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Here's all the cool physics news you missed this week:Soon we could all emulate Peter Parker's tingly Spidey-sense with this snazzy prototype for a SpiderSense suit using sensors and ultrasound to detect when objects get too close.Want to know the geographical origin of your shiny gemstones?...
More and more I realize that having a scientifically literate public is imperative. As much as we hear news stories about new jobs and economic relief that STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) will have on our nation and our lives, the truth is, if individuals aren't ready for these great new, high-paying opportunities then that idyllic life will pass them by...
#SciAmBlogs Friday - Bees under the Microscope, Mariannas Trench, Ethics in Citizen Science, Facebook Abstention, and more.
- Charles Crookenden - Bees under the Microscope - Jennifer Frazer - Cameron’s Team Divulges Discoveries in Deepest Trenches on Earth - DNLee - On Ethics and Self-Policing in (Citizen) Science - Gary Stix - On “Conspicuous Non-Consumption: The Performative and Political Dimensions of Facebook Abstention” - David Wogan - EIA: Newer homes are larger, yet use roughly the same energy as older homes - Katie Worth - Step into the Twilight Zone: Day 22 on Mars Time – Meteoric Changes to the Earth Day, as Told by a Thousand Tired Decisions - Evelyn Lamb - Two Evelyns and a Katie: a Snapshot from AAAS - Bora Zivkovic - Bora’s Picks (February 22nd, 2013) - Scicurious - Friday Weird Science: Need more caffeine?...
Science is experiencing a boost in enthusiasm and participation from the Citizen Science Movement. For those familiar it conjures up images of kids, adults and seniors counting birds or counting stars at night...
Today's Friday Weird Science is a response to a question I received, asking if Shower Shock caffeinated soap actually works. And I wondered...well does it?
It's often said that we know less about the bottom of our own ocean than we do about the surface of Mars. The governments of the world, and our government in particular, seem presently much less than enthusiastic about exploring the oceans of our own planet than in exploring other planets (ocean research seems to have taken a particular hit in the last decade of Congressional budget cuts, although admittedly, all agencies have seen cutbacks)...
Evelyns from Texas at the AJAS poster session. (Left: yours truly. Right: Evelyn Ho.) When I was at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Boston last week, I popped by the American Junior Academy of Science poster session featuring the work of high school scientists...
The chicken pesto pasta on your plate is more than just tasty fuel to keep you going. The dish has carbohydrates, fats and proteins to be sure, but it also contains other nutrients and chemicals that send subtle cues and instructions to your cells...
Step into the Twilight Zone: Day 22 on Mars Time Meteoric Changes to the Earth Day, as Told by a Thousand Tired Decisions
Editor’s note: Researchers exploring Mars via rover and satellite have to adapt to the longer day on the Red Planet. Katie Worth, whose Can Earthlings Adapt to the Longer Day on Mars?
New results from the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s Residential Energy Consumption Survey finds that homes built after the turn of the millennium use roughly the same amount of energy as those built before the year 2000 - despite being 30 percent larger, on average (link)...
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