We also discover that the agricultural characteristics are markedly superior at the lower temperature. This is important because the tendency with metal kilns is to run to higher temperatures in order to speed the process. That earthen kiln methodolo
We continue to get unexpected results with grapheme. Here the surplus heat is bled off directly into the silica substrate by electromagnetic transference. And while we are at it, the grapheme fails to permit thermalization. This is almost too go
For the past five years, Jaramillo and his team of paleontologists have been burrowing ground so rich in fossils that they have made the kinds of discoveries that thrill the scientific world. And they still have years of digging ahead of them at this
Paleontologists recently discovered the oldest known brain nestled within a 300-million-year-old fish fossil from Kansas. The rare find provides an unusually detailed view of brain structure in prehistoric life. It similarly sheds light on the extinc
The unusually intact fossilized skull of a giant, bony-toothed seabird that lived up to 10 million years ago was found on Peru's arid southern coast. The fossil is the best-preserved cranium ever found of a family of large seabirds believed to ha
It is anyone’s guess regarding where this will take us but understanding the underlying physics is a great start. I suspect that we will be able to design superconducting behavior into a thin layer of atoms. Maybe even print it some day.
During the time it takes you to read this article, something will happen high overhead that until recently many scientists didn't believe in. A magnetic portal will open, linking Earth to the sun 93 million miles away. Tons of high-energy particl
My chances of spotting comet Lulin went to zero tonight with the advent of a rainstorm eliminating any possible viewing conditions. However, we have this picture from the Swift satellite and the related story to make up for it.
A bizarre deep-water fish called the barreleye has a transparent head and tubular eyes. Since the fish's discovery in 1939, biologists have known the eyes were very good at collecting light. But their shape seemed to leave the fish with tunnel vi
Suddenly we are confronted with an effect associated with the cellular structure of material that we are able to biologically sense. Yet no other measuring device is able to detect any such effect. Also, the zone of influence appears related to the a
Researchers use fMRI to determine the contents of short-term memory.
2 US teams have developed new materials that may pave the way for ever smaller, faster and more powerful electronics as current semiconductor technology begins to reach the limits of miniaturization. One team has made tiny transistors
The demise of the rust belt was always an exaggeration, just as the fear that German industry could not compete. All industrial production is about intelligent design and then taking a few cents of raw material, pounding it a few times and selling it
I was reminded recently of the vanadium battery – see attached item from Wikipedia. The low energy density has kept this technology sidelined in the battery business since the apparent demand opportunity is in mobile applications. Now that the solar
No, the lost city of Atlantis has not been found. Google Earth images showing what appeared to be a grid of streets on the ocean floor off the coast of Africa were actually tracks left by boat sonar.
it is not without interest that large structures have been identified from recent satellite photos in this part of the lower Guadalquivir basin. One shows a rectangular structure with a length of 230 metres and a width of 140 metres. It could be a re
Check out the described experiments posted a couple of days ago and try them out. I have not done so yet but some are dead simple and no fuss at all. If we can all make the pyramid frame spin we will all be on his page knowing that fine geometric cur
The site lies 620 miles off the west coast of Africa near the Canary Islands — a location for Atlantis seemingly suggested by the ancient philosopher Plato.
This short item is extremely important because it identifies a mechanism by which a single cell organism can rewire its own DNA and thereby the information that it passes on to its offspring. I had come to this conclusion in my manuscript and had sai
When the letters and e-mails started to pour in, Dr. Paul Offit braced himself. The pediatrician and vaccine inventor is a prominent defender of childhood vaccines, tackling those who have argued that immunizations can cause autism.
My point is simply that there is an incredible amount of carbon tied up in the sediments that has made it there solely as a result of biological processes. It was tied up in the form of CO2 and Methane at the beginning just like every other planet we
Soldiers who perform best under extreme stress have higher levels of chemicals that dampen the fear response, a finding that could lead to new drugs or training strategies to help others cope better. "There are certain individuals who just don**
Scientists have discovered a drug that could erase fearful memories in humans. The method, using existing blood pressure pills, could be useful for weakening or erasing bad memories in people with post-traumatic stress disorder, the researchers sa
It is easy to understand what drives cellulose based biofuel research. There is plenty of it and by its very nature, only termites and odd single cell animals thrive on its food value. Converting waste cellulose to a fuel precursor is a very desirabl
An early inference can be drawn from the findings is that there is no significant trace of Neanderthal genes in modern humans. This confounds the speculation that modern humans could have interbred with Neanderthals
The absolute last thing I expected to find was an Everglades like swamp, but it is there. I also found plenty of river valleys holding crocodile habitats. Take a look at it. This is straight out of Conan Doyle’s Lost World.
Studies describe for the first time how cellular changes in the sleeping brain promote the formation of memories. "This is the first real direct insight into how the brain, on a cellular level, changes the strength of its connections during slee
Today is the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birthday.
Canadian researchers say they can glean simple preferences from a person's brain by shining near-infrared light into the noggin. The study demonstrated the ability to decode a person's preference for one of two drinks with 80% accuracy by mea
The take home information, contrary to published position in far too many books that we are expected to rely on is that a fully developed bronze making culture, directly equivalent to the bronze making culture of Europe existed. Proving it is ultimat