Remarkable new images have emerged of the skeletons pulled from a historic London burial site as researchers continue excavating what they can of its estimated 20,000 corpses. —> Read More
John Forbes Nash Jr., a mathematical genius whose struggle with schizophrenia was chronicled in the 2001 movie “A Beautiful Mind,” has died along with his wife in a car crash on the New Jersey Turnpike. He was 86. —> Read More
Washington DC (SPX) May 21, 2015
Scientists have moved graphene – the incredibly strong and conductive single-atom-thick sheet of carbon – a significant step along the path from lab bench novelty to commercially viable material for new electronic applications.
Researchers from the University of Manchester, together with BGT Materials Limited, a graphene manufacturer in the United Kingdom, have printed a radio frequency an —> Read More
In polluted Pittsburgh, a new device from a local university helps residents assess indoor air. It’s not the only monitor on the market — but is the only one available to borrow from a public library.
Do the huge craters pockmarking Siberia herald a release of underground methane that could exceed our worst climate change fears? (full text available to subscribers)
Carnival of Space. Image by Jason Major.
This week’s Carnival of Space is hosted by Stefan Lamoureaux at the Links Through Space blog.
Results from an American survey indicate a steady increase in the number of pediatric patients who are being treated with proton radiation therapy for cancerous and non-cancerous tumors. Based on a survey of all proton therapy centers in the United States, the number of pediatric patients treated with proton therapy grew to 722 in 2013, a 36-percent increase from the 465 patients treated in 2010. —> Read More
Canadian inventor Catalin Alexandru Duru has proven that hoverboards really do work on water. It might not be as compact as the device Marty McFly use… —> Read More
Newspapers around Ireland called the ‘yes’ vote for gay marriage was ‘historic’ and a ‘new beginning.’ —> Read More
The CIA has pulled the plug on a project designed to investigate climate-related security threats. The program, which was known as Medea ( Measurement… —> Read More