Biology/Zoology. Citizen science. Environmental. Mathematics. Medicine & health. Museums. Physics. Space. The Future of Farming Is Inside This Bomb Shelter. Deep beneath the streets of London, in a complex of bomb shelters left abandoned since World War II, something is growing.
Thousands of green sprouts burst from their hydroponic trays, stretching toward glowing pink lights that line the arched ceilings. These plants, along with tens of thousands of other salad crops, are being grown from seed without soil or sunlight, in tunnels transformed into a high-tech commercial farm. The farm is known as Growing Underground (GU), and it’s located 108 feet below the main street in Clapham, a south London suburb. These Rats Drive Tiny Cars—for Science. An answer looking for a question. Hedy Lamarr: Invention of Spread Spectrum Technology. Although better known for her Silver Screen exploits, Austrian actress Hedy Lamarr (born Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler) also became a pioneer in the field of wireless communications following her emigration to the United States.
The international beauty icon, along with co-inventor George Anthiel, developed a "Secret Communications System" to help combat the Nazis in World War II. 7 of the Deepest Holes Humanity Ever Dug. Amy Shira Teitel. A Closer Look at the MQ-4 Triton, the Recon Drone Iran Just Shot Down. BBC iPlayer - A Timewatch Guide - Series 4: 1. Decoding Disaster. The Missing Papers - Open Tesla Research. During the night of January 7, 1943 Nikola Tesla died in his room at the Hotel New Yorker.
The morning after the inventor's death, his nephew Sava Kosanovic hurried to his uncle's room at the Hotel New Yorker. He was an up-and-coming Yugoslav official with suspected connections to the communist party in his country. By the time he arrived, Tesla's body had already been removed, and Kosanovic´ suspected that someone had already gone through his uncle's effects. Technical papers were missing as well as a black notebook he knew Tesla kept—a notebook with several hundred pages, some of which were marked "Government.
" Several trunks of papers, records and equipment were removed from his room by the Department of Justice Alien Property Custodian Office. According to the official statement by the FBI: Articles in Tesla's hotel room after his death. PBS: Tesla - Master of Lightning: The Missing Papers. One of the more controversial topics involving Nikola Tesla is what became of many of his technical and scientific papers after he died in 1943.
Just before his death at the height of World War II, he claimed that he had perfected his so-called "death beam. " So it was natural that the FBI and other U.S. Government agencies would be interested in any scientific ideas involving weaponry. Some were concerned that Tesla's papers might fall into the hands of the Axis powers or the Soviets. The morning after the inventor's death, his nephew Sava Kosanovic´ hurried to his uncle's room at the Hotel New Yorker. P. Dr. Our Planet. Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming by Naomi Oreskes. Found: A 50-Year-Old Scientific Message, Stuffed in a Bottle. The Nine-Part 'Flex-Plane' Drone Flaps Its Wings Like a Pterodactyl. Szorenyi Rotary Engine Design. Inspired by sci-fi, an airplane with no moving parts and a blue ionic glow.
Since their invention more than 100 years ago, airplanes have been moved through the air by the spinning surfaces of propellers or turbines.
But watching science fiction movies like the “Star Wars,” “Star Trek” and “Back to the Future” series, I imagined that the propulsion systems of the future would be silent and still – maybe with some kind of blue glow and “whoosh” noise, but no moving parts, and no stream of pollution pouring out the back. That doesn’t exist yet, but there is at least one physical principle that could be promising. About nine years ago, I started investigating using ionic winds – flows of charged particles through the air – as a means of powering flight. California Fire Firefighting. Construction begins on Jeff Bezos’ $42 million 10,000-year clock. Installation has finally begun on Jeff Bezos’ 10,000-year clock, a project that the Amazon CEO has invested $42 million in (along with a hollowed-out mountain in Texas that Bezos intends for a Blue Origin spaceport), with the goal of building a mechanical clock that will run for 10 millennia.
The actual idea for the clock comes from Danny Hillis, who originally proposed a 10,000-year clock in 1995 in Wired as a way to think about the long-term future of humanity and the planet. Why more women don't win science Nobels. One of the 2018 Nobel Prizes in physics went to Donna Strickland, a major accomplishment for any scientist.
Ascomycota Fungal genome sequencing: basic biology to biotechnology. - PubMed - NCBI. A CRISPR-Cas9 System for Genetic Engineering of Filamentous Fungi. Abstract The number of fully sequenced fungal genomes is rapidly increasing.
Since genetic tools are poorly developed for most filamentous fungi, it is currently difficult to employ genetic engineering for understanding the biology of these fungi and to fully exploit them industrially. For that reason there is a demand for developing versatile methods that can be used to genetically manipulate non-model filamentous fungi. To facilitate this, we have developed a CRISPR-Cas9 based system adapted for use in filamentous fungi. The system is simple and versatile, as RNA guided mutagenesis can be achieved by transforming a target fungus with a single plasmid. Citation: Nødvig CS, Nielsen JB, Kogle ME, Mortensen UH (2015) A CRISPR-Cas9 System for Genetic Engineering of Filamentous Fungi. Editor: Jae-Hyuk Yu, The University of Wisconsin - Madison, UNITED STATES Received: March 17, 2015; Accepted: June 22, 2015; Published: July 15, 2015. The Marines Want Non-Lethal Taser Rounds to Stun Angry Crowds.
Dam Easy Flood Barriers - Flood Protection for your Home. Russia to Demonstrate Active Camouflage for Soldiers, Tanks. Celebrating the 150th anniversary of helium's discovery – why we need it more than ever. Watching helium gas lift balloons into the air is a lot of fun – or perhaps a tragedy if that balloon belonged to a small child who let it go. And, who hasn’t sipped the helium gas from a balloon and then quacked like Donald Duck? Although, that’s not the smartest thing to do since helium can displace the air in our lungs, or cause other problems with respiration.
Aside from balloons and making our voice squeaky, what use is helium? Should we care whether or not we run out of the gaseous stuff? Helium is a gas. BBC Two - The Five Billion Pound Super Sewer, Series 1, Episode 1. Your How-To Guide to Sewage Treatment Plants. 10 Science Mysteries Waiting to Be Solved. In Brief The world of science creates mysteries as fast as it solves them — and sometimes even faster.
Here are just a few of those mysteries that are waiting to be solved. 1. The impossible EM drive…works? Since first hearing rumors about NASA’s physics-breaking propulsion system late last year, a paper describing their device has passed peer-review, and China claims to be testing their own version in space right now. We need to break science out of its ivory tower – here's one way to do this. Without hardware, there is no science. From Hooke’s microscope to the Hubble telescope, instruments are modern science’s platforms for producing knowledge.
But limited access to scientific tools impedes the progress and reach of science by restricting the type of people who can participate in research, favouring those who have access to well-resourced laboratories in industrial or academic institutions. Scientists in developing countries, grassroots community organisations, and citizen scientists can struggle to obtain and maintain the equipment they require to answer their own research questions. Better Nuclear Power Through Ping Pong. ScienceFriday.com - Science Friday. Elon Musk Has Finally Confirmed What the Boring Tunnels He's Making Are For. In Brief We now have an idea of just what Elon Musk's Boring Company is going to be for. Russia's Science Research Sub Is Shockingly Huge. Metal 3D Printing - Star Rapid. Joe Parr. JOE PARR Joe Parr, J.D. - CA - Joe is an electronics engineer with over 40 years experience, inventor of the gamma ray transducer, and holds a law degree. He has wintered in Antarctica twice, once at the South Pole during DF75 and once at Palmer Station during DF78.
In October of 1978, while Joe was at Palmer Station, he discovered the Gamma Ray Transducer. Alexander Golod. Graphene products - current and upcoming graphene-enhanced devices. Zephyr. This Playful, Dancing Robot Is Designed to Take Care of Your Plants. HEXA Robot is chasing the sunlight and doing dance when the plant needs water. Leaders in Personal VTOL Flight. New Artificial Spider Silk: Stronger Than Steel and 98 Percent Water. Exclusive: Neanderthal ‘minibrains’ grown in dish. Until now, researchers wanting to understand the Neanderthal brain and how it differed from our own had to study a void. Neuromarketing. Neuromarketing is a new field of marketing research that studies consumers' sensorimotor, cognitive, and affective response to marketing stimuli.
Researchers use technologies such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to measure changes in activity in parts of the brain, electroencephalography (EEG) and Steady state topography (SST) to measure activity in specific regional spectra of the brain response, and/or sensors to measure changes in one's physiological state, also known as biometrics, including (heart rate and respiratory rate, galvanic skin response) to learn why consumers make the decisions they do, and what part of the brain is telling them to do it. Cheltenham Science Festival. Vivienne Parry: Chair of Cheltenham Science Festival. Manu Prakash: Lifesaving scientific tools made of paper.
Neonicotinoid ban: how meta-analysis helped show pesticides do harm bees. Dendrochronology: What Tree Rings Tell Us About Past and Present. Google Scholar. Twenty Years after His Death, Carl Sagan Is Still Right. ‘He’s Pavlov and we’re the dogs’: How associative learning really works in human psychology. My ears perked up when, in recent weeks, I heard Donald Trump and Ivan Pavlov mentioned twice in connection with each other. British Science Association. Hull and the Humber 11-14 September 2018. The Royal Institution.
That Time the U.S. Navy Had a Close Encounter With a UFO. The New York Times on Saturday reported on a mysterious interaction between the U.S. Who Lives At The Bottom Of The Mariana Trench? Always Close Interior Doors In Your Home Before a Hurricane - Hurricane Safety. Flexible Drill Adapter Lets You Work in Even the Tightest Spaces. The Fighter Plane That Shot Itself Down.
Plane Crash History - 12 Plane Crashes That Changed Aviation. The Ancient Romans' Concrete Recipe Could Help Us Beat Back Rising Seas. How Deep Can You Dig a Hole? The Lighter Side of Science. Explore the ocean LIVE with Dr. Robert Ballard and the Corps of Exploration. Dark Future of the Solar System - Documentary. The Mathematics of Chaos - Documentary. The Global Consciousness Project. Explore the ocean LIVE with Dr. Robert Ballard and the Corps of Exploration. For the Love of Physics (Walter Lewin's Last Lecture) World's Roundest Object! Redefining The Kilogram. When Water Flows Uphill. 17 Mysterious Places You Won't Believe Actually Exist! March For Science. Chaos theory. Popular Mechanics - How Your World Works.
Progress and perspectives of infometrics and multidimensional indicators in analysis of information flows and knowledge structures. Why Does War Breed More Boys? Live Science: The Most Interesting Articles, Mysteries & Discoveries. International Cloud Atlas. Purdue Center for Global Soundscapes – Stop and Listen. Underwater Exploration Robots - OpenROV. Equality Challenge Unit Athena SWAN Charter.
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