Items tagged with Science

A team of researchers at the University of Alberta has found two minerals never before seen on Earth in a slice of a 15-ton meteorite. The slice came from the ninth-largest meteorite ever found. Skywatchers love watching falling stars light up the night sky. Most burn up as they enter Earth's atmosphere and never... Read more...
Video games rot your brain and waste your time, even worse than TV, right? Not necessarily, according to the latest study from the University of Vermont's Department of Psychiatry. In a paper titled "Assocation of Video Gaming With Cognitive Performance Among Children," the authors find that children that played video... Read more...
The Rubin Observatory LSST Camera is the world's largest digital camera to ever be constructed. The 3200 megapixel camera is being assembled to take images for Rubin Observatory's 10-year Legacy Survey of Space and Time. When one thinks about a camera, thoughts of a handheld mirrorless or a smartphone camera... Read more...
Pong became one of the first commercially successful video games when it was released in 1972. It's a simple game with just one control input. It's so simple, in fact, that scientists at a company called Cortical Labs have grown a "mini-brain" in the lab that can play it. The cluster of neurons didn't need to be told... Read more...
Mechanical engineers at Rice University have devised a method of turning dead spiders into tiny gripping robots. The repurposed spiders are being used as mechanical grippers that can easily blend into natural environments while hoisting objects that outweigh them. When you think about a group of engineers taking... Read more...
SpaceX launched its 25th contracted supply mission for NASA, delivering new science experiments for the astronauts aboard the ISS. The spacecraft will make a return to trip to Earth with cargo and research from space station in about a month. Just before 9 a.m. EST on July 14, 2022, SpaceX launched its Dragon cargo... Read more...
Researchers at Concordia University have devised a way to solidify liquid into plastic, creating a 3D-printing option that could be used to implement medical implants directly inside a patient's body. Direct sound printing (DSP) utilizes high-frequency sound waves to accomplish its intended use. 3D-printing has... Read more...
What do you think the biggest problem in CPU design is, right now? If you said "thermal density", you win today's prize. You don't actually get anything but our admiration and some well-deserved satisfaction, but that's its own reward, right? As transistors continue to get smaller and smaller, their power... Read more...
Every year, rice farming (specifically, rice milling) generates about 100 million tons of waste. The inedible protective covering of the actual rice grains, known as hulls or husks, can be used in a variety of ways, such as making cement, but there's a lot more demand for rice than there is for rice... Read more...
A new discovery of high-frequency-retrograde vorticity waves in the Sun defy all explanations. The discovery indicates that vortices on the surface of the Sun move at three times the speed as previously thought. A group of researchers from New York University Abu Dhabi's (NYUAD) Center for Space Science recently... Read more...
A study concerning two enormous blobs beneath the Earth's outer crust that have baffled scientists was recently released. Each of the blobs are said to be 100 times taller than Mt. Everest, to give you some perspective on the size. Earth is made up of layers. It is comprised of an outer crust, a thick viscous... Read more...
As we approach the practical physical limits of silicon-based semiconductor manufacturing, researchers have been frantically searching for the next advancement that will allow us to continue producing faster and faster chips. Some folks are looking at exotic materials, some folks are counting on advancements in layout... Read more...
While you may not be able to teach an old dog new tricks, it seems you can teach a fish. Scientists have seemingly been able to train fish how to navigate their tanks in order to receive a reward. [Editor's Note: Oh yeah, Tim? Well my dog can shake and sit on command! Well, sometimes.] People have been finding... Read more...
A SpaceX Dragon resupply spacecraft launched early this morning carrying new science and holiday gifts in route to the International Space Station (ISS). The cargo came in at a whopping 6,500 pounds of supplies and science experiments. A good bit of the included cargo included science projects for the crew on ISS... Read more...
There are more than a few people who think 5G transmitters are bad for your health. Some have gone so far as to claim the transmitters cause COVID-19. To protect themselves and others from the purported ill effects of 5G cellular networks, they’ve developed a number of products to purportedly shield you from the... Read more...
Samples that were collected from the Japanese Hayabusa2 mission were received just over one year ago back here on Earth. Scientists have been busy trying to unlock some mysteries to the origin of our Solar System ever since. Space agencies and scientists have been searching for clues to unlock the origin story of... Read more...
Scientists are sending human muscle cells into outer space in order to try and find ways to combat muscle loss as you get older. As people are surviving longer, the effects muscle loss have on our aging population becomes more important. Astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) are required to workout 90... Read more...
Aliens are a real threat when it comes to space travel and research, but we aren't talking about chestbursters or facehuggers, probably. Earlier this month, researchers published a paper on the biological threat increasing space travel imposes on Earth and space. With the likes of Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos sending... Read more...
A group of physicists at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has released a new study that involves lasers and a cloud of lithium atoms going dark as part of the Pauli blocking theory. This is the first observation of Pauli blocking's effect as it relates to how atoms scatter light. When one thinks of... Read more...
NASA's Juno probe has been beaming back some very interesting pictures as of late. The pictures have been giving scientists more insight into the atmosphere of Jupiter as well as the planet's Great Red Spot. Before NASA begins its Artemis program early next year, it is going through all the new data that is being... Read more...
Though it has been more than a few weeks, and we have long since passed the end of 2020, the U.K’s most powerful supercomputer is now operational. Powered by NVIDIA hardware, the Cambridge-1 is a $100 million, 400 petaflop beast of a computer that ranks “among the world’s top 50 fastest computers and is powered by 100... Read more...
Scientists and researchers are forever on the pursuit of increasingly sophisticated artificial intelligence technologies, especially today, with AI playing such a big role in so many different products and services. One of the more interesting developments in AI has to do with nanowire networks being trained to solve... Read more...
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