June 11, 2012 — A team of researchers from Harvard University have invented a way to keep any metal surface free of ice and frost. The treated surfaces quickly shed even tiny, incipient condensation droplets or frost simply through gravity.
Arapaima: Eating A Living Fossil (Paiche) A fish which does not use gills.
An ancient Amazonian fish with thick piranha-proof scales may hold the secret to building better bullet-proof body armor, puncture resistant gloves or even safety goggles and CD cases.
Henrietta Gains Immortality, Saves A Million Lives
We, humans, may not be endowed by nature with great physical abilities: powerful muscles or weaponry like fangs, claws, horns and so on. But there is one chapter where we excel: sex. I'm not talking about sexual activity - at it has been proved that bonobo (which is also wrongly named "dwarf chimpanzee") has more sex and much varied than the human being - but about penis size.
Global warming is expected to have devastating effects on coral reefs, but recent research points to a few exceptions.
Hydrogen Fun Fact: Despite all the nuclear fusion that has occurred in stars since the big bang, hydrogen is still by far the most abundant element in the universe, and makes up four-fifths of all ordinary matter. For a while it was touted as the fuel of the future, but it remains difficult to produce, transport and store.
this is evidenced over the years... in mental health, modern perception and understanding is that people experience episodes of poor mental health, such as psyshosis. today these are regarded as such in the more advanced mental health circles. in the past, and unforunately in many traditional mental health services, a diagnosis of schitzophrenia was/is slapped upon these people... effectively telling them they have a life long serious mental illness, and the conditioned trust of doctors they hold, effectively makes these people suffer from lifelong mental illness!!!
<img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-92202" title="Asteroid impact resize" src="http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/wiredscience/2012/01/Asteroid-impact-resize.jpg" alt="" width="660" height="492" /> The chances that your tombstone will read “Killed by Asteroid” are about the same as they’d be for “ Killed in Airplane Crash .”
My book The Elements is based on photographs I've been collecting at my website periodictable.com for many years.
Capturing Video at the Speed of Light MIT Here at PopSci we love super-fast cameras and super slow-mo video , so you can imagine our glee when we heard that MIT researchers have built a camera with a visual capture rate of one trillion frames per second . That’s fast enough to watch photons travel the length of a one-liter bottle in the video below.
Sep. 21, 2011 — In an intriguing original look at the history of the first Americans, a new study finds evidence that the north-south orientation of the American continents slowed the spread of populations and technology, compared to the east-west axis of Eurasia. The research, published in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology , is part of a special section which explores who the first Americans were and how they were able to settle in the last great unexplored habitat. The research, by Sohini Ramachandran and Noah Rosenberg, from Brown University and Stanford University respectively, uses genetic information to explore the effects of continental axes and climates on human migration and adaptation across the Americas.
By Sarah Fecht Posted 09.20.2011 at 10:58 am