Since it is highly radioactive in there, scientists didn’t expect to find anything living, let alone thriving. The robot was instructed to obtain samples of the slime, which it did, and upon examination…the slime was even more amazing than was though
Dr. Hofmann first synthesized the compound in 1938, while researching ergot derivatives as a chemist for Sandoz Pharmaceuticals in Basel. The substance was tested on lab animals with no interesting results, so like hundreds of
* they have a high power density in a small volume and run either on low-enriched uranium (as do some French and Chinese submarines) or on highly enriched uranium (>20% U-235, current U.S. submarines use fuel enriched to at least 93%, compared to bet
Crystalline structures need to be tested against protocols used to test for gravitational effect. These structures should be slab like and tested in all three dimensions. This needs to be tested against obvious variables in terms of materials.
When healing patients, the chi is so strong that it sometimes causes uncontrollable shocks and spasms in the body of the receiver, requiring someone to hold the patient down. He is even able to start a fire using nothing but his hands and chi! He als
The products of the process include crude oil, which can be further refined into aviation fuel, gasoline, or diesel fuel (in tests, the process achieved between 50 and 70 percent conversion of the algae’s carbon into fuel); clean water, which can be
Researchers here have moved on past myostatin and further down the chain of signals and molecular mechanisms to find a novel place to intervene in order to boost muscle growth in mice and humans. So far results are promising: if this treatment turns
The device requires a small amount of initial input power to start some kind of sensor rolling, which then produces over-unity power. The device looks small, which means it could be used for vehicular power, as well as residential power. They adverti
Boston Urban: There are a few sub-dialects in the Hub, from the stereotypical Southie dialect (Sully and Denise on “Saturday Night Live”) to the Boston Brahmin (John Kerry). The differences are more determined by class than anything else.
"Many DNA changes that appear to alter protein sequences may actually cause disease by disrupting gene control programs or even both mechanisms simultaneously."
Firstly, this temperature is so cold that it goes far beyond any discussions of extreme cold you'll likely find. Environment Canada's guide on this kind of weather stops at "-55 and below" with warnings like "Extremely High risk: exposed skin ca
If the physics issues outlined herein can be satisfactorily resolved, it is conceivable that the DPF concept could be developed into a viable, economic, and environmentally attractive electric power source for not only civilian power but also for mil
He said: “This was one of those extraordinary things. When you had the impact of these things on the moon, unlike a terrestrial earthquake, which dies away quickly, the shock waves continued to reverberate around the moon for a period of an hour or m
The closer the team surveyed to the well, the less diversity of marine life they found. Nearest the disaster site, crustaceans and shellfish suffered greatly; these creatures are particularly sensitive to pollutants in the deep sea. Worms were still
People vary in the degree that they tend to rely on the top and bottom brain systems. This leads to four basic cognitive modes that underlie how a person approaches the world and interacts with other people. To explain the Theory of Cognitive Mode
But in a study of mice, researchers were surprised to find that THC increased the levels of an enzyme called cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) in the hippocampus. The COX-2 increase in the brain cells seems to turn down memory-making abilities by decreasi
The origin of cosmic rays, and what could be accelerating the particles in them, has been a mystery since their discovery more than 100 years ago. That's partly because cosmic rays are electrically charged, and as a result, the particles get deflect
The electric charge of an electron doesn’t arise out of more elemental properties. It simply has a charge,” says Koch. “Likewise, I argue that we live in a universe of space, time, mass, energy, and consciousness arising out of complex systems.”
The aforementioned lion’s first challenge was crossing the 405, from west to east, probably on one of two bridges at Mulholland Drive or a few miles down Sepulveda, where the road squiggles under the freeway just north of the Getty. From there he wou
This isn't the work of a single independent research group; this is a state-sponsored program. With it, the Chinese government plans to raise its next generation's intelligence by an average of 15 IQ points. I don't know about you, but the pros
By the end of May, mathematicians had uncovered simple tweaks to Zhang’s argument that brought the bound below 60 million. A May 30 blog post by Scott Morrison of the Australian National University in Canberra ignited a firestorm of activity, as math
"At this moment, we are not initiating a 'bucardo recovery plan,' we only want to know if Celia's cells are still alive after having been maintained frozen during 14 years in liquid nitrogen," Alberto Fernandez-Arias of the Center for Research a
For the next four to five hours, those in the room did what many call "the work." Some took trips back into their childhood memories. Others had visions: of nature, of healers, of fireworks. Afterward, they would say that the tea offered an opportu
Some 70 plus years after the publication of that book, Williams' predictions shouldn't sound all that incredulous, but he admits it's been met with resistance. "That's why we are excited," he tells Wired.co.uk. "Funding is very limited as this
For two million years our line has been diversifying, especially once we started migrating out of Africa. I imagine the main thing that would keep us from speciating during this time would be a healthy amount of interbreeding continuously occurring a
I've had a different experience from most people. I've spent most of my life (the last thirty years) studying hybrids, particularly avian and mammalian hybrids. I've read thousands, really tens of thousands, of reports describing them. And this ex
Writing in the journal Nature, a team of scientists said it found traces of nickel and iron in the powerful jets shooting out of black hole candidate 4U 1630-47, a small black hole just a few times the mass of our sun. It may help solve a scientific
Researchers are puzzled. They can't tell if the lull is temporary or the onset of a decades-long decline, which might ease global warming a bit by altering the sun's brightness or the wavelengths of its light. "There is no scientist alive who h
One idea was that we were seeing ice on the asteroid outgassing, but the object is too hot, around 170 Kelvin, for ice," he explained. "An impact with the asteroid was discussed but that would leave one large plume, not six."
"Matter falling into black holes may not sound surprising," study lead author Patrick Hall, an astronomer at York University in the United Kingdom, said in a statement. "But what we found is, in fact, quite mysterious and was not predicted by curr