Scientists have created a sensor so accurate it can now measure the weight of a single proton. The super scale uses the smallest unit of mass as a measurement, a single yoctogram, whereas previous sensors could only get within 100 yoctograms — a large margin at that scale.
London's Wellcome Collection has an awesome exhibit starting today through June 17: It's all about brains! The image above is a corrosion cast of blood vessels in the brain from the 1980s....
Three billion years ago was way, way before humans. It was before mammals. It was before dinosaurs and insects and even plants. It was before Earth had any forms of life more complex than microbes. But it still rained back then, and paleoclimatologists have used fossilized raindrops to figure out what kind of atmosphere our planet used to have.
Launched by Microsoft Research, Moscow State University and UC Berkeley, ChronoZoom has, oh, just about 14 billion years for you to learn about as you travel through time. You didn't have anything else planned today, did you?
Titanic Director James Cameron has just joined one of the most exclusive clubs on Earth, becoming just the third person to reach the deepest part of the ocean, and return safely to the surface.
Generating a non-destructive 100 Tesla magnetic field has been a project of the Los Alamos National Lab for about a decade and a half, and just yesterday, they managed to pull it off. A huge nested magnet hooked up to an even huger generator kicked out a pulse 2 million times stronger than the Earth's magnetic field, and it screamed in the process.
From Blastr: On Sept. 13, 1999, a tragedy befell all mankind. An accident of unknown origin at the nuclear waste dumps on the far side of the moon caused a massive explosion that hurled the moon out of Earth orbit.
There's a lot we take for granted each day. How food gets to the table. The way electricity powers our appliances. Downloading music. All of these things got their start somewhere.
Scientists have successfully germinated a plant from an Ice Age fruit found squirrel burrow deep in the Russian permafrost. At 30,000 years old, the plant material is the oldest plant to ever be revived.
If you are not a Navy seal — which I am not — you may not be aware that current night vision goggles are on the cumbersome side. The problem is how to cool the bad boys down enough to provide an accurate visual signature. So the beauty of the solution to improving them and lightening them up coming from an ethereal little butterfly is not lost on me.