Science & Society
- Practical Science Part I- Bugs Bunny And Beer
Anyone can tell you, the surest test of your science chops is your ability to make a kid understand it. Science, at its most fundamental, can be understood by anyone if explained properly. Science is, for the most part, conceptual. The math is relatively u ...
Article - Cash Simpson - Mar 7 2009 - 2:25pm
- Pimp My Meatballs-- Collagen Injections Safeguard Nutrients
If your meat needs to be plumped up, try some collagen injections. Injecting meatballs with collagen can help the meat to retain the important nutrients iodine and thiamine, a new study by researchers from the Agricultural University of Poznan in Poland s ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 17 2007 - 11:18am
- Organic Solar-powered LEDs Mean Customizable Clothes
A thin film of carbon polymer which conducts electricity and runs on solar power could be the basis for a revolution in the way we light our homes and design clothes. An international research project has begun that could help bring to mass-market organic ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 18 2007 - 9:27pm
- Scientist Warns Marathon Runners: Water Won't Help You Keep Your Cool
Runners in today's London Marathon may be tempted to down several litres of water to keep their cool and achieve their best time, but large fluid intake does not achieve either, according to a sports scientist from the University of Exeter. With toda ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 22 2007 - 9:32am
- Baby Food That Will Keep Your Kids Forever Thin
Want to keep kids thin? Clore Laboratory at the University of Buckingham is supplementing infant formula and other baby foods with leptin,the hunger hormone. Researchers say it could provide permanent protection from obesity and diabetes into adulthood an ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 23 2007 - 12:12am
- Fixing Diet Soda- Your Mouth As A Super-rheometer
Consumers may claim they don't like diet soda because of the taste of artificial sweeteners, but Shelly Schmidt, a University of Illinois professor of food chemistry, thinks people are also influenced by a subtle difference called "mouth-feel.&q ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 25 2007 - 3:01pm
- Nanocomposites For More Durable Tooth Fillings
The mouth is a tough environment, which is why dentists do not give lifetime guarantees. Despite their best efforts, a filling may eventually crack under the stress of biting, chewing and teeth grinding, or secondary decay may develop where the filling bi ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 27 2007 - 11:11pm
- Want To Know If She's Ovulating? Check Out Her Clothes
Was Chris De Burgh's sexy "Lady in Red," perhaps, ovulating? A new UCLA and University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire study finds evidence that women put more effort into their clothing and grooming during their most fertile periods. ...
Article - News Staff - May 1 2007 - 1:15pm
- Science Foo Camp 07
I just got an invitation to attend Science Foo Camp in August 07, a unique meeting organized by Nature, O'Reilly and Google. Based on what I heard from last year's attendees this will be an amazing opportunity to bounce ideas around. I'd lik ...
Article - Jean-Claude Bradley - May 2 2007 - 10:37am
- Solar Power Display Screens
Screens that not only display images but also generate their own power are on the horizon. One of the new display technologies will be suitable for cellphones, making their batteries last far longer than they do now. The other could lead to selfpowered ele ...
Article - News Staff - May 2 2007 - 12:47pm