Submitted by Joseph Gibson on Thu, 09/18/2014 - 13:12
According to Fox News reports, researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a four-legged robot. The robot is named as cheetah because it is the fastest land animal one earth. MIT created the robot in cooperation with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
Submitted by Joseph Gibson on Tue, 09/09/2014 - 13:17
A new graphene-based light detector could see things that human eyes can't. The detector is able to measure the light's wavelength.
Terahertz radiation, also known as submillimeter radiation, consists of electromagnetic waves. The radiation is located between infrared and microwave frequencies on electromagnetic spectrum, range of frequencies of electromagnetic radiation.
The detector would help scientists in making more sensor devices with much greater sensitivity than current technology.
Submitted by Safar Haddad on Mon, 07/28/2014 - 13:58
Aquarius is the only underwater laboratory present 19 meters below the surface of earth. It is located around five kilometres away from Key Largo Island.
Researchers who are part of NASA's Extreme Environment Missions Operations (NEEMO) 18 program are present at the lab. Four astronauts are in the lab and are training themselves for a mission that would take them on the surface of an asteroid.
Submitted by Safar Haddad on Tue, 04/08/2014 - 12:26
Beautiful scene of biggest lunar eclipse will be clearly visible on the night of April 14 and in the morning of April 15 from North and South America. During the lunar event, moon will be turned completely dark-copper red, which scientists have dubbed as an event of 'Blood Moon'.
'Blood Moon', an event popular in certain religious faiths, has served as a sign of ominous events like the apocalypse in historic life. 'Blood Moon' is described as the onset of the world's end and the second coming of Jesus Christ in Christianity.
Submitted by Frank Forster on Tue, 02/18/2014 - 11:22
Nobel laureate Peter Higgs said he failed to make a key connection between his work and that of others during a science meeting in 1960, otherwise he could have been one of the architects of physics biggest theory.
Submitted by Joseph Gibson on Tue, 01/14/2014 - 11:23
A new method to gauge the weight of particles has been found by MIT engineers. The resolution of the method is better than an attogram, which is one millionth of a trillionth of a gram. Mass of both synthetic nanoparticles and biological components of cells can be measured with this method.
Finding the mass of these particles could assist researchers in understanding their compositions and functionalities.
Submitted by Joseph Gibson on Sat, 01/11/2014 - 10:39
A research has been carried out by a group of researchers from the University of Pennsylvania. Generally, meta-materials, which often makes an object visible, have been found to be having another use and that to a significant one.
The study researchers have found that these meta-materials can be used in order to do advanced mathematical calculations done by computer. It shall however, be noted that for now they have not come up with a device that works with the help of the same.
Submitted by Joseph Gibson on Tue, 01/07/2014 - 09:41
A number of physicists have tried to see whether travel into the past is possible or not. As predicted, they have concluded that for now, time travel into the past is almost impossible.
In 2005, an MIT graduate student hosted a convention with regard to time travel, but not many attended the same. Stephen Hawking even sent invitations for a summer soiree, but then also there were not many participants.
Submitted by Safar Haddad on Mon, 01/06/2014 - 12:10
According to a new report, astronomers have discovered a unique stellar system comprising two white dwarf stars and a super dense neutron star. It has been reported that all the three stars are packed within size smaller than the size of Earth's orbit around the Sun.
The best thing that helped scientists in concluding their research is the closeness of the stars because of which they have been successful in calculating accurate measurements of the system's complex gravitational interactions.
Submitted by Joseph Gibson on Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:54
It has been reported that scientists have been successful in performing various experiments with the application of ultrasonic sound waves. According to a new report, scientists are making use of sound waves to suspend materials in mid-air.
In a recent experiment, Tokyo researchers used four panels of speakers facing each other, which combines to create 'ultrasonic focal point'. These focal points are adjustable by adjusting the output from each speaker array that is placed in about 21 inches wide area.