Friday, August 31, 2012
Thursday, August 30, 2012
viable tissues with embedded electronics that can provide real-time biometrics to monitor the health and activity of these tissues and possibly deliver commands or instructions.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
simple sugar molecules (glycoaldehyde) in the gas surrounding a star 400 light years away (IRAS 16293-2422), suggesting such organic components may be more common than expected in the search for interstellar life.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
population of microbial life and biomass on Earth by about half.
Monday, August 27, 2012
virtually impassable by most marine species, with implications for climate research and species-preservation efforts.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
two previously unknown owl species in the Philippines: the Cebu hawk-owl, once thought to be extinct due to deforestation, and the Camiguin hawk-owl, originally suspected to be a subspecies but both confirmed as distinctly new species.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
bend and flex as opposed to being the hardest material in their bodies.
Monday, August 20, 2012
penny-sized electronic engines covered in 500 microscopic tips that emit tiny beams of ions producing 50 micronewtons of force, enough to propel a shoebox-sized satellite through simple orbital maneuvers.
Sunday, August 19, 2012
Saturday, August 18, 2012
mathematically perfect spherical shape that barely varies at all over time instead of a characteristic rotational bulge along the equator, a surprising result that cannot be explained by current models.
Friday, August 17, 2012
maser (microwave amplification by stimulated emission of radiation) using a simple crystal called doped p-terphenyl, the first practical design to work at room temperature instead of requiring strong magnetic fields that depend upon complex cooling equipment.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
glymphatic system" that shadows the blood vessels and operates much the same way as the lymphatic system in the rest of the body.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
helium in the thin atmosphere of the Moon, with scientists uncertain if the helium originates from the surface itself via radioactive decay or is captured from external sources such as the solar wind.
Monday, August 13, 2012
encoding them electronically according to how a healthy retina responds to stimuli before sending the signal to the brain.
fully functional map of our body regardless of its physical condition.
Sunday, August 12, 2012
electrotactile stimulation for the wearer, enhancing the sense of touch for the wearer for a variety of applications.
Saturday, August 11, 2012
plate tectonics on Mars in about a dozen satellite images of surface fault systems collected from orbiting spacecraft.
Friday, August 10, 2012
dark matter density, revealing an abundance of the theoretical material surrounding the Sun.
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
two previously unknown species of our genus (Homo) living alongside our direct human ancestor, Homo erectus, almost two million years ago.
Saturday, August 4, 2012
implying a collision in the planetary system is inevitable sometime between 1000 and 10 million years from now.
Friday, August 3, 2012
consistently outlive males.
Thursday, August 2, 2012
flexible electronic sensor composed of layers of tiny polymer fibers that can detect pressure, shear and torsion that rivals human skin, sensitive to forces as light as 5 pascals.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
left-handed" (chiral) aspartic and glutamic amino acids found in meteorites collected from Canada's Tagish Lake have been shown to also be created through non-biological processes.