Studies have recently shown tiny wires made by precisely placing chains of phosphorus atoms within a silicon crystal has been proven to have excellent electrical conductivity. The new silicon wire is four atoms wide and one atom tall showing that "electrical resistivity" — or ease with which the current can flow — definitely doesn't depend on wire width.
Challenging a man's claim that he found a mouse in his Mountain Dew, it's hard to say whether Pepsi Co. won or lost the battle with its defense in a small court. That defense? Not possible — Mountain Dew would have reduced that mouse to jelly by the time it was opened 15 months after bottling, according to the company's experts.
I have worked at a cube farm. You know, those confined workspaces with a tiny chair stuck miles away from any semblance of a window. Is it day or night — who knows? German engineers have rightfully decided that's uncivilized, and thus created a "dynamic luminous ceiling" that gives one the feeling of more spaciousness.
Studying ancient Grecian pottery isn't just about learning about the past anymore — although that in itself is pretty cool. The National Science Foundation (NSF) has recently awarded grants to three research groups to explore the chemistry of the ancient vases to find out why they've been able to survive for so long.
There are some among us who are so in love with our cats that sometimes leaving the house can be painful. What do they do all day? Did they eat? Are they watching the neighborhood squirrel? The reality is they are probably sleeping, but just in case Mark de Vink has created a DIY wooden cat toy — the Kitty Twitty — that tweets you when your cat plays with it.
Scientists have released a new study revealing human activity may be the culprit behind an increase in tornadoes and hailstorms during summer weekdays. It turns out severe weather is higher during the week due to reduced air quality. Simply put, it's linked to our commute.
The neighborhood of Kampung Laksamana has mobilized for a community watch. What are they on watch for? The legendary orang minyak — the "oily man." He's a supernatural creature known for some signature moves; dressing in his underwear and coating himself with thick black grease to slip away in the night. Since this monster stalks young girls you can see why the town might be on edge.
There is a sleeping super volcano in Europe, and it isn't in Italy (a country famous for its eruptions). This giant is located under the Laacher See, a caldera lake in Germany, and it is showing signs of life. Should it erupt, it could spew billions of tons of magma as far as 620 square miles. Update inside.
We all know we should unplug our appliances to stymie standby or "vampire" energy, that trickle of power that occurs even when they are not in use. Now there's a concept wall socket that physically ejects unused cords from the wall so we can go green without thinking about it.
Kanzi, a bonobo (pygmy chimpanzee) has acquired some special skills; he knows how to build a fire and cook his own food. First he learned to collect dry firewood. Now he's worked all the way up to camp chef.