The best way to meet increasing energy demand might not be to supply more. But, while efficiency improves security, hurdles abound.Last night, the latest edition of the International Energy Agency (IEA) Journal was released.
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President Obama visits the Edison Electric Vehicle Technical Center in Pomona, Calif., in 2009. Credit: White House/Lawrence Jackson This afternoon, President Barack Obama will ask Congress to direct our cars, trucks and buses to a realm that doesn’t include gas stations.
Ed. Note: Elements of this article first appeared in our book, Sleights of Mind, and a press release about our research article published in PeerJ. Video: Teller--Stuck ball experimental condition"Cups and Balls," a magic illusion in which balls appear and disappear under the cover of cups, is one of the oldest magic tricks in history, with documented descriptions going back to Roman conjurors in 3 B.C.
Check out the new Video of the Week! - Kyle Hill - The Mechanics of the Pull-Up (And Why Women Can Absolutely Do Them) - Jon Lieff - Wired and Wireless Components of the Brain - Kelly Oakes - Alien planet’s atmosphere contains water and carbon monoxide - John R.
Video of the Week #83, March 14th, 2013: From: Best of the Blogs Video by Bora Zivkovic at A Blog Around The Clock . Source: Carin Bondar on the Scientific American YouTube Channel 'Best of the Blogs' is a monthly video series that highlights some of the most fascinating stories from the Scientific American blog network.
The Mandingo fight scene of Django Unchained really disturbed me. Two men were fighting for their lives. They were not competing over resources for survival, like food or shelter or access to mates or to protect their young.
Artist's impression of planetary system HR 8799 at an early stage in its evolution, showing the planet HR 8799c, as well as a disk of gas and dust, and interior planets.
A variety of pies celebrating the number pi. Source: flickr/djwtwo. On the one hand, I like Pi Day because I get to eat pizza and/or pie, and I like things that get people excited about math, but on the other hand, I'm an adult, and I get to eat pizza and/or pie whenever I want, Pi Day or no.
Happy Pi Day! In honor of the occasion, Jen-Luc Piquant has dug up an archival post on a lesser-known historical figure you devised an ingenious method of calculating Pi.
Traditionally, we have understood the immune system and the nervous system as two distinct and unrelated entities. The former fights disease by responding to pathogens and stimulating inflammation and other responses.
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