Scientists are getting smarter by the minute
This time, they made this scanning microscope that can make images on nano scale objecs, even in realtime.
They filmed various materials, E. Coli bacteria, human red blood cells after being treated with antibiotics, Cyanobacteria, virus attacking DNA etc.
See it at wired here
now this is interesting
an astronaut is blogging that he was able to smell the outer space while working with the airlock and while sniffing gloves etc. of other astronauts that were in the outer space
the smell is a bit metallic, but go read what he thinks about it at NASA website
Ooooook, I’ve heard about many silly things in my life but this is really strange (at least for now). It seems a small island of Palau will get its energy from space. Yeah, you’ve read that right, from space.
The idea is to put low orbit satellite(s) that use solar panels in space to gather energy and to transport it back to earth using microwaves, like the ones in a microwave oven, and transform that to DC (direct current) on earth. The project will cost some 800 million USD and the island will get about 1 megawatt of power, enough to power 1000 homes.
Read more about it here.
Science magazine has a story about a breakthrough of the year. They selected Human Genetic Variation, which can be seen here. There’s also a story about runner ups (Reprogramming cells, Tracing cosmic bullets etc.) here.
Enjoy the reading
Can supernova come from an empty space?
ScientistsÂ gotÂ puzzled.
ItÂ seemsÂ thatÂ thisÂ exploded starÂ wasÂ notÂ inÂ anyÂ galaxyÂ but formed probably from gas that was leftover when two galaxies merged / colided.
ReadÂ moreÂ aboutÂ itÂ here
It’sÂ theÂ endÂ ofÂ theÂ yearÂ andÂ theÂ perfectÂ timeÂ toÂ writeÂ aboutÂ topÂ 10
TimeÂ MagazineÂ did just that. Among other top 10 subjects, they did a story on top 10 scientific discoveries. Number 1 is stem cell breakthrough, fallowed by human genome mapping etc. Check out the story here…