Can You Dig the RoboClam?
Friday, March 07, 2014
Anchor technology hasn't changed too much since Blackbeard's heyday. They're really not much more than gigantic hunks of steel with hooks. Now, scientists are working on building a smart, robotic anchor inspired by a clam that buries itself into the seab...
The Misappropriated Marie Curie
Thursday, March 06, 2014
This photograph of Marie Curie can be found on postage stamps all over the world. But there's one problem, this isn't a picture of Marie Curie.Image courtosey of FrontczakIt's actually a photo of Susan Marie Frontczak, taken by Paul Schroder in 2001...
Podcast: Volcanic Eruptions Stymie Global Warming
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
This week's physics central podcast is about hot and cold. Volcanoes—which spew material that reaches thousands of degrees Fahrenheit—can actually cool the planet. Volcanoes eject aerosols that reflect sunlight, and climate scientists have observed the c...
Physicists Mistaken for Hackers at APS March Meeting
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
A precious resource has been returned to thousands of physicists attending this year’s APS March Meeting. Yesterday marked the start of one of the largest physics conferences in the world, but the security settings on arXiv did not know this. The arXiv i...
Could Sugar Power Cell Phones Of The Future?
Monday, March 03, 2014
Originally published: Feb 28 2014 - 4:30pm, Inside Science News ServiceBy: Emily Lewis, ISNS ContributorResearchers are charged up about biobatteries, devices able to harness common biological processes to generate electricity. Most biobatteries are unab...
Off to Denver!
Friday, February 28, 2014
Next week, the Physics Central team will be in Denver, Colorado helping out with this year's APS March Meeting. We hope to see some exciting news coming out of this year's meeting (look out for Roboclam). Our images and video gallery is now up. Check out...
Top 5 Science Experiments with Pop-Tarts
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Kellogg’s tasty pastry, the Pop-Tart, celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Since Pop-Tarts first came onto the breakfast scene in 1964, they have spurred some crazy ideas. From Pop-Tart Ice Cream Sandwiches to flying, rainbow Pop-Tart cats, some of...