But we can say something. They targeted a particle size able to provide sufficient energy density to store enough energy to drive a light electric vehicle a distance of 300 kms. This implies that any improvement in particle size will improve energ
This article, though interesting because of the unique development history of the pineapple and the insight it casts on the lack of natural sweetening in Europe in particular is interesting to our efforts because of the description of the Indian cult
What does it eat? It cannot run down herds of Kangaroos, nor can it prey on large herds of grazing dinosaurs that these hard cases likely hunted to extinction in their refuge a few million years ago. However, it is the perfect hunting machine for eat
A surprise for me is the apparent scale of the comet described. It is as big as the atmosphere of Jupiter. This means that when it becomes time to terraform Venus, one such comet will be perfect. This is a much more tractable problem. Find the rig
More than 47 million years ago, a whale was about to give birth to her young ... on land. That's according to skeletal remains of a pregnant cetacean whose fetus was positioned head-down as is the case for land mammals but not aquatic whales.
The oldest fossilized evidence of animals has been unearthed in Oman and reveals that tiny sea sponges were abundant 635 million years ago, long before most of the planet's other major animal groups evolved.
From the fossilized vertebrae, the researchers conservatively estimate the snake weighed about 2,500 pounds (1,140 kg) and measured nearly 43 feet (13 meters) from nose to tail tip.
a nice summary of the present state of our ideas about the Earth’s interior and its magnetic engine. To be totally fair, it is complete rubbish to think in terms of swirling dynamos.
News out of the labs on graphene is coming fast and furious. We are learning to manipulate it and to fabricate characteristics. By simply adding in hydrogen and we have no clue as to how, a single layer is turned into an insulator. Already, we can th
Has the age of electronic stalking begun? Google has announced a new service called Latitude that triangulates the real-time position of any mobile phone user and displays their location online, in real time, for other people to see.
Fiction inches closer to fact as an invisibility generator passes preliminary tests
This inauguration photo is comprised of 220 images digitally assembled into one. You can "zoom in" so closely you can see individuals' faces in the crowd. You can even see Clarence Thomas seeming to sleep through President Obama's speech.
For the folks behind the Decade of the Mind initiative, the answer is simple: Spend it. On neuroscience. (With Taxpayer's $$$$$)
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared the way for the first trial to see if human embryonic stem cells can treat people safely, a company involved in the controversial research on Friday.
A previously unknown species of climbing catfish has been discovered in remote Venezuela, and its strange traits are shaking the evolutionary tree for these fish. It has bony armor that protects its head and tail, and a grasping pelvic fin that helps
Research shows that photonic crystals can change color as quickly as other technologies. (This means that you can buy a magazine and have the entire content changed with a download... Imagine)
The electronics industry hopes to woo consumers with eye-popping technology.
Carbon nanotubes can be thought of as sheets of graphite rolled up in different ways to form tubes. Depending on how they fold, the nanotubes can either have metallic or semiconducting properties
Tool use was once thought to distinguish humans from animal — until, that is, so many animals proved able to use them.
If this doesn't blow your socks off, then Hogan, who has just been appointed director of Fermilab's Center for Particle Astrophysics, has an even bigger shock in store: "If the GEO600 result is what I suspect it is, then we are all livin
Our clueless leaders couldn't predict how many analog TV sets existed.
"The new device can cloak a much wider spectrum of waves - nearly limitless - and will scale far more easily to infrared and visible light. The approach we used should help us expand and improve our abilities to cloak different types of waves,**
Embryo screening, which is licensed for certain serious conditions, such as Huntington’s disease and cystic fibrosis, continues to attract controversy, with claims that it is paving the way for the creation of “designer babies”.
Thanks to a rapid rebound in recent months, global sea ice levels now equal those seen 29 years ago, when the year 1979 also drew to a close.
"They indicate there was an extra-terrestrial event on Earth 12,900 years ago," he told BBC News.
Why? And, why is no one *asking* why? Researchers have found out what made the 1918 flu pandemic so deadly — a group of three genes that lets the virus invade the lungs and cause pneumonia. They mixed samples of the 1918 influenza strain with mode
Researchers have found out what made the 1918 flu pandemic so deadly -- a group of three genes that lets the virus invade the lungs and cause pneumonia.
The eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity, and out of darkness. Blindsight: A patient whose visual lobes in the brain were destroyed was able to navigate an obstacle course and recognize fearful faces subconsciously without aid.
When the brain doesn't get enough of the simple sugar called glucose a process is launched that ultimately produces the sticky clumps of protein that appear to be a cause of Alzheimer's.