Treating oily water: Efficiency exceeds requirements 10 times
Wastewater cleaning technology efficiently cleans water from oil products leaving it virtually pollution-free (the concentration of oil discharge in treated water is about 0.2 mg/L). Given the efficiency, the technology is much cheaper than the alternatives currently known in the market.
Taking the Pulse of Greenhouse Gases
It can happen in a flash — airborne science, that is. Two hundred microseconds, to be exact. With lasers shot from the belly of a King Air B200...
Python wraps around snake charmer's neck, nearly strangles him to death as crowd watches in horror
At first, people thought it was part of an act: a deadly python coiled around the neck of its owner and snake charmer during a live show in Uttar Pradesh, India, this week.
Mystery solved: Tiny skeleton belonged to a human girl with a combination of rare genetic defects
In the 14 years since it was found in an abandoned mining town in Chile’s Atacama Desert, the bizarre 6-inch skeleton has inspired fervid speculation, including theories of unearthly origins. It had 10 pairs of ribs — two fewer than the normal human complement — and an elongated skull with a pronounced...
Beet compound may help treat Alzheimer's: Study
Researchers at the University of South Florida in the US found that the compound could slow the accumulation of misfolded proteins in the brain, a process associated with Alzheimer's.
Space Launch System, planetary exploration get big boosts in NASA budget
NASA's planned rocket to send humans back to the moon and the agency's solar system exploration program were big winners in a $20.7 billion budget passed by Congress and signed by President Trump on Friday.
If you want to find Nemo, you may need SoFi, the robotic fish
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When exploring marine environments, underwater robots tend to be a bull trout in a china shop, disturbing marine life with their bulk and disruptive propulsion. Enter SoFi, the soft, agile robotic fish with a delicate demeanor.
Why Can’t Dying Patients Get the Drugs They Want?
A Republican-backed “Right to Try” bill would allow patients to sidestep F.D.A. approval. But the true gatekeepers are the drug companies themselves.
Want to be happier? Little changes can help
How can we be happier? In a world where stress, anxiety, and bad days can easily overtake happiness and the good days, a new book has some answers.