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What is the most difficult concept to grasp in physics?

As a PhD student in Fluid dynamics, I can't prevent myself from quoting <i>Werner Heisenberg</i><p>"When I meet God, I am going to ask him two questions: Why …

Low-fat diet advice was based on undercooked science

Damning report says the 1977 Dietary Goals for the United States should never have been introduced<p>For decades, the accepted dietary wisdom has been to eat a low-fat diet, minimizing the intake of saturated fat in particular. This has been the official advice from the United States since 1977 and …

"The Ultimate Situational Survival Guide", by Robert Richardson: Book Review - Survival Mom

Let me start by telling you what I think Robert Richardson’s first book, <i>The Ultimate Situational Survival Guide</i>, isn’t. It’s not the same old rehash …

Did the Big Bang create a parallel universe where time goes backwards?

Radical new research suggests that at the same time the Big Bang created our universe, another where time goes in the opposite direction was also born<p>A scientific breakthrough could redefine how the universe is understood.<p>Radical new research led by a British scientist has suggested that there may …

Dark Matter

Migraines: A Radical New Look At An Evolutionary Advantage

Laying curled up in bed tonight, I suffered through yet another severe migraine. This time, I asked myself exactly what my body was trying to tell …

Pulsatile blood flow unmasks new migraine features

With every heartbeat, the blood is sent to all our peripheral tissues, generating changes in pulsatile perfusion. Using these pulsatile changes as a …

New migraine treatments show promise

There are few treatments available for the millions of people who suffer from migraines. New early-stage research offers new hope.<p>Studies presented Tuesday at the American Academy of Neurology's annual meeting suggest that two new drugs may prevent migraines from happening.<p>"We've identified a new …

Hormonal Birth Control for Menstrual Migraine & Insurance Denials

Despite the Affordable Care Act’s required coverage of birth control, some insurers are denying coverage of the birth control patch or NuvaRing, NPR …

Standard Blood Tests for Migraine – are they on the way?

<b>A blood test for migraine?</b> Today there are no standard blood tests for migraine. But is research bringing us closer?<p>Last month, Northwestern …

Blood Tests

Molten salt nuclear reactor that eats radioactive waste gets funded - ExtremeTech

By on August 15, 2014 at 7:31 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Nuclear power was the resurgent …

A bacterium that destroys tumors' dark heart shows promise

A mutant form of a bacterium that lives in soil and thrives in low-oxygen environments appears to be a precise and aggressive killer of malignant tumors as well as an energetic activator of the body's immune system, according to new research.<p>When scientists injected spores of a weakened form of the …

Immunotherapy

Vertical Takeoff Plane Design Flies Three Times Faster Than Helicopters

Zoom zoom<p>Does this illustration look a little sci-fi to you? It should: It's a design for a plane that takes off vertically, like a helicopter, but that flies about three times faster than any helicopter today. Yes, those are rotors in the wings.<p>A team of graduate students from the Georgia …

Aviation

Worms regrow their decapitated heads, along with the memories inside

Some memories just won't die — and some can even be transferred to a whole new brain. Researchers at Tufts University have determined that a small, yellow worm known as a planarian, which has long been studied for its regenerative properties, is able to grow back a lot more than just its body …

Just look at this crazy deep-ocean power source

A Florida-based startup called Crowd Energy will be turning to Indiegogo to continue work on its Ocean Energy Turbine, a slow-turning mill that its creators believe can harness megawatts of clean power from just a single unit — enough to light thousands of homes.<p>Underwater turbines are nothing new, …

Introducing CloudBit, the Device That Makes Anything Web-Connected

The new tools by littleBits will allow you to connect any of the company's modules to the cloud.<p>Makers who love creating with littleBits are about to get a new tool to play with: the cloudBit, which can connect anything to the Internet.<p>LittleBits, a New York-based startup, builds a library of …

MIT creates graphite 'solar sponge' that converts sunlight into steam with 85% efficiency - ExtremeTech

MIT creates graphite ‘solar sponge’ that converts sunlight into steam with 85% efficiency<p>By on July 22, 2014 at 11:33 am<p>This site may earn affiliate …

Cyberith's Virtualizer brings running, jumping ... and sitting to virtual reality

Cyberith's Virtualizer has been designed to be compatible with various head-mounted displays, such as Oculus Rift goggles, along with various gaming …

Virtual Reality

OwnPhones aims to produce world's first 3D-printed wireless earphones

Similar to the Normal earphones, the OwnPhones will be tailored to fit and 3D-printed based on images captured using an app on a smartphone. In this …

BioSkin defies urban heat island effect to help keep buildings cool

The 25-story NBF Osaki Building was completed in March, 2011 and is the first structure to use the BioSkin system. The urban facade is inspired by …

Prototype NASA robot will burrow through sheets of alien ice

When it came to life on Mars, NASA might have struck out, but it's got a good feeling about Europa. The agency is working on a probe designed to scan its vast oceans for signs of alien life, but there's a problem, namely the thick layer of ice that covers the moon's surface. That's where VALKYRIE …