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For those who don’t know, Will-o’-the-Wisps, also called “ignis fatuus,” Latin for “foolish fire”, are balls of light that are seen hovering over swamps at night and look similar to flickering lanterns, with the light often being blue in color. Several theories exist as to its cause, including bioluminescence; that is, the glow is caused by something natural like fireflies or honey fungus. Another, somewhat oddball, theory is that barn owls might fly over swampy areas and reflect light from the moon or other sources off of their white plumage, making it look like a bobbing lantern. However, one of the most accepted theories was more or less discovered by Allesandro Volta, who discovered methane in 1776.
He believed that lightning mixed with the swamp gases caused the ghost lights. Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation - Homepage. Guerilla Science - Homepage. Underwater Exploration Robots. Factsie. What Happened to the Neanderthals? FULGURITES - PRODUCTS OF LIGHTNING. Meteorite: Learn About Meteorites, Meteors & Meteorites For Sale. Fukushima nuclear power plant: robot enters melted reactor. Cricket chirps tell temperature formula. Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station (Bill Spindler's Antarctica) The Future of Leap Seconds. Leap seconds are added to our clocks to compensate for the Earth's slowing rotation.
However, some scientists propose abolishing leap seconds in the future, redefining the way we measure time. This issue will be put to a vote in 2015. Should Earth's Rotation Define Time? Model and Metaphor for the 21st Century. Science and Technology of WWII. Science, Technology, and Warfare through the Ages On the face of it, few human activities would seem to be more different than war and science.
War aims to kill people and destroy things, to bring one country’s military (or their whole society) under the control of another. War is primal, violent, chaotic. Innovate Aid Empower. Reference. SCIENCE SHOWOFF curated by Prof Sophie Scott. March 17th, Star of Kings. TICKET LINK: Don’t worry.
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A sensor architecture is developed where, during each image capture cycle, the pixels are used first to record and read out the image and then used to harvest energy and charge the sensor’s power supply. We have conducted several experiments using off-the-shelf discrete components to validate the practical feasibility of our approach. We first developed a single pixel based on our design and used it to physically scan images of scenes. Next, we developed a fully self-powered camera that produces 30x40 images. The camera uses a supercap rather than an external source as its power supply. Regen.glovebox.pdf. Flyability.
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The UHC is always interested to hear from those aiming to integrate scientific knowledge and research into their risk reduction and natural resource management programmes. Predict an Eruption. Deadly Shadow of Vesuvius. By Peter Tyson In a word, yes.
But that assertion, like saying we can predict the weather, bears significant caveats. Volcanologists can predict eruptions—if they have a thorough understanding of a volcano's eruptive history, if they can install the proper instrumentation on a volcano well in advance of an eruption, and if they can continuously monitor and adequately interpret data coming from that equipment.
But even then, like their counterparts in meteorology, volcanologists can only offer probabilities that an event will occur; they can never be sure how severe a predicted eruption will be or, for that matter, whether it will even break the surface. Still, under ideal conditions, volcanologists have recently met with a great deal of success in foretelling eruptions.
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The museum opened in July 1996. The center's exhibits support STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) with exhibits including the BioMedTech Gallery, advanced energy, science phenomena and space. The Science Center is home to the NASA Glenn Visitor Center, one of only 11 such Visitor Centers in the country. Also, Science Center staff conduct daily science demonstrations. Throughout the school year, the Science Center provides STEM education to field trip students each year with programs and exhibits supporting classroom curriculum by meeting Ohio Revised Standards in Science. It also provides educator professional development programming. SOLAR IMPULSE - Solar Impulse 2.
Whereas the prototype uses existing technologies, Solar Impulse HB-SIB requires the development of new materials and new construction methods.
Solvay has invented electrolytes that allow the energy density of the batteries to be increased; Bayer MaterialScience is allowing the project to make use of its nanotechnologies; and Décision is using carbon fibers that are lighter in weight than any previously seen. The first wing spar section was delivered to Dübendorf in March 2012. However, during the final test of this central part, the structure of the wing spar succumbed to the load and broke.
The initial shock soon turned out to be an opportunity: the flight around the world had to be postponed which opened the door for going to the United States and completing the epic journey across America. A UAV for the first-ever autonomous solar-powered crossing of the Atlantic Ocean. ESP: What can science say? MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. The University of Manchester. Nanotubes and Buckyballs. Home > Introduction > Nanotubes and Buckyballs Last Updated: Tuesday, 29-May-2012 06:53:42 PDT Go directly to Websites.
Milgram's Obedience Experiments. By Kendra Cherry Updated December 16, 2015. If a person in a position of authority ordered you to deliver a 400-volt electrical shock to another person, would you follow orders? Most people would answer this question with an adamant no, but Yale University psychologist Stanley Milgram conducted a series of obedience experiments during the 1960s that led to some surprising results.
These experiments offer a compelling and disturbing look at the power of authority and obedience. The Stanford Prison Experiment: A Simulation Study of the Psychology of Imprisonment. Museum of the History of Science. Improbable Research - Longest Running Experiments. By Marc Abrahams We are happy to report that three of the world’s longest-running scientific experiments are indeed still running. It has been a number of years since anyone checked on all three. With assistance from scientists in several nations, we have managed to do so.
Background on these Experiments In 1984, the European Journal of Physics published three remarkable reports, each describing a different experiment that had been continuing for decades. The Pitch Drop Experiment. School of Mathematics and Physics. Pictures above: (1) Longtime custodian of the famous experiment, the late Professor John Mainstone. (2) Three webcams trained on the experiment 24/7. (3) The Pitch Drop Experiment. (4) Close up of the pitch drop. The world's largest climate modelling experiment for the 21st century. Pacific Sea Level Monitoring Project. The Pacific Sea Level Monitoring (PSLM), operates under the Climate and Oceans Support Program in the Pacific (COSPPac). It is a continuation of the 20-year South Pacific Sea Level and Climate Monitoring Project (SPSLCMP) The 14 Pacific Island countries participating in the project are the Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.
The primary goal of the project is to generate an accurate record of variance in long-term sea level for the Pacific region. The project also provides information about the processes, scale and implications of sea-level rise and variability of extreme events on South Pacific communities. It also makes sea-level data more readily available and usable to support management of coastal infrastructure and industries. Pacific Region Data Products and Reports Archived Data Products. Earthquake prediction. Podcasts and Downloads - The Infinite Monkey Cage. Podcasts and Downloads - Discovery. Helen Czerski - Contact.
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BBC Two - Horizon. Australia's Telerobot On The Web. Www.anthropologie.net. Koestler Parapsychology Unit. The Parapsychological Association. 2050 AD-2600 AD: How advances in technology may reshape humanity an illustrated speculative timeline of future technology and social change. Futurama Schrodinger. The Turing Digital Archive home page.
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