Four New Elements Added to the Periodic Table
Jan05

Four New Elements Added to the Periodic Table

Four New Elements Added to the Periodic Table Chemistry books all of the world have been made outdated as the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) has officially announced the addition of elements 113, 115, 117 and 118 thus completing the 17th row. All the elements were created in labs by bombarding atoms of smaller nuclei. Riken Institute from Japan has been accredited with the discovery of 113 while the other...

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Power over Wi-Fi is Here
Nov20

Power over Wi-Fi is Here

You will be able to charge all your ithingys and devices from your Wi-Fi router in the not too distant future. Researchers from the University of Washington are developing this innovative technology know as Power Over Wifi (POWiFi). The tech has been called a game changer as it would enable all our small devices to be charged on the go. The team demonstrated this concept using using a small low-power Omnivision VGA camera placed 17...

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Space Travel: Is it Really Important?
Feb22

Space Travel: Is it Really Important?

Mars is the only planet in our solar system that is inhabited solely by robots. There are billions of dollars spent to further research on travelling into and through space. But does it really matter? Look at all the things that are happening right now on the planet. Maybe if we spent those billions of dollars to help people in need or clear the debts of students. (I kid) But if there are no people on the planet then what is the point...

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Earth 2.0 – Kepler-186f
Feb16

Earth 2.0 – Kepler-186f

       Kepler-186f is the first earth size habitable planet.       The discovery of Kepler-186f confirms that planets the size of Earth exist in the habitable zone of stars other than our sun. We know of just one planet where life exists — Earth. When we search for life outside our solar system we focus on finding planets with characteristics that mimic that of Earth,” said Elisa Quintana, research scientist...

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Cheap Oil and Fracking
Jan27

Cheap Oil and Fracking

If have been to the petrol pump recently, you might have noticed that petrol prices are lower than usual. So what is driving these prices to decline? Well it is because of simple economic theory of supply and demand. The supply of crude oil has increased significantly in the US mostly thanks to a relatively new technique known as Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking). What is It Like any other method of extracting oil from the ground the...

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Young or old – where is the line in aging?
Jan23

Young or old – where is the line in aging?

Young or old – where is the line in aging? The extensive illustration of aging umbrellas the ultimate changes any living being undergoes over their life. This may be seen in stages, descriptions of which can be found in early Greek literature from the time of Hippocrates, based primarily on observable biological changes in an individual throughout life – from infancy through to adolescence/adulthood and then finally end of life....

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