[article from BBC Science]
Scientists have outlined which moons and planets are most likely to harbour extra-terrestrial life.
Among the most habitable alien worlds were Saturn’s moon Titan and the exoplanet Gliese 581g – thought to reside some 20.5 light-years away in the constellation Libra.
The international team devised two rating systems to assess the probability of hosting alien life.
They have published their results in the journal Astrobiology.
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Like most discoveries, calculus was the culmination of centuries of work rather than an instant epiphany. Mathematicians all over the world contributed to its development, but the two most recognized discoverers of calculus are Isaac Newton and Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz. Although the credit is currently given to both men, there was a time when the debate over which of them truly deserved the recognition was both heated and widespread.
The following piece was obtained from The Centre for Visionary Leaderers website
2012: Scientific Breakthroughs
by Karl Maret, M.D.
The following is an excerpt from Karl’s chapter in the new book, The Mystery of 2012
What changes can we expect after 2012?
There will be many great breakthroughs in science and technology, medicine and art, culture and religious understanding. Today’s cutting-edge inventions, including quantum computing, new nanotechnology materials engineering, artificial intelligence and genetic engineering will be greatly expanded. What is in the horizon includes elemental transmutation, unlimited energy from the quantum vacuum states, silent transportation system based on levitation principles, epigenetic engineering, light and sound healing through energy medicine modalities, and new theories of electrodynamics that collectively presage a massive shift in human creativity in the 21st Century. Continue reading
One of the big aims in stem cell research has been to take DNA from adult into an egg cell to create a clone. Ever since the cloning of Dolly the sheep in 1996, researchers have been trying to recreate this experiment with other animals as well as humans. The results have been mixed over the years but in October a lab in the US published some results showing an extraction of reproducing stem cell from embryos, after injecting adult cells into egg cells (Noggle, S. et al. Nature 478, 70-75 (2011)). Continue reading
[By Jason PalmerScience and technology reporter, BBC News]
Scientists have shown off what can be described as the world’s smallest electric car – made of a single, carefully designed molecule.
The molecule has four branches that act as wheels, rotating when a tiny metal tip applied a small current to them.
With 10 electric bursts, the car was made to move six billionths of a metre. Continue reading
[article from the BBC News, by Michelle Roberts]
A new generation of contact lenses that project images in front of the eyes is a step closer after successful animal trials, say scientists.
The technology could allow wearers to read floating texts and emails or augment their sight with computer-generated images, Terminator-syle.
“I want to know God’s thoughts; the rest are details.”
As we may be on the verge of a new discovery with the “neutrino mystery”, in coming weeks we intend to look at the life, the works and the genius of Albert Einstein. Here we present some videos, the content is as follows:
- The Mind of God – Einstein’s Unfinished Symphony
- The Secrets of Einstein’s BErain
- Einstein’s Equation of life and Death (five parts)
- Einstein and Eddington (only trailer, can be bought)
- Albert Einstein