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  1. Finally, We May Get Instant-On ComputersRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 18 | Scientific Blogging

    Computers don't really boot up any faster than they have in decades and that is due to limitations in electric currents , which are also a significant power drain. The solution may be on the horizon.


  2. Extreme Storms Of UranusRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 13, 2014 | Scientific Blogging

    Uranus is generally boring but it recently got interesting. It has become so stormy, with enormous cloud systems so bright, that for the first time ever amateur astronomers are able to see details in the planet's hazy blue-green atmosphere.


  3. AR2192: Giant Sunspot Returns, Bigger And Badder Than EverRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 23, 2014 | Scientific Blogging

    The largest sunspot seen in 24 years is rotating back to face the Earth, and it looks to have grown even bigger. with the sunspot clearly visible with the naked eye , and produced a series of large flares.


  4. Low Birth Rates Pay Off - In The Short TermRead the original story

    Oct 9, 2014 | Scientific Blogging

    America now has a services funding problem that has plagued Europe for a time - nowhere near enough workers to pay for people getting government money. Though there are now 2 workers to pay for Baby Boomer social security, compared to 42 when the system started, a new study advocates even fewer babies and more economic slowdown.


  5. Sterile Neutrinos Remain ElusiveRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 1, 2014 | Scientific Blogging

    BEIJING; BERKELEY, CA; and UPTON, NY - The Daya Bay Collaboration, an international group of scientists studying the subtle transformations of subatomic particles called neutrinos, is publishing its first results on the search for a so-called sterile neutrino, Though the search is on for a possible new type of neutrino beyond the three known neutrino "flavors," or types, the so-called sterile neutrino remains elusive. A new paper by the Daya Bay Collaboration in Physical Review Letters finds no evidence for sterile neutrinos in a previously unexplored mass range.


  6. Use Ocean Waves To Power HomesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 9, 2014 | Scientific Blogging

    By Karin Heineman, Inside Science - From powering homes, to cars to phones, people across the world use vast amounts of energy. And that consumption is only growing.


  7. Studying Prefrontal Lobe Damage Unlocks Brain MysteriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 29, 2014 | Scientific Blogging

    Until the last few decades, the frontal lobes of the brain were shrouded in mystery and erroneously thought of as nonessential for normal function-hence the frequent use of lobotomies in the early 20th century to treat psychiatric disorders.


  8. How Woodpecker Bodies Cushion Collision Impact On Bird BrainsRead the original story

    Aug 26, 2014 | Scientific Blogging

    Woodpeckers are some of the most industrious birds in nature. Their intense tapping -- all an elaborate effort to procure food -- can happen as rapidly as 20 pecks per second, with each strike transmitting a seemingly brain-rattling force of up to 1,200 times the force of gravity at Earth's surface.


  9. Toddlers And Their Intuitive Understanding Of ProbabilityRead the original story

    Aug 25, 2014 | Scientific Blogging

    Children learn many skills simply by watching people around them. Without any explicit instructions, youngsters figure out how to do things like press a button to operate the television and twist a knob to open a door.


  10. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Using Earth's Magnetic FieldRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 20, 2014 | Scientific Blogging

    Earth's magnetic field, a familiar directional indicator over long distances, is routinely probed in applications ranging from geology to archeology, and now it has provided the basis for a technique which could characterize the chemical composition of fluid mixtures in their native environments.


  11. Io: Jupiter's Moon Is The Only Other Place In The Solar System With Volcanic Lava EruptionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 4, 2014 | Scientific Blogging

    Io, the innermost of Jupiter's four large "Galilean" moons, is about the same size as Earth's moon, some 2,300 miles across, but it is very different than our moon.


  12. Reading Glasses Are So 1,000 A.D. - Let's Have Vision-Correcting DisplaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 30, 2014 | Scientific Blogging

    For older people, and farsighted people, watching television while also reading this article can be challenging experiences because the eyes do not adjust.


  13. African Rice Sequenced: A Genome To Feed The WorldRead the original story

    Jul 28, 2014 | Scientific Blogging

    Researchers have sequenced the complete genome of Oryza glaberrima , which will enhance scientists' and agriculturalists' understanding of the growing patterns of African rice, as well as enable the development of new rice varieties that are better able to cope with increasing environmental stressors to help solve global hunger challenges.


  14. Science 2.0: Google Web Mining Can Help Neuroscientists Analyze Big DataRead the original story

    Jul 27, 2014 | Scientific Blogging

    Facebook, Google and just about everyone except Science 2.0 use global distributed computers to mine your web history and learn everything about you to make generate revenue.


  15. Science 2.0: Big Data And Conservation EffortsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 19, 2014 | Scientific Blogging

    Though there is a deluge of new information about the diversity and distribution of plants and animals around the globe, conservation efforts outside government science remain very firmly trapped in a 1980s world of fundraising and brochures and cultural name-calling.


  16. Reduce Global Warming By Understanding How Fire WorksRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 1, 2014 | Scientific Blogging

    We all know how fire works, the same way we know how gravity works. But, like gravity, there is a lot we don't know about combustion.


  17. An Algorithm To Explain SexRead the original story

    Jun 16, 2014 | Scientific Blogging

    What do you get when you mix theorists in computer science with evolutionary biologists? You get an algorithm to explain sex.


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