Jacob Kruse

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Science Graphic of the Week: A Beautiful Map of How Mouse Brains Are Wired

This week WIRED Science kicks off a new feature highlighting great science visualizations. We'll bring you the most awesome scientific graphic, …

Max Valier's 1924 Thoughts on Rocket Planes

When we think about early pioneers in rocketry, three names come to mind: Hermann Oberth, Robert Goddard, and Konstantin Tsiolkovsky. Max Valier rarely, if ever, makes the list, but perhaps he should. Valier was one of the earlier popularizers of rocketry, writing popular articles and books that …

Scientists Create Design for an Acoustic Field Rotator

Scientists have created a design for an acoustic field rotator, which can twist sound waves. The researchers say the device made with metamaterials …

Physicists Discover New Semiconductor Quasiparticle Called Quantum Droplet

JILA physicists have discovered a new semiconductor quasiparticle called the quantum droplet. JILA is a joint institute of University of Colorado …

NASA Could've Prevented The Near-Drowning Of An Astronaut

A “mishap” investigation into NASA reveals what went wrong in a spacewalk last year<p>During a routine spacewalk outside the International Space Station in July of last year, Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano's helmet began filling with water. "[T]he water covers my nose--a really awful sensation that …

Black Widow Spiders Would Rather Not Bite You Or Beck

This week, while promoting his new album, “Morning Phase,” the great musician Beck has been doing a bunch of interviews. One line in an NPR story caught my attention: During recording sessions, Beck was bitten by a black widow spider, and wound up in the hospital. “My arm was all swollen up,” he …

Neil DeGrasse Tyson Explains Why The Cosmos Shouldn't Make You Feel Small

When it comes to "callings" we usually think of people who feel drawn to religious career paths. But if you ask Neil deGrasse Tyson how he became an astrophysicist he says: "I think the universe called me. I feel like I had no say in the matter."<p>Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium at the …

Quasar Eats Gas, Throws Up

You can’t beat a quasar for general awesomeness. When they were first discovered in the 1960s, nobody could imagine what those pinpoints of light …

Tiny rotating ‘pinwheels’ may clarify origin of life

Simply making nanoparticles spin coaxes them to arrange themselves into what researchers call “living rotating crystals” that could serve as a …

Particles

‘Pond in a jar’ finds best algae for biofuel

Scientists have built a “pond in a jar” to help identify, cultivate, and test algal strains that have the potential to go from the lab to the real …

Biofuel

3D printed implant could predict heart attacks

Using an inexpensive 3D printer, biomedical engineers have developed a custom-fitted, implantable device with embedded sensors that could predict …

Medical Research

Device creates 3D microgels ‘on demand’

A new digital microfluidics platform creates 3D cell cultures shaped like stars, diamonds, and circles, report researchers.<p>The tool, which can be …

University of Toronto

Unreal Engine 4 Infiltrator Demo from GDC [video]

The folks at Kotaku spotted a video of Epic's Unreal Engine 4 demo from GDC on YouTube. The video is really a tech demo of Epic's UE4 technology and …

Inside AT&T’s 83GB/hour mobile cell tower …or why your iPhone no longer drops out at huge events

.<p>AT&T shared a little bit of what goes into a portable network cells they put up at special events where bandwidth needs will be extraordinary. Remember, AT&T’s network is about 80% iPhones so this is important stuff. The setup above was what they used to cover a recent Los Angeles festival (read: …