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#SciAmBlogs Wednesday - infrared cameras, intelligent infrastructure, gumball science, toilet tech, 1903 British lynx, and more.

Check out the newest Video of the Week!- Kyle Hill - Could the Boston Bomber Have Fled From Infrared? - Alan Woodward - Unexpected Risks Of Intelligent Infrastructure - Jenna Finwall Ryan - Gumball Science - Joanne Manaster - India is Drowning in its Own Excreta-Can Science and Engineering Come to the Rescue? - John R...

STAFFApril 24, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic

Illusion of the Week: The World Illusion

Ed.note: This blog originally appeared at Sleights of Mind blog." The world is but an illusion " -- BuddhaWednesday is Illusion Day. Every Wednesday, we feature a contemporary illusion, or a variation on a classic illusion.This week's pick is a wonderful example of anamorphic art, by French artist François Abélanet...

April 24, 2013 — Susana Martinez-Conde

Can't sleep? Time to snack.

Sci is at Neurotic Physiology today, where I'm talking about snacking. Late night snacking. The kind we do when we're...really sleep deprived. There's a recent study looking at how sleep deprivation changes food intake and weight gain...

April 24, 2013 — Scicurious

A lynx, shot dead in England in c. 1903

For over 100 years, a potentially significant dead cat has been sat in storage in a British museum. Specifically, the specimen – the lynx Ab4458 – has been at Bristol Museum and Art Gallery ever since it was added to the collections there in February 1903, and what makes it significant is that it was shot dead after living wild in Devon, southern England...

April 24, 2013

Could the Boston Bomber Have Fled from Infrared?

Late last Friday a terrible week that began with the bombing of the Boston Marathon came to a satisfying, if somber, conclusion. The last alleged perpetrator of the horrific events at the marathon and MIT was arrested after a most dangerous game of hide and seek...

April 24, 2013 — Kyle Hill

Could the Boston Bomber Have Fled From Infrared?

Late last Friday a terrible week that began with the bombing of the Boston Marathon came to a satisfying, if somber, conclusion. The last alleged perpetrator of the horrific events at the marathon and MIT was arrested after a most dangerous game of hide and seek.To help bring Dzhokhar Tsarneav to justice, officials took advantage of what is usually invisible to us—heat.Photos (and videos) like these highlight just how far detective technology has come...

April 24, 2013 — Kyle Hill

Defensive Scholarly Writing and Science Communication

Jammer Hurrycane Jackie shows her defensive stance at a Twin City Derby Girls intraleague bout. Photo by Tom Schaefges, used with permission. A few weeks ago I was reading over page proofs for a now-published manuscript, and I must have had my science writer brain on...

April 24, 2013 — Kate Clancy

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