Applied Physics

New Heights In Systemic Corrupt Science: Another Hockey Stick; Would You Fund For Retracting?

Well known: Critical science is career suicide. But did you know you are not even allowed to warn the community about fraud committed yourself? Welcome to science, where we reject the scientific method because it slows down publications, and call the publi ...

Article - Sascha Vongehr - May 22 2017 - 2:08am

Water Structure: It's Different At Nanoscale Size And Different Temperature

The surface of water drops at 100 nm size changes with temperature. At room temperature, the surface water molecules of these droplets have much stronger interactions than a normal water surface. The structural difference corresponds to a difference in tem ...

Article - News Staff - May 24 2017 - 6:09am

No Scaffold Needed: Lab-Grown Cartilage Has Properties Of The Real Thing

Lab-grown cartilage grown shows similar mechanical and chemical properties to the natural articular cartilage which allows our joints to move smoothly, according to a new study in Nature Materials.  A team biomedical engineers from University of Californi ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 19 2017 - 8:13am

Puzzle: Which Tank Fills First? What Happens If You Increase The Flow Rate? Someone Tried- With A 3D Printer

You may have seen this tank filling puzzle that's gone viral. But have you wondered what happens at a faster flow rate? Someone has tried it out, with a 3D printer. First though, let's look at the original puzzle.   Here it is. Look closely, as ...

Article - Robert Walker - Aug 9 2017 - 11:48pm

Superheroes Against Science In Thor: Ragnarok

Thor: Ragnarok is the latest Marvel movie (out in Australia today) that sees Australian Chris Hemsworth back as Thor, but he’s not on friendly home turf. Instead he finds himself imprisoned on the opposite side of the universe from his beloved Asgard, and ...

Article - The Conversation - Oct 25 2017 - 5:46pm

Cosmic Rays Reveal New Hidden Room In The Great Pyramid

The Great Pyramid, built under the command of the Pharaoh Cheops (who died around 2483 B.C.), retains a lot of mysteries. We don't know how it was built, which has led to any number of conspiracy stories about alien technology and other things. ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 2 2017 - 11:33am

Computer Scientist Mark Jacobson Can't Sue His Way To Competence

Starting Science 2.0 in 2006, I was as wide-eyed as anyone new to media could be.  My first month I was sure we were about to discover life on other planets, cancer was going to be cured, chocolate was healthy, resveratrol was the one polyphenol to rule th ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Dec 4 2017 - 6:56am

Sawtooth Swings In Fusion Plasma Stabilized

Up-and-down ripples, swings that rise and recede like the teeth on a saw blade, are found in everything from stock prices on Wall Street to ocean waves; and they occur periodically in the temperature and density of the plasma that fuels fusion reactions in ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 19 2018 - 6:00am

How To Gamify Getting A Tenure Track Job

If you are up for a job, and four other candidates are weak, your chances are obviously better than if four other candidates are strong. In the World Cup just completed, statistically there will always be a 'Group of Death", wherein a round-robin ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 23 2018 - 6:51am

Old Tires: How To Keep Indonesian Buildings From Collapsing During Earthquakes

At the time of writing, 436 people have died following an earthquake in the Indonesian island of Lombok. A further 2,500 people have been hospitalized with serious injuries and over 270,000 people have been displaced. ...

Article - The Conversation - Aug 22 2018 - 11:04am