Friday, April 28, 2017

Science

Self healing polymer being stretched

Broken cell phone screens could one day become self healing

A research group lead by Dr. Chao Wang presented their work in developing a self healing polymeric material. On April 4th, Dr. Wang presented their...
california jet stream as seen from space

Changing winds due to climate change are causing more floods and heatwaves

Plenty more withering heatwaves, droughts, and flash floods are all on the forecast thanks to the effects of climate change. We already know rising...
Artificial Sun at the DLR facility in Jülich

Artificial sun built in Germany can make cleaner fuels

The sun never sets in Jülich, Germany now that scientists created the world’s largest artificial sun at the German Aerospace Center (DLR). The massive...
enceladus from space

Enceladus’s hidden ocean isn’t buried as deep as we thought

Saturn’s moon Enceladus is quickly making a name for itself as one of the most interesting geologies in our solar system. Hidden under a...
tube structure found in fossil

Tube shapes preserved in rocks could be worlds oldest fossil discovered

Life on Earth may have gotten an earlier start than researchers previously knew about. Scientists at the University College London believe they just found...
Human holding lab mouse

What genetically engineered mice can tell us about cocaine addiction

Drug addiction isn’t just about making bad choices in life. One study on mutated lab mice is building on a body of work saying...
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Chemicals banned in the 70s found in creatures living in the Mariana Trench

It’s hard to find a part of the Earth that hasn’t been impacted by human existence these days. Even the most remote beaches of...

Xagent malware linked to Russian hacking group steals Mac passwords

A Russian hacking group that has previously been linked to attacks on the Dutch ministry, NATO, and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) have also been linked...
3d model of attractive dancing

This is what makes for a more attractive dance, according to science

Want to know if your dance moves look sexy to the opposite sex? One team of researchers at Northumbria University conducted a study that...
Nasa Astronaut Scott

What NASA’s twins study told us about how space can affect our bodies

Living in space can take its toll on our health. And while NASA already knows a lot about the effects it can have on...

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BrickerBot: One hacker resorts to vigilantism to eradicate unsecured IoT devices

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Scientist discovers that the Waxworm can eat plastic

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