Research - page 59

universe light temperature differences

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

April 10, 2013

Dragon Eye Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

NASA's unmanned aircraft surveys volcano

To improve understanding of volcanoes, researchers need to gather data about volcanic ash and gases. However, volcanic airspace contains noxious gases that can be dangerous for researchers as well as conventional combustion engines. Considering the nature and magnitude

April 05, 2013


Researchers discover natural protein in fish that inhibits prostate cancer cell spread

University of Maryland School of Medicine scientists have identified a peptide, or protein, derived from Pacific cod which appears to inhibit prostate cancer and possibly other cancers from spreading -- a process known as metastasis. This is extremely important

March 31, 2013

earth mantle molten layer

Previously unknown magma layer in Earth's mantle offers new insights into tectonics

Scientists have debated for decades as to what forces allow the planet's tectonic plates to slide across the Earth's mantle. Now, researchers have found a layer of liquefied molten rock in Earth's mantle, which could potentially be that cause of the tectonic

March 22, 2013


Organic computers - scientists build interfaces for brain networks

Researchers at Duke University linked brains of rats across continents via internet in a demonstration of what they call the world's first  'organic computer'. Surprisingly, rats were able to share sensory information through interfaces developed by researchers and

March 20, 2013


New research to focus on energy distribution in upper atmosphere

"Understanding interaction between the Earth’s magnetic field, or magnetosphere, and its upper atmosphere – known as the thermosphere/ionosphere – is especially important this year and in 2014, said Yue Deng, an assistant physics professor at University of Texas.

March 12, 2013


Graphene: Bio-degradable substance with potential of revolutionizing technology

Graphene is a biodegradable substance composed of pure carbon, a honeycomb structured one atom thick sheet packed with stupendous opportunities. Recent studies explored its potential and its amazing properties may soon help revolutionize the day-to-day technology. For

March 09, 2013


Researchers demonstrate algorithm for practical quantum computing

In a major advancement in quantum computing, for the first time researchers successfully demonstrated a quantum algorithm that performs a true calculation. Quantum circuit built for this demonstration didn't require knowing answer in advance, hence did a true

March 05, 2013

epidermal electronics UCSD

Future tech - Tattoos for electronic telepathy and psychokinesis

Researchers are now working on wireless flexible electronics as thin as human hair, that can read brain activity. Such devices, they claim, will enable humans to control machines and communicates just by thoughts. By using award-winning technology epidermal

February 27, 2013


Earthquake catastrophes and fatalities projected to rise with population growth in this century

"Predicted population increases in this century can be expected to translate into more people dying from earthquakes. There will be more individual earthquakes with very large death tolls as well as more people dying during earthquakes than ever before", according to

February 22, 2013

Supernova remnant W49B

NASA's Chandra X-ray observatory may have found galaxy's youngest black hole

Observations of a rare supernova remnant by Chandra X-ray observatory indicates the presence of our galaxy’s youngest black hole 26,000 light-years away from Earth. Scientists studied highly distorted remnant of what they believe was a rare supernova explosion

February 18, 2013


Dimishing Arctic sea ice - CryoSat reveals facts about ice volumes

An international team of scientists led by University College London provided insight into decline of Arctic sea ice volume and generated estimates of the sea-ice volume for the 2010–11 and 2011–12 winters over the Arctic basin using data from ESA’s CryoSat

February 13, 2013


TV viewing leads to lower sperm counts

Men who watch more than 20 hours of TV per week have a sperm count nearly half that of men who rarely watch TV, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health and published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.To

February 12, 2013


Yet more evidence emerges that our universe is a grand simulation created by an intelligent designer

There's a lot of buzz in the news about a new scientific study that statistically supports the idea that our known universe is actually a grand computer simulation. This is mainstream science, and the idea isn't a whacky as you might first suppose. I've actually

February 09, 2013


Cancer breakthrough: Grape seed extract kills colorectal cancer cells

Cancer researchers are working to find chemotherapies that destroy cancer cells but are harmless to normal cells. It turns out, a natural substance already exists that does just that. University of Colorado Cancer Center scientists have just published a study in the

February 07, 2013


Scientists produce hydrogen by mixing silicon and water

Hydrogen is a zero-emission fuel and arguably an excellent candidate of alternative energy. Use of  hydrogen extracted from water  to generate electricity is a topic of an ongoing debate. Recent experiments by University at Buffalo researchers revealed how silicon

February 02, 2013

center of galaxy outflow

Giant magnetized outflows from our Galactic Center

Two years ago, CfA astronomers reported the discovery of giant, twin lobes of gamma-ray emission protruding about 50,000 light-years above and below the plane of our Milky Way galaxy, and centered on the supermassive black hole at our galaxy's core.The scientists

January 28, 2013