Dr. Julie Beischel’s newly published research on assisted after-death communication sets a new standard of proof, but don’t expect science to change it’s stance on psychic mediums. Photo by Craig Sunter Before becoming the preeminent researcher of medium communication, or as she likes to call it, “assisted after-death communication”, Dr. Show More Summary
No excuses, I was gone and now I'm back! Let's see...where was I... I went to Miami for a week in March. It was a work-related trip, training on two new laboratory analyzers (coagulation analyzers for the science lovers out there). There...Show More Summary
Ever wish that you could make sparks fly in a laboratory experiment, since none of it is happening in your forever alone lifestyle? Well, that is now possible with the $229.99 tinyTesla Musical Tesla Coil Kit, which is surely costly at first for the outlay, but at least you will be able to be a proud owner of a brand new Tesla coil. How many people among your circle of...
Science can be expensive. But making customized scientific equipment doesn’t have to be. Researchers at Michigan Technological University have compiled economic data on the effectiveness of open source hardware in the laboratory -- and the process looks promising.
Deadline for nominations through competent official authorities: 22 September 2015 Aim and structure of the course The training course is organized by the Ocean Acidification International Coordination Centre (OA-ICC) of the International...Show More Summary
Engineers at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory are making robots that serve beer. And more specifically, they're making big robots that place beer cans in little robots, who then bring that beer to you, on the couch, at your desk, or by the pool.
SciDev reports on Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology's new Central Laboratory: The idea behind it is to reduce costs by sharing equipment between individual departments. And the novel collaborative approach is even more...Show More Summary
Artist or scientist? Work of art or laboratory machine? The two pairs needn't be exclusive and we've collected a batch of real-world photos to prove it. The artistry in crafting experimental machines to explore the fabric of our world rivals that used to create futuristic movie sets or avant-garde sculptures. Show More Summary
Three years ago this week, NASA's Mars Science Laboratory, better known as the Curiosity rover, touched down on the surface of Mars. It did so only after the now famous "7 Minutes of Terror," a harrowing journey through the Martian atmosphere, utilizing a revolutionary entry, descent, and landing technique never before attempted. Show More Summary
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Laboratory, Sensory Motor Neuroscience, University of Birmingham. Images courtesy the artist A visual study of unsung research facilities reveals the ingenuity—and occasional absurdity—of the machines used to pump out science and statistics on a shoestring budget. Show More Summary
The BBI Group (BBI) today announced it has developed in collaboration with the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) and licensed, through technology transfer company Ploughshare Innovations, a rapid test for Ebola. The assay,...Show More Summary
The Australian Early to Mid-Career Researcher Forum of the Australian Academy of Science has launched an ‘Inspire Australia’ video research competition to showcase innovative research being performed in laboratories and universities across Australia. The video below on ocean acidification by Tullio Rossi, PhD student at the University of Adelaide, is one of the entries of […]
Ever wonder what the ocean might be like if it continues to become more acidic over the next 100 years? That’s the question that scientist Steve Archer is exploring at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences. Archer is has conducted experiments in the Arctic and the tropics to determine effects of increasing ocean acidification on ocean […]
Fuel crucial for life cycle assessment From the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA) Fuel cells are regarded as the technology of the future for both cars and household heating systems. As a result, they have a key role to play in the switch to renewable energies. But are fuel cells always…
The Hydraulic Laboratory at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology is looking at how to transform the country’s hydropower network into a giant European green battery. In a lengthy piece published on Gemini — a site dedicated...Show More Summary
Date, time & location: 19 August 2015, 4 p.m., Bodega Marine Laboratory Lecture Hall, 2099 Westside Rd, Bodega Bay, CA 94923 Speaker: Rebecca Albright, Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Carnegie Institute for Science, Department of Global Ecology, Stanford Host: T. Hill More information. Filed under: Courses and training, Education
A new system from MIT’s CSAIL, or Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, does something incredible to fix buggy software: It borrows healthy code from other applications–and then fixes the bug without ever accessing the original source code. Read more...
Woman named Sandia National Laboratories director … NIH might be getting a raise … Perspectives on reproducibility … New hope for National Children’s Study … Working Life
Leaders from the Mount Sinai Health System formally dedicated the Senator Frank R. Lautenberg Environmental Health Sciences Laboratory, named in recognition of the late Senator's tireless efforts to address children's environmental health concerns during almost 30 years in Congress.
In a piece reflecting on this month’s PLOS Genetics issue image, author Zhengquan Yu discusses the research behind Yuan et al. Author: Zhengquan Yu, State Key Laboratories for Agrobiotechnology, College of Biological Sciences, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China Competing interests: … Continue reading »