Archive for the 'Science' Category

VIDEO: Could Liquid Metal Battery Make Solar Power Viable Power Solution?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Energy, Science, Video

CNN Money has the story… The main thing I like about this is the founder’s business strategy. He envisions partnering with existing metal companies to outsource production of the batteries. What this means is that the normal, prohibitive upfront costs of green energy production should be a moot point. And the costs and profits can […]

September 7th, 2012 | Permalink| No Comments »

32,000 Year Old Ice Age Flower Blooms

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Science

I can’t believe I missed this. Truly inspiring on a host of different levels. From Discover Mag: Deep in the frozen tundra of northeastern Siberia, a squirrel buried fruits some 32,000 years ago from a plant that bore white flowers. This winter a team of Russian scientists announced that they had unearthed the fruit and […]

September 7th, 2012 | Permalink| No Comments »

Minority Report, In Real Life? (Infographic)

By Greg Voakes | Related entries in Pop Culture, Science

The 2002 film Minority Report, based on a story by Philip K. Dick, showed worldwide audiences the promise of an incredible future in which crime was predicted, and stopped, before it ever occurred. However, the concept, while cool, also seemed completely unrealistic – how could we actually go about predicting crime if we don’t have […]

December 7th, 2011 | Permalink| 8 Comments »

Gabrielle Giffords To Move To Facility Specializing In Rehab

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Science

The Congresswoman’s miraculous recovery continues. The plan now is to move her to Houston. Politico has more: Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is expected to be released from a Tucson, Ariz., hospital Friday just less than two weeks after she suffered a gunshot wound to her head, her office said today. She will be moved from the […]

January 19th, 2011 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

Take two placebos and call me in the morning.

By mw | Related entries in Drugs, Health Care, Science

Placebos are getting stronger and more effective against a wide range of ailments.

August 31st, 2009 | Permalink| 6 Comments »

Quotes Of The Day – On Stephen Hawking

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Health Care, Quotes, Science

“The controlling of medical costs in countries such as Britain through rationing, and the health consequences thereof, are legendary. The stories of people dying on a waiting list or being denied altogether read like a horror script … People such as scientist Stephen Hawking wouldn’t have a chance in the UK, where the National Health […]

August 12th, 2009 | Permalink| 31 Comments »

Helium-3: Energy Godsend?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in China, Energy, Russia, Science, Space, Technology, The Politics Of Film, The World, United States

I’ve been genuinely intrigued at how much fiction and reality have been intersecting recently. See, there’s this film called MOON and it follows the story of a guy working on the far side of the moon who figures out that there’s a lot more to his mission than collecting the natural resource Helium-3. It’s a […]

July 23rd, 2009 | Permalink| 4 Comments »

Cellulosic Ethanol no longer in its infancy

By Solomon Kleinsmith | Related entries in Business, Economic recovery, Economy, Energy, Environment, Fiscal Responsibility, Fiscal stimulus, Gas, News, Oil, Politics, Polls, Science, Spending, Stimulus, Technology

Thanks to Justin and company for welcoming me on here as a regular contributor. I will be posting on a number of issues, but one area you can expect that I will regularly be tracking is technology related developments and how they interact with the political world and policy. I also live less than ten […]

July 13th, 2009 | Permalink| 13 Comments »

Thinking Positively Can Make You Feel Worse

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Culture, Science

In America, we tend to laud the optimist and shun the pessimist. Not surprisingly, we are inundated with bromides about positive thinking and self-affirmation. But, turns out, all that stuff might not work. A new study published in Psychological Science argues that forcing positive thoughts can have negative consequences. I’ve always thought self affirmations were […]

July 8th, 2009 | Permalink| 7 Comments »

Child Dies In Texas From Swine Flu

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Health Care, Science, Swine Flu, Texas

The first confirmed death in the US. Fron CNN: A child in Texas has become the first fatality from swine flu in the United States, the acting director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday. “I can confirm the very sad news out of Texas that a child has died of the […]

April 29th, 2009 | Permalink| 10 Comments »