"Our steel has twice the yield strength, has a very high tensile strength, and is close to three times the fracture toughness over advanced steels currently on the market," said Putatunda. "In addition, it has improved strength for fatigue and
The rover team won't be ready to announce just what SAM found for several weeks, NPR reported, as scientists want to check and double-check the results. Indeed, Grotzinger confirmed to SPACE.com that the news will come out at the fall meeting of the
. Entangled quanta of light behave as if able to influence each other - even as they are spatially separated.
I was looking over some Mercury photos and found this unusual black doorway. It is long and rectangle in shape with four almost perfect right angel corners. Unless meteor cubes are pummeling planets, this seems to be made by ancient aliens. Since n
“The basis for my wager comes from new developments in genetics, anthropology, and neurobiology that make a clear prediction that our intellectual and emotional abilities are genetically surprisingly fragile,” he says.
And the extra nutrients in the water help seaweed move in afterwards, preventing coral from regenerating, Terry Done of the Australian Institute of Marine Science in Townsville, Queensland, said. The researchers say their work showed the reefs had b
"Up until now, all we have known about the spade-toothed beaked whale was from three partial skulls collected from New Zealand and Chile over a 140-year period. It is remarkable that we know almost nothing about such a large mammal." - Phys.Org
An amazing statement from Professor Joseph Miller, who's been working on NASA space projects for 30 years admits that there is a 95% probability of Life on Mars. They have found liquid water right now on Mars and this is the key for Life as we know
Japan's "triple disaster," as it has become known, began on March 11, 2011, and remains unprecedented in its scope and complexity. To understand the lingering effects and potential public health implications of that chain of events, scientists are
n 2009, Michael Mumma of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland used an Earth-based telescope and found hotspots of methane that appeared seasonally. Methane is quickly destroyed by ultraviolet radiation in the Martian atmosphere,
developed a timeline with an opsin ancestor common to all groups appearing some 700 million years ago. This opsin was considered 'blind' yet underwent key genetic changes over the span of 11 million years that conveyed the ability to detect light.
Fecal pellet' is the scientific term for "poop," laughs Steinberg. "Previous studies in our lab and by other researchers show that zooplankton fecal pellets can sink at rates of hundreds to thousands of feet per day, providing an efficient means
that the rocks in the Mohorovičić discontinuity, which they expected to show a transition between granite and basalt rock, are actually fractured and saturated with water, and the discovery of mud flowing to the surface of the hole that wa
he was attacked by a man-sized monstrosity with the face of a bat or monkey, a pair of large flaming eyes but no beak, dark, leathery, unfeathered skin, and a pair of huge wings yielding a massive 10-12 ft wingspan (i.e.
reefs benefitting from Panglima Laot contain as much eight time more fish and hard-coral cover due to mutually agreed upon gear restrictions especially prohibiting the use
Field reversed configurations (FRCs) with high confinement are obtained in the C-2 device by combining plasma gun edge biasing and neutral beam injection. The plasma gun creates an inward radial electric field that counters the usual FRC spin-up. The
The new research potentially plugs a big hole in the giant impact theory, long the leading explanation for the moon's formation. Previous versions of the theory held that the moon formed primarily from pieces of a mysterious Mars-size body that slam
the origination of the structural motifs of animal form were actually predictable and relatively sudden, with abrupt morphological transformations favored during the early period of animal evolution. Newman's long view of evolution is fully expla
Old Massett, a fishing village of fewer than 1,000 people, embraced the project in hopes of restoring dwindling salmon runs by boosting phytoplankton and, in turn, the entire marine food web. Villagers voted in February 2011 to lend Can$2.5 million
19th century daguerreotypes of people resembling popular actors like John Travolta or Nicholas Cage have been added to the mix, fueling further “time traveler” speculation. Millions of radio listeners were gripped by the time-traveling character who
Further options for stink bug management that are being explored include the use of trap crops and enhancing beneficial parasitoid populations. Cultural options, including trap cropping and the planting of resistant varieties, have been documented as
One of the coyote groups under observation occupies the smallest known coyote territory ever observed—about a third of a square mile. To Gehrt: “That’s an indication that they don’t have to go far to find food and water. They’re finding everything th
Every 10,000 to 50,000 years, these gaseous behemoths burn helium for a few hundred years in a runaway process known as a thermal pulse, causing the layers of the star to mix. "Thermal elements are an essential part of late stellar evolution," M
The cranium is VERY small compared to the face, well below the norm for humans. Which is actually a point in the film's favour, since an ordinary human skull
is that after severe trauma the brain rewires itself. When damage occurs in one part of the brain it may be that other parts step in to compensate and in doing so release dormant potential which manifests itself as abilities that weren’t there – or w
That Alpha Centauri B is so close is exciting to astronomers, said Laughlin. It means they can make follow-up observations to determine further characteristics of the new exoplanet. Though it would take 40,000 years to travel to the Alpha Centauri
George's work towards a synthetic self replicating self sustaining minimal cell will enable many of the functions of Drexler's assembler. It will be a milestone in synthetic biology that will take it to another level of productivity and capability.
"The key misunderstanding might be that slime mold has a memory like we do," Reid told LiveScience. "I can't stress enough that the slime mold is incapable of creating, storing or recalling memories like ours, because it does not have a brain, or
The biggest risk Baumgartner faced was spinning out of control, which could have exerted g-force and made him lose consciousness. A controlled dive from the capsule was essential, putting him in a head-down position to increase speed. More gruesom
"We used to believe, based on genetic information, DNA studies and molecular studies, that the splits between chimpanzees and the human line on one side and the gorilla line on the other side … happened around eight million years ago," said paleont