Researchers had developed a new nanoscale crystal called ZIF (zeolitic imidazolate framerwork) that can trap 80x its volume of carbon dioxide!
Apples in a vibrant shade of red may soon be in Britain’s shops.
The new variety — so far unnamed — is being grown by Swiss experts seeking a healthier fruit.
According to EE Times, a California-based company called QuantumSphere has developed nanoparticles that could make hydrogen cheaper than gasoline. The company says its reactive catalytic nanoparticle coatings can boost the efficiency of electrolysis (the technique that generates hydrogen from water) to 85% today, exceeding the Department of Energy’s goal for 2010 by 10%.
Information about even the tiniest details of our daily lives zooms along neurons in our brains and is processed and saved in some predetermined location. How and what information is stored in the memory is in part dependent on whether an individual is a man or a woman. While the underlying mechanisms that explain memory differences between men and women are largely unknown, the fact that there are differences remains an intriguing and insightful area of scientific study. New evidence, reported last week in the journal Current Directions in Psychological Science, indicates that there exist significant differences between men and women pertaining to a unique type of long-term memory known as episodic memory.
Although there are exceptions, in general, relative to men, women appear to have better long-term episodic memory—memories of events or experiences, such as weddings or accidents, that tend to be verbal in nature, meaning the memories are associated with words, whether heard, spoken, or written.
Fish have the limited ability to count directly up to four, say scientists.
Christian Agrillo, an experimental psychologist at the university of Padua in Italy, said that it was during a study on North American mosquito fish that their limited mathematical ability was observed.
The researcher said that the fish used its mathematical ability to count the number of other fish around it.
Continue reading… “Fish Can Count, but Only Up to Four”
Neil Harbisson, 25, has been fitted with a device called an Eyeborg, which converts 360 colors into different sounds.
This is amazing: more than a mile below the surface of the Antarctic waters, scientists have discovered a world of huge worms, giant jellyfish, and spiders as big as dinner plates!
At 8 or 9 years old, the typical American schoolgirl is perfecting her cursive handwriting style. She’s picking out nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs in sentences, memorizing multiplication tables and learning to read a thermometer. She’s a little girl with a lot to learn. And yet, in increasing numbers, when girls this age run across the playground in T-shirts, there is undeniable evidence that their bodies are blossoming. The first visible sign of puberty, breast budding, is arriving ever earlier in American girls.
What could be more fun than researching the sex lives of young women?
Blondes may have more fun but redheads have more sex, according to new research in Germany. The study by Hamburg Sex Researcher Professor Dr Werner Habermehl looked at the sex lives of hundreds of German women and compared them with their hair color. (Pics)
Continue reading… “Redheads Have More Sex”
Sending your body to school can involve a whole new kind of fun
Here are eighteen interesting “tricks of the body” to learn. (Pics)
Continue reading… “Unusual Things to Teach Your Body”