Thursday, January 17, 2019

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Canada has landed near the bottom of the first international energy efficiency rating of 12 major economies. The non-profit American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) placed Canada at No. 11 out of 12 countries in its energy efficient score card. The countries – which included the U.S., Brazil, China, Germany...
The claim by NASA scientists that they have discovered a new form of bacteria which thrive on arsenic has been disapproved by two new studies, which say the bugs can't substitute arsenic for phosphorus to survive. Two scientific papers, published in the journal Science, refuted the 2010, NASA finding that...
Signals detected from the Large Hadron Collider were hailed as conclusive proof that the 'God particle' - the Higgs boson - had been found after a quest spanning nearly five decades. A week after the discovery of a particle, believed to be the elusive particle, scientists at Cornell University have...
We might not be able to get there yet, but as NASA says, 'this is the next best thing'. From fresh rover tracks to an impact crater blasted billions of years ago, a newly completed view from the panoramic camera (Pancam) on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows the ruddy...
Physicists welcomed July Fourth with intellectual fireworks, announcing "preliminary" results pointing to the discovery of the long-sought "God particle." Formally known as the Higgs boson, it was detected in experiments at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) lab near Geneva. For the non-scientists who wonder what a Higgs boson...
To cheers and standing ovations from scientists, the world’s biggest atom smasher claimed the discovery of a new subatomic particle on Wednesday, calling it “consistent” with the long-sought Higgs boson popularly known as the “God particle” that helps explain what gives all matter in the universe size and shape. “We...
Honoring the Fourth of July, NASA Tuesday released a striking new image of Herbig-Haro 110, a geyser of hot gas from a newborn star that looks remarkably like an Earth-bound skyrocket. HH 110 is a member of a family of Herbig-Haro objects that generally consist of two jets of...
A PIXELATED image of a black spot on an orange background isn't likely to win any photographic competitions. But the seemingly bland image, taken by scientists at Queensland's Griffith University, could potentially revolutionise mankind's understanding of physics and how the world works. A research team at the university's centre for quantum...
The United States’ most trusted authority on all things sea-people has finally confirmed that, no, there is no such thing as mermaids. Sorry. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, a federally-run division of the United States Department of Commerce, has published a page on their official website that addresses recent...
Scientists at Cern will announce that the elusive Higgs boson 'God Particle' has been found at a press conference next week, it is believed. Five leading theoretical physicists have been invited to the event on Wednesday - sparking speculation that the particle has been discovered. Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider...
RESEARCHERS are working with renowned physicist Stephen Hawking on a way to "hack" into his formidable brain before he loses the ability to communicate entirely. Scientists at Stanford University in the US are developing the device known as an “iBrain” which lets users communicate through their brain waves. “We'd like to...
You can freeze it, thaw it, vacuum dry it and expose it to radiation, but still life survives. ESA's research on the International Space Station is giving credibility to theories that life came from outer space -- as well as helping to create better sunscreens. In 2008 scientists sent...
Indian-American astronaut Sunita Williams is all set to return to to the International Space Station, where she spent a record six months in 2006.  Daughter of an Indian American father from Gujarat and a Slovenian mother, Williams is currently making final preparations for a July 14 launch from the Baikonur...
Global temperatures are rising, violent weather is increasing, chemicals in the air, food supply and water have led to soaring rates of allergies, asthma, certain cancers, hormone disruption, male infertility. Forest lands are vanishing at unprecedented rates, vast dead zones are spreading in the world’s oceans, we are running...
Chinese scientists collected the world's deepest undersea samples on Tuesday, proving the country's ability to reach nearly all the seabed on Earth. China's submersible Jiaolong descended to a new depth of 6,965 meters in an 11-hour dive in the Mariana Trench, the State Oceanic Administration said. China's deep sea submersible Jiaolong...
While she can't see through walls or turn her eyes into a heat ray, this woman has the ability to view 99 million more colours than the average human being. Vision is one of the most complicated of the senses, and how the eyes perceive colour is broken down by...