Scientists have reported the first experimental observation of ultra-fast charge transfer in grapehene based semiconductors. The recorded charge transfer time was under 50 femtoseconds. This sounds fast, but was does it mean?
Most cancers have a specific signature that arises from significant changes to the a marker called the epigenome. This is a type of "genetic fingerprint." Interpreting this could result in cancers being identified and treated faster.
Researchers have turned to a living fish, called Polypterus, into a fish that can walk on land. This was carried out in order to see what might have happened when fish first attempted to walk out of the water.
Ebola is making international headlines and everyone is wondering how to stop what they see as an epidemic risk. In this article we'll go over what has been done so far and what can be done in the future.
Renewable energy is something that scientists, environmentalists and business people all want to improve. Inventors at the Glint Photonics start-up group claim they have made a breakthrough with a sun-concentrating device.
Researchers with the University of Denmark say that they have created the fastest network in the world, at 43 terabits per second, which would allow you to download full movies in around .2 milliseconds.
Experiments with vision and technology have yielded a display which can change to fit your eyes. Early research does not answer all the questions but provides a promising start for future vision technology.
Krypton gas is beautiful but also quite dangerous under certain circumstances.
Ebola particles are quite scary up close, but you should not buy into the fear right away.
Science on a Sphere - Smithsonian Natural History
A partially disassembled Rubik's Cube
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When viewed closely an Australian jellyfish is a bit unnerving.
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Museum of Science and Industry
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The Museum of Science an Industry
An impressive look at the jawline of a crocodile.
A normal Dobsonfly shows off its mandibles. These are actually used in mating as the insect prefers to evade predators. Larger specimens have larger mandibles as well.
The South Kensington Science Museum actually has an example of a genome sequence on display. As you can see there is a huge amount of information in the genetic structure of each living being. Some believe this may hold the key to fighting aging.
An Acanthamoeba does not usually have a chance to do anything to a human eye. In this case it had several months of opportunity to do something.
A mouse being used for research/science purposes
Ira Katznelson, professor of political science and history at Columbia University
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A typical picture of a bulky pacemaker. We soon may have devices like these that are both tiny and efficient.
Wikimedia Public Doman from the US Government
Arvind Gupta teaching Indian children about science