Friday, May 24, 2013

Science of the Week--5/24/13

It's the first day of WisCon today, and I can hardly wait to get up there. Since I don't think we have a BRoP interview scheduled for the 24th, I should be able to report on the con then. In the meantime, here's my weekly science news roundup:

Team successfully converts human skin cells into embryonic stem cells (Technically, this one should have been posted last week.)

Carbon storage in Arctic tundra shows ecosystem resiliency

New method proposed for detecting gravitational waves from the ends of the universe

"Brainstorm" device could wirelessly detect brain bleeding

Robots learn to take a proper handoff by following digitized human examples

Do salamanders hold the solution to regeneration?

U.S. equipped to grow serious amounts of pond scum for fuel

Engineered microbes glow in the dark

Bacteria use hydrogen, CO2 to produce electricity

And from CNN:

3-D printer helps save dying baby

Enjoy the holiday weekend, everyone! I may tweet about WisCon when I have a chance; my user name is @ulbrichalmazan if you want to follow me. Otherwise, I'll try to have a summary of the con up either Monday or Tuesday.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Have an awesome time at the con! Sure you'll do great with your talk. I'm taking Monday off but will slip by at some point to read about the con.

Sandra Almazan said...

Thanks, Alex!

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