Physics Offers New Look at T. rex Arms: Weapons not Waste
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
With a gargantuan head flaunting the largest teeth of any predatory dinosaur, Tyrannosaurus rex embodies the ideal nightmarish horror. So, what was such a ferociously large animal doing with such tiny forelimbs that look more like a humorous afterthought...
The British Invasion in Space
Monday, March 10, 2014
Originally Published: Feb 7 2014 - 10:00am on Inside Science News ServiceBy: Inside Science News Service and Amanda PageLast month, our friends over at Inside Science put together this fantastic infographic about the "evolution" of the Beatles' first tel...
Can You Dig the RoboClam?
Friday, March 07, 2014
Anchor technology hasn't changed too much since Blackbeard's heyday. They're really not much more than gigantic hunks of steel with hooks. Now, scientists are working on building a smart, robotic anchor inspired by a clam that buries itself into the seab...
The Misappropriated Marie Curie
Thursday, March 06, 2014
This photograph of Marie Curie can be found on postage stamps all over the world. But there's one problem, this isn't a picture of Marie Curie.Image courtosey of FrontczakIt's actually a photo of Susan Marie Frontczak, taken by Paul Schroder in 2001...
Podcast: Volcanic Eruptions Stymie Global Warming
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
This week's physics central podcast is about hot and cold. Volcanoes—which spew material that reaches thousands of degrees Fahrenheit—can actually cool the planet. Volcanoes eject aerosols that reflect sunlight, and climate scientists have observed the c...
Physicists Mistaken for Hackers at APS March Meeting
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
A precious resource has been returned to thousands of physicists attending this year’s APS March Meeting. Yesterday marked the start of one of the largest physics conferences in the world, but the security settings on arXiv did not know this. The arXiv i...
Could Sugar Power Cell Phones Of The Future?
Monday, March 03, 2014
Originally published: Feb 28 2014 - 4:30pm, Inside Science News ServiceBy: Emily Lewis, ISNS ContributorResearchers are charged up about biobatteries, devices able to harness common biological processes to generate electricity. Most biobatteries are unab...