Latest Articles: Science-Technology
That Al Gore climate change sequel is doing about as well as expected
Post Date: 2017-08-14 21:57:51 by Tooconservative
Say, did you know that Al Gore released a sequel to his Inconvenient Truth movie about climate change? If not, youre not alone. It seems that most of the country wasnt aware that it was in the theaters either. Showbiz 411 has posted the initial numbers for the new release and from the looks of things, that movie isnt generating enough revenue to fuel up Gores private jet for the flight to accept his inevitable Oscar award. So An Inconvenient Sequel has been a box office dud so far. After 17 days in release, Gores follow up has made just $2 million at the box office. Compare that with $5 million for the original in the same time frame. The sequel ...
'Angel particle' discovery called milestone
Post Date: 2017-07-23 21:49:47 by Anthem
A Chinese-American scientist and his team discovered a particle that can be both matter and antimatter, which can potentially lead to more advanced quantum computers. The particle, called Majorana fermion, is named after Italian theoretical physicist Ettore Majorana, who first predicted its existence in 1937. Typically, when a particle the basic building block of matter and an antiparticle its identical twin but with an opposite charge collide, they will annihilate each other, releasing a burst of energy. The Majorana fermion, however, is a strange exception that can simultaneously exist both as a particle and as its own antiparticle. This hypothesis has ...
Things Get Hot for Michael Mann
Post Date: 2017-07-07 15:08:43 by Tooconservative
Michael Mann has stepped into a methane-emitting cowpile. Mann is the Penn State climatologist famous for inventing the "hockey stick" graph promoting the notion that planetary temperatures spiked in the 20th century after a Golden Age of stasis. This graph was misleading at a minimum, the product of what Phil Jones, director of the Climate Research Unit of East Anglia termed "Mike's Nature trick" to "hide the decline." What Mann did was splice two separate data sets together to create the illusion of spiking temperatures; the graph spliced data sets together without differentiation, hiding the global temperature "decline" shown ...
Watch biggest explosion EVER on Moon as NASA warns we could be next
Post Date: 2017-07-07 14:57:15 by redleghunter
A METEOR with the explosive power of TEN cruise missiles has struck the Moon sparking a massive explosion visible with the naked eye. And terrifyingly the 56,000 mph collision captured by NASA scientists highlighting the catastrophic danger planet earth faces from similar meteors was caused by a space rock weighing no more than 88 lbs (40 kilos). Despite the meteors tiny proportions about the size of a small boulder and the weight of an average 10-year-old boy the impact damage was colossal and the explosion shone with the brightness of a magnitude 4 star. A similar strike against a city on earth would create a crater 65feet (20m) deep and create a ...
Scientists explain ancient Rome's long-lasting concrete
Post Date: 2017-07-04 18:54:09 by Justified
Researchers have unlocked the chemistry of Roman concrete which has resisted the elements for thousands of years. Ancient sea walls built by the Romans used a concrete made from lime and volcanic ash to bind with rocks. Now scientists have discovered that elements within the volcanic material reacted with sea water to strengthen the construction. They believe the discovery could lead to more environmentally friendly building materials. Unlike the modern concrete mixture which erodes over time, the Roman substance has long puzzled researchers. Rather than eroding, particularly in the presence of sea water, the material seems to gain strength from the exposure. In previous tests with ...
Weird science: How today’s apple can become tomorrow’s ear
Post Date: 2017-06-29 10:21:44 by cranky
Canadian-based scientist Andrew Pelling speaks at the Institute of Food Technology Conference at the Venetian on Monday, June 26, 2017.Canadian scientist and entrepreneur Andrew Pelling has made a career of veering off in new directions and testing unconventional theories. Working his way up in traditional labs, Pelling quickly knew he didnt readily fit in with his peers. After he devised various unusual research projects, other scientists asked him about the applications for the experiments. A lot of times he didnt have one. To me
it was a signal that knowledge and curiosity in and of itself had no value unless they could put a dollar sign behind it, or create ...
New form of carbon discovered that is harder than diamond but flexible as rubber
Post Date: 2017-06-24 20:10:03 by Justified
Scientists have found a way to make carbon both very hard and very stretchy by heating it under high pressure. This compressed glassy carbon, developed by researchers in China and the US, is also lightweight and could potentially be made in very large quantities. This means it might be a good fit for several sorts of applications, from bulletproof vests to new kinds of electronic devices. Carbon is a special element because of the way its atoms can form different types of bonds with each other and so form different structures. For example, carbon atoms joined entirely by sp³ bonds produce diamond, and those joined entirely by sp² bonds produce ...
Researchers Developing Tech to Allow Dogs to Call 911 in Emergencies
Post Date: 2017-06-21 20:50:01 by cranky
Researchers are woking to develop technology to allow dogs to call 911 during an emergency by using items such as a dog-friendly touchscreen display. Melody Jackson, director of the animal-computer interaction lab at the Georgia Institute of Technology, first thought of the idea after her grandmother suffered from a fall. She had to wait for her neighbor to get home from work to get up, Jackson explained to CNN. The family obviously was terrified, so we bought her one of those necklaces, those alert necklaces
Well, she didnt like wearing it. The incident, which happened around twenty years ago, stuck in Jacksons mind and prompted her ...
ASTEROID WARNING: NASA discovers TEN ‘potentially hazardous’ rocks close to Earth
Post Date: 2017-06-11 23:20:27 by redleghunter
The space agency has been working tirelessly to identify dangers that Earth face from space, and has said that it has found 10 new asteroids of meteors which it believes could harm life on Earth. The discovery was made by NASAs asteroid detecting mission Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer or NEOWISE. Amy Mainzer, NEOWISE principal investigator from NASAs Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, said: NEOWISE is not only discovering previously uncharted asteroids and comets, but it is providing excellent data on many of those already in our catalog. It is also proving to be an invaluable tool in in the refining and perfecting of ...
New “Instantly Rechargeable” Battery Deals a Fatal Blow to Fossil Fuels
Post Date: 2017-06-08 14:57:58 by Anthem
In Brief Purdue researchers have developed a flow battery that would allow electric cars to be recharged instantly at stations like conventional cars are. The technology is clean, safe, and cheap. Go With The Flow Purdue researchers have developed technology for an instantly rechargeable battery that is affordable, environmentally friendly, and safe. Currently, electric vehicles need charging ports in convenient locations to be viable, but this battery technology would allow drivers of hybrid and electric vehicles to charge up much like drivers of conventional cars refill quickly and easily at gas stations. This breakthrough would not only speed the switch to electric ...
Scientific American: Marijuana Treatment Reduces Severe Epileptic Seizures
Post Date: 2017-06-05 15:53:46 by Operation 40
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN: A rigorous study validates a cannabis-derived treatment for a rare, drug-resistant childhood epilepsy Medical researchers have confirmed what some desperate parents have been claiming for yearsthat a nonpsychoactive component of marijuana known as cannabidiol (CBD) can reduce epileptic seizures in some children. Published in The New England Journal of Medicine, the findings stem from a double-blind, placebo-controlled studythe most scientifically rigorous type of investigation possible. This study clearly establishes cannabidiol as an effective anti-seizure drug for this disorder and this age group," says principal investigator Orrin Devinsky, ...
Google, Facebook Are Super Upset They May No Longer Be Able To Sell Your Internet Data Without Permission
Post Date: 2017-05-30 19:35:30 by Tooconservative
Google and Facebook are actively trying to stop a proposed law that would force them to acquire consent from users before collecting their personal information. The Browser Act, introduced May 18 by Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee, mandates that people must explicitly give permission to internet service providers (ISPs) and websites wanting to use their browsing history and other data for business purposes. I think it is necessary to get our consumers the strongest toolbox possible to allow them to control their virtual presence, Blackburn told The Daily Caller News Foundation (TheDCNF) in an interview. ...
Asteroid worth $10,000 quadrillion ‘could transform global economy’
Post Date: 2017-05-25 18:26:25 by cranky
NASA scientists are outdoing themselves yet again: by reworking the planned route for a robotic mission to a giant asteroid worth $10,000 quadrillion, theyve managed to cut costs, launch sooner and arrive four years earlier than planned. Not bad. The Psyche planetoid, measuring 240km (149 miles) in diameter, is located in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter and is made almost entirely of iron and nickel. At current market prices, such an asteroid, a truly unique object in our solar system, is estimated to be worth $10,000 quadrillion ($10,000,000,000,000,000,000). That is, if you could successfully tow it into orbit and then mine it (and find someone to buy all of it, of ...
Watch two Maglev trains passing each other at 500 mph
Post Date: 2017-05-23 10:26:24 by Willie Green
Dont blink. Seriously, dont blinkif you do, youll miss the fraction of a second it takes for these two Maglev trains to pass each other. On Saturday, YouTube account TheBearPoncho posted a 31-second video of two Shanghai Maglev trains passing each other. Named after electromagnetic levitation used to frictionlessly propel the trains at high rates of speed, the Maglev train that the video recorded from was traveling at 267 mph at the time of the passing, the YouTuber wrote. That means, if the other train was going the same speed, the passengers would have witnessed the other train passing at about 534 mph, accounting for the space between the two trains. ...
DELINGPOLE: ‘Penises Cause Climate Change’; Progressives Fooled By Peer-Reviewed Hoax Study
Post Date: 2017-05-20 14:23:10 by cranky
Gender studies is a fake academic industry populated by charlatans, deranged activists and gullible idiots. Now, a pair of enterprising hoaxers has proved it scientifically by persuading an academic journal to peer-review and publish their paper claiming that the penis is not really a male genital organ but a social construct. The paper, published by Cogent Social Sciences a multidisciplinary open access journal offering high quality peer review across the social sciences also claims that penises are responsible for causing climate change. The two hoaxers are Peter Boghossian, a full-time faculty member in the Philosophy department at Portland State University, ...
Journal Trolled With Study About a Fake Disease From "Seinfeld"
Post Date: 2017-05-09 12:13:29 by Tooconservative
You'd think "The Arthur Vandelay Urological Research Institute" would be a dead giveaway. But it seems some journal editors don't know their Seinfeld reruns.John McCool wants to expose what he calls "predatory journals." These are periodicals with science-y sounding names that will publish research for a hefty fee and don't have the most robust peer review process (if any), taking advantage of scientists' need to "publish or perish" McCool thought the Urology & Nephrology Open Access Journal might be one of these, so he submitted a paper based on a fake disease from a "Seinfeld" episode and littered the document with references to ...
Physicists manage to 'breed' Schrodinger's cat in breakthrough that could help explain the quantum world [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2017-05-02 07:39:35 by cranky
The cat in famous thought experiment can be alive and dead at the same timePhysicists amplified pairs of classical states of light to generate 'enlarged' catThis could uncover the limit, if one exists, of the quantum world, they say Scientists have developed a way to 'breed' Schrodinger's hypothetical cat in a breakthrough experiment that could bridge the gap between the quantum and the visible - or classical - worlds. The cat in the famous thought experiment can be alive and dead at the same time, in a quantum phenomenon known as superposition. But, whether this effect translates to larger objects has long remained a mystery. Physicists have now created a way to ...
Former Obama Official: Bureaucrats Manipulate Climate Stats To Influence Policy
Post Date: 2017-04-27 11:59:50 by Tooconservative
A former member of the Obama administration claims Washington D.C. often uses misleading news releases about climate data to influence public opinion. Former Energy Department Undersecretary Steven Koonin told The Wall Street Journal Monday that bureaucrats within former President Barack Obamas administration spun scientific data to manipulate public opinion. What you saw coming out of the press releases about climate data, climate analysis, was, Id say, misleading, sometimes just wrong, Koonin said, referring to elements within the Obama administration he said were responsible for manipulating climate data. He pointed to a National Climate Assessment ...
Cryogenically frozen brains will be 'woken up' and transplanted in donor bodies within three years, says surgeon
Post Date: 2017-04-27 07:23:27 by cranky
People who have had their brains cryogenically frozen could be 'woken up' within three years, a pioneering Italian surgeon has claimed. Professor Sergio Canavero, Director of the Turin Advanced Neuromodulation Group, is aiming to carry out the first human head transplant within 10 months and then wants to begin trials on brain transplants. If the procedures are successful, he believes that frozen brains could be thawed and inserted into a donor body. Hundreds of people who are dying or paralysed have had their bodies or brains cryogenically preserved in the hope that medical science will be able to bring them back to life and cure their conditions. Although many experts are ...
Toyota Rolls Out Hydrogen Semi Ahead Of Tesla's Electric Truck
Post Date: 2017-04-20 04:00:45 by Operation 40
Toyota's "Project Portal" is the first zero-emission, hydrogen fuel cell semi truck, which goes into operation at the Port of Los Angeles later this year. A battle for the future of clean trucks is breaking out. A week after Elon Musk said an electric Tesla semi is coming, Toyota sped ahead of him in its own exhaust-free truck: a hydrogen-powered 18-wheeler created to haul cargo at the Port of Los Angeles. The carmakers truck, dubbed Project Portal," fulfills a promise Toyota made in November to scale up the fuel cell system used in its Mirai sedan for a semi as part of a feasibility study. The Class 8 truck Toyota created using a Kenworth chassis, ...
Baltimore's solar-powered water wheel has now removed 1.1 million lbs of rubbish from the river
Post Date: 2017-04-19 11:05:40 by Willie Green
This is "Mr.Trash Wheel" a water wheel in Baltimore that removes rubbish from the river. The water wheel is powered by the river's current, which lifts rubbish and debris from the water and deposits it into a dumpster. The rubbish is then sent to be incinerated, which generates power for some homes in Maryland. When there isn't enough water current, there is a solar panel attached to the water wheel to provide additional power. Mr.Trash has been in use since 2014, removing over 1 million lbs of rubbish from Baltimore's Inner Harbor. Some of that rubbish includes 8.9 million cigarette butts and half a million polystyrene ...
AeroMobil is launching a flying car that you can actually buy this year
Post Date: 2017-04-14 23:02:14 by Deckard
by Kristine LofgrenView Slideshow Weve been waiting for flying cars ever since the 1960s and theyre set to become a viable reality this year. AeroMobil just announced that it is ready to launch its futuristic flying car and youll actually be able to buy one in a few months. The company plans to show off the latest iteration of the car/plane hybrid next week in Monaco, with pre-orders starting later this year. According to the company, AeroMobil is a completely integrated aircraft as well as a fully functioning four-wheeled car, powered by hybrid propulsion. So far, we dont know how much the futuristic car will cost, or any real ...
This new solar-powered device can pull water straight from the desert air
Post Date: 2017-04-13 17:12:55 by cranky
Crystalline materials similar to these can now harvest water vapor from the air.You cant squeeze blood from a stone, but wringing water from the desert sky is now possible, thanks to a new spongelike device that uses sunlight to suck water vapor from air, even in low humidity. The device can produce nearly 3 liters of water per day, and researchers say future versions will be even better. That means homes in the driest parts of the world could soon have a solar-powered appliance capable of delivering all the water they need, offering relief to billions of people.The new water harvester is made of metal organic framework crystals pressed into a thin sheet of copper metal and placed ...
Astronomers capture image of elusive force that connects the universe
Post Date: 2017-04-13 16:58:47 by cranky
In this false color map, the white regions depict galaxies, while the red regions depict the presence of the dark matter bridge. For the first time ever, astronomers have an image of the bridge that ties galaxies together. Captured by researchers at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, the composite image is proof that dark matter acts as a giant intergalactic web that connects galaxies throughout space and time. Their findings were published in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. Dark matter is an invisible force that doesnt emit or reflect light, and is only detectable through gravity. It makes up around 27 percent of the ...
Humans can now control turtles with their minds
Post Date: 2017-04-12 20:17:12 by cranky
It sounds like something Dr. Evil from Austin Powers might have come up with. But unlike sharks with laser beams attached to their heads, mindcontrolled turtles are now a reality. Thats right, researchers in Korea have figured out a way to control how turtles move with human thought. The new technology uses the turtles natural flight or fight response to tell it which direction to swim. The system, created by researchers from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), combines two technologies opposite to one another: braintocomputer interfaces (BCIs), which allow humans to control machines via thought and computerto ...
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