Skip to main content


Recent Posts

Select Topic

World's "most powerful magnet" isn't quite--But is still impressive

Discovery News directs our attention to the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory at Florida State University, where researchers are working on the "world's most powerful magnet—one that won't blow up a split second after it's turned on."

The bit about not blowing up is key...

September 11, 2008 — JR Minkel

Palin brings creationism debate back into the headlines

The addition of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to the GOP presidential ticket has brought the creationism-evolution fight back into the news cycle, as voters learn more about her agnostic take on the subject: "Teach both," Palin has said...

September 11, 2008 — Jordan Lite

The Volt: Chevy's worst kept secret

Can you keep a secret? Apparently, the folks at General Motors can't either. Wieck Media, a clearinghouse for automakers' pictures, Wednesday posted photos of the production 2011 Chevrolet Volt on a media information Web site for just 12 minutes before taking them down, long enough for to grab them and keep them live for the rest of the world to see...

September 10, 2008 — Larry Greenemeier

Hurricane Ike still kicking up a storm

Floridians may have escaped the brunt of Hurricane Ike, but the storm is making a bee-line for the Gulf of Mexico and is expected to make landfall in Texas by late Friday or early Saturday, forecasters say...

September 10, 2008 — Jordan Lite

How long would it take the LHC to defrost a pizza?

Forget black holes. Here's the real question about the Large Hadron Collider: How fast could it defrost a pizza?

The forward thinking editors at Scientific American was all over this question in the June 2007 issue...

September 10, 2008 — JR Minkel

Blog Index

Scroll To Top