Berkeley Lab Scientists Generate Electricity From Viruses

New approach is a promising first step toward the development of tiny devices that harvest electrical energy from everyday tasks Imagine charging your phone as you walk, thanks to a…

Afghans Build Open-Source Internet From Trash

 Image Credit: FabFi In light of events that occured in the Middle East earlier this year, many worry that in the future, rogue governments could cut off access to the internet as a…

The outer limits: Nasa probe sees the ‘edge’ of our solar system for first time – and it’s completely different from what we thought

Solar system ‘travelling more slowly than thought’ ‘Bow shock’ – like a sonic boom in space – does not exist 25 years of research turned on its head Detected by…

Quantum Object Teleported 100 Kilometers by Chinese Scientists

Though quantum teleportation has existed for well over 10 years, it has never actually happened at a distance that would be of any use to people in the real world. But…

Crop Circles: The Chilbolton ‘Arecibo Message’ Formation

On Tuesday 21st August 2001 two new crop formations were reported near Chilbolton radio telescope in Hampshire, UK. Both were very impressive looking and consisted of a large number of…

Scientists Stumped By Sun’s Asymmetrically Reversing Magnetic Field

The Sun’s magnetic field is reversing, South becoming North, as it does approximately every 11 years on a cycle, but this time, something even stranger is going on: The North…

Forget WiFi, Connect to the Internet Through Lightbulbs

Whether you’re using wireless internet in a coffee shop, stealing it from the guy next door, or competing for bandwidth at a conference, you’ve probably gotten frustrated at the slow…

Quadrupole Pole Shift On The Sun

Normally during each 11 year solar cycle, the sun’s north and south pole will shift magnetic polarity (from positive to negative and visa-verse) whereby each pole remains opposite each other…

Our Universe Is A Gigantic And Wonderfully Detailed Holographic Illusion

In our daily life we are not aware that we may, in fact, live in a hologram and our existence is a holographic projection, nothing more. All what we believe…

Strange Emissions by Sun are Mutating Matter

For months mounting fear has driven researchers to wring their hands over the approaching solar storms. Some have predicted devastating solar tsunamis that could wipe away our advanced technology, others…

Indian scientists find volcanic activity on moon

Claim supported by discovery of two-km high peak with boulders Breaking through a popular perception of moon being a geologically inert place for the last three billion years, Indian scientists…

NASA rocked by climate change revolt

In an unprecedented slap at NASA’s endorsement of global warming science, nearly 50 former astronauts and scientists–including the ex-boss of the Johnson Space Center–claim the agency is on the wrong…

A Real ‘Theory of Everything’

The editorial of New Scientist of 10 December 2005 is headlined: “Ideas needed: The hunt for a theory of everything is going nowhere fast.” It underlines the parlous state of…

The $6 billion LHC Circus

Science has become an international circus. And opening day for “The Greatest Show on Earth” has arrived. In the 27 km main circus ring we have the Large Hadron Collider…

How Are Stars Born?

Chandra and Spitzer composite X-ray/infrared image of the Cepheus B nebula. Credit: X-ray (NASA/CXC/PSU/K. Getman et al.); IR (NASA/JPL-Caltech/CfA/J. Wang et al.) It is commonly assumed that stars are gravitationally…