Astrophysicists no longer sit and idly wonder what happens when a powerful stellar jet from a young star collides with giant clouds of gas and dust. They first watch what happens hundreds of light years away, and then recreate the cosmic event with a
We not only hear with our ears, but also through our skin, according to a new study. The finding, based on experiments in which participants listened to certain syllables while puffs of air hit their skin, suggests our brains take in and integrate
Magnetic fields of around 15 giga-gauss(GG, billion gauss) ion temperatures should be 10-20 times higher than electron temperatures. 0.4 GG have been observed in plasma focus fields. A six-fold increase could be obtained by using smaller electro
A team of Swiss doctors is conducting about 100 autopsies a year without cutting open bodies, instead using devices including an optical 3D scanner that can detect up to 80 percent of the causes of death. Michael Thali, a professor at the University
Science under pressure can produce marvelous results, such as an entirely new way to store hydrogen fuel. Researchers combined the noble gas xenon with molecular hydrogen (H2) to make a never-before-seen solid that opens the doors to an entire new fa
Positrons, the antimatter equivalent to electrons, were detected in gamma ray bursts during lightning storms.
A technology originally developed for premature babies may be helping to save some of the sickest swine flu patients by rerouting their blood so their lungs can rest. It's a risky approach using equipment that only certain specialized hospitals ha
Jin-Woo Kim, a biomedical engineering researcher at the University of Arkansas, is part of a cutting-edge nanotechnology research group that has discovered a way to capture tumor cells in the bloodstream. The work could dramatically improve early can
NASA’s Cassini Mission has been sending back photos of Saturn’s moons to Earth for awhile. We have some of the newest, as well as others as we take a virtual tour of seven of the Many Moons of Saturn
For 23 torturous years, Rom Houben says he lay trapped in his paralyzed body, aware of what was going on around him but unable to tell anyone or even cry out. The car-crash victim had been diagnosed as being in a vegetative state but appears to have
If the idea of turning consumers into true cyborgs sounds creepy, don't tell Intel researchers. Intel's Pittsburgh lab aims to develop brain implants that can control all sorts of gadgets directly via brain waves by 2020. The scientists anticipate t
The Sun's rays, combined with photocatalysts, can be used to destroy pollutants dissolved in water. Many pollutants are removed from the water by this photochemical cleaning process, very efficiently and, using sunlight as the energy source, also in
The creatures living in the depths of the ocean are as weird and outlandish as the creations in a Dr. Seuss book: tentacled transparent sea cucumbers, primitive “dumbos” that flap ear-like fins, and tubeworms that feed on oil deposits.
By the end of last year there were an estimated 4.1bn mobile subscriptions, up from 1bn in 2002. That represents six in 10 of the world's population, although it is hard to make a precise calculation about how many people actually use mobile phones.
A white power that can absorb more than half its weight in mercury
The nuclear physicists working on the Large Hadron Collider were surprised that they could so quickly get beams of protons whizzing near the speed of light during the restart late Friday. The machine was heavily damaged by a simple electrical fault i
Teflon-coated frying pans may scratch easily, but a souped-up version, a nanomaterial 10,000 times more durable than the ordinary non-stick stuff, is headed to space to see if it could coat the mechanical moving parts of spacecraft.
And once the virus enters the lungs – hemorrhaging begins immediately in the acinus. A continuous hemorrhage … It takes several hours. In the blood fibrin is formed, and from it – giolinovaya membrane, resembling a plastic bag. It envelops the acinus
An unclassified review article has been published on the subject of LENR or as more popularly known cold fusion by the Defense Intelligence Agency.
The mysteries of the mind can be solved. Mental illness, memory, perception: they're made of neurons and electric signals, and he plans to find them with a supercomputer that models all the brain's 100,000,000,000,000 synapses.
AMD six-core Opteron processors powered Cray Systems' Jaguar supercomputer to score tops among the world's fastest 500 machines. AMD supplied the high-performance computing chips for 4 of the 5 fastest supercomputers.
I used to think Ubuntu was destined to lead Linux into the mainstream, but now it's looking much more like Google--not Canonical--will be the first Linux vendor to truly challenge Microsoft. Google's migration into the operating system business ha
Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen has been diagnosed with lymphoma. The 56-year-old Allen was diagnosed with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma earlier this month. It is a non-Hodgkin's form of the disease. Allen left Microsoft in 1983 after being diagnosed
Below is a science fair project that my granddaughter did for 2006. In it she took filtered water and divided it into two parts. The first part she heated to boiling in a pan on the stove, and the second part she heated to boiling in a microwave.
Weird nature stuff. Observe--for the first time in recorded history--coral chowing down on a jellyfish. According to the BBC, coral normally feed on microscopic like plankton, certainly not entire jellyfish. But that's exactly what's happening here,
But one trial participant says he does know. He left Daytop after receiving all three shots and immediately started injecting megahits of cocaine with a lady friend over the course of a weekend—to no avail. This report is, of course, what scientists
Scientists have zeroed in on one apparent key to long life: an inherited cellular repair mechanism that thwarts aging and perhaps helps prevent disease. Researches say the finding could lead to anti-aging drugs. The study involves telomeres, the ends
But they are totally unaware of the deadly chemical that is building in their bodies each time they combine cocaine and alcohol. In addition to causing liver damage, cocaethylene is believed to cause heart attacks in people under the age of 40 a
Two minute changes in a gene that is otherwise identical in humans and chimps could explain why we have full-fledged power of speech while other primates can only grunt or screech, scientists said on Wednesday. The findings may also point to new d
One way or another, scientists believe, Mars must have lost its most precious asset: its thick atmosphere of carbon dioxide. CO2 in Mars's atmosphere is a greenhouse gas, just as it is in our own atmosphere. A thick blanket of CO2 and other greenhou