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Controlling the Path of Least Resistance with Smart Wires

Controlling the Path of Least Resistance with Smart Wires

According to reports released over the past 6 months, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and Southern Company have successfully deployed networks of distributed power flow control devices to relieve stress on the nation's electricity grid...

February 8, 2015 — Melissa C. Lott
Why Can’t Companies Get Renewables?

Why Can’t Companies Get Renewables?

If two-thirds of Fortune 100 companies want to buy electricity generated by off-site renewable energy sources this year, why hasn't more capacity been built?

February 7, 2015 — Melissa C. Lott

Jupiter's Moons Ascending [Images]

Some natural phenomena need few words to explain why they’re fascinating. Eclipses, transits, and phases in astronomy tend to fall into that category.

February 6, 2015 — Caleb A. Scharf

Invasion Of The Tomato Leaf-Miner

Editor’s Note: Kelly Izlar is a Guest Contributor to Food Matters Darth Vader. Lex Luther. Tuta Absoluta. Megatronus Prime. Which of these is not like the other?

February 4, 2015 — Kelly Izlar
Why We Need More Scientists in Davos

Why We Need More Scientists in Davos

Science at the World Economic Forum is about inspiration, solutions and collaboration. First and foremost, leaders come together in Davos to address global challenges such as antibiotic resistance, climate change and understanding the human mind...

January 30, 2015 — David Gleicher
X-Rays at War, 1915

X-Rays at War, 1915

Reported in Scientific American, This Week in World War I: January 30, 1915 X-rays were used for medical operations within a couple of months after they were discovered by Wilhelm Roentgen in late 1895...

January 30, 2015 — Dan Schlenoff

X-Rays at War, 1915

Reported in Scientific American, This Week in World War I: January 30, 1915 X-rays were used for medical operations within a couple of months after they were discovered by Wilhelm Roentgen in late 1895...

January 30, 2015 — Dan Schlenoff
What is the World’s Busiest Airport?

After a 350 Year Reign, Heathrow Is Dethroned as the World's Busiest (Air)port

Is it Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, or Dubai International? Both apparently. But it depends on the metric. If you go by number of flights, then O'Hare is the world's busiest airport (881,933 flights in 2014), dethroning Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (868,359) after 10 years at the top - by this way of measuring...

January 29, 2015 — Tali Trigg
A Farewell to Formalin-Soaked Frogs?

A Farewell to Formalin-Soaked Frogs?

Source: from Virtual Dissection Method Could Reinvigorate Zoology by Adrian Giordani on the Guest Blog Credit: Image courtesy of Alexander Ziegler Whether you dissected an earthworm, frog, cat or fetal pig in a science class during your childhood, you probably remember the stuffy smell of formalin that hovered around your classroom and tagged along with [...]..

January 28, 2015 — Kalliopi Monoyios
Has An Exomoon Been Found?

Has An Exomoon Been Found?

Intriguing data from an event in 2007 hints at an exomoon forming around a giant planet in a youthful star system 420 light years from Earth.

January 27, 2015 — Caleb A. Scharf

Has An Exomoon Been Found?

Intriguing data from an event in 2007 hints at an exomoon forming around a giant planet in a youthful star system 420 light years from Earth.

January 27, 2015 — Caleb A. Scharf
Call of the Orangutan: Rescuing a Crashed Drone

Call of the Orangutan: Rescuing a Crashed Drone

Editor's Note: This is the second part of a two-part post about using drone technology to search for orangutans around the Sikundur research station in North Sumatra.

January 26, 2015 — James Askew
Low oil prices aren’t working against solar (probably)

Low oil prices aren’t working against solar (probably)

In the United States, reducing electricity probably won't lead to a significant reduction in direct oil consumption. Instead (in terms of fossil fuels) it is more likely to reduce your consumption of coal and natural gas...

January 26, 2015 — Melissa C. Lott
An Intricate 3D-Printed Dress, No Assembly Required

An Intricate 3D-Printed Dress, No Assembly Required

One of the most inspired design studios working at the intersection of science, art, and technology today is Nervous System, a Massachusetts-based team led by Jessica Rosenkrantz and Jesse Louis-Rosenberg...

January 25, 2015 — Kalliopi Monoyios
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