Reading Time: 3 minutes Letzte Chance zur Anmeldung bei der YPD-Challenge 2014 – Noch sieben Tage bis zur Online-Challenge! Der Anmeldecountdown läuft! In sieben Tagen, am 25.2.2014, startet die Online-Challenge, in der sich die YPD-Kandidaten den ersten herausfordernden Fragen stellen müssen. Im Zeitraum von 14 Tagen werden die jungen Erwachsenen in 3er-Teams zu fünf Online-Events geladen, wo es in je […]
Reading Time: < 1 minute You read that right, NASA has partnered with GRoK Technologies to build a device called BioReplicates, which creates 3D human tissues in a manner similar to how the dermal regenerator works in Star Trek: The Next Generation. In other words, this device can be used to almost instantly heal minor injuries like cuts or burns […]
Reading Time: < 1 minute Most of us know that when viewed from Earth, a solar eclipse is a type of eclipse that occurs when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, and the Moon fully or partially blocks the Sun. Now here’s what the phenomenon looks like from the International Space Station.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Using bioluminescence as a marker in genetic modification is routine for good reason: it provides a very clear visual confirmation that the desired gene has been target correctly. A new application involves modifying the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster so that their antennae light up in the presence of cancerous cells. The report comes from lead author Martin […]
Reading Time: 2 minutes Erstmals auch im Fernsehen – bei ServusTV ab 20. März 2014 Wien, am 14.1.2014 – Unter dem Motto „Du musst niemanden kennen, nur etwas können“ startet heute die Anmeldephase zur 6. Auflage der von Hannes Jagerhofer erfolgreich etablierten YPD-Challenge. Gesucht werden junge, dynamische und motivierte Schüler, Studenten oder Berufseinsteiger aus Österreich und Deutschland, die sich einen von rund […]
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Reading Time: 2 minutes You’ve definitely seen it at some point. Maybe it was in a lecture in college. Maybe it was in a TED talk you watched recently. Someone is trying to explain some important historical connection, drawing up a grand theory of art or science or human progress, and there it is, as if by reflex: the […]
Reading Time: < 1 minute Do you ever wonder what common (and not so common) things would look like on the inside if they were cut in half? Take a look at this odd collection of cutaway shots of random objects, giving you an inside view. Source: http://www.oddee.com/item_98842.aspx?utm_source=Oddee&utm_campaign=35b59cfed1-RSS_ARTICLE_OF_THE_DAY&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a52606686c-35b59cfed1-63493265
Reading Time: < 1 minute Virgin Galactic set a new altitude record with the SpaceShipTwo by reaching an altitude of 71,000 feet, reports NBC. The flight prior to this test reached 69,000 feet. Everything was captured by cameras mounted on SpaceShipTwo, including one on a tail boom, which showed a different view of the rocket soaring into the sky.
Reading Time: < 1 minute This isn’t a computer-generated scenario, but rather a team of Japanese scientists has actually managed to levitate small particles, moving them around mid-air, using ultrasound. According to the research paper: “In the present study, we considered extended acoustic manipulation whereby millimetre-sized particles were levitated and moved three-dimensionally by localised ultrasonic standing waves, which were […]
Reading Time: 2 minutes We’re excited to share Prime Air — something the team has been working on in our next generation R&D lab. The goal of this new delivery system is to get packages into customers’ hands in 30 minutes or less using unmanned aerial vehicles. Putting Prime Air into commercial use will take some number of years […]
Reading Time: < 1 minute So, you’re a businessman in London with a crucial dinner in Tokyo just hours away. Even allowing for the nine-hour time difference, you won’t be needing to reset your morning alarm as you’ll be on the ground and knocking back the sake just two hours after take-off, thanks to hypersonic flight. At Mach 6 (4567mph), […]
Reading Time: < 1 minute Still have a morning ritual of drinking a few cups of Joe? Well, researchers at Mid Sweden University compared the effects of caffeine and blue light on the brain and found them both to have a positive effect. Here’s the kicker, people who were exposed to blue light performed better on tests of brain function […]
Reading Time: < 1 minute You read that right, researchers at the National University of Singapore have created a ‘digital lollipop’ that utilizes electric currents to transmit virtual tastes straight to your tastebuds. The machine is similar to the fictional Everlasting Gobstopper in which it never runs out, and also the Chewing Gum Meal, which had several different flavors packed […]