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Artificial Surface and Metamaterial Advancement

Artificial Surface and Metamaterial Advancement

A team of researchers in China has manufactured an artificial surface which is capable of bending electromagnetic waves, an advancement in metamaterials that will go far beyond the creation of new antennas that will conform to any shape. The breakthrough that is being called “broadband transformation optics” was reported in the American Institute of Physics journal, called Applied […]

Blood Moon Opportunity for Christians to Sell Fear [Video]

Blood Moon Opportunity for Christians to Sell Fear [Video]

“Blood moon” is the apocalyptic re-titling of the total lunar eclipse that was experienced by many last night, and now is the perfect opportunity for Christian theologians to sell some fear to believers. The most notable instance of this type of hawking comes via the Founder of a mega-church in San Antonio, Texas, and the […]

Is the SpaceX Spark Fading Out?

Is the SpaceX Spark Fading Out?

In the race to fill the space-transport vacuum left by NASA when it suddenly decommissioned the shuttle, SpaceX has pulled pretty far ahead of the competition. It has enjoyed one success after another, and seems to be receiving service contracts left and right. However in light of yesterday’s cancellation, it is fair to ask, “Is […]

Diabetes Type II Studied Atop Mount Everest

Diabetes Type II Studied Atop Mount Everest

In an effort to better understand the relationship of insulin resistance to oxidative stress caused by insufficient levels of oxygen, scientists from the University of Southampton and University College London (UCL) performed experiments at the top of Mt. Everest to study how low oxygen levels are associated with the development of type II diabetes. The […]

Spiders Are Cooler Than You Think

Spiders Are Cooler Than You Think

Many people are afraid of spiders. By some accounts, 50 percent of women and 18 percent of men suffer from arachnophobia. Take a moment to stare deep into one’s eyes sometime and you can probably understand why. Still, scientists think this common phobia is so deeply ingrained in us for a sound evolutionary reason. In […]

Rare Embryo Fossils Discovered in China Believed to Be 500 Million Years Old

Rare Embryo Fossils Discovered in China Believed to Be 500 Million Years Old

It is being reported that rare, tiny, round fossils discovered in the southern part of China appear to be at least 500 million years old and are the embryos of some kind of formerly unknown animal. The fossils are from the Cambrian period. This era dates from around 550 million to 480 million years ago […]

Stem Cell Culture Growth Improved by Silly Putty

Stem Cell Culture Growth Improved by Silly Putty

Who would have thought? By experimenting with an ingredient in Silly Putty, a popular children’s toy, researchers have improved on the substrate media normally used for growing embryonic stem cells in culture. In addition to a number of other factors, growth of human embryonic stem cells is affected by the texture of the surface on […]

Blood Moon: A Rare Opportunity to Spend Time With the Kids

Blood Moon: A Rare Opportunity to Spend Time With the Kids

The Blood Moon eclipse gives parents a rare opportunity to share an amazing experience with their kids. As parents, sharing special moments with one’s children fulfills in amazing ways. Truth is, however, not many parents will take this opportunity to spend time with their own children. Understandably, this fascinating astrological event takes place in a […]

Australia Silent on Global Warming and Doubling Down on Coal

Australia Silent on Global Warming and Doubling Down on Coal

With the Great Barrier Reef as a World Heritage site and fears of it dying due to climate change, it might be reasonable to assume that Australia would have a vested interest in battling the negative effects of global warming. In fact, 66 percent of Australians believe that climate change is happening, while 87 percent […]

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  • Phoenix Suns Playoff Hopes Ends With Promising Future April 16, 2014
    A year ago, the Phoenix Suns had the worst record in the Western Conference and the fourth worst record in the entire NBA. As a result, not many expected them to have a good season. As a result, the Suns  put in a solid season showcasing they have a promising future, but unfortunately their playoff […]
    Simon Mounsey
  • Is Ebola Virus Getting Under Control? April 16, 2014
    Health experts report that deaths from the recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa are slowing, which is a sign that the latest outbreak of the deadly virus may finally be getting under control. The current outbreak has killed more than 120 people and, unlike previous outbreaks, has spread beyond the forested rural villages into a […]
    Dyanne Weiss
  • Ukraine and the Spillover Effect April 16, 2014
    Worries over Ukraine tend to focus on the very immediate concerns of the conflict. These include potential economic downturns, the increasing influence of Russia in the world, and most obviously, the potential for Ukraine to be invaded aggressively by Russia, among many others. However, these concerns are part of what should be greater worries about […]
    Brett Byers-Lane
  • 100 Schoolgirls Kidnapped by Terrorists: Nigeria April 16, 2014
    Boko Haram Islamist group entered a government secondary school in Nigeria heavily armed, in a night raid and abducted more than 100 schoolgirls. Boko Haram Islamists are a known affiliate of al Qaeda militants in the Sahara. The group has made no statement as of yet after the terrorists kidnapped the 100 schoolgirls. Boko Haram, […]
    Jabar Morarend
  • Clemson Kicks Nephew of NFL Great Jim Kelly off Team April 16, 2014
    Clemson University head coach Dabo Swinney has kicked redshirt sophomore quarterback Chad Kelly, the nephew of former NFL great Jim Kelly, off the team for conduct issues, Swinney announced Monday. According to reports, Kelly has exhibited a pattern of behavior inconsistent with the aim of the Clemson program. The departure of star quarterback Tajh Boyd […]
    Rick Sarlat

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