Archive for June, 2010 :

Music of the Sun Recorded by Scientists
June 21st, 2010

The sun has been the inspiration for hundreds of songs, but now scientists have discovered that the star at the centre of our solar system produces its own music.

7th-Graders Discover Mysterious Cave on Mars
June 21st, 2010

A group of seventh-graders in California has discovered a mysterious cave on Mars as part of a research project to study images taken by a NASA spacecraft orbiting the red planet.

Do Computers Make Kids Dumber?
June 19th, 2010

A new study shows that kids with computers at home score lower on math and reading.

Life Possible on Mars
June 16th, 2010

Researchers have discovered that methanogenic bacteria that produce methane in Canada could be similar to earlier or present springs on Mars – suggesting possibility of life sustenance.

NASA Warns Solar Flares from ‘Huge Space Storm’ Will Cause Devastation
June 15th, 2010

Britain could face widespread power blackouts and be left without critical communication signals for long periods of time, after the earth is hit by a once-in-a-generation “space storm”, Nasa has warned.

Gravitational and Inertial Mass Separate?
June 14th, 2010

The equivalence principle is one of the corner stones of general relativity. Now physicists have used quantum mechanics to show how it fails.

New Research: Electropollution Can Cause Diabetes (Type-3)
June 10th, 2010

Most people are familiar with type-1 diabetes and type-2 diabetes, but did you know researchers have discovered a third type of diabetes? Type-3 diabetes, as they are calling it, affects people who are extra sensitive to electrical devices that emit “dirty” electricity.

Green Tea Extract May Slow Leukaemia
June 10th, 2010

An extract taken from green tea reduces cancer cells in the blood of patients with a form of leukaemia and may slow progression of the disease.

Huge Seas ‘Once Existed on Mars’
June 10th, 2010

US scientists have found further evidence that huge seas existed long ago on Mars.

NASA Keeps a Wary Eye on Space Weather
June 4th, 2010

Earth and space are about to come into contact in a way that’s new to human history.

Artificial Life is Patentable
June 3rd, 2010

Dr J. Craig Venter, an American scientist mostly famous for leading the project to map the human genome was recently in the news. Ventner has declared that he has created life in his lab.

World’s First Genetically Engineered Self-Replicating Synthetic Bacterial Is Created
June 3rd, 2010

Researchers at the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI), a not-for-profit genomic research organization, recently published results describing the successful construction of the first self-replicating, synthetic bacterial cell.

Strange Clouds at the Edge of Space
June 3rd, 2010

Atmospheric scientist Gary Thomas of the University of Colorado has seen thousands of noctilucent cloud (NLC) photos, and he ranks the one last July 22, 2008 as among the best.

Is it God or Satan?
June 2nd, 2010

The 24-member team worked for nearly 15 years and spent more than $30 million to synthesise a parasitic bacteria found in cattle and goats. Immediately, the dangers are evident. Is the Venter Institute playing god?

Swedish Breakthrough To Unlock ‘Super Material’ Potential
June 2nd, 2010

The cost of producing a renewable nano-based “super material” for the food packaging and processing sectors has been slashed thanks to the development of breakthrough technology, said research company Innventia.

Cell Phones Causing Bee Deaths?
June 1st, 2010

The growing use of mobile telephones is behind the disappearance of honey bees and the collapse of their hives, scientists have claimed.