Sleep Paralysis Visions: Demons, Succubi, and the Archetypal Mind. 10 Strange Things About The Universe. Space The universe can be a very strange place.
While groundbreaking ideas such as quantum theory, relativity and even the Earth going around the Sun might be commonly accepted now, science still continues to show that the universe contains things you might find it difficult to believe, and even more difficult to get your head around. Fucking Ecosystem. Funny & Smart Street Advertisement. Nanotechnology is coming. By Ralph C.
Merkle, Principal Fellow, Zyvex This is the English original of an article translated into German and published in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung of Monday, September 11 2000 on page 55. How to Turn Burning Gas Into a Lamp Without Blowing Yourself Up. HERE IS TODAY. Honda's carbon nanotubes will change the world. 10 Scientists That Truly Deserved a Nobel Prize.
Can hot water freeze faster than cold water? [Physics FAQ] - [Copyright] Written Nov, 1998 by Monwhea Jeng (Momo), Department of Physics, University of California Yes — a general explanation History of the Mpemba Effect More-detailed explanations References Yes — a general explanation Hot water can in fact freeze faster than cold water for a wide range of experimental conditions.
The phenomenon that hot water may freeze faster than cold is often called the Mpemba effect. This seems impossible, right? 4395741_700b_v1.jpg (700×5426) NOVA Its Elemental. Gamer Top 5: Games of 2011. Tesla - Master of Lightning: A Weapon to End War. Tesla inherited from his father a deep hatred of war.
Ten Most Extreme Substances Known to Man. 2012 March 12 - The Scale of the Universe Interactive. How to turn "water" into "marbles". Experiment and have fun! That's it, you're done!
Grab your magnet and start experimenting with your new magnetic putty. Pool filled with non-newtonian fluid: cornstarch and water. Glowing Kittens Fight Feline AIDS. Scientists have genetically modified cats by infecting their eggs with a virus containing a foreign gene—the first time this method has worked in a carnivore.
Experts say the advance could make the cat a valuable new genetic model—and potentially protect it from an HIV-like virus. There are two AIDS epidemics in the world: one in humans, the other in cats. Whereas we can become infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), cats fall victim to the feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV), which causes nearly identical symptoms. Surviving the World - Lesson 1177 - Feline Science.
Blog » The Crazy World of Visual Hallucinations. The Black Hole. Carbon nanotubes could let mobile devices use humans for power, just like The Matrix. February 22, 2012, 3:14 PM — Researchers at Wake Forest University are using cutting-edge carbon nanotube designs to turn active, mobile, non-coma-dreaming humans into the heat source that will generate power for their cell phones.
If you'll remember, that was the central assumption of TheMatrix (it was central to the plot, but tertiary in the concept behind the movie, right behind "We can make Keanu look cool with CGI" and "Lots of fanboys will pay to watch Carrie Anne Moss in skintight vinyl. ") 6 Insane Discoveries That Science Can't Explain. We like to feel superior to the people who lived centuries ago, what with their shitty mud huts and curing colds by drilling a hole in their skulls.
But we have to give them credit: They left behind some artifacts that have left the smartest of modern scientists scratching their heads. For instance, you have the following enigmas that we believe were created for no other purpose than to fuck with future generations. The Thinking Classroom: Ways of Thinking. Effective thinking-centered instruction aims to achieve two educational objectives: To cultivate the active use of knowledge, and To help students become self-regulated learners.
Toward that end, this section of The Thinking Classroom highlights four thinking-centered approaches for infusing high-level thinking instruction into your regular curriculum. The Ways of Teaching Thinking region features a preview and description of each of the approaches. Why These Four Approaches? Commercial Version of the MIT Media Lab CityCar Unveiled at European Union Commission Headquarters.
A full-scale version of the stackable, electric CityCar, created by researchers at the MIT Media Lab and commercialized by a consortium of automotive suppliers in the Basque region of Spain, was unveiled at the European Union Commission headquarters on January 24, 2012.
Branded "Hiriko," the vehicle incorporates all of the essential concepts of the MIT Media Lab CityCar: a folding chassis to occupy a small footprint when parked, drive-by-wire control, front entry and egress, the ability to spin on its axis, and “Robot Wheels” with integrated electric drive motor, steering motor, suspension, and braking. Since 2009, the Media Lab has collaborated with Denokinn, an industrial sponsor from Vitoria, Spain, and their partner companies to refine the design and technology of the CityCar to allow for its commercialization by industry. Airborne robot swarms are making complex moves (w/ video) (PhysOrg.com) -- The GRASP Lab at the University of Pennsylvania this week released a video that shows their new look in GRASP Lab robotic flying devices. They are now showing flying devices with more complex behavior than before, in a fleet of flying devices that move in packs, navigate spaces with obstacles, flip over and retain position, and carry out formation flying, The researchers have cut down these robotic creature-like drones to small size to what they call “nano-quadrotors.”
The video shows them in action: not just engaged in formation flying, but also creating an impressive looking figure-eight pattern. The video says as much about the GRASP Lab as the flying machines, in that the GRASP Labs seems intent on raising the bar on what robot swarms can achieve. Unfortunately, the video released is scant on technical detail. Swarming Robots Will Fly Menacingly Towards Your Loved Ones In Perfect Formation.
IBM builds 9 nanometer carbon nanotube transistor, puts silicon on notice. Scale-of-universe-v1.swf (application/x-shockwave-flash Object) Legendary Viking Sunstone Navigation: Solved. Mythical crystals and a “sixth sense?” Really? Aerogel: See-Through, Strong as Steel & Ligher than Air. Despite its incredibly low density, aerogel is one of the most powerful materials on the planet. It can support thousands of times its own weight, block out intense heat, cold and sound – yet it is 1,000 times less dense than glass, nearly as transparent and is composed of %99.8 air. The lowest-density silica-based aerogels are even lighter than air.
Despite its fragility in certain regards and its incredible lack of density, aerogel has amazing thermal, acoustical and electrical insulation properties as illustrated by the images here. Supermaterial goes superpermeable. Public release date: 26-Jan-2012 [ Print | E-mail Share ] [ Close Window ] Graphene: Supermaterial goes superpermeable. Graphene is one of the wonders of the science world, with the potential to create foldaway mobile phones, wallpaper-thin lighting panels and the next generation of aircraft.
The new finding at the University of Manchester gives graphene's potential a most surprising dimension – graphene can also be used for distilling alcohol. In a report published in Science, a team led by Professor Sir Andre Geim shows that graphene-based membranes are impermeable to all gases and liquids (vacuum-tight). 15-Pound, Retro-Tech Flywheel Helps You Pedal Your Bike To Tomorrow. The technology of a flywheel is simple and old: Use energy to spin up a wheel very quickly. Later, you can take that spinning energy and use it for something else. But you normally think of flywheels as enormous steel monstrosities spinning in factories.
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