Nature’s Chemical Factory

Inspired by a leaf, researchers at TU Eindhoven have developed a "mini-factory" that can use sunlight...

Inspired by a leaf, researchers at TU Eindhoven have developed a “mini-factory” that can use sunlight to manufacture chemical products such as drugs(Credit: TU Eindhoven/Bart van Overbeeke)

Leaves are kind of like nature’s power plants, converting incoming sunlight into energy for the plant to thrive on. Inspired by the real thing, scientists have previously created artificial leaves that function in much the same way as their natural counterparts to produce electricity and even liquid fuels. read more

Podcast – Vegetable Oil is Killing Us – Leftist CEOs React to Trump Travel Ban

Once again another food myth has apparently been busted. This time it’s vegetable oil. According to new research, vegetable oils can cause all sorts of ailments, including dementia, Alzheimer’s, cancer and others. Yes, new research suggests we would better off going back to using the old tried and butter. And evidently Palm oil is the worst of the worst. Just like many other foods and beverages “science” said were bad for us, this myth of replacing bad fats with healthy vegetable oils is crapola.

I discuss the reaction of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick to Trumps, at least temporarily defunct travel ban. He, like other leftist business leaders are taking a political stand against Trump, and at least in some cases, it is backfiring. read more

Can Sound Disrupt Tidal Waves?

Acoustic Gravity Waves could theoretically be used to mitigate the effects of tsunamisAcoustic Gravity Waves could theoretically be used to mitigate the effects of tsunamis(Credit: lucidwaters/Depositphotos)

On December 26, 2004 at 00:58 GMT, an earthquake occurred in the Indian Ocean off the west coast of the island of Sumatra. In a single second, many megatons of explosive force were released in the seabed, triggering a series of tsunamis that devastated the coasts of 14 countries and killed up to 280,000 people. read more

Self-Balancing Motorcycle

Honda's self-balancing motorcycle: I love to believe Honda R&D guys dress like this all dayHonda’s self-balancing motorcycle: I love to believe Honda R&D guys dress like this all day(Credit: Honda)

One of the cutest things we’ve seen at CES 2017 is Honda’s self-balancing motorcycle – a modified NC750S that uses technology derived from Honda’s self-balancing unicycles to keep itself upright. Plus, it can follow you around like a puppy at walking pace, which is adorable. read more

Cracking The Age Puzzle

Scientists have discovered a new protein that regulates cellular aging

Scientists have discovered a new protein that regulates cellular aging(Credit: AnatomyInsider/Depositphotos)

We’re all familiar with the inescapable effects that the march of time has on our bodies, but the processes that drive aging are still offering up surprises. Scientists have long known that DNA segments called telomeres play a crucial part in our aging process, but new research has discovered a protein that acts as a kind of cellular timekeeper, regulating the length of telomeres to maintain healthy cell division and prevent the development of cancer. read more

Cardboard Single-Use Drone

Once the goods have arrived, the drones biodegrade in a matter of days
Once the goods have arrived, the drones biodegrade in a matter of days

In developing regions where lack of road infrastructure is problematic for those in the business of moving goods, drones are already having an impact. But also problematic is the fact that the people sending drones off to do the courier work kinda need them back again. A new cardboard drone being funded by DARPA won’t concern itself with such limitations, with the ability to deliver vital goods and disappear soon after the job is done. read more

Martian Metal

The Curiosity rover has spotted a peculiar rock on the red planet that could be a rare iron-nickel meteorite.

A raw image shared on NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory site reveals an unusual, dimpled grey rock with a metallic luster laying on the ground in the Mount Sharp region of Mars.

If confirmed as a meteorite, the object would be the third Curiosity has discovered since it began its mission over four years ago.

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The Curiosity rover has spotted a peculiar rock on the red planet that could be a rare iron-nickel meteorite. A raw image shared on NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory site reveals an unusual, dimpled grey rock with a metallic luster laying on the ground in the Mount Sharp area
The Curiosity rover has spotted a peculiar rock on the red planet that could be a rare iron-nickel meteorite. A raw image shared on NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory site reveals an unusual, dimpled grey rock with a metallic luster laying on the ground in the Mount Sharp area

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