Pioneering Skin Treatments

Pioneering Skin Treatments (Source: BBC News)
It is extraordinary that doctors were able to do anything for Todd Nelson.
The former US Army master sergeant’s injuries were so bad the medics thought he would not survive.
“I was on my 300th-plus convoy across Kabul, Afghanistan,” he recalls.
“We were headed home for the night when we passed next to a …

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Harnessing Nature’s glow

The Light Fantastic: Harnessing Nature’s glow
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-21144766
By Paul RinconScience editor, BBC News website – [email protected]
 

 
Living organisms may use bioluminescence for a variety of reasons, such as communication and display
Bioluminescence describes the light that some living creatures such as fireflies and jellyfish emit from their cells. Harnessing these reactions has already transformed key areas of clinical diagnosis and …

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Star is Caught Devouring a Planet

Star is caught devouring planet (from the BBC)

Astronomers have found evidence for a planet being devoured by its star, yielding insights into the fate that will befall Earth in billions of years.

The team uncovered the signature of a planet that had been “eaten” by looking at the chemistry of the host star.
They also think a …

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Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC)

This is a fantastic article I wanted to share…
Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC), a state of matter in which separate atoms or subatomic particles, cooled to near absolute zero (0 K, − 273.15 °C, or − 459.67 °F; K = kelvin), coalesce into a single quantum mechanical entity—that is, one that can be described by a wave function—on a …

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‘Leap second’ lengthens weekend

‘Leap second’ Lengthens Weekend  (30th Jun 2012)

Wait a second: on Saturday night atomic clocks will read 23 hours, 59 minutes and 60 seconds.

The world is about to get a well-earned long weekend but don’t make big plans because it will only last an extra second. A so-called “leap second” will be added to the world’s …

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Elephant pregnancy mystery solved

 
Elephants are born with highly developed brains
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The mystery of the elephant’s long pregnancy has been unravelled by scientists.
A quirk of biology allows the unborn calf to develop in the womb for almost two years, giving it the brain power it needs to …

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Dark matter tracks could give earliest view of Universe

Researchers have come up with a way to glimpse the infant Universe by decoding the earliest ripples in its light.
They say this can be achieved by capturing the specific radio wavelength of 21cm from the heavens.
The trick is to tell the difference between 21cm waves from our galaxy and those from distant, ancient sources.
The fact …

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Neutrino Findings Wrong – How Science Works

Well I hate to admit that I was right but….
Suggestions from some of my Physics students reached fever pitch that the world they were in would fall apart it seems that the boffins got it wrong and Einstein’s relativity theory was wrong after all this time.
In fact the team doing the research got it wrong twice …

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