Archive for February, 2012 :

What We Throw In Space, Comes Back Down Blazing
February 29th, 2012

The most obvious sign that there is a lot of junk in space is how much of it has been falling out of the sky lately: a defunct NASA satellite last year, a failed Russian space probe this year.

Huge Penguin Fossils Found in New Zealand
February 29th, 2012

Fossils of the “elegant” penguin were found in New Zealand. The “elegant” penguin is believed to be the biggest type of penguin.

NASA Scientists Anticipate 2018 Mars Voyage
February 29th, 2012

Despite the sad news of possible huge budget cuts, NASA’s scientists are looking forward to $700 million voyage to the red planet.

More Powerful Electric Cars on the Horizon
February 25th, 2012

For decades, engineers have been trying to harness the power of capacitors for electric cars, a recent discovery may make capacitors an even more powerful source of energy – if allowed to go into production.

Will Light Replace Electrons in Electronics?
February 25th, 2012

Instead of ‘electronics’ we may have nano ‘photonics’ for computers and applicances in the future.

Science Wrong About Intelligence Linked to Genes?
February 25th, 2012

The belief that one can inherit intelligence is not based on science, according to Harvard.

Factory Farms Proven to Produce Deadly Super-Germs
February 25th, 2012

Factory farms grow more than just suffering animals, they also produce deadly super-germs that infect humans.

WHO Wants Bird Flu Studies Published
February 23rd, 2012

“Bioterror is not the biggest threat from bird flu”.

Wireless Microchip Implant Delivers Osteoporosis Medicine
February 21st, 2012

Could one day replace daily injection for osteoporosis patients.

Heart Muscle May Now be Regenerated From Heart Attack
February 20th, 2012

Patients showed improvement where new heart tissue grew back .

Nanoparticles in Food & Vitamins Hazardous to Human Health
February 17th, 2012

Billions of engineered nanoparticles in foods and pharmaceuticals are ingested by humans daily, and new research show that they are much more harmful to health than previously thought.

Super-Adhesive Inspired by Gecko Feet
February 17th, 2012

The world of adhesives will never be the same now that Researchers have replicated the sticky magic of Gecko feet.

How Aspirin Prevents Cancer Spread
February 14th, 2012

Australian scientists have discovered how anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin prevent tumors from spreading.

Device Developed to Hear the Thoughts
February 6th, 2012

Device that lets people speak their minds could soon be a reality.

Silver an Effective Cancer Treatment?
February 4th, 2012

Siliver has been shown to kill cancer cells without the toxic side effects of cancer drugs.

Four Telescope Link-up Creates World’s Largest Mirror
February 4th, 2012

Astronomers have created the world’s largest virtual optical telescope linking four telescopes in Chile, so that they operate as a single device.