Inventions Archive

The Message in the Noise: A Review of Unseen Cosmos

When Karl Jansky observed the first radio waves from space, he gave birth to radio astronomy and changed the way we viewed the universe forever.

Short Science: Wild Chimps Learn Tool Use from Each Other

Wild chimps have been observed learning to use tools in the wild, something which had only been seen in captivity.

Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions: A Review of What If?

Randall Munroe's "What If? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions" is exactly what it says it is.

3 for Thursday: 3 Ways To Time Travel

For this week's 3 for Thursday, MinutePhysics looks at three simple ways to time travel (that you're already doing) and three complicated theoretical ones.

Book Review: In Pursuit of the Unknown

A2 + B2 = C2 and E = mc2 and these = more than you think. So is the premise behind In Pursuit of the Unknown: 17 Equations that Changed the World, which aims to bring the mystifying world of mathematics into the world the knowns.

Short Science: I Think, Therefore You Are: Researchers Develop Brain to Brain Interfaces

I recently posted about new advances in the area of non-invasive brain to brain interfaces (BBI). BBI allows two brains to interact with each other. (How could anyone not love science?) The original story involved the interaction of a human and rat brain; researchers at Harvard Medical School in Boston were able to move

3 for Thursday: 3 discoveries that will change the world

When it comes to touting discoveries that will change the world, we’ve all heard some tall tails. These three real and creative discoveries, however, could change the way we replace organs (through bioprinting), fight cancer (by changing a cell’s micro-environment), and produce energy (using quantum levitation and locking). 1) Anthony Atala on Printing a
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