- 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
- Say Hello To My Little 3D Printed Bionic Eye
A fully 3D printed array of light receptors on a hemispherical surface is the first significant step toward creating a "bionic eye." The project began with a hemispherical glass dome to show how they could overcome the challenge of printing elect ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 29 2018 - 7:12am
- Firenado: How A Bad Luck Combination Led To California's Fire-Generated Vortex 17,000 Feet In The Air
The Carr Fire in Shasta and Trinity Counties began July 23rd, 2018 after a tire blew out on a trailer and the rim made sparks on the pavement. setting dry vegetation in an area historically dry ablaze. That's simple bad luck but it caused 359 square ...
Article - News Staff - Dec 5 2018 - 3:53pm