By: Terrence Aym
Researchers recreated conditions after the Big Bang and found that time only travels one-way.During 2010, world-famous physicist Stephen Hawking proclaimed time travel possible. Now two electrical engineers, Igor Smolyaninov and Yu-Ju Hung, both from the University of Maryland, beg to disagree with the famous...
The chemistry of ocean acidification
By: Nigel Holmes
Scientists tell us that the oceans are becoming more acidic as a result of increasing levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide (written as CO2.) But how does what’s in the air affect the oceans, and why should CO2 make them acidic? To answer these...
An introduction to Pluto's moon, Charon
By: Jon Dainty Sr.
Charon is the largest of Pluto’s three moons, nearly half the size of the former ninth planet. With Nix and Hydra, Pluto’s other two moons, the dwarf planet and Charon make up what is known as a double dwarf planet system. Because of...
By: Jeannette Payne
NASA is always working on its next technological advancement to help with the exploration of space. One of the advancements currently on their list of achievements is the Snakebot. These were created to look and move like the biological creature thus where it derives its...
By: Ashley Jones - 626815
When one thinks of robotic snakes, giant monstrosities and evil scientists usually come to mind, not lifesaving tools of the future, but that is just the route that Howie Choset, a 37-year-old Carnegie Mellon University professor has decided to take them. He has spent years...
Space exploration in the future
By: Eric Branske
Imagine the day when humankind steps down on the surface of Mars, the day when humanity reaches out to expand its interests and colonize in new and unfamiliar reaches of the universe, forever changing the course of human history. As vastly important as this event...
Scientists: Drug effectiveness drops rapidly in space
By: Terrence Aym
The future of long term space missions may be in jeopardy. A new study undertaken by a team of scientists at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas has revealed the efficacy of pharmaceutical drugs tends to diminish rapidly in space.A science information adviser...
By: Lenna Gonya
The common plastic water or soda bottle is one of the most common uses for the polymer resin, polyethylene terephthalate, or PET. Products made from this material are recyclable, however, beginning in 2012, Pepsi will go one step further and produce a bottle that is...
Factors that affect the solubility of carbon dioxide in oceans
By: Nigel Holmes
In 2005 The Royal Society published a report titled “Ocean acidification due to increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide”. This bleak analysis described how increasing levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere are altering the makeup of the oceans. Driving this change is the process of...
By: Bruce Tyson
NASA may have a new lease on life now that Congress has allocated more than $18 billion to fund the development of new rockets that will help the agency reach the moon. At a time when talk of spending cuts and of a national debt...

 

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