Blog Profile / Scientific American: Observations


URL :http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/
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Archived Since:November 13, 2008

Blog Post Archive

The Ethanol Effect on Iowa Politics

How will the fight over corn ethanol affect the Republican vote in Iowa? -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

It's Doomsday Clock Time Again

The much-hyped virtual timepiece will stay at three minutes to "midnight"—but what does that actually mean? -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Animals with Big Brains Are Better at Problem Solving [Video]

The idea that bigger is better when it comes to thinking is controversial, but it just got a scientific boost -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Giant Pandas Love Snow

No, really, they do -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Animals with Big Brains Are Better at Problem Solving

The idea that bigger is better when it comes to thinking is controversial, but it just got a scientific boost -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Watch This Cedar Tree Sneeze Pollen, and You'll Sneeze, Too [Video]

It's that time of year in central Texas -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Making Art With Drones

What can you create with 100 drones flying in formation? Intel and Electronica FutureLab partnered to answer that question, with spectacular results -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Everyone But Me Loves "Thing Explainer"

Geeks the world over can’t get enough of the book by XKCD cartoonist Randall Munroe—but in my book, one page was more than enough -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

The Latest on Science in Pop Culture

We present three moments this week when science intruded into the cultural conversation -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

SpaceX's Triumphant Rocket Landing Could Revolutionize Spaceflight

Once considered the stuff of science fiction, fully reusable rocketry is now closer to reality than ever before -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Jimmy Kimmel Races Along a Frictionless Course

Hint: banana peels make it harder to run -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Kinesins and Dyneins Strut Down Microtubules

Famed animator Drew Berry combines data from electron microscopes and other instruments to show us what we cannot see with any other single technique -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Astronomers Rename Famous Exoplanets

More than thirty worlds have new names drawn from world mythology, literature and history -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Is "Protecting" Mars from Contamination a Half-Baked Idea?

Our fear of contaminating the Red Planet with Earth microbes is hampering our search for life there -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Lending a Robotic Helping Hand in Extreme Environments [Video]

A new technology lets humans get a grip underwater -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Ada Lovelace and Gender Diversity in Science

Ada Lovelace, widely regarded as the first computer programmer, would probably have appreciated the current thinking on diversity in the workplace. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

What Could Criminals Do with 5.6 Million Fingerprint Files?

The hack against the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) was bad—really bad—but the theft of biometric data was more symbolic than practical -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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