A new recycling process could provide a way to restore lithium ion battery cathodes to “mint condition.” What’s better, this new process only uses half the energy of conventional recycling methods
We like other people in part because they think the way we do—but we may also think alike as a result of being friends
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For the past couple years, I’ve been working as a science communicator on two fronts, as a freelance science writer and a community college Earth science instructor.
Image of new slow loris species, N. kayan, courtesy of Ch'ien C Lee The slow loris shouldn't be a difficult object of study. For one thing, it's slow—very slow (think sloth slow).
Figure 1. Image of a sweat gland from Gray's Anatomy, 18th edition I tend to go to bed freezing, especially so in the winter, so I pile our flannel sheet, blanket, and down comforter over me when I settle in to sleep.
In chatting with colleagues after a talk this week, Joe Polchinski said he'd love to fall into a black hole. Most theoretical physicists would. It's not because they have some peculiar death wish or because science funding prospects are so dark these days.
The latest results from the Atlas experiment indicate that there may be two different Higgs bosons—one that weighs 123.5 GeV (in blue) and another that's 126.6 GeV (in red).
A quick heads up: I’ll be covering an energy conference here in Austin on Monday called Comparative Energy Policies and Technologies in France and the USA.
How fake images change our memory and behaviour by Rose Eveleth: The year was a memorable one – looking back at the unforgettable images over the past 12 months, you might think of apocalyptic-looking clouds over Manhattan during Hurricane Sandy, or Mitt Romney’s children mistakenly standing in a line spelling out the word “MONEY”, or even the winning US Powerball lottery ticket that became the most shared picture on Facebook.
One day I would like to have a long tube snaking in and out of the rooms of my house carrying a faintly glowing algal broth. I know it sounds strange, but these tiny creatures are bioluminescent, so eco-enthusiasts think they could make great, environmentally friendly lamps.
Where you able to participate in Computer Science Education Week? Where there any memorable moments?My favorite Tweets and links about Computer Science Education Week “@drugmonkeyblog: #thatsofreud RT @funkyNMR: This is how computer scientits read "50 Shades of Grey" http://btfy.me/x6r2dy ” #CSEdWeek lol “@ileducprof: Clemson leads U.S.
#SciAmBlogs Thursday - New Chimp Species, Hellbenders, Clinical Trial Suicide, Weirdo Ediacarans, Driving Dogs, and more.
- David Pisetsky - Science at the (Baseball) Plate - Cadell Last - Are Western Chimpanzees a New Species of Pan? - Jennifer Frazer - Were Weirdo Ediacarans Really Lichens, Fungi, and Slime Molds? - Jason G.
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