Dane Stecklein

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The Time-Lapse Video Of Earth Blows All The Other Ones Away

Vincent Brady didn't turn to special effects to create his awe-inspiring video, "Planetary Panorama."<p>To capture the earth as a textured sphere of natural life, hurtling through space, Brady simply put two and two together. On his website, he recounts how in 2012 he was experimenting with panoramas …

Triple Monster Black Hole Discovered

Sometimes big, bad things comes in threes, including jumbo black holes.<p>The discovery of a trio of jumbo black holes circling the center of a distant galaxy, reported by astronomers on Wednesday, suggests that pairs or triplets of such monsters may be surprisingly common.<p>Astronomers have learned …

Watch: NASA Says U.S. Air Pollution Has Plummeted

Striking new images released by NASA this week show significant reductions in air pollution levels across the United States. In particular, at least …

Opening a wide window on the nano-world of surface catalysis

(Phys.org) —Surface catalysts are notoriously difficult to study mechanistically, but scientists at the University of South Carolina and Rice …

These scientists want us to hear what plants have to say

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: euronews<p>Here’s something weird to think about this weekend: what if we could get bushes and trees to tell us about the …

5 reasons you should forget the coding bootcamp & study online instead

Teaching coding languages and skills is a critical need in today’s technology-infused society, but we’re falling behind in the talent wars.<p>Even though programming jobs are some of the best paying in the world, the gap of qualified developers and programmers is only projected to increase in the next …

The Engineer Who Proposed Powering The World With A Solar Satellite

Plus, a look at Popular Science's predictions for the future of solar energy in 1972, just as solar-cell research was picking up.<p>The conceiver of one of mankind's coolest ideas for boundless clean energy died last week. He was 90 and first published his ideas in 1968, a year before NASA put a man …

Solar Power

DNA Sequencing Diagnoses Boy's Mysterious Bacterial Disease

This is the first time doctors have used DNA sequencing for emergency diagnosis and treatment.<p>For the first time, doctors have used DNA-sequencing technology to diagnose and treat a boy in an emergency. It's a big step for DNA sequencing—that the technology is able to work so quickly, and to help a …

Medicine

Why Marijuana Needs Chemical Quality Control Testing

Medical and otherwise<p>Medical marijuana isn't always as advertised—at least not in the Seattle area, as one lab found out.<p>The lab, Analytical 360, recently worked with medical-marijuana patient Jessica Tonani to test samples from 22 area dispensaries and growers, <i>The Seattle Times</i> reports. The …

Cannabis

Light from this 12-billion-year-old explosion just reached Earth

The rare gamma-ray burst occurred shortly after the Big Bang<p>It took 12 billion years, but light from a massive explosion that occurred shortly after the Big Bang has just reached Earth.<p>The rare gamma-ray burst could help scientists understand more about the early universe.<p>Recorded as GRB 140423A, …

Fasting is beneficial to the immune system: Study shows it triggers stem cell regeneration

Close<p>Fasting as little as eight days a year could help bodies become healthier, according to new research from the University of Southern …

Two ancient worlds found just 13 light-years from Earth

Scientists have discovered two ancient planets orbiting a strange old star right in our stellar backyard.<p>One of the newly found planets is perhaps five times the mass of Earth, and astronomers believe it is the right distance from the host star to potentially sustain liquid water on its surface. …

Universe

Fasting for three days can regenerate entire immune system, study finds

Fasting for as little as three days can regenerate the entire immune system, even in the elderly, scientists have found in a breakthrough described as "remarkable".<p>Although fasting diets have been criticised by nutritionists for being unhealthy, new research suggests starving the body kick-starts …

Immune System

The Norwegian Army is using the Oculus Rift to drive tanks

It's hard to see when you're driving a tank, particularly when the hatch is closed for combat, but the Norwegian Armed Forces have hacked together a cool new solution using the Oculus Rift. By mounting cameras on the outside of the tank, soldiers were able to create a 360-degree VR feed for the …

Sony blows away record with 185TB cassette tape

Cassette tapes may have faded into oblivion long ago, but magnetic tape storage still has a key role to play behind the scenes. Extremely high density tapes are used by corporations and government agencies for archival purposes because they're cheaper, more power efficient, and more reliable than …

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Superheavy element 117 confirmed

In the decay chains, both a previously unknown alpha-decay pathway in Db-270 (dubnium – element 105) and the new isotope Lr-266 (lawrencium – element …

The Pacific or “Peaceful” Ocean : Notes from the Field : Blogs

The global ocean is made up of five major ocean basins: the Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Southern and Arctic Ocean. The Pacific Ocean is the largest of …

New Magnetic Material Could Boost Computer Data Storage

Computer hard drives could soon have a lot more storage capabilities, thanks to a recent discovery of a highly sensitive magnetic material that …

Magnetism

32,000 Year-Old Flower Has Rebloomed

Melting permafrost is not helping climate change, as it gives off gusts of globe-warming methane. But the world's scientists are finding a treasure …

The telescope big enough to spot signs of alien life on other planets

Cerro Armazones is a crumbling dome of rock that dominates the parched peaks of the Chilean Coast Range north of Santiago. A couple of old concrete platforms and some rusty pipes, parts of the mountain's old weather station, are the only hints that humans have ever taken an interest in this …

This Is Why We Don’t Have Google X Hoverboards Yet

Yes, Google X tried to design a hoverboard.<p>If <i>Back to the Future</i> has taught us anything, it’s that hoverboards are amazing, and it is one of 2014’s inexcusable tragedies that they are not yet real.<p>Which isn’t to say that some very smart people haven’t tried to build them. In this month’s inside look …

Tired? Wired? This Bulb Can Help.

Light it up<p>The Promise<p>It might shine like any other bulb, but the Rhythm Downlight LED from Lighting Science (price not set; available summer) can make users feel energized or sleepy on cue. NASA plans to deploy similar technology on the International Space Station to help astronauts regulate their …

Space

Unlocking the mysteries of the earth

James Lovelock is the 94 year old scientist behind the Gaia hypothesis, which claims that the earth is a self regulating, single organism.<p>He has evolved his theory over 35 years and is now publishing Rough Ride to the Future .<p>The BBC's Nick Higham talked to him about what he believes the future …

Earth

Colossal 'Hole' in Space Could Be Link to Universe Beyond Our Own

Leave this world, travel 6 billion–10 billion light years toward the Eridanus constellation, and you’ll run into a giant cosmic wall of nothingness.<p>A …

2014 Is the International Year of Crystallography (‘What’s Crystallography?’ You Ask)

There once was a dark and distant time when we only understood molecules as equations of letters and numbers. With the advent of crystallography — …

Skype social media platforms hacked by 'Syrian Electronic Army'

<b>The social media platforms of Skype have been hacked by a group claiming to be the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA).</b><p>The group posted anti-surveillance messages, including a message telling people not to use email services of Microsoft, the owner of Skype.<p>It claimed "they are monitoring your accounts …

Social Media

First Asteroid Discovered in 2014 Hits Earth's Atmosphere

An asteroid first sighted yesterday has most likely plunged directly into our planet's atmosphere and burned up. The object's name, 2014 AA, …