Command a Robot By Tilting Your Head

Many marvel at the immense computing power available in modern day wearable devices. However, few appreciate the many sensors that work together in these devices. Wearable electronics contain many sensors that continually collect data. Picture a smartwatch or personal health monitor. It is the collaboration between different sensors that differentiate a step that you take […]

Compostable Flower Pots Made From Pineapple Waste

When life gives you lemons, sell them and buy a pineapple. Davin Turney couldn’t have put it any better. The versatile pineapple is a powerhouse of nutrients, and even its rugged skin and leaves have found applications ranging from renewable energy to vegan fabrics. You may want to think twice before consigning the skin to […]

Prenatal Inflammation May Affect Brain Development

A normal pregnancy usually lasts around 40 weeks, but births that occur before 37 weeks are defined as being premature. Premature births are associated with a wide range of problems in infant children, and generally, the shorter the term of a pregnancy, the greater the health problems there will be for the infant. In fact, […]

New Cavity Discovered in the Great Pyramid of Egypt

An international team of scientist have detected a new cavity in the 4000 year old Great Pyramid of Egypt! The detection method, muon tomography, is non-intrusive and so the discovery still awaits confirmation using more traditional techniques that involve (minimally invasive) drills and flashlights. But let’s first take a step back. What is this muon […]

What Protects Exoplanets from Damaging Solar Flares?

By Alexander Adranly Thanks to NASA’s Kepler Mission, over one-thousand potentially habitable exoplanets have been discovered to-date, orbiting around their respective stars. An exoplanet refers to any planet outside of our solar system. The discoveries of these worlds are a major accomplishment for us, but the question still persists: which of these exoplanets may best […]

Dinosaur Brain Anatomy Helps to Clarify Evolutionary History

A paper authored by Mario Bronzanti, Oliver Rauhut, Jonathas Bittencourt, and Max Langer in September of this year traced the evolution of the brain in the largest animals to ever walk the planet—the sauropods. The authors studied a braincase from Saturnalia tupiniquim, an ancestral form of sauropod called a sauropodomorph. By studying Saturnalia, they could […]

A New Field of Science: Space Pasta and Nuclear Crusts

A new field of science is born – astromaterial science. First mentioned in today’s paper, this scientific field studies materials of astronomical objects that are denser than materials commonly found on Earth. Scientists, M. E. Caplan and C. J. Horowitz, introduce the field of astromaterial science, starting with two major materials of interest, Coulomb crystals […]

A New Field of Science: Space Pasta and Nuclear Crusts

A new field of science is born – astromaterial science. First mentioned in today’s paper, this scientific field studies materials of astronomical objects that are denser than materials commonly found on Earth. Scientists, M. E. Caplan and C. J. Horowitz, introduce the field of astromaterial science, starting with two major materials of interest, Coulomb crystals […]

A New Field of Science: Space Pasta and Nuclear Crusts

A new field of science is born – astromaterial science. First mentioned in today’s paper, this scientific field studies materials of astronomical objects that are denser than materials commonly found on Earth. Scientists, M. E. Caplan and C. J. Horowitz, introduce the field of astromaterial science, starting with two major materials of interest, Coulomb crystals […]

Lost & Found: The ancient Aitape Skull may be from the oldest known tsunami victim

Tsunami are among the most destructive natural events that happen on our planet. From the Japanese term meaning “harbor wave”, tsunami occur when large volumes of water are quickly moved about in the ocean, which can be driven by events like earthquakes and glacial calving (when pieces of a glacier break off and fall into […]

Lost & Found: The ancient Aitape Skull may be from the oldest known tsunami victim

Tsunami are among the most destructive natural events that happen on our planet. From the Japanese term meaning “harbor wave”, tsunami occur when large volumes of water are quickly moved about in the ocean, which can be driven by events like earthquakes and glacial calving (when pieces of a glacier break off and fall into […]