All explained with such clarity. One for the biologists to have a little giggle at. Not sure how I feel about the altered spelling of Genus though… [Via Fake Science]
A New Zealand physicist has published a paper that claims to prove that two positively charged metal spheres will almost always attract when placed close enough to one another. Professor John Lekner from the Victoria University of Wellington claims that if the space between the two spheres is small, relative to the size of the […]
A mad scientist read a graphic novel of a story of the battle between Edison and Tesla in the war to dominate the electric world – a graphic novel where Tesla had awesome Tesla guns. So he set about creating is own. And it’s battery powered. If you’ve got all the hardware, you could even […]
[GAS] friend Mark Day caught some footage of shadows created by yesterday’s partial solar eclipse, and all I have to say is: WOW! Those look pretty funky! Thanks Mark! Edit: And here’s a time-lapse video of the event as an added bonus!
Now is not the time to yawn! Watch and learn, geeks! [Source: Vsauce | Via]
This is the film from our micro exhibition ‘Measuring the Universe: from the transit of Venus to the edge of the cosmos’. If you can make it to Greenwich then come and see the exhibition – its on from 1 March–2 September 2012 and its absolutely FREE! [Royal Observatory Greenwich]
“Some infinities are bigger than other infinities” – Hazel Grace Lancaster, in “The Fault in Our Stars,” by John Green. [Minute Physics]
If gravity is so attractive, why doesn’t the earth just crash into the sun? Or the moon into the earth? The answer: Stable Orbits [Minute Physics]
Attempts to spot the oldest visible objects in the universe have taken an important step forward this week. An instrument that should make it possible to isolate “first light” has been completed and is ready for the James Webb Space Telescope. The telescope is scheduled for a 2018 launch and is designed to sense images […]
[GAS] reader Kirk just sent in this video he recently made about an electronic nose scientists at Caltech are currently working on. So I just put together this fun video about a lab at Caltech that is working on an electronic nose that they plan on miniaturizing and installing into smart phones. It can be […]
Touché proposes a novel Swept Frequency Capacitive Sensing technique that can not only detect a touch event, but also recognize complex configurations of the human hands and body. Such contextual information significantly enhances touch interaction in a broad range of applications, from conventional touchscreens to unique contexts and materials. For example, in our explorations we […]
While the video is intended to give you a sort of explanation of how the Northern Lights work, he takes a much more humourous approach compared to most science documentaries. It’s really funny seeing some of the people’s misconceptions. “Photons and…you know, neurons…superfluidity of neurons…” That made me lol.