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New Spray-On Battery Could Convert Any Object into an Electricity Storage Device

Posted by on June 29, 2012 in Eco-Friendly, Technology with 0 Comments
New Spray-On Battery Could Convert Any Object into an Electricity Storage Device

A team of researchers has just announced a new paint-on battery design.

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New Satellite Lets Anyone Experiment in Space

Posted by on June 29, 2012 in Earth & Space, Science, Technology with 0 Comments
New Satellite Lets Anyone Experiment in Space

For a few hundred dollars, anyone can now buy time to run their own experiments aboard a small satellite set to launch next year.

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Astronomers Discover Galaxy They Thought Couldn’t Exist

Posted by on June 28, 2012 in Earth & Space, Science with 0 Comments
Astronomers Discover Galaxy They Thought Couldn’t Exist

Astronomers have spotted one of the rarest and most extreme galaxy clusters in the universe and, behind it, an object that shouldn’t exist.

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Eight weeks of mindfulness meditation can rewire the brain and control depression symptoms

Posted by on June 27, 2012 in Meditation, Psychology-Psychiatry with 1 Comment
Eight weeks of mindfulness meditation can rewire the brain and control depression symptoms

Is it possible to sort of “rewire” your brain so you can better control imposing symptoms of depression and angst? The short answer, according to recent new research, is yes, and it all it takes in large part is some “mindfulness meditation.” According to a study report produced by a team led by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers, an eight-week program called mindfulness meditation was able to make measurable changes in parts of the brain associated with memory, sense of self, empathy and stress. The study is the first to document meditation-created changes to the brain.

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Nanoparticles May Explain Moon Dirt’s Odd Behavior

Posted by on June 27, 2012 in Science with 0 Comments
Nanoparticles May Explain Moon Dirt’s Odd Behavior

The famously strange behavior of lunar soil may be caused by nanoparticles embedded in the dirt, a new study reports.

The study found that nanoparticles — specks of matter whose tiny size imparts exotic and often bizarre properties — are common in samples of moon dirt brought back to Earth by Apollo astronauts.

The discovery may explain why moon soil is such a poor conductor of heat, why it hovers above the lunar surface far longer than gravity should allow, and why it’s so sticky and abrasive — characteristics observed, and sometimes deplored, by moonwalking astronauts four decades ago.

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Scientists Twist Light to Send Data

Posted by on June 25, 2012 in Science, Technology with 0 Comments
Scientists Twist Light to Send Data

A USC-led team demonstrates that beams of light can be twisted and combined to transmit data at dramatically increased speeds.

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Electronic Devices Mysteriously Stop Working Near Massive Baltic Sea Object

Written by on June 25, 2012 in Technology with 1 Comment
Electronic Devices Mysteriously Stop Working Near Massive Baltic Sea Object

Electronic equipment mysteriously stopped functioning when divers got close to the massive underwater object in the Baltic Sea.

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Maya Calendar Workshop Documents Time Beyond 2012

Posted by on June 24, 2012 in Archaeology, Mysteries with 0 Comments
Maya Calendar Workshop Documents Time Beyond 2012

Archaeologists have found 1,200-year-old Maya paintings in a room with numerical markings that denote intervals of time well beyond December 2012.

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Mysterious Structure Found in Britain, May Have Led to Ancient Artificial Island

Posted by on June 24, 2012 in Archaeology, Mysteries with 0 Comments
Mysterious Structure Found in Britain, May Have Led to Ancient Artificial Island

(LiveScience) Archaeologists have unearthed the foundation of what appears to have been a massive, ancient structure, possibly a bridge leading to an artificial island, in what is now southeast Wales. The strange ruin, its discoverers say, is unlike anything found before in the United Kingdom and possibly all of Europe. “It’s a real mystery,” said […]

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Scientists Discover New Material with Amazing Properties

Posted by on June 24, 2012 in Science, Technology with 0 Comments
Scientists Discover New Material with Amazing Properties

Researchers at the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen have studied a material that is simultaneously magnetically and electrically polarizable.

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Sea Waves as Renewable Resource in New Energy Converter Design

Posted by on June 23, 2012 in Eco-Friendly, Technology with 2 Comments
Sea Waves as Renewable Resource in New Energy Converter Design

Researchers have designed and simulated a new energy conversion device that more efficiently converts sea wave energy into electrical energy.

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New All-carbon Solar Cell Harnesses Infrared Light

Posted by on June 22, 2012 in Eco-Friendly, Technology with 0 Comments
New All-carbon Solar Cell Harnesses Infrared Light

A new type of photovoltaic device harnesses heat radiation that most solar cells ignore.

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Scientists Find Extensive Water in Mars’ Interior

Posted by on June 22, 2012 in Earth & Space, Science with 0 Comments
Scientists Find Extensive Water in Mars’ Interior

Scientists have found that the amount of water in places of the Martian mantle is vastly larger than previous estimates and is similar to that of Earth’s.

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Summer Solstice and Our Wobbly World

Posted by on June 21, 2012 in Earth & Space, Nature with 0 Comments
Summer Solstice and Our Wobbly World

On June 20th the northern hemisphere is pointing directly toward the sun and so the Northern Hemisphere experiences the Summer Solstice, or the ‘longest day’.

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Liquid-Filled Robot Finger More Sensitive Than a Human’s

Posted by on June 20, 2012 in Technology with 0 Comments
Liquid-Filled Robot Finger More Sensitive Than a Human’s

Researchers have designed a robot finger that can outperform humans in the basic yet complex sensory task of touching.

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