Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Now telescopic contact lenses; just wink your eyes to zoom in and out

February 15, 2015 1:58:22 pm

The first version of the telescopic contact lens - which magnifies 2.8 times - was announced in 2013.

X, Y and a hidden syndrome

February 15, 2015 12:05:12 am

Recent techniques have helped those with Swyer’s Syndrome, in which a woman is genetically male but has female characteristics, give birth.

8 million metric tonnes of plastic enter oceans every year

February 13, 2015 3:00:01 pm

Jambeck forecasts that the cumulative impact to the oceans will equal 155 million metric tonnes by 2025.

An old-school power company adapts to new energy

February 8, 2015 12:40:22 am

The result has been more electric vehicles in California.

The Ghost Particle

February 8, 2015 12:34:20 am

Neutrinos are everywhere. But that’s just what makes them difficult to detect.

Unlocking the deflation puzzle

February 8, 2015 12:25:56 am

‘Gas physics’ might explain the low pressure found in some balls used for the AFC championship game.

NASA spacecraft snaps closest ever images of dwarf planet

February 6, 2015 12:51:55 pm

The series of images of Ceres were taken on February 4, from a distance of about 145,000 kilometres.

Ice deposits waxed and waned on Mars: study

January 29, 2015 4:23:56 pm

They conclude that many of those gullies were formed by meltwater from icy deposits.

Swarm of microprobes to head for Jupiter

January 27, 2015 1:42:56 pm

Probes would last an estimated 15 minutes, according to planetary scientists writing in International Journal Space Science and Engineering.

Brain’s on-off thirst switch identified

January 27, 2015 1:32:53 pm

There are at least two types of neurons in the SFO, including ones that drive thirst and others that suppress it.

Hugues Lagrange

January 26, 2015 7:40:59 am

The writer is with CNRS, Sciences Po, Paris, and visiting scholar at the sociology department, Pune University.

Scientists slow down speed of light

January 23, 2015 6:15:12 pm

The experiment was carried out by a team from the University of Glasgow's Optics Group.