Brainternet Project – First human brain linked to the internet in real time

September 15th, 2017|

The brainternet project is an absolute world first, and an amazing achievement.
The Wits biomedical engineers have connected a human brain to the internet. Long story short, it streams brainwaves to the web, by converting the brain into an Internet of Things (IoT) node on the World Wide Web. They are ultimately aiming to enable interactivity between the […]

As Cassini spacecraft makes its final approach to Saturn, is passing by Titan for the last time.

September 12th, 2017|

The next opportunity to visit Titan again isn’t going to be until 2034 at a minimum.
And that’s assuming that a Titan probe gets selected as the next New Frontiers mission- which is not that likely, given that just 2 of the 12 entries are Titan probes, and that Titan is facing serious competition from worlds like […]

Antidepressant Soil Microbes – How dirt makes you happy

September 11th, 2017|

It turns out that you can easily get rid of your serious blues. You just need to get your hands a little dirty.
Soil microbes have been proven to have similar effects on the brain as any antidepressant drug you might use. The good news is that this option is totally without side effects or chemical dependency potential. In a world of […]

Hurricane Irma explained by this amazing weatherman

September 8th, 2017|

Good thing with the hurricane Irma is that it feels like it’s time to become a meteorologist, aye?
Alan Sealls is Chief Meteorologist at WKRG-TV, seen weekdays on News 5 at 5, News 5 at 6, the Gulf Coast CW News at 9, and News 5 at 10. He has three decades of experience in TV. […]

One of the biggest Solar Flares of this century has affected Earth

September 7th, 2017|

Actually, it spat out two X-class solar flares, on the morning of 6 September EDT. These are the biggest class of solar flare there is, and the largest explosions in our solar system, with loops of plasma tens of times the size of the Earth.
Solar flares are giant explosions on the surface of the sun that occur […]

Animated gifs – Mind-Bending art by Micaël Reynaud

August 28th, 2017|

How well do you know the humble animated gifs?
The Graphics Interchange Format (the GIF’s fancy, formal name) has been around for decades—it was introduced by CompuServe way back in 1987 and went on to become one of the first image formats commonly used on the web.

When it comes to animated gifs Micaël Reynaud has opened our eyes […]

Burning Man 2017 – It starts in a week and here’s what you need to know!

August 21st, 2017|

Attending the Burning Man festival in Nevada is like landing on another planet: a vast desert populated by a peaceful, friendly, out-there people, with a culture all its own. Over 5½ square miles of desert turned over as a blank canvas and filled with all manner of incredible art, weird and wonderful people to watch, […]

Science usability – 10 Amazing discoveries that are changing the world this year

August 15th, 2017|

What about some science usability as something else for news? We don’t need to tell you everything on social media is pretty grim right now – it’s nigh on impossible to avoid articles about wars, Antartica melting, etc. But despite all the doom and gloom, in reality there are a whole bunch of incredible people doing […]

Infographic – A handy guide to Total Solar Eclipses

August 14th, 2017|

This infographic should be a notification for you to mark the 21th of August on your calendar. It’s The Great American Eclipse after all! The total phase of this total solar eclipse will be visible from a narrow path spanning all across the USA from the West Coast to the East Coast (see map and local times below), weather permitting. In the surrounding areas, […]

Curiosity is getting old! NASA released his 5 year amazing time-lapse footage

August 9th, 2017|

Some interesting things about Curiosity:

It travels at about 5cm a second to preserve power. It takes like 45 minutes to get it across a football Field;
At one point scientists started to drive Curiosity backwards to even out the wear and tear of the front and back wheels. This is due to sharp rocks […]