Have you ever wondered why concrete does not reabsorb water once it has dried out? Well, the answer to that is pretty interesting.May 14, 2016Concrete is everywhere. You can& 39;t go many places anymore without seeing it. Most of the concrete we see is in the form of sidewalks or buildings, but some artists even use it to build odd concrete structures, like the ones at the Garden of Eden in Kansas: Image Source: Kohler Foundation But have you ever wondered why concrete does not reabsorb water once it has dried out?
Scientists in Saudi Arabia have created the first ever working prototype of a human skin.February 24, 2016Scientists from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology(KAUST) in Saudi Arabia have created the first ever working prototype of a human skin. The human skin is a very complex organ and it is very difficult to create a device that properly senses pressure, temperature and humidity like the skin does.
March 12, 2016You might remember vantablack, a material that can absorb 99.96 of all of the light that hits it, but there& 39;s a new more improved material that was just created. Vantablack is created using tightly packed carbon nanotubes thinner than a human hair. Nanotubes packed so closely create an environment where the light waves cannot be reflected outward resulting in almost complete internal reflection.
February 28, 2016In May 1969, the Apollo 10 astronauts heard weird music while on the dark side of the moon, and they didn& 39;t tell anyone about it. Nasa& 39;s Unexplained Files take a closer look into what is still an unsolved mystery. For nearly an hour, the 3 Apollo astronauts were without radio communications to earth while they passed on the far side of the moon.
March 12, 2016Technological advancement in the diabetes industry has lagged behind compared to other advances in medical markets, according to USA Today. Surprisingly, the science has not evolved beyond the traditional finger pricking and constant injections yet, but technology is slowly beginning to advance.
March 08, 2016Have you ever worried about the carbon footprint created when you are buried or cremated? Well if not, it may be time to start thinking about it. Cremation has long been the way to go for those looking for something other than a traditional burial. In fact many companies will create objects with ashes in order to memorialize your lost loved one.
March 16, 2016UPDATE (Oct. 22, 2016):A story surfaced yesterday claiming yet another answer solving the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle.A new Science Channel documentary places the blame on hexagonal clouds. These uniquely shaped clouds puzzled meteorologists until they realized the clouds& 39; locations.
March 28, 2016If have ever struggled with cutting thick crunchy loafs of bread, there may be a new knife for you that utilizes ultrasonic technology. MECS Tech, a company that focuses on the ultrasonic utensil industry, has released video showing how effortlessly their new knife can cut through a loaf of bread, just like butter!
Scientists have just confirmed the discovery of gravitational waves created from two merging black holes.February 11, 2016Scientists have just confirmed the discovery of gravitational waves created from two merging black holes. Researchers at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) in the United States first observed the waves which confirm Einstein& 39;s Theory of General Relativity.
March 28, 2016 Image Source: collage by Stellabelle You probably don’t put much thought into the way your own death will be handled in the future, but if you’re like me, you’re curious about the alternatives to being buried or cremated. Being sunk into the earth or burned in a fiery pit until reduced to ashes just doesn’t sound very appealing for some reason.
April 02, 2016Originally, hieroglyphics were incredibly detailed works of art that incorporated colors and told intricate stories on walls of stone. Archaeologists at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET) have brought back the ancient pictures with the use of some creative projecting and digital animation.
If you like fire, molten hot metal and the occasional coconut drink, then check out what happens when you pour molten copper into a coconut!April 02, 2016When you mix molten metal with random objects, endless amount of fun and entertainment is created as you watch the metal react in all sorts of ways.
April 04, 2016 Image Source: University of Cambridge According to the University of Cambridge website, an entirely new state of matter has been detected in a two-dimensional material. The state is known as quantum spin liquid and it causes electrons to break into pieces. This new state of matter is mysterious because it was previously thought that electrons were indivisible building blocks of nature.
April 03, 2016 Image Source: Boston Globe According to the New York Times, a new ground-breaking, experimental method has been created by Dr. Martha Murray and her team at Boston Children’s Hospital to heal the anterior cruciate ligaments, or, ACL. These ligaments run diagonally through the knee, provide motion support and are especially prone to being damaged.
April 07, 2016Scientists in the past have been able to bioengineer a number of different types of tissues in the lab but there are still a large number of obstacles to overcome. Prior to this new breakthrough, skin tissue was not fully functional, meaning it lacked the ability to regulate temperature.
April 10, 2016 Image Source: Ars Electronica The discovery of superconducting in 1911 by Dutch physicist Heike Kamerlingh Onnes has since left scientists trying to cool particles down to absolute zero (0 kelvin, or 0 k) in order to reach a state of superconductivity. Superconductivity is a state in which particles have almost no resistance, a quantum effect.
April 12, 2016Aphids suck - literally. Aphids have modified mouths that enable them to pierce and suck the juicy nectar from plants, measuring just over two millimeters, and they are EVERYWHERE- even in your garden or house right now. Aphids are part of the insect group hemiptera, a group of bugs that have hardened outer wings, with membranous wings underneath (the same group as ladybugs).
April 12, 2016Space is made up of almost nothing. Yet amongst the nothingness arises the sound of Earth, teeming with life at every corner. We are the only life that we know exists. The sound of humanity& 39;s lonely existence is almost deafening. Which brings up the million dollar question (or in this case, $100 mill), are we alone?
April 13, 2016The Smithsonian Institution has a seemingly endless collection of artifacts and museum pieces on display, but you may not know that they have huge warehouses filled with everything from rocks to boxes of mice. This large percentage of the Institution& 39;s collection is meticulously organized in warehouses cared for by hundred of staff that work around the clock.
April 10, 2016 Image Source: collage By Stellabelle Have you ever thought about what outer space smells like? I hadn& 39;t even considered such an absurd notion until quite recently when I accidentally discovered an article about it. Of course, humans can& 39;t sniff outer space because it exists within a vacuum and we& 39;d die if we tried.
April 21, 2016 Image Source: NASA February 11th, 2016 marked the 6th-anniversary of NASA& 39;s Solar Dynamics Observatory or SDO, which has captured incredible photos of the Earth-facing side of the Sun for the last 6 years, 24h a day, 7 days a week. The SDO captures images of the Sun at almost one frame per second, providing unprecedented images of how massive the solar flares and explosions on the sun can erupt and expand.