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Edible Plants ‘Talk’ To Animal Cells and Promote Healing

Written by on May 25, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
Edible Plants ‘Talk’ To Animal Cells and Promote Healing

A new cutting edge study further supports the age old aphorism ‘you are what you eat’. Plants communicate with mammalian cells via nanoparticles in the gut.

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Where Do Our Thoughts Physically Exist?

Written by on May 20, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
Where Do Our Thoughts Physically Exist?

Where do our thoughts physically exist? Bernard Carr, a professor of mathematics and astronomy at Queen Mary University of London, says our consciousness interacts with another dimension. Albert Einstein stated that there are at least four dimensions. The fourth dimension is time, or spacetime, since Einstein said space and time cannot be separated.

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Scientists Discover How To Turn Light Into Matter After 80-Year Quest

Written by on May 19, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Science, Technology with 0 Comments
Scientists Discover How To Turn Light Into Matter After 80-Year Quest

Imperial College London physicists have discovered how to create matter from light – a feat thought impossible when the idea was first theorized 80 years ago. Three physicists worked out a relatively simple way to physically prove a theory first devised by scientists Breit and Wheeler in 1934. Breit and Wheeler suggested that it should be possible to turn light into matter by smashing together only two particles of light (photons), to create an electron and a positron – the simplest method of turning light into matter ever predicted. The calculation was found to be theoretically sound but Breit and Wheeler said that they never expected anybody to physically demonstrate their prediction. It has never been observed in the laboratory and past experiments to test it have required the addition of massive high-energy particles. The new research, published in Nature Photonics, shows for the first time how Breit and Wheeler’s theory could be proven in practice.

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Human Evolution ‘Definitely Not’ Over, Expert Says

Written by on May 18, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
Human Evolution ‘Definitely Not’ Over, Expert Says

Humans are evolving at an increasing rate, thanks to medical advances and a larger population, Briana Pobiner said at the “Future Is Here,” a two-day conference celebrating the future of humans, the planet, life beyond Earth and deep space, hosted by Smithsonian Magazine. But just as humans are continuing to evolve, human parasites are evolving, too.

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Solar Wind ‘Triggers Lightning On Earth’

Written by on May 15, 2014 in Earth & Space, Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
Solar Wind ‘Triggers Lightning On Earth’

Activity on the Sun is sparking lightning strikes here on Earth, a study suggests. Scientists have found that when gusts of high-speed solar particles enter our atmosphere, the number of lightning bolts increases.

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Lucid Dreaming Can Be Induced By Electric Scalp Stimulation, Study Finds

Written by on May 14, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Science with 1 Comment
Lucid Dreaming Can Be Induced By Electric Scalp Stimulation, Study Finds

Scientists have discovered that it is possible to induce lucid dreaming in sleepers by applying mild electrical currents to their scalps, a study says. Lucid dreaming is when a sleeper recognizes they are dreaming and may even be able to manipulate the dream’s plot and control their behaviour.

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New Species Of Metal-Munching Plant Found In Philippines

Written by on May 12, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Science with 2 Comments
New Species Of Metal-Munching Plant Found In Philippines

Scientists in the Philippines have discovered a plant that can absorb large amounts of metal without itself being poisoned, a species called the Rinorea niccolifera, that can be used to clean up polluted soils and harvest commercially viable metals. The plant is one of only 450 species, known as hyperaccumulator plants, of 300,000 known vascular plants that can absorb significant amounts of metal though their roots.

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Promising Solution To Plastic Pollution

Written by on May 8, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Science, Technology with 1 Comment
Promising Solution To Plastic Pollution

Researchers at Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering have introduced a new bioplastic isolated from shrimp shells. It’s made from chitosan, a form of chitin — the second-most abundant organic material on Earth. This environmentally safe alternative to plastic could also be used to make trash bags, packaging, and diapers.

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Astronomers Create First Realistic Virtual Universe

Written by on May 7, 2014 in Earth & Space, Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
Astronomers Create First Realistic Virtual Universe

Move over, Matrix – astronomers have done you one better. They have created the first realistic virtual universe using a computer simulation called “Illustris.” Illustris can recreate 13 billion years of cosmic evolution in a cube 350 million light-years on a side with unprecedented resolution.

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The Truth Will Set You Free: Time Does Not Exist

Written by on May 6, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Science with 2 Comments
The Truth Will Set You Free: Time Does Not Exist

When we ask ourselves why we think time exists, most of us would say: because we see everything changing, always. And so it is: everything in and around us is constantly changing, from beginning until the end. The question however is: is the reason for this perpetual change to be found outside the changing subject (caused by a phenomena called time) or is all change coming from inside the changing subject itself?

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How Albert Einstein Helped Blackmail President Roosevelt Over Manhattan Project Funding

Written by on May 1, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Science, Technology with 1 Comment
How Albert Einstein Helped Blackmail President Roosevelt Over Manhattan Project Funding

Seventy-five years ago, Hungarian-American physicist Leo Szilard wrote a letter to United States President Franklin Roosevelt expressing concern that German scientists would soon unlock the secrets to developing the first atomic bomb. Concerned that his relative anonymity would cause the warning to go unheeded, Szilard persuaded his friend and colleague Albert Einstein to sign the letter. The Einstein-Szilard letter resulted in the establishment of the Manhattan Project, and the United States’ subsequent creation of the world’s first nuclear weapon. But that wasn’t the only letter penned by the pair. Szilard and Einstein actually drafted four missives to the president…

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Proving Uncertainty: First Rigorous Formulation Supporting Heisenberg’s Famous 1927 Principle

Written by on April 29, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
Proving Uncertainty: First Rigorous Formulation Supporting Heisenberg’s Famous 1927 Principle

Nearly 90 years after Werner Heisenberg pioneered his uncertainty principle, a group of researchers from three countries has provided substantial new insight into this fundamental tenet of quantum physics with the first rigorous formulation supporting the uncertainty principle as Heisenberg envisioned it.

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New Quantum Theory Could Explain the Flow of Time

Written by on April 27, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Science with 1 Comment
New Quantum Theory Could Explain the Flow of Time

Physicists have unmasked a fundamental source for the arrow of time: Energy disperses and objects equilibrate, they say, because of the way elementary particles become intertwined when they interact — a strange effect called “quantum entanglement.” “Finally, we can understand why a cup of coffee equilibrates in a room,” said Tony Short, a quantum physicist at Bristol. “Entanglement builds up between the state of the coffee cup and the state of the room.”

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Nanotechnology: Potential Pros and Cons for Humanity

Written by on April 27, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Science, Technology with 2 Comments
Nanotechnology: Potential Pros and Cons for Humanity

Nanotechnology, the study and application of microscopic things at the nanoscale level, can be used in many fields, such as biology, chemistry and physics. Furthermore, it can be used in medicine to cure disease and health conditions, including but not limited to cancer, diabetes and neurological disorders.

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‘Our Mathematical Universe’: A Case for Alternate Realities

Written by on April 22, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
‘Our Mathematical Universe’: A Case for Alternate Realities

According to MIT physics professor Dr. Max Tegmark, the universe is constantly splitting into more and more realities.

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