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New super-heavy Element 117 confirmed by scientists

Atoms of a new super-heavy element the as-yet-unnamed element 117 have reportedly been created by scientists in Germany, moving it closer to being officially recognized as part of the standard periodic table.<p>Researchers at the GSI Helmholtz Center for Heavy Ion Research, an accelerator laboratory …

Scientists can now create accurate mugshots using only DNA

Even though DNA analysis is still stuck in the past when applied by law enforcement today, scientists are still pushing the envelope with work that can turn DNA into a more effective investigative tool. In a new study published this week, researchers at Penn State and the Catholic University of …

Could Earth's infrared emissions be a new renewable energy source?

Could it one day be possible to generate electricity from the loss of heat from Earth to outer space? A group of Harvard engineers believe so and …

Nanoparticles: The Next Big Thing in Medicine — NOVA Next | PBS

DNA. The very acronym calls to mind the molecule’s exquisite structure, a linear double helix. Our understanding of DNA and its orbiting strands has …

From Prep Work to Post-Processing: An In-Depth Star Photography Tutorial

As a photographer, there is nothing more intriguing to me than the unknown. What’s out there and where will it lead me on my next adventure under the …

How Does Exercise Make You Smarter?

<i>A:</i><p>We posed your question to Dr. John Ratey, an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, author of <i>Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain</i><i>,</i> and a Reebok ambassador for active children.<p>Exercise, he says, has three effects on the brain that make …

Ocean wave currents in the search for Malaysia Air Flight 370

We’ve all seen satellite images of possible floating debris from the missing jet. Why can’t we just fly to that spot and find it? The answer is ocean …

Could diamonds be a computer's best friend?

For the first time, physicists have demonstrated that information can flow through a diamond wire. In the experiment, electrons did not flow through …

Exploding stars prove Newton's gravity unchanged over cosmic time

(Phys.org) —Australian astronomers have combined all observations of supernovae ever made to determine that the strength of gravity has remained …

Gravitational Waves: Einstein Was Right, Again, Maybe

Cosmologists hope for a field-rocking announcement next week.<p>What's the latest cosmology gossip? According to the Guardian, the field is awash with rumors that next week, American scientists will announce the detection of gravitational waves: incredibly small ripples carrying energy across the void …

This Pacemaker Membrane Can Keep A Heart Beating Perfectly

The pacemaker of the future looks crazy<p>You're looking at what might be the pacemaker of a decade from now: a custom-made membrane, developed by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Washington University in St. Louis, that slides over a heart and keeps it regulated by a …

Rethinking The Five-Second Rule: With Carpet, There's No Rush

Many of us will happily eat a gummy bear or cookie after it falls on the floor, as long as we snatch it up quickly. Say, five seconds or less, right?<p>Well, science just gave us another excuse to continue this food-saving habit, especially when it comes to carpet-dusted snacks.<p>Biology students at the …

Two Photos of the Orion Nebula Show Just How Far Photography Has Come

The saying goes, “your cell phone has more computing power than all of NASA in 1969. NASA launched a man to the moon. We launched a bird into …

Asteroid break-up captured on film for the first time

The break up of an asteroid has been captured on film for the first time.<p>Experts pictured the P/2013 R3 asteroid breaking into ten pieces using Nasa's Hubble space telescope.<p>Publishing details in Astrophysical Journal Letters, they said that although fragile comet nuclei have been seen falling …

'Edited' T cells mimic natural resistance to HIV - Futurity

Researchers successfully modified the T cells of 12 HIV patients to resist infection, paving the way to control the virus without antiretroviral …

Born To Swim?

Try this to trigger one of the cutest reflexes around. Just blow into a baby’s face and watch him or her gulp air, close eyes, and stop whatever they’re doing. Parents have used this as a way to get their little ones to stop crying – but it’s also the path to swimming.<p>The response is what’s known …

APOD: Mars and Orion over Monument Valley (2014 Feb 02) Image Credit & Copyright: Wally Pacholka (Astropics, TWAN) http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140202.html Explanation: Welcome to The World At Night. Sharing the night sky seen around the world, this view from Monument Valley, USA includes a picturesque foreground of famous buttes. Buttes are composed of hard rock left behind after water eroded away the surrounding soft rock. The two buttes on the image left are known as the Mittens, while Merrick Butte is on the right. Recorded in 2007 December, planet Mars is at the left of the skyscape, a glowing beacon of orange that is the brightest object in the frame. To the right of Mars lies the constellation of Orion. Betelgeuse is the reddish star near the center and the Belt of Orion and the Orion Nebula are farther right. Finally, the bright blue star Rigel appears above Merrick Butte in this stunning view of The World At Night. http://www.astropics.com/ http://twanight.org/Pacholka Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=140202 #APOD #TWAN

WIRED Space Photo of the Day for February 2014

Author: Wired Science Staff<p>06:30 am<p>Follow Space Photo of the Day on TwitterThe 2013 WIRED Space Photo of the Day GalleryThe 2012 WIRED Space Photo of …

Easy New Ways To Make Stem Cells, With A Squeeze Or A Dip

Just shy of 10 years after scientists first made embryonic-like stem cells from adult cells, another team finds a totally different way to do it.<p>Yeah, sometimes when I'm stressed out, it makes me wish I were a kid again, too.<p>A team of scientists has discovered a way to transform adult cells into …

Scientists have created a sugar-powered battery for our smartphones

Gadgets power our lives these days.<p>Just take Tuesday night’s State of the Union where thousands of journalists tweeted their reactions from smartphones across the world.<p>Others watched it on tablet computers.<p>All those devices run on batteries, many of which are toxic, and not especially …

Chemists use newt toxin to 'see' pain in a living animal - Futurity

By studying newts, scientists have found a way to tag and take images of the location where pain is generated in living rats.

Potential Cure For Peanut Allergy Successful In Test

88 percent of kids in this study were able to eat 5 peanuts after the treatment.<p>A peanut allergy is not just annoying; it can be deadly. But there may be some hope for this affliction, the most common severe food allergy.<p>In a new study, researchers gave 85 kids a tiny amount of peanut protein, and …

Genetically modified monkeys created with cut-and-paste DNA

Researchers have created genetically modified monkeys with a revolutionary new procedure that enables scientists to cut and paste DNA in living organisms.<p>The macaques are the first primates to have their genetic makeup altered with the powerful technology which many scientists believe will lead to …

Scientists Make Hair-Growing Cells From Ordinary Skin Cells

It's a step toward curing baldness with stem cells made from a person's own skin.<p>Bald? A team of stem cell scientists has made an advance that's a step toward being able to regrow your own natural hair, using samples of your skin.<p>The scientists took adult human skin cells and transformed them into …

Scientists Come Close To Finding True Magnetic Monopole

Ectromagnetic theory says there should be a bit of matter that is unipolar: neither north or south. So far no one has found a magnetic monopole, but physicists at Amherst college have come close.<p>Transcript<p>DAVID GREENE, HOST:<p>Scientists may have filled in a gap in one the fundamental theories of …

Why the universe may be nothing more than math

If you're not already a physicist, you need to mentally prepare yourself for MIT professor Max Tegmark's explanation of how our entire universe isn't just described by math, but <i>is</i> math. <i>Scientific American</i> published an excerpt from Tegmark's new book, <i>Our Mathematical Universe</i>, which explains that …

Video: A Marine With A Prosthetic Hand Controlled By His Own Muscles

Staff Sergeant James Sides lost his right arm in an IED explosion in Afghanistan. Now he's the first patient in an FDA trial testing an implantable, muscle-connected controller for prosthetics.<p>Out on a routine reconnaissance mission in Afghanistan’s Helmand province, Marine Staff Sergeant James …

Pregnant Women Warned Against Drinking Water In W.Va. Area

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging pregnant women who live in the areas of West Virginia where a toxic chemical leaked into the water supply last week to drink bottled water, even in places where the no-use ban has been lifted. The move comes "out of an abundance of caution," …