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The Web Turns 25…Sort Of

In March 1989, Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee proposed a way to link together documents on different computers that were connected to the Internet.

March 12, 2014 — Mark Fischetti
How The Elements Got Their Names

How The Elements Got Their Names

I've been a fan of Joe Hanson`s YouTube channel for a long time. It's Okay to Be Smart covers science topics in fun, interesting, and quirky ways - and the latest video is no exception.

March 11, 2014 — Carin Bondar
Photo Friday: The Edison Advertising Program (1939)

Photo Friday: The Edison Advertising Program (1939)

“The Edison Company documented itself from the first. At the turn of the twentieth century, Benjamin F. Pearson, Edison's General Superintendent, came back from an excursion to Germany with a state-of-the art camera lens and the intention of making pictures of every Edison facility...

March 7, 2014 — Melissa C. Lott

How To Reconcile Big Data and Privacy

In many ways "big data" and "encryption" are antithetical. The former involves harvesting, storing and analyzing information to reveal patterns that researchers, law enforcement and industry can use to their benefit...

March 6, 2014 — Larry Greenemeier

Need a Hand? Now You Can Print One

"Every 4 1/2 minutes, a baby is born with a birth defect." That translates to 1 of just 33 babies being born with a defect in the U.S. Of these, about 1,500 babies, or 4 out of every 10,000 babies are born missing a hand or arm ("upper limb reduction")...

March 6, 2014 — Judy Stone
ScienceArt on View in March/April 2014

ScienceArt on View in March/April 2014

A fresh batch of exhibits combining science and art are going up around the country, plus, there’s still time to catch some of the longer running exhibits that go through the middle of 2014...

March 4, 2014 — Kalliopi Monoyios

Big Step Taken in Second Life for EV Batteries

by Tali Trigg Japan's Sumitomo Corporation buys used EV batteries for use in large-scale energy storage The value proposition of electric vehicles (EVs) goes beyond switching an engine block for a battery...

March 4, 2014 — Melissa C. Lott
Exosuit Pushes Limits of Undersea Exploration

Exosuit Pushes Limits of Undersea Exploration

With jet thrusters and an aluminum alloy casing, the Exosuit is a submarine you can wear. Later this year, scientists will suit up and plunge 300 meters below the ocean surface to study bioluminescent organisms...

March 3, 2014
Can Acupuncture Reverse Killer Inflammation?

Can Acupuncture Reverse Killer Inflammation?

The ST36 Zusanli () acupuncture point is located just below the knee joint. This spot in mice--and it is hoped perhaps in humans--may be a critical entryway to gaining control over the often fatal inflammatory reactions that accompany systemic infections...

March 3, 2014 — Gary Stix

Möbius Music Box Score

Keeping with the Oscars theme, if the previously-posted World Science Festival video was a bit too long for a Sunday evening, Vi Hart has a short and sweet video of a (one-sided) Möbius strip on which she has rigged to play a musical theme from Harry Potter...

March 2, 2014 — Princess Ojiaku

The Neuroscience and Art of Film Scores

If you’re looking around for something to watch this Sunday evening that complements the Oscars, the World Science Festival has a great video which features the Coen Brothers, film composer Carter Burwell, Alec Baldwin, and neuroscientist Aniruddh Patel discussing the emotional effects and role of music in film...

March 2, 2014 — Princess Ojiaku
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