure. When those waves are bounced between carefully aligned surfaces, they can create what is known as a standing wave, in which the total pressure from the original wave and its reflection cancel each other out. Like this article? Then join the Conversation with many others in EWAO !
Higher Perspective. NASA Space Sounds. Octomom Brooded Her Eggs for Record-Breaking Four-and-a-Half Years. This amazing pale purple Octomom off the coast of California brooded her clutch of eggs for four and half a years. That’s the longest known brooding period of any animal on the planet. Female octopuses typically have a single reproductive period, and then they die. For shallow-water species, parental care lasts up to three months. The previous record holder for longest octopus brooding was the deep-living Bathypolypus arcticus: 14 months in the lab.
A trio of researchers led by Bruce Robison from Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) first met this deep-sea Graneledone boreopacifica mom in April 2007. When they returned in May 2007, she was clinging to the vertical rock face, guarding a clutch of eggs she'd cemented on. "It went on and on, and we were just staggered," Robison tells Nature. Because these young octopuses had so long to develop, they could swim and hunt soon after hatching, which increases their survival odds. Octomom may still be out there, I like to think. IBM Solar Collector Magnifies Sun By 2000X – These Could Provide Power To The Entire Planet. A team at IBM recently developed what they call a High Concentration Photo Voltaic Thermal (HCPVT) system that is capable of concentrating the power of 2,000 suns, they are even claiming to be able to concentrate energy safely up to 5,000X, that’s huge. The process of trapping the sunlight produces water that can be used to produce filtered drinkable water, or used for other things like air conditioning etc.
Scientists envision that the HCPVT system could provide sustainable energy and fresh water to communities all around the world. “Each 1cmX1cm chip can convert 200-250 watts, on average, over a typical eight-hour day in a sunny region. In the HCPVT system, instead of heating a building, the 90 degree Celsius water will pass through a porous membrane distillation system where it is then vaporized and desalinated. The heat is absorbed into hundreds of tiny solar cells called photovoltaic chips. This project is being funded by the Swiss Commission for Technology and Innovation. Source: New Super Black Material Absorbs 99.965% Of Light. Russian scientists raising funds to rebuild Tesla Tower, satisfy world energy hunger. 10 Ways the World Will Change by 2025. Check Out This Video of a Complete Heart Transplant!
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