Astronomers studying the cosmic microwave background (CMB) have uncovered new direct evidence for dark energy – the mysterious substance that appears to be accelerating the expansion of the universe. Their findings could also help map the structure of dark matter … Continue reading
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Casuarina equisetifolia is a she-oak species of the genus Casuarina. The native range extends from Burma and Vietnam throughout Malesia east to French Polynesia, New Caledonia, and Vanuatu, and south to Australia (north of Northern Territory, north and east Queensland, … Continue reading
The power to edit genes is as revolutionary, immediately useful and unlimited in its potential, as Johannes Gutenberg’s printing press. And like Gutenberg’s invention, most DNA editing tools are slow, expensive, and hard to use — a brilliant technology in … Continue reading
The are many interesting videos that have been captured using an iPhone but this innovative musician Kyle Jones decided to drop his iPhone inside his guitar before strumming out a tune. Which has captured some amazing visuals of the strings vibrating as … Continue reading
A documentary on the life of chess genius Bobby Fischer ‘Bobby Fischer Against the World’ opens in cinemas this week. Its director Liz Garbus explains the challenges of telling the story of a child prodigy who turned controversial recluse. Garbus’s documentary … Continue reading
The Claw of Archimedes was an ancient weapon devised by Archimedes to defend the seaward portion of Syracuse’s city wall against amphibious assault. Although its exact nature is unclear, the accounts of ancient historians seem to describe it as a sort of crane equipped with a grappling hook that was able to lift … Continue reading