Starting with four basic questions (that you may be surprised to find you can’t answer), Jonathan Drori looks at the gaps in our knowledge — and specifically, what we don’t understand about science that we might think we do.
In 2007, Paul Rothemund gave TED a short summary of his specialty, DNA folding. Now he lays out in clear, adundant detail the immense promise of this field — to create tiny machines that assemble themselves.
By Jimmy Rogers Contributing Writer, [GAS] This is possibly the most frightening thing I’ve ever seen. I mean sure she’s got skill, but I’m honestly a little unsettled by the fact that other countries will see this too. Talk about reinforcing stereotypes. Anyway, here’s the clip: This just blows me away. Though not in the […]
Most people think that when a dog drinks, he creates a kind of spoon with the top of his tongue and brings liquid back to his mouth. When looking at a dog lapping at a bowl of water in real time, it certainly seems this way. But if you slow down a film of the […]
In the following video, Physicist Patricia Burchat sheds light on two basic ingredients of our universe: dark matter and dark energy. Comprising 96% of the universe between them, they can’t be directly measured, but their influence is immense. This is one of the best and most easy to understand explanation on Dark Energy and Dark […]
The Spitzer Space Telescope, NASA’s last great space observatory to have been lauched into Earth’s orbit, is now celebrating its fifth anniversary. To celebrate the event, NASA has released this multigenerational shot of a stellar nursery located in the Cassiopeia constellation, 6,500 light-years from Earth. Jaw-dropping, isn’t it? [Via Cosmiclog]
By Jimmy Rogers Contributing Writer, [GAS] IKEA, the company that can fit almost anything into a flat box for easy pick-up, has decided to go green in a big way. They plan to put $77 million into their GreenTech fund – dedicated to producing “solar panels, efficiency meters, and energy efficient lighting.” While IKEA has […]
By Mark O’Neill Contributing Writer, [GAS] This will probably go down in journalism history as one of the classics and Google will never live this down. Plus you’ve probably still got the crazies in Georgia, USA hiding in the bushes with their shotguns waiting for the Russian tanks to come rumbling past muttering to themselves […]
By Jimmy Rogers Contributing Writer, [GAS] Sometimes an airline passenger in the right place on the right flight really hits the jackpot. At least, that’s what happened to this Air Canada passenger with a window seat. He has the perfect view of a space-bound shuttle. I suggest kind of clicking ahead a little every once […]
By Mark O’Neill Contributing Writer, [GAS] A Spanish office worker has been jailed for two years after he “hacked” into the computer of his ex-boss, retrieved hundreds of emails that the man had deleted and then sent them on to lots of other people. The emails were said to be “highly personal” and contained details […]