Archive for the ‘Science’ Category

Scientists ‘Reproduce’ Solar Flare In Lab

May 11th, 2012 § in Science

Scientists have simulated a solar flare in the lab, recreating the super-heated cloud of electrically-charged gas seen on the Sun known as a plasma. It was part of an initiative to develop fusion power – the nuclear energy that keeps the Sun shining. The plasma in the lab b[...]

Cold Fusion: The Promise of Infinite Energy?

May 6th, 2012 § in Science

Cold fusion, if there is such a thing, offers endless possibilities. Not only would it completely do away with the world抯 energy problems, it would cause violent change in every aspect of power production. There would be no need for a centralized power station; instead, people [...]

Sleep position gives personality clue

May 3rd, 2012 § in Science

Scientists believe the position in which a person goes to sleep provides an important clue about the kind of person they are. Professor Chris Idzikowski, director of the Sleep Assessment and Advisory Service, has analysed six common sleeping positions – and found that each [...]

Scientists Highlight Fish ‘Intelligence’

April 30th, 2012 § in Science

Scientists Highlight Fish ‘Intelligence’: Fish are socially intelligent creatures who do not deserve their reputation as the dim-wits of the animal kingdom, according to a group of leading scientists. Rather than simply being instinct-driven, the group says fish are c[...]

‘Boom’ Mystery Solved

April 26th, 2012 § in Science

‘Boom’ mystery Solved: The mystery of the twin booms that have startled people from Chattanooga to Huntsville since June has been solved. The culprits are new F/A-22 Raptor fighters and chase planes making supersonic test flights over the region. View: Full article[...]

US Military Pioneers ‘Death Ray Bomb’

April 22nd, 2012 § in Science

US Military Pioneers ‘Death Ray Bomb’: American military scientists are developing a weapon which kills by delivering an enormous burst of high-energy gamma rays, it is claimed today. The bomb, which produces little fallout, blurs the distinction between conventional [...]

‘Grace’ Mission Reveals Earth Gravity Map

April 20th, 2012 § in Science

‘Grace’ Mission Reveals Earth Gravity Map It is a map the like of which you have probably never seen before. The sweep of colours shows minute variations in the Earth’s gravitational field. If you were to fly over the red areas, you would be tugged ever so sligh[...]

Could Space Elevators Be A Real Possibility ?

April 19th, 2012 § in Science

Could Space Elevators Be A Real Possibility ? Space elevators have an image problem, mainly due to two prominent science fiction novels. They appear either ungainly impossible, or so potentially dangerous to the planet itself you would never dream of building one. With the scienc[...]

Purple Snow In Russia

February 3rd, 2012 § in Science

Purple Snow In Russia. Some lucky people living in southern Russia got to experience something very unusual the other day – purple snow. Yes, you read that correctly. Purple snow. Russian scientists who have analyzed it believe that the unusual colored snow is the result a [...]

Is The Dramatic Increase In Volcano Eruptions

January 16th, 2012 § in Science

Is The Dramatic Increase In Volcano Eruptions Happening Because We Are Getting Closer To 2012? All of a sudden, volcanoes all over the globe have been violently erupting.  In fact, some volcanoes that have been dormant for generations have been springing to life.  So what are w[...]