Archive for August, 2012 :

Could Sunlight-Reflecting Clouds Stop Hurricanes?
August 31st, 2012

Their idea involves spraying tiny droplets of seawater into the air to “brighten” the clouds and make them more reflective.

Amazon Fungi Help Create Clouds & Rain
August 31st, 2012

In the Amazon rain forest, salty particles from spore-launching fungi help make clouds and rain, according to new research.

A New Way to Track the World’s Whales
August 31st, 2012

Researchers in Denmark say they’ve devised a new method to track the world’s ocean-dwellers using DNA tests on seawater samples.

A Planet-Destroying Superweapon
August 31st, 2012

There’s more than one way to knock out a planet, at least theoretically; antimatter or black hole “bombs” could certainly wreck some havoc.

Supersonic Flying Wing Nabs $100,000 from NASA
August 30th, 2012

An aircraft that resembles a four-point ninja star could go into supersonic mode by simply turning 90 degrees in midair.

New Computer Memory Material Goes Easy on the Juice
August 29th, 2012

That relatively permanent orientation makes ferroelectrics enticing materials for nonvolatile memories.

DARPA’s Robot Worm
August 28th, 2012

Its design enables it to travel silently and to withstand physical trauma undamaged.

Tiny Factory Could Make Solar Panels Anywhere
August 23rd, 2012

Today’s small solar panels cost about twice as much as big solar panels and typically fail within two to five years.

Water Powered Cars
August 23rd, 2012

The new materials are aimed at replacing current state-of-the-art membranes, with cost, durability and efficiency improvements that would allow their use in energy and fueling markets.

Oceans Could Be The Future Of Nuclear Power
August 22nd, 2012

The standard extraction technique, developed in Japan, uses mats of braided plastic fibres embedded with compounds that capture uranium atoms.

Dangerous Experiment in Fetal Engineering
August 21st, 2012

Risky prenatal use of steroid to try to prevent intersex, tomboys and lesbians.

Risky Prenatal Use of Steroid to Try to Prevent Intersex, Tomboys and Lesbians
August 20th, 2012

In short, U.S. doctors have injected at least a thousand pregnant women with hazardous, non-FDA-approved synthetic steroids (without warning them of the risks) in fetuses that may be genetically prone to those traits.

Scientists Convert a 53,000-Word Book Into DNA
August 20th, 2012

The achievement could eventually lead to the mass adoption of DNA as a long-term storage medium.

Dental X-Rays Linked to Common Brain Tumor
August 18th, 2012

A new study suggests people who had certain kinds of dental X-rays in the past may be at an increased risk for meningioma, the most commonly diagnosed brain tumor in the U.S.

Boy Or Girl? Mothers Can Control Outcome
August 17th, 2012

Speculated that the overall body condition and health of the mother affected the outcome of her child’s sex.

Cancer Patients with High Vitamin D Levels Live Longer
August 16th, 2012

The risk of dying from cancer is more than 2.5 times higher in patients with low vitamin D levels compared to patients who have high levels of the same vitamin.

Chemical Widely Used In Antibacterial Hand Soap Damages Heart, Skeleton, Muscle Function
August 15th, 2012

Consider avoiding the plethora of mainstream cleaning and personal hygiene products containing triclosan if you value your body’s ability to function properly.

NASA Scientists Test 4,500mph Hypersonic Jet
August 15th, 2012

Scramjets are ‘airbreathing’ aircraft because rather than carrying both fuel and the oxygen needed to provide acceleration, they carry only hydrogen fuel and ‘pull’ the oxygen needed to burn it from the atmosphere.

New System Could Predict Solar Flares, Give Advance Warning
August 14th, 2012

Researchers may have discovered a new method to predict solar flares more than a day before they occur, providing advance warning to help protect satellites, power grids and astronauts from potentially dangerous radiation.

Researchers Simulate Volcanic Eruptions
August 14th, 2012

Large-Scale Experiment to Shed Light On Powerful Natural Disaster.

The Facebook Camera That Can Recognise You Every Time You Walk Into A Shop
August 14th, 2012

Called Facedeals, the camera uses photos uploaded to Facebook to recognise people as they walk in.

Humans Set To Trash Most Elements on the Periodic Table
August 14th, 2012

The majority of elements on the periodic table and we use almost every element on the periodic table for something or other are also nearly completely unrecycled.

University of Arizona Creating Cheaper Solar Power
August 14th, 2012

With $1.5 million from the Department of Energy, UA researchers are continuing to improve groundbreaking technology to produce solar electricity at a price competitive with non-renewable energy sources.

Test Flight Over Peru Ruins Could Revolutionize Archaeological Mapping
August 13th, 2012

Archaeological sites that currently take years to map will be completed in minutes if tests underway in Peru of a new system being developed at Vanderbilt University go well.

Your Tax Dollars at Work – Killer Robot Worms
August 10th, 2012

New from DARPA – Terminator Worms crawling near you.

Programming RNA: The Future of Medicine
August 8th, 2012

RnA Drops were discovered serendipitously while working on the initial stages of the Living Water project as an early byproduct of the process.

Chemotherapy Backfires – Causes Healthy Cells To Feed Growth Of Cancer Tumors
August 8th, 2012

Chemotherapy damages healthy cells, causing them to secrete a protein that accelerates the growth of cancer tumors.

Bucky Balls Could Double Your Lifespan
August 8th, 2012

A study that set out to establish if they were toxic when administered orally has proven quite the opposite—they almost doubled the lifespan of the rats that they were fed to.

Study: Chemotherapy Can Backfire and Boost Cancer Growth
August 7th, 2012

Cancer-busting chemotherapy can cause damage to healthy cells, which triggers them to secrete a protein that sustains tumor growth and resistance to further treatment, a study said Sunday.

Alzheimer’s is Really Just ‘Type-3’ Diabetes, New Research Shows
August 7th, 2012

Emerging research on the widespread degenerative brain disease known as Alzheimer’s suggests that this prevalent form of dementia is actually a type of diabetes.

Grapefruit Juice Improves Cancer Medication, Study Suggests
August 7th, 2012

Grapefruit juice, long known to have dangerous interactions with numerous prescription medications, appears to actually improve the use of a promising cancer drug.

GMOs Cause Animals to Lose their Ability to Reproduce
August 7th, 2012

Russian scientists discovered that animals fed GMOs as part of their normal diet eventually develop the inability to reproduce.

Elephants Are Able To Sing Like Humans
August 6th, 2012

Elephants “sing” like humans but at a frequency so low we can’t hear them, scientists have claimed.

Alzheimer’s Is Really Just ‘Type-3’ Diabetes, New Research Shows
August 6th, 2012

Alzheimer’s is marked by brain insulin resistance and corresponding inflammation, a condition that some researchers are now referring to as type-3 diabetes

Plants Can ‘Talk’ To Each Other by Clicking!
August 6th, 2012

The idea that plants communicate with each other is normally based in science-fiction or fantasy, but new research out of The UWA reveals that this actually may be the case.

Japan Scientist Synthesizes Meat From Human Feces
August 6th, 2012

It’s being called the “poop burger”. Japanese scientists have found a way to create artificial meat from sewage containing human feces.

Iran Missile Test Sends “Shockwave” Across Entire World
August 6th, 2012

With an EMP nuclear device-armed Iran, practically overnight and “on any given Sunday,” the world could wake up with Iran in total and irreversible control over 56% of the world’s oil reserves.

Architect Designs ‘World’s Smallest House’
August 3rd, 2012

As the child of refugees growing up in Germany, architect Bo Le-Mentzal spent much of his life thinking about the meaning of the word “home.”

Meteorite’s Left-Handed Molecules A Blow To ET Search
August 1st, 2012

It seems an excess of “left-handed” molecules, long assumed to be a signature of life, can be created inside asteroids through a non-biological process.

Synthetic Vitamins Fuel Sickness While Enriching The Corrupt Medical Industry
August 1st, 2012

“The Man” wants you sick and dying, not avoiding toxic vitamin imposters that are NOT ABSORBABLE by the body.