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What if there is a way to destroy the universe so fundamentally that life as we know it will be impossible forever?
By combining traditional archaeology with 3D technology, researchers at Lund University in Sweden have managed to reconstruct a house in Pompeii to its original state before the volcano eruption of Mount Vesuvius thousands of years ago. Unique video material has now been produced, showing their creation of a 3D model of an entire block of houses.
The primary mirror of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope consisting of 18 hexagonal mirrors looks like a giant puzzle piece standing in the massive clean room of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. Appropriately, combined with the rest of the observatory, the mirrors will help piece together puzzles scientists have been trying to solve throughout the cosmos.
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As you start across the street, out of the corner of your eye, you spot something moving toward you. Instantly, your brain shifts its focus to assess the potential threat, which you quickly determine to be a slow-moving bicycle -- not a car -- which will pass behind...
Researchers at Case Western Reserve University may have found a new way information is communicated throughout the brain. Their discovery could lead to identifying possible new targets to investigate brain waves associated with memory and epilepsy and better...
"You are what your parent's eat," is becoming more relevant by the day. According to a study published in journal Science, just one junk food-eating generation can pass on the metabolic disorders it gains from an unhealthy diet to the next. Less than two years...
An angry Mount Etna, Europe’s tallest active volcano, scorches the skies over Sicily with a tremendous eruption, on December 3.
“Not only can we ourselves eat it, but also taking into account our land and water – which is particularly important – resources Russia could become the world’s largest supplier of healthy, environmentally friendly, high-quality food that has long been missing in some...
He is not just talking the talk either, he is also walking the walk. Have you ever wonder what dinner would look like if bees – one of nature’s most miraculous and necessary insects – became extinct due to mankind’s unsustainable habits? Bees are responsible for...
Professor Phil Moriarty discussing ferrofluid.
Stephen Hawking enters the recent debate around black holes and firewalls – by suggesting event horizons may not exist!
A recent paper by Stephen Hawking has created quite a stir, even leading Nature News to declare there are no black holes. As I wrote in an earlier post, that isn’t quite what Hawking claimed. But it is now clear that Hawking’s claim about black holes is wrong because the paradox he tries to address isn’t a paradox after all.
In only about 12,000 years Vega will be the North Star, the closest bright star to our fair planet’s North Celestial Pole. By then, when you fix your camera to a tripod long exposures of the night sky will show the concentric arcs of star trails centered on a point near Vega as Earth rotates on its axis.
NASA announced this week the creation of the Nexus for Exoplanet Systems Science (NExSS) network that will study planets beyond our solar system for habitability and other features tapping the expertise of researchers at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), Goddard Space Flight Center and other locations.
How can the Moon rise through a mountain?
Professors Frederick Gosselin and Daniel Therriault, along with their master's student Renaud Passieux, are not related to Spiderman. Nevertheless, these Polytechnique Montreal researchers have produced an ultra-tough polymer fibre directly inspired by spider silk!...
Before decrying the latest cyberbreach, consider your own cyberhygiene Arun Vishwanath, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York The theft of 80 million customer records from health insurance company Anthem earlier this month would be more shocking if...
Mikael Nilsson, University of California, Irvine This article is part of The Conversation’s worldwide series on the Future of Nuclear. You can read the rest of the series here. Nuclear energy provides about 11% of the world’s total electricity today. This power source...