Friday, March 23, 2012

Science of the Week, 3/23/12

Here are some of the most interesting science news articles I read this week:

Duplicating People's Immune Systems in Personalized Mice

Exotic materials will change optics

Looking at quantum gravity in a mirror

Runaway Planets Zoom at a Fraction of Light-Speed (this setting begs for a SF story)

Self-Reflective Mind--In Animals

Program can predict spread of dementia

People with autism have a greater ability to process information

Super-Earth unlikely able to transfer life to other planets

Enjoy your weekend, and see you Monday!


Rusty Carl said...

Something about that Super Earths not transferring life to other planets is counter-intuitive to me. I don't trust that result.

I'll have to think on that for a while, maybe I'll have an epiphany or something.

Sandra Ulbrich Almazan said...

It's funny how science can often be counter-intuitive, Rusty. If I remember the article correctly, the reason the Super-Earth couldn't seed other planets with life had to do with the escape velocity. There might be ways for an SF writer to overcome that.

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