Sunday, 20 June 2010

Johnald's Fantastical Daily Link Splurge

Johnald's Fantastical Daily Link Splurge

NASA Watches Dead Zones From Space

Posted: 19 Jun 2010 12:27 PM PDT

(14 votes - 1 comment - 224 views)
Some NASA scientists explain a bit about what a "dead zone" is and why the area in the Gulf Of Mexico affected by this phenomenon is particularly bad.

Clouds add depth to computer landscapes

Posted: 19 Jun 2010 05:00 AM PDT

A single camera watching the shadows of clouds moving across a landscape can allow a computer to calculate topography

How the brain deals you a poor hand

Posted: 19 Jun 2010 04:00 AM PDT

Our mental image of the size and position of our hands seems not to match with reality

Why spiderweb glue never lets go

Posted: 19 Jun 2010 02:00 AM PDT

Spiderweb glue is not only sticky, it is also elastic like chewing gum – making it 100 times stronger than tacky glues

Connecting a heart-lung machine - cardiopulmonary bypass

Posted: 18 Jun 2010 06:49 PM PDT

(22 votes - 5 comments - 295 views)
A 3:56 video that shows the highlights of how a heart-lung machine is connected to the body during surgery. Medical science is amazing.

Free-falling atoms will put relativity to the test

Posted: 18 Jun 2010 10:14 AM PDT

A capsule loaded with a Bose-Einstein condensate has dropped down a 110-metre shaft, in preparation for a test of one of Einstein's key assumptions

Today on New Scientist: 18 June 2010

Posted: 18 Jun 2010 10:00 AM PDT

All today's stories on at a glance, including: taking the heat out of climate scepticism, why rats have a sense of space, and a fish with venetian blinds

Take the political heat out of climate scepticism

Posted: 18 Jun 2010 09:10 AM PDT

The public is dubious about climate change, and libertarian sceptics are on the march. How can we improve matters, asks Roger Harrabin

Thundercloud gamma rays hint at origins of lightning

Posted: 18 Jun 2010 08:26 AM PDT

Mysterious gamma ray bursts that occur in the first moments of a storm, as lightning jumps between clouds, hint at where lightning comes from

Second well on the way to cap Deepwater Horizon

Posted: 18 Jun 2010 07:57 AM PDT

Capping the flow of oil from the striken rig by drilling another well is a huge technical challenge, but it has to work