Category Archives: Nature Relating to Nature

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How to Safely Capture the Rain -- Francesca Lyman, Popular Mechanics

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Apple’s future iPhones may offer 3D recording of places, objects -- Neil Hughes, AppleInsider

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Japanese create stem cells from wisdom teeth — AFP on Breitbart

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A ‘Frankenrobot’ with a biological brain — AFP on Breitbart

No, this story isn’t about a supporter of the senate campaign of a certain “comedian” from Minnesota…

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Humans nearly wiped out 70,000 years ago, study says — CNN.com

This is a very interesting article, in that it substantiates the biblical narrative, but gives no basis for the numbers that it uses. Granted, that may be because the assumptions they use yield the numbers they get, and statistically speaking they can’t get any closer to reality with the tools and assumptions they use. I’ll [...]

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Microwaved Tires Are Alternative Fuel
— Dan Shapley, The Daily Green

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Stretching crystals promises flexible colour displays
— Belle Dumé, NewScientist.com

See Also: Sony Bio Battery powers gadgets on grape juice and sports drinks — J. Mark Lytle, Digital World Tokyo So, maybe about ten years from now, you’ll see people on the commuter train pour Gatorade into a small box latched to their belt, plug a wire into it, unfold a piece of paper at [...]

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World first: Flying high on pond scum
— Denise McNabb, Independent Financial Review on Stuff.co.nz

“Air New Zealand and airliner manufacturer Boeing are secretly working with Blenheim-based biofuel developer Aquaflow Bionomic Corporation to create the world’s first environmentally friendly aviation fuel, made of wild algae…”

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Möbius Strip Riddle Solved
— kdawson, Slashdot

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You Can Play the Record, but Don’t Touch
— Nell Boyce, National Public Radio

“…But this turntable doesn’t spin like a normal record player. And there’s no needle hovering over the record. Instead, there’s a camera linked to a computer. It snaps detailed images of the groove cut into the disc, and uses the images to reconstruct the sound without ever touching the record…”

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Peanut butter diamonds on display — BBC NEWS

Eat your heart out, George Washington Carver!

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New cement conducts electricity like metal
Pink Tentacle

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‘Juiced-Up’ Battery Fueled by Sugar Could Power Small Portable Electronics — Saint Louis University

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Probiotics, Crohn’s Disease, and Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF)
Raman, SCD Recipe

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Earth’s Constant Hum Explained — CowboyNeal, Slashdot

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Carbon Nanotube-Based NVRAM in 2-3 Years?
ScuttleMonkey, Slashdot

See Also: Motion-sensitive spacesuits could generate powerKelly Young, NewScientist.com news service

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Building the Cortex in Silicon
Emily Singer, Technology Review

“Models of the brain built from specially designed computer chips could reveal the secrets of our cerebrum.”

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Barium-nitrate “battery” breakthough
Mark Frauenfelder, BoingBoing

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Weighing In on City Planning: Could smart urban design keep people fit and trim? — Ben Harder, Science News

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I was frozen to improve my health — Barney Calman