SCIENCE - TECHNOLOGY - NATURE
SCIENCE AND SCI-FI AT THE MOVIES IN 2017
There was plenty of science in the movies that hit screens large and small in 2017.
NUCLEAR SPHERE: WEIRD GLOBE COULD REVOLUTIONIZE FUSION ENERGY
A team of researchers has a plan to achieve
that actually produces energy, and their proposal looks very different from the fusion projects the world has already seen.
FROM AMERICAN COCKROACHES TO ZEBRAS, NEW BOOK ANSWERS 'DOES IT FART?'
Dani Rabaiotti didn't expect to become something of an expert on animal farts. It all started on a family vacation when the zoologist's brother asked her if snakes farted.
GET READY TO SEE THE LARGEST PICTURE OF THE UNIVERSE EVER TAKEN
The Hubble Space Telescope has dazzled us for years with its detailed images of the universe. The Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope will expand its view, giving us the largest picture of the universe ever seen.
CHINA’S FIRST EMPEROR ORDERED OFFICIAL SEARCH FOR IMMORTALITY ELIXIR
Ancient texts reveal that China’s first emperor ordered an official search for the secret of eternal life.
RESEARCHERS STUMBLE UPON A NEW TYPE OF QUANTUM MATERIAL
A team of researchers has discovered a new quantum material that's been dubbed a Weyl-Kondo semimetal. It could potentially shape our search for other such materials.
WHY SHOPPERS WHO SWITCH QUEUES WAIT THE LONGEST
It is a frequent conundrum while waiting in shop queues to pay for post-Christmas bargains : will switching queues save me time?
NIH OFFICIALLY LIFTS BAN ON RESEARCH STUDYING GERMS WITH PANDEMIC POTENTIAL
"We have a responsibility to ensure that research with infectious agents is conducted responsibly."
WHY WAS CHRISTMAS SO COLD THIS YEAR?
It was a frigid
in much of the United States.
NASA IS CONSIDERING SENDING A “DRAGONFLY” DRONE TO AN ALIEN WORLD
Saturn's largest moon, Titan, is a promising candidate for extraterrestrial life. NASA may be sending a "Dragonfly" drone to explore Titan's surface.