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“The Bridge Between Sound and Light | Space News”

“The Bridge Between Sound and Light | Space News”

    “Anecdotal accounts dating back centuries describe puzzling sounds associated with electromagnetic phenomena such as the northern lights and other auroras. But what about the ability of sound to produce in matter phenomena that may be fundamentally electrical? Sonoluminescence, or the emission of light flashes when sound [...]

The race to invent the artificial leaf

The race to invent the artificial leaf

    In this excerpt from his new book Taming the Sun, Varun Sivaram follows the research paths of two rival scientists determined to find a way to wring fuel out of thin air. by Varun Sivaram February 21, 2018 “Since the early 1970s, scientists have been on a quest to develop a technology that could create liquid fuels [...]

Taming the Sun: Innovations to Harness Solar Energy and Power the Planet

Taming the Sun: Innovations to Harness Solar Energy and Power the Planet

      Taming the Sun: Innovations to Harness Solar Energy and Power the Planet (MIT Press, 2018) Hardcover by Varun Sivaram (A Council on Foreign Relations Book) How solar could spark a clean-energy transition through transformative innovation — creative financing, revolutionary technologies, and flexible energy [...]

“Light-based therapy for Alzheimer’s disease”

“Light-based therapy for Alzheimer’s disease”

Alzheimer’s disease, which affects more than 5 million people in the United States, is characterized by beta amyloid plaques that are suspected to be harmful to brain cells and to interfere with normal brain function. Previous studies have hinted that Alzheimer’s patients also have impaired gamma oscillations. These brain waves, which range [...]

“RUPERT SHELDRAKE: Science Set Free, Part 1”

“RUPERT SHELDRAKE: Science Set Free, Part 1”

    Part 1 of a talk by Rupert Sheldrake at the conference ELECTRIC UNIVERSE 2013: The Tipping Point, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.   SEE PART 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRKvvx...   Many scientists like to think that science already understands the ways of the natural world. The fundamental questions are [...]

“How the Ancients Cut Stone with the Sun – Lost High Technology Explained | Ancient Architects”

“How the Ancients Cut Stone with the Sun – Lost High Technology Explained | Ancient Architects”

    “How did the ancient civilisations cut and shape such intricate stonework like we see in Egypt and Peru? How were holes seemingly drilled through solid granite? How did the Incas create walls with perfectly connecting blocks of stone? The answer: they knew how to harness the power of the sun.”   Watch the [...]

“Physicists in Earth’s remotest corners race to reproduce ‘cosmic dawn’ signal”

“Physicists in Earth’s remotest corners race to reproduce ‘cosmic dawn’ signal”

The LEDA experiment in California’s Owens Valley is one of many experiments trying to probe the first few hundred million years of cosmic history. Credit: Danny C. Price   Teams rush to capture faint radiation from Universe’s first stars, while theorists seek to explain puzzling observations. “Researchers are heading to some of [...]

“What Moves?”

“What Moves?”

  Bright light. PHOTO: Arsgera (1070)   “When you’re in a boat, you see waves of water lap against the hull. If you could tie a flag to a molecule of water, you could see that molecule move up and down. When you’re at a concert, you hear waves of sound press against your ear. If you could tie a flag to a molecule of air, [...]

“Ancient Egyptian Music: Hymn to the Sun”

“Ancient Egyptian Music: Hymn to the Sun”

    “Let our imaginations take us to the ancient times of Ancient Egypt; to the green and fertile borders of the Nile ; to the golden deserts and all the mysteries of this spiritual civilization. We hear now a priestess singing her devotional chant to Ra in the first rays of the day. This music is part of the soundtrack of [...]

“Neutron-Star Collision Reveals Origin of Gold, Astronomers Say”

“Neutron-Star Collision Reveals Origin of Gold, Astronomers Say”

  PHOTO CAPTION: An illustration of two merging neutron stars. This stellar collision created heavy elements such as platinum, uranium and gold.Credit: National Science Foundation/LIGO/Sonoma State University/A. Simonnet   “An international team of astronomers detected the first gravitational waves from merging neutron stars, [...]

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