You have probably come across the 1997 Academy Award-winning movie Good Will Hunting featuring the late Robin Williams, Matt Damon, and Ben Affleck. Quickly summarized, the film centers around the fictional, tortured genius Will Hunting. Despite his intelligence and eidetic memory, Hunting works as a humble janitor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA.
An international team of scientists is convinced that ultraprecise portable atomic clocks will make identifying mineral deposits or concealed water resources within the Earth using clocks a reality in the next decade.November 30, 2012Ultraprecise portable atomic clocks are on the verge of a breakthrough.
November 30, 2012A new power-free microfluidic chip developed by researchers at the RIKEN Advanced Science Institute (ASI) enables detection of microRNA from extremely small sample volume in only 20 minutes. By drastically reducing the time and quantity of sample required for detection, the chip lays the groundwork for early-stage point-of-care diagnosis of diseases such as cancer and Alzheimer& 39;s.
June 26, 2012 Image Source : Japan Aquaponics This is a really interesting sustainable method for food growth and production. It combines traditional aquacutlures (cultivation of water animals as clams, fish, crayfish, prawns and so on, in the current case – in tanks) with hydroponics (rough explanation is plant cultivation in water) thus creating a symbiotic environment.
May 26, 2013According to a Chilean media, & 34;Ata& 34; was found by Oscar Munoz in 2003, in a ghost town inside the Atacama Desert, called La Noria. Image Source: Youtube Munoz said he found a white cloth near abandoned church that contains & 34;a strange skeleton no bigger than 15cm& 34; with hard teeth, a bulging head with an additional odd bulge on top.
July 15, 2013This is one of the first examples of how impressive and strong influence a big media could have over her audience. The whole thing began as a radio drama for Halloween on 30th of October, 1938, and broadcasted on the Columbia Broadcasting System radio network. The radio show was supposed to be 60 minutes long, and the first 40 of them began as a series of fake news bulletins which reported for initiated Martian attack over Earth.
March 29, 2013Dr. Juan Yin and his research colleagues at the University of Science and Technology of China in Shanghai have recently used an experiment which, to them, demonstrates that the lower limit -- yes, the lower limit -- to the speed associated with entanglement dynamics (which is what Albert Einstein called & 34;spooky action at a distance& 34;) is at least 10,000 times faster than light.
May 20, 2013When it became clear that fossil fuels will be exhausted some day, mankind started searching for other fuel sources. At present, most famous are bio-fuels derived from plants and algae, as well as methane and gas produced by degradation of living matter. Biofuels, however, offer some difficulties for which most modern car engines are not prepared.
May 16, 2013As we all know, our genetic material consists of DNA (DesoxyriboNucleic Acid) which is, roughly explained, information needed for protein synthesis. According to different scientific teams, the human genome is between 2 and 3 meters long (i.e. the overall length of the DNA molecules in a single human cell, located normally in the cellular nucleus).
August 12, 2013The frontier of the crucial mining industry isn’t a place on Earth. It is on asteroids.Asteroids are conglomerations of dust, metals, and rock. Some of them also contain tar, and ice. & 34;C-Type& 34; asteroids, one of the three types, are abundant in carbon and water (which is bound up within hydrated clay minerals).
August 01, 2013Many scientists take some natural structure as example and try to recreate it mechanically and eventually apply it to industrial manufacturing, medicine, transportation and our every-day-life at all. David Leigh, a professor in the School of Chemistry at the University of Manchester, is one of these scientists, but the special thing here is that he ran his project on a molecular-scale level.
July 14, 2013IBEX, which stands for Interstellar Boundary Explorer, observed for the first time this four-leaf clover shaped structure. Such tails were spotted after other stars, but it has not been easy to see if our Sun leaves a tail behind. This situation is due to the fact that the particles that form the tail do not shine and they could not be observed with conventional telescopes.
August 18, 2013 Image Source: Wikimedia Niels Bohr is one of the most famous Danish scientists. The model of the atom he developed and his studies on quantum mechanics brought Nobel Prize in Physics to him in 1922. We owe to him our present understanding of the atomic structure, where electrons gravitate around the atomic nucleus which consists mainly of protons and electrons.
August 27, 2013 Image Source: NASA As I write this on August 24th, 2013, NASA is in the final preparation state for launching a probe at 11:27 PM EDT Friday, September 6th, from its Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Virginia.The Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spaceship will conduct a robotic mission to orbit the Moon in order to gather detailed information about the structure and composition of Earth& 39;s only moon& 39;s thin atmosphere.
August 25, 2013Nature is red in tooth and claw, and we human beings are self-centered, envious monkeys endowed by evolution with huge brains which happen to make us the most efficient killers and pillagers on the Earth? We are hopelessly ruled by Social Darwinism, genes with their own agenda, and lust?
March 12, 2014W-LAB of the University of Rome is running a project to make plants talk in order to know about their contributions in preventing natural calamities. Image Source: Wikipedia What happens if the plants talk to you and say hello, how are you today? Maybe you think we are joking right. Not at all.
March 10, 2014The CSIRO in collaboration with the University of Tasmania is searching for the cause behind the disappearing of bee colonies by implementing microchips in their body. Image Source: Wikipedia The environmental disorder which is contributed by mankind, is leading the ecological system towards death.
March 12, 2014The Chinese people add a new benchmark in environmental movement by revolting against the communist leaders due to the massive air pollution in China. Image Source: Wikipedia Pollution becomes an important issue in the third world countries. But the Asian country of China which can be considered as the First World country, is not free from pollution though.
March 26, 2014NASA have recently showed off a zoomable 360 degree view of our galaxy, the Milky Way, produced by its telescope Spritzer. They showcased the panorama shot, which is a mosaic of 2 million infrared photographs taken over the course of 10 years, at last weeks TEDActive 2014 Conference in Vancouver Canada.
March 14, 2014When it comes to purifying water we have been making great strides, however all of this isn’t any good as for the majority of time the tech is far out of reach in the parts of the globe where it is needed the most. Many people today have water purifiers in their homes and even in their fridges, but filters such as these are not viable in some parts of the world as they are not affordable or readily available.
March 19, 2014Each year millions of lives are lost in developing nations due to diseases that are curable, such as malaria, however an origami microscope that costs just 50 cents could be about to change this. Lives are often lost as the disease is not identified and treated early enough, which causes the treatment to be delayed.