October 2018 – Techs Pod

Month: October 2018

Hyperlens sharpens sight with sound

By Madison 0 Comment October 31, 2018

News in Science Hyperlens sharpens sight with sound Eric BlandDiscovery News Scientists have developed a new hyperlens that could soon give expecting parents high-definition baby pictures as well as provide ship captains incredibly accurate maps of the sea floor. The research, published in the latest edition of Nature Materials, makes high-resolution ultrasounds and sonar imaging […]

Spicy plant cuts the mustard as nerve gas fighter

By Madison 0 Comment October 30, 2018

News in Science Spicy plant cuts the mustard as nerve gas fighter AFP Natural antidote The white mustard plant, having added spice to our lives for centuries, may soon be put to a very different use — in the fight against chemical weapons. Tests in the lab showed that mustard plants grown in soil contaminated […]

Earth measurement given some stick

By Madison 0 Comment October 28, 2018

Dr Karl › Dr Karl’s Great Moments In Science Earth measurement given some stick Could you measure the circumference of the Earth using only a stick, a ruler and some simple maths? Dr Karl recounts an ancient tale of someone who could. By Karl S. Kruszelnicki Big thinkers have known for thousands of years that […]

Frog fresh milk

By Madison 0 Comment October 28, 2018

Dr Karl › Dr Karl’s Great Moments In Science Frog fresh milk If your fridge is on the blink, why not toss a frog in your milk? Dr Karl explains this olden day foodie tip. By Karl S. Kruszelnicki Refrigeration has been around for thousands of years. But before refrigeration, what would you do with […]

Experts examine Pacific earthquake link

By Madison 0 Comment October 26, 2018

News in Science Experts examine Pacific earthquake link Larry O’HanlonDiscovery News A recent cluster of large earthquakes in the South Pacific has some wondering if one quake triggers another. Last week, a series of seven major earthquakes rocked a small area near Vanuatu and the Santa Cruz Islands in less than 24 hours. The unusual […]

Rain wakes your senses and your soil

By Madison 0 Comment October 26, 2018

In Depth › Science Features Rain wakes your senses and your soil Autumn rains are more than just relief after a long, hot summer. The Geeky Gardener explains how rain triggers that delicious smell, and turns your soil into a carbon factory. By Anna Evangeli Autumn rains after a dry summer trigger an instant transformation […]

Samoan tsunami caused by ‘shallow quake’

By Madison 0 Comment October 24, 2018

News in Science Samoan tsunami caused by ‘shallow quake’ Darren OsborneABC Scientists say the tsunami that devastated the islands of Samoa, American Samoa and Tonga was the result of a shallow rupture in the earth’s crust. The earthquake, which was measured as high as 8.3 on the Richter scale, occurred 190 kilometres southwest of American […]

Could we still find new chemical elements on Earth?

By Madison 0 Comment October 23, 2018

Ask an Expert Could we still find new chemical elements on Earth? Is it possible that Earth still contains some elements that are yet to be found? How are super-heavy elements created in the lab? Is it possible that Earth still contains some elements that are yet to be found?—Jason The periodic table contains more […]

Sichuan quake once-in-4000-year event

By Madison 0 Comment October 22, 2018

News in Science Sichuan quake once-in-4000-year event AFP People who were killed, injured or bereaved in the 2008 Sichuan earthquake had the cruel misfortune to be victims of an event that probably occurs just once in four millennia, seismologists report. In a paper published in the journal Nature Geoscience, Dr Shen Zhengkang of the China […]

Physicists add another element to table

By Madison 0 Comment October 21, 2018

News in Science Physicists add another element to table Dani CooperABC It’s superheavy A new superheavy element looks set to be added to the periodic table with the help of Australian researchers. An international team of physicists and chemists, led by researchers at Germany’s GSI laboratory, have successfully created atoms of element 117. The work, […]