Newly found candy-striped crab could be a cleaner by night

An underwater expedition to study flaming reef lobsters in the Caribbean has led to a chance encounter with another kind of colorful crustacean. The newly discovered candy striped hermit crab is named so for its candy cane-colored legs, and its features have researchers suspecting that it could even be the first hermit crab to engage in "cleaning" of other fish. .. Continue Reading Newly found candy-striped crab could be a cleaner by night Category: Science Tags: [Read Entire Story]

Researchers figure out trick to a fruit fly’s acrobatic flight

If you've ever tried to swat a fruit fly out of the air, you know how crafty the little buggers can be at avoiding your swings. Turns out that not only are they incredibly agile, they're super efficient as well, using only 12 muscles (each controlled... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Al Gore Will Host Previously-Canceled Climate Change Summit, Saying, “Climate Shouldn’t Be a Political Issue”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had planned to host a three-day conference tackling the topic of climate change, as well as the resultant health effects of climate change, but then unceremoniously canceled the event shortly after President Trump’s inauguration. No official reason was given for the initial cancellation, but the event’s co-organizer Georges Benjamin called it a “strategic retreat,” suggesting that the organization didn’t wish to make [Read Entire Story]

Did Harvard really create the "holy grail" of solid metallic hydrogen?

Researchers at Harvard University say they've managed to create a potentially revolutionary material that has only been imagined in theory for the past several decades: metallic hydrogen... Continue Reading Did Harvard really create the "holy grail" of solid metallic hydrogen? Category: Science Tags: Harvard Physics Diamonds superconductor Chemistry Related Articles: [Read Entire Story]

Tiny Einstein Robot Takes On Alexa With Science

Imagine if Amazon’s Echo was shaped like a tiny theoretical physicist and could chit chat with you at length about science. Say hello to Professor Einstein: Your Personal Genius. Yes, tiny Einstein will still tell you the weather and manage your calendar, but he does everything with an educational twist. A companion app called Stein-O-Matic adds to the fun with interactive content: The Stein-O-Matic app is the user’s guidebook and control system for directly engaging content. Using the [Read Entire Story]

Rogue National Park Service Twitter account says it’s no longer run by government employees…but maybe it never was

The rogue government Twitter account, AltUSNatParkService, which claimed it was being run by current park rangers, says it has now handed off control of its Twitter account to “several activists and journalists who believe they can continue in the same spirit.” The move has led some to question if the account was, in fact, ever operated by disgruntled government employees in the… Read More SOURCE: TechCrunch - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

NASA Just Launched a Stunning Tribute to the Apollo 1 Disaster

On January 27th, 1967, three NASA astronauts—Roger Chaffee, Virgil “Gus” Grissom, and Ed White—perished in a fire that erupted in the Apollo 1 command module during a preflight test. Though it was set to be the first crewed Apollo mission, the craft never made it off the launchpad. The tragedy, which took place 50…Read more... SOURCE: io9 - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

First hydrogen metal created on Earth draws critical doubt

Scientists from Harvard University say they've ended an 80-year quest by compressing hydrogen into a potentially superconducting metal. Using a diamond-tipped anvil, the team squeezed a hydrogen gas sample to 71 million PSI, more than the pressure at... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

A Groundbreaking Gene-Editing Therapy Eliminated Cancer in Two Infants

Two infants diagnosed with an aggressive and previously incurable form of leukemia are now in remission, after British doctors say they cured the babies using so-called “designer cells.” Read more... SOURCE: Gizmodo - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

America’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm Just Got Approved

It’s been a rough week for environmentalists in America, but buried amidst a torrent of reports detailing the Trump administration’s war on climate science, one uplifting energy story has garnered comparably little attention: the United States may be getting a second offshore wind farm.Read more... SOURCE: Gizmodo - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Textile muscles could find use in a literal "power suit"

There are many people who could use a bit of help moving their limbs, but they don't necessarily need a full-on exoskeleton. Well, imagine if their clothes could provide that help. Such a thing may one day be possible, thanks to the recent creation of "textile muscles.".. Continue Reading Textile muscles could find use in a literal "power suit" Category: Science Tags: Textile Linkoping University Artificial Muscles [Read Entire Story]

Carl Sagan Predicts the Decline of America: Unable to Know “What’s True,” We Will Slide, “Without Noticing, Back into Superstition &…

There have been many theories of how human history works. Some, like German thinker G.W.F. Hegel, have thought of progress as inevitable. Others have embraced a more static view, full of “Great Men” and an immutable natural order. Then we have the counter-Enlightenment thinker Giambattista Vico. The 18th century Neapolitan philosopher took human irrationalism seriously, and wrote about our tendency to rely on myth and metaphor rather than reason or nature. Vico’s most “revolutionary move,” wrote [Read Entire Story]

Glycerin-filled glasses feature electronic autofocus

It can be a hassle, taking your glasses on and off to switch between near and distant vision. There are bifocals, of course, plus there are now glasses on which you can adjust the focus. Scientists from the University of Utah, however, have gone one better – they've developed glasses that change focus automatically, depending on what you're looking at... Continue Reading Glycerin-filled glasses feature electronic autofocus Category: Science Tags: Glasses [Read Entire Story]

Controversial video game gun study gets retracted

A controversial study about video games and guns titled in part “Boom, Headshot!” has been pulled because of issues with the original data, the website Retraction Watch reported recently. The now-retracted study argued that training with a violent video game can actually make people better at shooting with a real gun. The study, published in 2012, involved 151 participants who played different video games. One of those games had “humanoid targets” and “rewarded headshots,” according to a version [Read Entire Story]

Gar-inspired gloves could guard against injury

The alligator gar is a pretty fearsome predator, but it may actually end up helping to keep people from getting hurt. Led by Francois Barthelat, scientists at Montreal's McGill University have developed a protective ceramic coating for work gloves, inspired by the fish's scales... Continue Reading Gar-inspired gloves could guard against injury Category: Science Tags: McGill University Fish Biomimicry Related Articles: [Read Entire Story]

The genomics intelligence revolution

We’ve entered a new phase in the history of whole-genome sequencing; it has opened the door to understanding our entire world at the molecular level. With this intelligence, we’ll be able to understand, influence and optimize the way we interact with ourselves and our natural world. The promise of genomics is just beginning — we are at the leading edge of an intelligence… Read More SOURCE: TechCrunch - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

NASA ‘Psyche’ mission will investigate nearly all-metal asteroid

NASA has announced a pair of new space missions called “Lucy” and “Psyche,” the latter of which will investigate a never-before-studied asteroid that may be composed almost entirely of nickel and iron. That asteroid — described as being giant in size as well as heavily metallic — is named 16 Psyche, and is thought to have a composition not unlike … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Laser system knows which tree is which

If you work in the forestry industry, then you'd better know that you're cutting down the right type of trees. With this is mind, researchers from Finland's Tampere University of Technology have teamed up with colleagues at the Natural Resources Institute Finland, to create a new laser-based tree classification system... Continue Reading Laser system knows which tree is which Category: Science Tags: Forest Harvesting Tampere University of [Read Entire Story]

Scientists prove that microbes could survive on Mars

Microbes could survive on Mars despite its harsh environment, a year-long experiment conducted by a team of astrobiologists from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville has proven. Sure, that's a little less exciting than proving that little green... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Europe’s space agency plans to launch a space-weather satellite

A few years from now, we might have the power to make more accurate space weather forecasts thanks to an ESA satellite. The European Space Agency plans to launch a solar-monitoring space weather probe in 2023 to keep an eye out for Coronal Mass Eject... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Review! Super Gear by Jennifer Swanson

Super Gear: Nanotechnology and Sports Team Up By Jennifer Swanson 80 pages – ages 8+ Published by Charlesbridge on June 7, 2016 Synopsis from Publisher- How are the sports played by Michael Phelps, Serena Williams, Michelle Wie, and Usain Bolt related? Nanotechnology! Take a close-up look at sports and nanotechnology, the cutting-edge science that manipulates objects at the atomic level. Nanotechnology is used to create high-tech swimsuits, tennis rackets, golf clubs, running shoes, and [Read Entire Story]

Trump Meets With Scientist Who Compared Plight of Carbon Dioxide to That of ‘Jews Under Hitler’

On Friday, Donald Trump met with a climate-denying scientist who’s said some questionable things about Jews. 2017 is moving along exactly as we’ve expected, it seems.Read more... SOURCE: Gizmodo - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

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