Samantha Turner

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Meet the first lady of graphene, turning harmful gases into the wonder stuff

Catharina Paukner is building a supersized graphene factory in Cambridge that can turn methane from landfill - or even cows - into modern-day black gold<p>The birthplace of graphene – the one-atom-thick carbon – is Manchester University, where it was created by two physicists. But Cambridge could …

Engineering

Human Brain Cells Implanted To Create Intelligent Supermouse

December 7, 2014<p>by Eric Hopton<p><b>Eric Hopton for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online</b><p><i>“Are you a man or a mouse?” In the future, the answer may not be</i> …

Stephen Hawking Gets A Voice Upgrade

The theoretical physicist has been using the same communication system for more than 20 years, until now. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Horst Haussecker of Intel about the new and faster technology.<p>Transcript<p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:<p>The sound of Stephen Hawking's voice is iconic.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED …

This Giant Tree Protects Urban Wildlife By Keeping It Floating Away From Dangerous People

City waterways could provide more space for new habitats in which urban nature can flourish.<p>As cities sprawl and get more crowded, most don’t have much space left for urban wildlife–at least not on land. A Dutch architect plans to begin using city waterways to build floating habitats for …

Ecology

Asteroid strike: 7 ways the world could end

As a mountain-sized asteroid is detected heading towards Earth, what is the likeliest 'extinction-level' scenario for mankind?<p>Our solar system is littered with billions of pieces of debris, from the size of large boulders to objects hundreds of miles across. We know that from time to time these hit …

Stephen Hawking

The multiverse in a nutshell - podcast

Is our universe just one of an unimaginably large number of parallel universes? Prof David Wallace from the University of Oxford and Dr Roberto Trotta of Imperial College, London, summarise the dizzying permutations and implications<p>Are we surrounded by a mind-boggling number of parallel universes? …

12hrs.net is for when your sightseeing time is limited

Here's a website that can help when you're hot to travel but short on time.<p><b>Name:</b> 12HRS<p><b>Available:</b> <i>12hrs.net</i><p><b>What it does:</b> Provides 12-hour itineraries for travelers who are fond of great discoveries and love design, music and fashion. Available for 13 destinations in Europe and North America, …

Trains

Rare Anglerfish Caught On Video

An underwater drone recorded the nightmare swimmer.<p>Earlier this month, scientists observed the black seadevil species of anglerfish alive in its natural habitat for the first time.<p>You might recognize this sort of bony monster from <i>Finding Nemo</i>. One of them nearly swallows Marlin and Dory after …

7 Hints You Should Know Before Booking Another Flight

When we fly, it's absolutely imperative that we get the best possible deal, on the best possible day, on the best possible flight. (Travel ego is a <i>very</i> real thing, people. And we have a BIG one.)<p>As such, we have a few serious rules to live by when it comes to booking plane tickets. These facts and …

Palawan, The Most Beautiful Island In The World, Is Sheer Perfection

It's hard to believe the Philippines are an under-appreciated tropical travel destination, especially with their extraordinary hiking, diving, beaches and of course -- islands that are THIS beautiful.<p>And while we'd like to visit every single island in the Philippines, there's one island in …