Friday, March 01, 2013

Science of the Week, 3/1/13

March is certainly blowing in like a lion for me in some ways. I hope we do get the lamb side by the end of the month.

Here are some of the most interesting articles I found on Science Blog this week:

Scientists find way to image Brain Waste Removal Process

Termite digestion could help biofuels

Pushing scientific boundaries: How far is too far?

Superbugs from E. coli may have a soft spot after all

Light particles illuminate the vacuum

Memristors as a blueprint for an artificial brain

Future evidence for extraterrestrial life might come from dying stars

Taking a new look at high-temperature super-conductors

Trick accelerates protein studies (this was done at my alma mater, UW-Madison)

In addition to the above articles, I also read the March 2013 issue of Scientific American this week. Some of the most interesting articles are about the evolution of creativity, robobees, and a prosthetic tail for a dolphin. The bad news: citrus trees in Florida are being killed by a devastating disease, and it's starting to appear in California too. Some pox viruses are starting to reappear as well.

Enjoy your weekend, and see you Monday!


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Bummer, there goes the price of oranges.

Sandra Almazan said...

Yeah, we have oranges or OJ for breakfast every day.

PT Dilloway, Grumpy Bulldog said...

Whew, good thing orange juice is too acidic for my diet.

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