72.8% of world’s renewable energy is made by burning wood & dung

72.8% of world’s renewable energy is made by burning wood & dung

From Technoocracy News The hysteria over solar and wind power as the only feasible source of future ‘renewable’ energy flies in the face of the facts. Wood and animal feces are both renewable, and account for almost 73% of the world’s renewable energy, but you never hear about planting more trees. Of course, the Technocrats […]

Surprise methanol detection points to evolving story of Saturn’s moon Enceladus’s plumes

Surprise methanol detection points to evolving story of Saturn’s moon Enceladus’s plumes

From Science Daily A serendipitous detection of the organic molecule methanol around an intriguing moon of Saturn suggests that material spewed from Enceladus undertakes a complex chemical journey once vented into space. This is the first time that a molecule from Enceladus has been detected with a ground-based telescope. Dr Emily Drabek-Maunder, of Cardiff University, […]

Ultra-thin camera creates images without lenses

Ultra-thin camera creates images without lenses

From Science Daily Traditional cameras — even those on the thinnest of cell phones — cannot be truly flat due to their optics: lenses that require a certain shape and size in order to function. At Caltech, engineers have developed a new camera design that replaces the lenses with an ultra-thin optical phased array (OPA). […]

Scientists a step closer to drug treatment for hepatitis B

Scientists a step closer to drug treatment for hepatitis B

From Science Daily A major new insight into how Hepatitis B Virus works could pave the way for new drug treatments for the infection which is the major cause of liver cancer worldwide. The team at the Universities of York and Leeds identified an “assembly code” in the genetic material of Hepatitis B Virus that […]

NASA Mars orbiter views rover climbing Mount Sharp

NASA Mars orbiter views rover climbing Mount Sharp

The feature that appears bright blue at the center of this scene is NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover amid tan rocks and dark sand on Mount Sharp, as viewed by the HiRISE camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on June 5, 2017. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona › Full image and caption › Full image and […]

Insomnia not purely psychological condition: Insomnia genes found

Insomnia not purely psychological condition: Insomnia genes found

From Science Daily An international team of researchers has found, for the first time, seven risk genes for insomnia. With this finding the researchers have taken an important step towards the unravelling of the biological mechanisms that cause insomnia. In addition, the finding proves that insomnia is not, as is often claimed, a purely psychological […]

Large Canadian arctic climate change study cancelled due to climate change

Large Canadian arctic climate change study cancelled due to climate change

From Science Daily The Science Team of the Canadian Research Icebreaker CCGS Amundsen has cancelled the first leg of the 2017 Expedition due to complications associated with the southward motion of hazardous Arctic sea ice, caused by climate change. This regrettably postpones the much-anticipated Hudson Bay System Study (BaySys) involving 40 scientists from five universities […]

Japan’s largest complete dinosaur skeleton discovered

Japan’s largest complete dinosaur skeleton discovered

From Science Daily The complete skeleton of an 8-meter-long dinosaur has been unearthed from marine deposits dating back 72 million years at Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido, making it the largest dinosaur skeleton ever found in Japan, according to researchers. Excavations to uncover a fossilized duck-billed dinosaur (Hadrosauridae) in the Hobetsu district of Mukawa Town […]

NASA’s asteroid-hunting spacecraft a discovery machine

NASA’s asteroid-hunting spacecraft a discovery machine

This movie shows the progression of NASA’s Near-Earth Object Wide-field Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) investigation for the mission’s first three years following its restart in December 2013. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/JHU › Full image and caption › Full image and caption”/> NASA’s Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) mission has released its third year of survey […]