Tag: science

  • World’s Smallest Magazine Cover

    While there’s no shrink ray in existence as of yet, scientists are hard at work at making magazines available for us, just in case we ever get down to the micrometer scale. In fact, a laboratory in Switzerland has managed to print an image so small that you could fit over 2,000 of them onto a…

  • Graphene Earphones: Extremely Light and Incredibly Durable

    Many people rely on headphones and earphones for music and audio playback these days. It’s just a convenient way to listen to your tunes, without bothering the people around you. Now, scientists have come up with some cool new earphone tech. Researchers at the University of California in Berkeley have created the first graphene-based earphones ever. Read…

  • Butterflies That Expend The Most Energy Live The Longest

    The more energy a creature uses, the more free radicals and other unstable, cell-damaging molecules its body produces. In many cases this can shorten the lifespan of the animal, but in the case of some butterflies, the opposite seems to be true. Read more @ SciTechDaily

  • Australian Heat Wave Causes Gadgets to Fail

    The Australian heat wave is getting so hot that Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology had to add new colors to its weather map. There are parts of Australia that have achieved temperatures above 122ºF (50ºC), temperatures which were off the scale until recently. Read more @ SciTechDaily

  • US Ichthyologists Claim Political Interference

    US fisheries scientists are claiming that a supervisor threatened to eliminate their research division after the team had produced controversial model predictions of the survival and recovery of the threatened coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch). Read more @ SciTechDaily

  • Leptocephalus, The Transparent Eel Larva

    The marine eels and other members of the Superorder Elopomorpha have a leptocephalus larval stage, which are flat and transparent. This group is quite diverse, containing 801 species in 24 orders, 24 families and 156 genera. They arose in the Cretaceous period 140 million years ago. Read more @ SciTechDaily

  • Scientists Make Brighter LEDs by Mimicking Fireflies

    Fireflies have inspired scientists to modify LEDs so that they are more than one and a half times more efficient. Researchers have studied the internal structure of firefly lanterns, the organs responsible for the insects’ bioluminescence. Read more @ SciTechDaily

  • Current State of Polio Eradication

    In Pakistan, nine health workers were killed last year. They were administering the polio vaccine, which has been cast by the Taliban as a plot against Islam. This is because the CIA used vaccination programs to get close to Osama bin Laden. Read more @ SciTechDaily

  • Sequencing of Comb Jellies’ DNA Reveals that they Preceded Sponges

    Genome-sequencing data indicates that sponges were preceded by ctenophores, complex marine predators also called comb jellies. Read more @ SciTechDaily

  • Nearby Star is At Least 13.2 Billion Years Old

    Astronomers have discovered one of the oldest stars in the known universe. They believe it is at least 13.2 billion years old and formed shortly after the Big Bang. Read more @ SciTechDaily