Science News Round-Up [9/2/11]

Reflection Imaging of Skin Tissue Using Off-Axis Holography	 Myungjun Lee, Oguzhan Yaglidere, and Aydogan Ozcan

New Hubble Videos Show Star Jets in Action 14 years’ worth of high-resolution pictures from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have been spliced together for the first time to create video footage of Herbig-Haro objects–high-velocity jets shooting from the poles of baby stars. The outflows are relatively short-lived, astronomically-speaking, continuing for about 100,000 years before […]

Round-up: Meanwhile, in Science…


It’s been a big month for science-related news in many fields. From astronomists’* astronomers’ discovery of blinged-out planet to paleontologists’ fossils from just a blink after the Earth was formed, researchers have unleashed all kinds of awesome new info lately. Here’s a round-up of the biggest recent news and coolest finds: 1. This Ice World […]

Freaked-Out Lampreys Are Freaky [Video]

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How do you control an invasive species–especially a parasitic one–without having to physically remove every specimen from an area? It’s a good question, and a hard one to answer. The ramifications of controlling one animal almost always include serious decline in another, damage and contamination to a habitat and possible immunity in the case of […]

The Sound of Hydrogen [Video]

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Just last week’s post about the Radioactive Orchestra, this video illustrates the concept of atomic radiation through sensory switch techniques–by exchanging light waves for sound waves, we can hear hydrogen. Produced by Henry Reich, this short animation is part of a series of animations that quickly explain a physics concept. We featured “Something from Nothing” here a couple […]