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Glass is half full for nano disease diagnosis

Glass is half full for nano disease diagnosis

Posted Thu, 20 Oct 2011 15:43:01 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Nanotechnology is a potentially exciting future medical tool but it remains prohibitively expensive. An MIT scientist sought inspiration in glass blowing to find a way to mass produce these super tiny diagnostic tools.

Glass is half full for nano disease diagnosis

New star clusters unveiled by ESO telescope

New star clusters unveiled by ESO telescope

Posted Thu, 20 Oct 2011 15:07:00 GMT by Dale Kiefer

Astronomers from the European Southern Observatory in Chile have announced the discovery of two new rare globular clusters of stars in the heart of our Milky Way galaxy. The discoveries represent the fruits of an ambitious project to survey the center of the galaxy in infrared light.

New star clusters unveiled by ESO telescope

Mystery of dark matter deepens

Mystery of dark matter deepens

Posted Wed, 19 Oct 2011 07:34:00 GMT by Dale Kiefer

A new study shows that mysterious dark matter is even more mysterious than cosmologists thought. Now scientists will need to come up with new theories regarding the nature of the strange stuff that astrophysicists believe makes up the bulk of the universe.

Mystery of dark matter deepens

'Minibeasts' rule the world, it seems

'Minibeasts' rule the world, it seems

Posted Tue, 18 Oct 2011 22:12:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

We look down on it. We trample all over it. We very rarely give it a thought, but, ''most of Earth's biodiversity is found in soil,'' NSF program director Matt Kane states! The NSF (National Science Foundation) in the US are aided and abetted in this study by Colorado State University, riding to the rescue of the unloved soil denizens.

'Minibeasts' rule the world, it seems

Middle Stone Age ochre toolkit and workshop found in Blombos Cave

Middle Stone Age ochre toolkit and workshop found in Blombos Cave

Posted Sun, 16 Oct 2011 10:05:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Cape Town has been the focus of many ethnic groups over the years. 100,000 years ago, during the Middle Stone Age, a processing workshop was set up 300 km east of the modern settlement. The journal Science published the results of Professor Christopher Henshilwood's investigation of this workshop on Friday. It consists of two abalone shells, filled with an ochre rich mix, found in the Blombos Cave. Ochre is basically a red rock, rich in iron oxides.

Middle Stone Age ochre toolkit and workshop found in Blombos Cave

Mars Carbs.

Mars Carbs.

Posted Thu, 13 Oct 2011 15:18:01 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The oldest rocks known include the Martian meteorite ALH84001, from the Allen Hills in Antarctica. Geologists believe it started life, 4 billion years ago, tens of metres below the Martian surface and was 'snookered' off the planet by another meteorite when it struck that area, a mere 16 million years ago.

Mars Carbs.

ESO travel through time with VLT

ESO travel through time with VLT

Posted Thu, 13 Oct 2011 11:11:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Very Large Telescope (VLT) researchers time-travel back to 1 billion years after the Big Bang. Up to that time neutral hydrogen fogged the view of early events in the young galaxies as they 'reionised'. This age of reionisation now has a timeline, after a three year search with the VLT for distant galaxies at this stage of development.

ESO travel through time with VLT

Jaguar gets faster as Titan tackles giant green problems

Jaguar gets faster as Titan tackles giant green problems

Posted Wed, 12 Oct 2011 16:23:01 GMT by Colin Ricketts

One of the world's fastest computers is about to get faster and its operators, the United States Department of Energy, will use their new power to tackle some of the problems of green innovation.

Jaguar gets faster as Titan tackles giant green problems

Farmville company launches range of new games and teases 'social playground' project

Farmville company launches range of new games and teases 'social playground' project

Posted Wed, 12 Oct 2011 14:15:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Zynga, the biggest producer of social networking games, pushed out the boat this week with new Facebook challengers, a casino site and the mysterious 'Project Z'.

Farmville company launches range of new games and teases 'social playground' project

Students, Space and Streaming Experiments

Students, Space and Streaming Experiments

Posted Tue, 11 Oct 2011 12:20:00 GMT by Dave Collier

YouTube and Space Agencies across the world are collaborating on an online educational project. If you know a student between the ages of 14 and 18 who has a keen interest in science, you might want to tell them about YouTube Space Lab, an innovative venture that will see Google working with the ESA, Lenovo, NASA, JAXA and Space Adventures to promote scientific experimentation in space.

Students, Space and Streaming Experiments

Supply questions asked as rare earths are getting rarer

Supply questions asked as rare earths are getting rarer

Posted Mon, 10 Oct 2011 16:18:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The elements rarest in the Earth (rare earth) are the most expensive, until we mine the Moon or Mars. However, rare earth minerals are increasingly used in new technologies such as electric vehicles, photovoltaic cells and smart phone displays. At a conference in Minneapolis, the Geological Society of America is discussing a situation that is beginning to cause problems.

Supply questions asked as rare earths are getting rarer

Crab Nebula pulsar gamma rays energy amazing astronomers

Crab Nebula pulsar gamma rays energy amazing astronomers

Posted Sun, 09 Oct 2011 09:50:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

We still receive gamma rays from the Crab Nebula's pulsar source, six million light years away. What is amazing astronomers is the sheer energy, even more than the first-seen light rays. Even a year ago, 100 GeV (electron - volts) was not expected from these pulses or anywhere else.

Crab Nebula pulsar gamma rays energy amazing astronomers

Venus has ozone layer too

Venus has ozone layer too

Posted Sat, 08 Oct 2011 11:49:01 GMT by Dale Kiefer

The European Space Agency's Venus Express spacecraft has detected an ozone layer in Venus' atmosphere, much as on Earth. Unlike Earth, however, the ozone is not the result of biological activity.

Venus has ozone layer too

Old Hubble images reveal new planets' orbits

Old Hubble images reveal new planets' orbits

Posted Fri, 07 Oct 2011 01:09:01 GMT by Dale Kiefer

Old images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope have allowed astronomers to calculate the orbits and other characteristics of the only known exosystem with four planets circling a distant star. Astronomers reviewing old images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope in 1998 have discovered evidence of two planets that were missed the first time around.

Old Hubble images reveal new planets' orbits

New crash-proof battery is 25% lighter

New crash-proof battery is 25% lighter

Posted Thu, 06 Oct 2011 08:11:00 GMT by Dale Kiefer

German scientists say they've developed a new, lighter lithium-ion battery for use in electric cars. The batteries, which can be mass-produced, should save 25% on weight. Although carbon-fiber technology is common in aircraft design, carbon-fiber composite materials are challenging to work with, and have proven difficult to mass-produce in complex designs. Until now.

New crash-proof battery is 25% lighter

Smile Mount Everest You're on Webcam

Smile Mount Everest You're on Webcam

Posted Wed, 05 Oct 2011 11:47:00 GMT by Dave Collier

A webcam has been set up to watch Mount Everest. Installed on Kala Patthar by the Ev-K2-CNR committee from the city of Bergamo with a perfect view of its magnificent neighbour Mount Everest, the world's highest peak is now on camera for all to see from 0:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. C.E.T. via the world's highest webcam and is powered by solar energy.

Smile Mount Everest You're on Webcam

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Whales, their babble, and clan dialects.

Posted Wed, 20 Jan 2016 01:00:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Birds and mammals conserve tropical forests and their carbon!

Posted Mon, 21 Dec 2015 11:30:18 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Choose shrew-like creatures as more sociable ancestors!

Posted Mon, 23 Nov 2015 09:22:01 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Bees' immunity as they evolved.

Posted Fri, 24 Apr 2015 09:29:11 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The wolf and the---domesticated wolf.

Posted Wed, 22 Apr 2015 12:20:33 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Weapons important for stag beetle evolution.

Posted Thu, 16 Apr 2015 08:56:28 GMT by JW Dowey

How do we face up to ice loss?

Posted Sat, 21 Mar 2015 10:31:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Britons prove their ancestry is diverse

Posted Thu, 19 Mar 2015 10:11:06 GMT by JW Dowey

Endemic Giant Salamander Threat-from its Neighbour.

Posted Wed, 18 Mar 2015 07:33:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Bees = humans, in false memory at least.

Posted Sun, 01 Mar 2015 19:00:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Water fleas swap infection for reproduction

Posted Thu, 29 Mar 2012 18:00:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

African farmers to benefit from genes resistant to cattle 'sleeping sickness'

Posted Mon, 16 May 2011 19:00:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Electric dreams? or is there a drive towards electric vehicles

Posted Thu, 10 Feb 2011 14:39:00 GMT by Simon Kent

Stratolaunch Systems privately-financed space travel service

Posted Thu, 15 Dec 2011 00:27:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Chimpanzee Altruism

Posted Tue, 07 Feb 2012 14:29:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Thou old black worm, I spit fire on your ashes!

Posted Thu, 09 May 2013 08:48:44 GMT by Paul Robinson

Call to save our soils, to save ourselves

Posted Wed, 08 Jun 2011 17:00:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Human-generated Noise Affects Nestling Birds

Posted Wed, 22 Feb 2012 00:11:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Farmville company launches range of new games and teases 'social playground' project

Posted Wed, 12 Oct 2011 14:15:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

The Planet of the Insects

Posted Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:15:01 GMT by Dave Armstrong