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- David G. Myers - Hearing Aids Can Serve a Second Purpose—As Wireless Speakers - Jennifer Ouellette - The Physics of Thor’s Hammer Immortalized in Comic Form - Mary Karmelek - “We Build, We Fight”: The Role of the Seabees in the Invasion of Normandy - Dana Hunter - Epic Excitement: Reading Quad Map Documentation - Nicholas Evans and Ashutosh Jogalekar - Promise or problem?...
We Build, We Fight : The Role of the Seabees in the Invasion of Normandy
Today marks the 69th anniversary of D-day, when the Allied troops stormed the beaches of Normandy. Whereas all branches of the Armed Forces who took place in the invasion deserve recognition, I wanted to dedicate this blog post to a group that I hadn’t heard of until I read about them in Scientific American’s archive: the Seabees.The Scientific American article from February 1943 described the Seabees as “the newest branch of the Navy, and one of our most dramatic and romantic services.” The name is derived from the phonetic spelling of “CB”, or “Construction Battalion.” Officially created by Rear Adm...
Unusual Offshore Octopods: Great Glowing Octopus! [Video]
What has eight arms, no bones and hundreds of bright, twinkly lights? The glowing sucker octopus ( Stauroteuthis syrtensis ), of course.This flashy octopod is one of the few of its kind to have true bioluminescence, a trait much more common in two other cephalopod relatives, squid and cuttlefish...
The Physics of Thor's Hammer Immortalized in Comic Form
Back in February, Jen-Luc Piquant chatted with University of Minnesota physicist Jim Kakalios (author of The Physics of Superheroes , among other achievements) in Second Life's Virtually Speaking Science series...
Dave Farber, Internet's "Grandfather," Seeks to Cut Through Fog of Cyberwar
Over the last few years, the rhetoric if not the actuality of cyberwarfare has been escalating. Every day, it seems, the media report on alleged cyberattacks--by nations, terrorist organizations or criminal gangs--against U.S...
Hearing Aids Can Serve a Second Purpose As Wireless Speakers
“Never in my audiology career has something so simple helped so many people at so little cost.”“I can't stop smiling. . . . I could understand every word.
Epic Excitement: Reading Quad Map Documentation
I’m not being facetious. I spent a good portion of one Sunday reading the pamphlet for the Geologic Map of the Silver Lake Quadrangle, Cowlitz County, Washington (pdf).
#SciAmBlogs Wednesday - power plants, cooperation, zoo science, eating insects, non-extinct frog, coral reefs, and more.
Check out the new Video of the Week!- Mark Farmer - Power plants - Jag Bhalla - Behavioral Telescope Shows How Cooperation Works - Jason G.
Science and Media Smackdown!
Video of the Week #95, June 5th, 2013: From: Science and Media Smackdown! Best of the Blogs #5 by Carin Bondar at PsiVid . Source: Scientific American YouTube channel In the month of May the blog network was abuzz with controversies about science in the media...
Extinct Frog Rediscovered in 2011; World Takes Notice in 2013
What was once lost has now been found. Well, it was actually found about a year and a half ago, but most people just seem to be noticing now.The Hula painted frog was probably never common...
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