Future grid, smart grid

Future grid, smart grid
We need more electricity. More alternative energy. Less greenhouse warming, and better ways to manage our power supply. More »

Seeing the cell

Seeing the cell
Imagine a transistor so tiny that it can slip inside a living cell to measure electrical potential. Now coat that transistor so the More »

Spider silk: Material of the future?

Spider silk: Material of the future?
Strong, tough, sticky, elastic and biodegradable, silk may be used for a mesh to support injured tissues, or as a temporary container More »

Plumbing ancient Mayan plumbing!

Plumbing ancient Mayan plumbing!
A small constriction in a buried pipe shows that the Maya were using pressurized pipes before year 750. It’s more proof that when it More »

Brewing: Doing what comes naturally

Brewing: Doing what comes naturally

People have been controlling fermentation for at least 9,000 years. What did the ancients brew? How did fermenting change society? More »

Internet: The fastest teacher?

Internet: The fastest teacher?
MRI scans of older people show major differences between searchers and non-searchers. After seven hours of Internet experience, those More »

Driving while blabbing

Driving while blabbing

Texting already banned for truckers, etc. What do research and reality say about the danger of hitting the keys or yakking on the More »

Nanotech

Nanotech

Adding nanotubes makes a stronger plastic, but adding several nano-structures greatly increases the benefit, according to a new study More »