Why worms surface after rain?

Why worms surface after rain?

After every rain, the soil is full of surfacing earthworms. It was thought that they surfaced for the fear of drowning in the burrows. But, earthworms do not drown. They can survive in water for several days, new research has found.Unlike humans, earthworms require

Nano technology solar design cools buildings in full sunlight

Nano technology solar design cools buildings in full sunlight

Solar energy is not something associated with cooling, but a research team from Stanford University have utilised new technology for effective cooling in buildings and cars.Shanhui Fan, a Stanfoird professor of electrical engineering, has developed nano technology

Using sound to determine and understand the shape of the universe

Using sound to determine and understand the shape of the universe

A recent paper in the Physical Review Letters has reported a new mathematical tool that can help understand and reveal the shape of the Universe to a great extent.As the universe expands, it is continually subjected to energy shifts, or “quantum

New supercomputer open for scientific research – Blue Waters

New supercomputer open for scientific research – Blue Waters

Blue Waters of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois, is a petascale supercomputer, one of the fastest in the world. On August 08, 2007, the resolution was passed to fund the acquisition and deployment of the world’s

Discovering the unknown with the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer

Discovering the unknown with the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer

The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) is a cosmic ray particle physics detector, on the exterior of the International Space Station. It was launched to the Space Station on the space shuttle Endeavour's STS-134 mission on May 16, 2011.The first results of the AMS

Petrified giant ancient trees found in Thailand

Petrified giant ancient trees found in Thailand

In 2003, a small section of a large petrified log was found in a reserve forest at Ban Tak District, Tak Province, Thailand, by a villager. This lead to investigation in this area by officials of the National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department and many