The hope is that the device will one day allow visitors to foreign countries to have conversations with other people, even though they do not speak the same language - just like in Star Trek. Mr Soong told Technology Review that his breakthrough c
But when they tested rooperol on cancer cells, they found it killed both colon and breast cancer cells. It also reduces the size of tumors by killing and inhibiting the growth of cancer cells.2
. It now seems that Europe was populated after the Ice Age in a big way, by multiple waves of migrants from almost all directions, but especially from the southeast.
From the FAQ - This is such a great idea because no one has ever done it like this before". Sadly, there's a very good reason why no-one has done it like that before. How to control the rotor blades in and out has always been the problem. It has
Scientists believe achieving such a level of accuracy will have profound applications and significant impact on future technology involving such diverse fields as medical imaging machines, geological surveying and mapping radiation and waves that aff
"However, the kind of amino acids we discovered in these meteorites indicates that they were produced by a different, high-temperature process as their parent asteroids gradually cooled down." Burton is lead author of a paper on this discovery appe
A group of groundbreaking, international scientists called the ALPHA team successfully manipulated antimatter and measured it for the first time in history. The team nudged anti-hydrogen atoms using a tool that emitted a microwave stream.
he ponded sediment in the center of the trench was the finest I’ve ever seen. When the thrust-wash just barely kissed it, it formed silken veils undulating across the bottom, and then it would rise and hang in tendrils like ectoplasm. Not at all like
On Thursday, 1 September 1859, the British astronomer Richard C. Carrington was observing and sketching an unusually large and dark group of sunspots at his personal observatory at Redhill, about 32 kilometers south of central London. Carrington, alt
"At Venus, since there's no protective magnetic field, the explosion happens right above the surface of the planet," study lead author Glyn Collinson, of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., said in a statement.
But spider silk has some interesting properties: it's very strong, very stretchy, only 4 microns thick (human hair is about 60 microns) and, according to some speculation, could be a good conductor of heat. But nobody had actually tested spider silk
The Earth’s gravitational field will alter the asteroid’s path significantly. Further scrupulous calculation is required to estimate the threat of collision,” said Dr. Dunham, as transcribed by Russia’s Izvestia. “The asteroid may break into dozens o
r undertook the first analysis to discover the dissipation due to rainfall. Finding it to be about 1.8 Wm–2 on average, they showed that energy loss due to precipitation is as important as the loss due to friction in winds.
Starve a tumour of its blood supply to kill it: That’s the long-held and widely accepted theory in cancer treatment. But what if you instead fed that tumour and let it grow? Dr. Pickering’s theory is that if you increase the blood supply to the tumo
One promising solution involves taking advantage of the fact that light that has reflected from a planet is polarized, whereas light from a star is normally unpolarized. In principle, a technique called spectropolarimetry could be used to distinguish
It is estimated that 4 million people share Flemming's birthday, including celebrities like rapper Ja Rule, motivational speaker Tony Robbins and actor Antonio Sabato Jr., who said in 2003 (a few months before his "eighth birthday") that he never
Because genetics is the math of biology, the Starchild’s DNA provided the only means to overcome the mainstream explanation that it has to be a one-in-a-billion freak of Nature. Unfortunately, we had to wait nearly a decade while the technology for r
They checked the calculations and re-checked them again. Yet the terrible truth refused to go away. The cold, deadly numbers stared back at them from their computer printouts. So little doubt remained the United Nations Action Team of concerned scien
Root-Bernstein wondered if there could be another level of paleontology embedded in the molecules that reflect evolution from the earliest stages of life and found in prebiotic chemistry, the study of chemical reactions that may have sparked the begi
This was surprising in the case of the rectangular graphyne, Görling says, because most people assumed this sort of electronic structure was tied to hexagonal symmetry. The implication is that many other materials (some containing atoms other than c
We would not make something like this up. The rescue services were on site too and saw the same as us," he told Vasterbottens-Kuriren. Umea University Hospital, where the man is recovering after being rescued by police and a rescue team, said in
"Knowing the height of Earth's forests is critical to estimating their biomass, or the amount of carbon they contain," said lead researcher Marc Simard of JPL. "Our map can be used to improve global efforts to monitor carbon. In addition, forest
Now it seems Einstein's reputation has been restored after a source close to the experiment told the US journal Science Insider that "A bad connection between a GPS unit and a computer may be to blame."
IQ tests are based on two types of problems: progressive matrices, which test the ability to see patterns in pictures, and number sequences, which test the ability to see patterns in numbers. The most common math computer programmes score below 100
It is one of the most important biological processes on earth but it's not as efficient as it could be. Natural trade-offs results in less than 1% efficiency in many important crops and so there is significant scope for improvem
They visited heavily forested Iron Cay, a Bahamas island spared the ravages of 2004's Hurricane Frances, and took brown anole lizard couples from the island at random to seven tiny treeless islands nearby where no lizards remained after the Category
Someday—maybe sooner than you think—your big, juicy burger may not come from livestock, but a 3D printer. At least that's what environmental and bio-scientists see ahead in food technology.
That's the basic principle behind new research by University of Manchester scientist Dr. William Parnell and his team. Their idea is to create what we might call a cloak of intangibility, a device that makes vibration waves pass right past the objec
Defkalion's 5-45 kilowatt modular heat reactor is not yet a product you can go out and purchase, but it is getting close to the market. It will provide competitively-priced thermal energy, but with very low fuel costs for the nickel and hydrogen us
his analysis assumes 90% energy transfer to plasmoid, a ratio of fusion energy to plasmoid energy ratio of 100%, 80% energy efficiency recovery from the beam and X-ray pulse. If energy-recovery efficiency is only 70%, net ener