Posts

October 20, 2014

+
10:00 PM | Protecting Fashion.
At a recent talk that I gave at the Art Center Collage of Design here in Pasadena, one of the attendees asked how they could protect their budding fashion designs from being purloined.  This isn’t a small problem for everyone in the fashion industry. The fashion industry in the United States employees more than four … Continue reading →
+
9:50 PM | Cohen: China’s Pollution Problems Mirroring U.S. Experience
China’s problems with air pollution mirror what the United States went through during the rapid economic growth following World War II, and the solutions will likely be the same, Earth Institute Executive Director Steven Cohen said Saturday on an English-language news program on China Central Television.
+
9:47 PM | When Reassuring Isn't: The Rush To Test Cruise Passenger For Ebola
Galveston, Texas, officials meant well when they tested a passenger while she was still at sea. But some say airlifting a blood sample in a Coast Guard helicopter was needlessly alarming.
+
9:43 PM | Schrödinger’s cat: A thought experiment in quantum...
Schrödinger’s cat: A thought experiment in quantum mechanics Austrian physicist Erwin Schrödinger, one of the founders of quantum mechanics, posed this famous question: If you put a cat in a sealed box with a device that has a 50% chance of killing the cat in the next hour, what will be the state of the cat when that time is up? Chad Orzel investigates this thought experiment. View full lesson: […]
+
9:41 PM | This Beetle Is A Living Mood Ring, Using Switchable Reflectors to Change Color
Meet the Panamanian golden tortoise beetle. Native to South America, the beetles are often found dining on morning glory plants in the mountain town of Cerro Galera, a few miles west of Panama City. Usually, the beetles have a shiny golden appearance. But disturb one, and within two minutes the beetle will completely change color, going from metallic gold to a shade of red.   The method the beetles use to accomplish this drastic color change is very rare in […]
+
9:33 PM | (This is satire) Senate Passes Bill Mandating Hand Washing
Our foray into sharing satire news has backfired a few times. There was this one story about hot oil being spilled in the kitchen during, some uh intimacy, that garnered a bit of backlash for not being food safety enough. … Continue reading →
+
9:30 PM | Finding Fracking Fluids In The Environment
New geochemical tracers can identify any hydraulic fracturing flowback fluids that could have spilled into the environment, according to field tests at a spill site in West Virginia and downstream from an oil and gas brine wastewater treatment plant in Pennsylvania. read more
+
9:25 PM | CDC: Mississippi Leads US In Vaccination Coverage Among Kindergarten Children
State and local vaccination requirements for school entry seek to protect schoolchildren from vaccine-preventable diseases.  But not all parents agree medicine is a good thing and the newest CDC results show what states are leading and what states are lagging in protection for kids.read more
+
9:25 PM | Racing Mini-Quads with FPV Control
No summary available for this post.
+
9:20 PM | People think their opponents are hate-filled—unless you pay them money
Cash for accurate judgments keeps people from thinking the opposition hates them.
+
9:20 PM | King Tut Re-Creation Presents a Shocking Image
The pharaoh’s parents were brother and sister, he had a club foot, feminine hips and a large overbite. Continue reading →
+
9:20 PM | King Tut Re-Creation Presents a Shocking Image
The pharaoh’s parents were brother and sister, he had a club foot, feminine hips and a large overbite. Continue reading →
+
9:20 PM | Scientists Have Identified the First Sex Act Performed on Earth
Scientists from Flinders University in Australia say they have identified the first example of penetrative sex in evolution. And wow, was it ever weird. Read more...
+
9:15 PM | Record Warm September Increases Odds that 2014 Will be Hottest on Record
From NOAA. From NOAA. NOAA announced today that both August and September were the hottest globally since reliable instrument records began in the 1880′s. From NOAA: Global Highlights The combined average temperature over global land and ocean surfaces for September 2014 was the highest on record for September, at 0.72°C (1.30°F) above the 20th century average of 15.0°C (59.0°F). The global land surface temperature was 0.89°C (1.60°F) above the 20th …
+
9:10 PM | Arizona school’s noro outbreak linked to over 100 ill
I was chatting with a couple of guys at a birthday party of one of Sam’s friends this past weekend and relayed that I do food safety stuff. One dude said “I hate this time of year: between the colds, … Continue reading →
+
9:04 PM | What Do Whales Taste?
Taste is so important that it's wheedled its way deep into our language. We call...
+
9:00 PM | Superspreaders: How Disease Propagates In Infected Animals - And Antibiotics Help
Some people infected with pathogens spread their germs to others while remaining symptom-free - a new study may answer why. When researchers in a new study gave oral antibiotics to mice infected with Salmonella typhimurium, a bacterial cause of food poisoning, a small minority — so called "superspreaders" that had been shedding high numbers of salmonella in their feces for weeks — remained healthy; they were unaffected by either the disease or the antibiotic. The rest of the mice […]
+
9:00 PM | In Brief: Research Shows Plants Can Detect When They're Being Eaten
Don't worry, this isn't about plants having consciousness or anything like that. Modern Farmer reports on a new study conducted at the University of Miami, in which researchers found that a thale cress plant was able to physiologically react to its leaves being eaten. In the study, the researchers mimicked the vibrations made by a caterpillar when it chews on the plant, which caused the thale cress to excrete extra predator-deterring oils. The revelation isn't that the plant is self-aware, but […]
+
8:58 PM | Reading Novels Increases Connectivity of Areas in the Brain
Immersing yourself in reading a good novel is an excellent way to take a break from the stresses of daily life. By seeing things from the protagonists’ point of view while you are reading those few hundred pages, not only do you feel as if you have access to another world, but you may also [...]
+
8:57 PM | For Children With Autism, Opening a Door to Dental Care
More dentists are learning to meet the delicate challenge of caring for children with autism.
+
8:55 PM | 5 Scary Animals that are Actually Harmless! Just in time for...
5 Scary Animals that are Actually Harmless! Just in time for Halloween! Here are 5 scary-looking animals that are actually quite harmless for humans! By: factXtract.
+
8:53 PM | Test procedure for PHI V/F preamplifiers
Overview: Most of the older PHI AES systems use a voltage to frequency converter (V/F) to convert the electron multiplier auger signal output from a small current into a frequency so that the computer can count the signal. At the … Continue reading → The post Test procedure for PHI V/F preamplifiers appeared first on RBD TechSpot.
+
8:53 PM | Religion matters more than education when it comes to creationist beliefs
The USA is a conundrum when it comes to creationist beliefs. While the US comes about average in high-school science education results, staggering numbers of American adults are not only creationists but young earth creationists - believing that the earth is a mere 6,000 years old.Now, there's quite a lot of research to suggest that this is due to widespread fundamentalist Christian beliefs. But quite how that manifests is unclear. Are fundamentalists generally ignorant of science - or is it […]
+
8:52 PM | Toyota Becomes Latest Automaker To Issue Recalls Over Faulty Airbags
Since 2008, almost 16 million vehicles have been recalled over worries that airbags might explode if exposed to high humidity for long periods of time.
+
8:51 PM | Fund Samuel Hansen’s kickstarter
Hopefully this isn’t too little, too late: you should fund Samuel Hansen’s kickstarted Relatively Prime: Series 2, an excellent series of long-form “stories from the mathematical domain”. Samuel is the creative force behind such excellent science podcasts as Combinations and Permutations, Strongly Connected Components, Science Sparring Society, and (with Peter Rowlett) Math/Maths, and he did […]
+
8:50 PM | A Venusian Mystery Explored Once More
Venus, the place where women are from… supposedly. To say Venus has a harsh climate would be an understatement, this is one of many reasons why we will never (or […]

Harrington, E. et. Al (2014). The puzzle of radar-bright highlands on venus: a high-spatial resolution study in Ovda regio, Geological Society of America, Other:

Citation
+
8:48 PM | Tracking one hundred students
I am a romantic, I guess. I would like to see universities as places where everyone can thrive regardless of their background. A leveler, if you will, which provides an opportunity for people to improve their lot in life. My current university helped do that: UTPA has been credited with creating a middle class in South Texas.So this graph is important:It shows that American universities are more often than not reinforcing existing class structures instead of minimizing them.It’s also […]
+
8:44 PM | Tunisia's Emerging Tech Sector Hampered By Old Policies
When Tunisia's young people protested in 2011, they had one key demand: jobs. Now, despite new political leadership, that demand remains unmet — even in tech, the sector that offers the most promise.
+
8:40 PM | Orionid Meteor Shower to Dazzle Tonight
If you step outside before dawn during the next week or so, you might be able to see bright meteors streaking through the sky.
+
8:40 PM | ​Plants Know When They're Being Eaten Alive
When an insect chews on a leaf, it might not kill the plant, but that doesn't mean the plant is fine with it. In fact, the plant can deploy a variety of defenses to drive off the munching critter. But how do plants "know" they are being eaten? A new study has some intriguing answers.Read more...
123456789
10,644 Results