November 22, 2014 Image Source: The Royal Society Check out the video below that shows Elliot Hawkes, a mechanical engineer at Stanford, climb the wall like Spider-man using a pair of gecko inspired adhesive gloves.& 34;To work, the surface you& 39;re climbing needs to be relatively smooth; like glass, varnished wood, polished stone, or metal,& 34; Hawkes says, & 34;but you can attach and detach with very little effort, and to make the gloves stick all you have to do is hang your weight.
You won& 39;t believe you eyes when you see these amazing 9 science photos.December 24, 2019If you are looking for your daily science photo fix, then look no further than these 9 amazing samplings. These few science photos are but the tip of the iceberg.Trust us when we say this list is far from exhaustive and is in no particular order.
Crime dramas are some of the most popular shows on television. From CSI to NCIS to Law & Order, crime and the way crimes are solved seems to have a certain way of catching our attention.Some of the coolest things about these shows are the high-tech methods that they are using to track down the suspects.
It is unbelievable to think of a volcano doing party tricks. But there are some volcanoes, like the volcano Yasur in Vanuatu, that can literally blow smoke rings.The sight is truly enchanting, and if you were to take a picture of it, people would probably think it& 39;s photoshopped. But this phenomenon is very much real, and it raises questions about just what causes it.
If you have been following international news, then you know that the occurrences of wildfires have increased significantly in recent years. This is not entirely surprising to scientists who have been studying the effects of climate change, as they& 39;ve sort of been expecting it, but it is still as damaging.
An impressive video of a kung fu fighter jumping off water has been making the rounds.December 15, 2019There& 39;s a short clip that has been flooding the Internet these days of a kung fu fighter Xiao Qiang jumping off water. The video shows how the master jumps and lands on water and then pushes himself off like a trampoline.
The discovery of a well-preserved young adult with human dwarfism is shedding light on how communities at the time responded to the disorder.December 24, 2019The discovery of a 5000-year-old skeleton is shedding light on how human dwarfism was viewed in prehistoric China. A new study by a University of Otago bio-archaeologist is revealing that the disability was accepted by the community at the time both in life and death.
The equations have been around for nearly 4000 years.December 26, 2019Quadratic equations are equations to the second degree that contain at least one term that is squared. So far, in order to solve them, we have had to make use of the complicated quadratic formula.RELATED: 7 SIMPLE MATH EQUATIONS THAT WENT VIRAL AND DIVIDED THE INTERNETA smarter alternativeNow, mathematician Po-Shen Loh from Carnegie Mellon University has conceived of an easier and better way to solve these tricky equations.
Hedy Lamarr was more than just a beautiful actress; she was a mastermind.By Nursah ErgüDecember 20, 2019You& 39;ve most probably heard of Hedy Lamarr, a beautiful actress who was & 34;the Angelina Jolie of her day.& 34;Not only was Lamarr famous for her movie roles, she was also a self-taught scientist and inventor who conducted experiments in her trailer between shots.
Baking soda volcanoes involve a lot more chemistry than you might think.January 26, 2020Everyone loves those science projects we completed in grade school, like making a potato battery or even the classic erupting volcano. However, now that we are all grown up let’s take a look at how exactly some of the most popular science projects work through the lenses of science.
It can be difficult to keep up a workout regime. New year& 39;s resolutions are quickly set aside despite our best intentions. Our busy lives get in the way, and misconceptions about exercise don& 39;t make things any easier.There are many common myths about exercise that are getting in the way of our workouts or are impeding us from making the most out of the little time we do have to look after ourselves.
There are times when the very planets seem to align, creating the perfect union of fiction and science. Great science quotes in movies are one such a moment.The very best are either very thought-provoking or are simply badass.So, without further ado, here are some of the most obscure and popular science quotes in movies.
Love sci-fi? Do you want to make your home, office or other space feel like something out of a sci-fi movie?Then here are 7 incredible real-life examples of spaceship and sci-fi themed interiors and furniture for your delectation.RELATED: AIRBUS JUST UNVEILED A NEW FUTURISTIC INTERIOR SPACE FOR THE A330How do you become an interior designer?
Binge drinking is on the rise especially for men aged 35-44.January 19, 2020A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is revealing an alarming trend in binge drinking, particularly for middle-aged men. The organization is finding that binge drinking is on the rise, especially for men aged 35-44.
If you are looking for some great lab-based memes then you are in for a treat. Here we have scoured the minefield that is the internet to bring you some pure lab-meme gems.We do hope they meet with your approval.RELATED: 9 ENGINEERING MEMES THAT HELPED SHAPE 2019What is meme short for?The word meme has entered the English lexicon without many people really questioning where it came from.
Last year, physical books still outsold ebooks. The reason? Meryl Halls, managing director of the Booksellers’ Association in the U.K., says it comes partly down to vanity.& 34;The book lover loves to have a record of what they’ve read, and it’s about signaling to the rest of the world,& 34; she told CNBC.
& 34;There is no such thing as a dumb question,& 34; as the late, great Carl Sagan once said. But, as you are about to find out, even he might admit that he might have spoken too soon.We have scoured the internet to find some of the best examples of terrible science questions around -- actually they are very funny!
A smoot is a nonstandard unit of length that originated at MIT in the 1950s.January 25, 2020Math isn& 39;t everyone& 39;s cup of tea. It& 39;s sometimes baffling to wrap your mind around, and that& 39;s before we even get into the mess that is differential equations. Within the realm of mathematics and physics, there& 39;s a healthy debate between the world and one North American country about which system of units is best.
Researchers are now requesting to add the new species to the endangered list.January 26, 2020Sharks! The mere thought of them puts fear in the heart. It was bad enough that they were spreading havoc while swimming. Now it seems that these creatures have evolved to pick up walking as well.RELATED: NEW SPECIES FOUND LIVING IN THE MOUTH OF A WHALE SHARKFour new speciesResearchers have now found four new species of walking sharks.
Is it possible to build a practically infinite fusion power source?January 26, 2020Iron Man is perhaps the most prolific superhero engineer there is. Literally, at the core of Tony Stark sits one of the most impressive engineering feats of the entire comic book and movie series: a reactor core. While it may not exist in reality (yet), let’s look at some of the engineering needed to make it happen.
The scientific community constantly looks to expose its own mistakes — because what& 39;s a belief worth if it& 39;s never subject to any scrutiny? That& 39;s what makes science the perfect antidote to our current so-called era of post-truth.By gradually building a wealth of knowledge out of empirical observation, science separates the cold hard truth from partisanship.