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Fuel for Thought: problem with briquettes

Fuel for Thought: problem with briquettes

“We’d like to know what the problem was with the briquettes.” It’s Monday morning and Emily and I are talking with a group of women with the help of Naomi as translator.

August 20, 2013 — Rachel Margolese
A Modest Proposal: Consumer Wi-Fi Tags Redux

A Modest Proposal: Consumer Wi-Fi Tags Redux

In the series “A Modest Proposal,” my colleagues and I will propose inventions and projects that I think are eminently doable and would love made real.

August 19, 2013 — Charles Q. Choi
The Dirtiest Lunar Mystery Of All

The Dirtiest Lunar Mystery Of All

                      There may be something funny going on with the stuff covering the Moon, and a new NASA mission launching next month is aiming to solve the mystery...

August 19, 2013 — Caleb A. Scharf
The Iron Madonna or: Kicking Ass While Female

The Iron Madonna or: Kicking Ass While Female

I reluctantly acquired a Twitter account as a necessary accoutrement to my Scientific American posts.  The people I track there fall mostly into two streams: scientists and SFF writers.  This week, the two intersected, resulting in a minor epiphany.  The tributaries were Upsides of Women in Science?...

August 17, 2013 — Athena Andreadis
Physics Hasn’t Looked This Hot Since The Big Bang

Physics Hasn’t Looked This Hot Since The Big Bang

The ATLAS detector at CERN is overwhelming to mere mortals like myself. It’s one of four detectors along the Large Hadron Collider designed to detect the most fundamental particles in our universe...

August 16, 2013 — Kalliopi Monoyios
Photo Friday: (Boulder) Hoover Dam – standing firm since 1936

Photo Friday: (Boulder) Hoover Dam – standing firm since 1936

At the Arizona-Nevada Border in the southwestern United States, the Hoover Dam has been standing tall since 1936. Originally called the Boulder Dam, this hydroelectric power station held the title of “world’s largest” until 1945 with the completion of the Grand Coulee Dam...

August 16, 2013 — Melissa C. Lott
More Solar Panels at the White House

More Solar Panels at the White House

The Washington Post‘s indefatigable Juliet Eilperin got an unnamed official at the White House to confirm that solar panels are being reinstalled at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue this week—fulfilling a promise made by the Obama administration three years ago...

August 15, 2013 — David Biello
Solar at the White House – again

Solar at the White House – again

Today, an official confirmed that solar panels are being installed on the White House roof as “a part of an energy retrofit that will improve the overall energy efficiency of the building.” This is the second time that solar panels have graced the building’s roof...

August 15, 2013 — Melissa C. Lott
Arctic Methane: Mr Blue Sky

Arctic Methane: Mr Blue Sky

By Sam Illingworth. “Hey there mister blue, we’re so pleased to be with you. Look around see what you do, everybody smiles at you” During the (all too rapidly) approaching August and September MAMM flight campaigns I’ll be working as a mission scientist, a fascinating role that involves flight planning, communicating between the pilots and [...]..

August 15, 2013 — Michelle Cain
Summer Vacation! – Best of the Blogs #7

Summer Vacation! – Best of the Blogs #7

Video of the Week #105, August 14th, 2013: From: #SciAmBlogs Thursday – glass sponges, dog sounds, sharks friends, med school interviews, and more.

August 14, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic
Methane and Mosquitoes – Blogging Bogs

Methane and Mosquitoes – Blogging Bogs

By Euan Nisbet. While most of the MAMM team toil in the heavens above, fighting wayward coffee mugs as the pilots roll and pitch, some of us are down below in the murk, feeding poor undernourished boreal mosquitoes and moose flies...

August 14, 2013 — Michelle Cain
We Could Make Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Real

We Could Make Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Real

At some point cloaked in the (recent) mists of time, Elon Musk took over the mantle of leading U.S. visionary, as is the prerogative apparently of our technology billionaires.

August 14, 2013 — David Biello
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