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Tweet it to the stars (well, GJ667C to be precise) A while back I wrote about a wonderful piece of art-meets-science-meets-the-public called Tweets In Space, the brainchild of Nathaniel Stern and Scott Kildall.
IgNobel Prize winner in Acoustics: The SpeechJammer. The shut up machine for the passive aggressive.
This year’s IgNobel prize in Acoustics went to Kruihara and Tsukada, of Japan, for an invention straight out of a sci fi movie: The SpeechJammer. (clip from Spaceballs: we’ve been Jammed!)Have you ever had to listen to someone who just won’t.
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Check out the new Video of the Week! - Karla Starr - How to Not Find What You're Looking For - Ferris Jabr - Why We Need to Study the Brain’s Evolution in Order to Understand the Modern Mind - Khalil A.
Video of the Week #61 September 20th, 2012: From: Acoustic Levitation of Liquids Looks Like Magic by Joanne Manaster at PsiVid . Source: Argonne Labs From Argonne Labs comes this intriguing video demonstrating the acoustic levitation of liquids on a piece of equipment developed for NASA to simulate microgravity conditions.
Boston! Sci is in you! And I am here at the Sanders Theatre in Cambridge, for the 22nd First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony!!! We've got a live feed of the ceremony ready for you fun and enjoyment, and I'll be live tweeting as well!
One of the biggest barriers to advances in nanotechnology has manipulating objects at such a small scale. Scientists can make balls, rods and tubes that are only billionths of a meter in size—and have developed techniques to get them to self assemble in different patterns—but tweaking the structure of individual nano-scale particles without breaking them down has proved problematic.A technique for creating more flexible nanotubules that pulsate in response to temperature changes could help make these materials easier to work with and reveal new uses for them, according to a team of scientists from Korea's Seoul National University, Japan's Nagoya University and China's Harbin Institute of Technology.
Image courtesy of Andrew Martin Bumblebees, it turns out, don't bumble. Using tiny radar tracking devices, motion-activated cameras and artificial flowers, scientists have learned how the bees themselves quickly learn the best routes to take when they go foraging from flower to flower.
Bedrich Benes, an associate professor of computer graphics at Purdue University It seems the future of 3-D printing is limited only by one's imagination.
Image via Wikimedia Commons, adapted from Christopher Walsh, Harvard Medical School, by Gary2863 In the September 17th issue of The New Yorker , Anthony Gottlieb analyzes Homo Mysterious: Evolutionary Puzzles of Human Nature , a new book by David Barash, a psychology professor at the University of Washington in Seattle.
First the good news: The world's only population of the critically endangered Moapa dace ( Moapa coriacea ), a tiny fish endemic to the hot springs along a small stretch of Nevada's Muddy River, has boomed this year.
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