Researchers have engineered a strain of electricity-producing bacteria that can grow using hydrogen gas as its sole electron donor and carbon dioxide as its sole source of carbon. Researchers at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst report their findings at the 113th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology.
Scientists’ work follows a consistent pattern. They apply for grants, perform their research, and publish the results in a journal. The process is so routine it almost seems inevitable. But what if it’s not the best way to do science?
The latest drone to come out of development utilizes 3D-printed components to produce a first of its kind: independently flapping wings. So effective is its mimicry, that product developers documented Robo Raven being attacked by a real hawk in the above promo video from Maryland Robotics Center.
NASA researchers who monitor the Moon for meteoroid impacts have detected the brightest explosion in the history of their program.
A look back at the Hadfield’s time aboard the ISS, which he used to engage social media, educate the public and further scientific exploration. Hadfield received significant media exposure during his time on the ISS, and ended his time on the station by paying tribute to David Bowie with a rendition of “Space Oddity”.
Nassim Haramein, Director of Research at the Hawaii Institute for Unified Physics (HIUP), has authored a paper titled “Quantum Gravity and the Holographic Mass,” which has been validated and published in the peer review journal, Physical Review and Research International. This paper discusses Haramein’s “Connected Universe” theory, which offers a new and alternative understanding of gravity through basic algebraic and geometric equations.
Astronauts Thomas Marshburn and Christopher Cassidy conducted a spacewalk today to fix an ammonia leak. They replaced a suspected faulty pump on the International Space Station
A mitochondrial DNA study found if lineages are traced back just 1,000 years, nearly all Europeans turn out to be related. Researchers compared the DNA of more than 2,000 individuals from all over Europe and found surprising levels of kinship between them.
The hypothalamus, an almond-size area of the brain, controls growth, reproduction, and metabolism but also initiates aging, according to the study. Dongsheng Cai, a physiologist at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, together with colleagues, realized this by tracking NF-κB, a molecule that controls DNA transcription and is involved in inflammation and the bodily response to stress.
British researchers traced the words back 15,000 years. They believe one ancient language gave rise to many modern language families.
The first algorithm was created in the ninth century by the Arabic scholar Al Khwarizami—from whose name the word is a corruption. Ever since, they have been mechanistic, rational procedures that interact with mechanistic, rational systems. Today, though, they are beginning to interact with humans. The advantage is obvious. Drawing in more data than any human ever could, they spot correlations that no human would. The drawbacks are only slowly becoming apparent.
The DSM has been embroiled in controversy for a number of years. Critics have said that it has outlasted its usefulness, has turned complaints that are not truly illnesses into medical conditions, and has been unduly influenced by pharmaceutical companies looking for new markets for their drugs.
Eternal or even elongated life is an idiotic thing to wish for. You don’t want to get old, and then tack on 50 more years of wrinkles and Metamucil. But prolonged youth? Full body youth? More time being young and nubile and beautiful? Absolutely. And the key to that could lie right inside your brain.
Did you know that flowers and bees communicate with one another about the amount and quality of pollen available using bioelectromagnetics?
In February 2012, the Nobel Prize-winning physicist Frank Wilczek decided to go public with a strange and, he worried, somewhat embarrassing idea. Impossible as it seemed, Wilczek had developed an apparent proof of “time crystals” which could demonstrate a special form of perpetual motion.