To improve airline safety, maybe we need to remove the pilots. That radical idea is decades away, if it ever becomes a reality. But following the intentional crashing of Germanwings Flight 9525 by the co-pilot, a long-running debate over autonomous jets is resurfacing.
“Here’s some of the stories trending This Week at NASA!” Another Dragon launches to the ISS
Columbia Univ. has not removed TV celebrity doctor Mehmet Oz from his faculty position as a group of top doctors has demanded. They have cited his "egregious lack of integrity" for promoting what they call "quack treatments." The doctors allege Dr. Oz has repeatedly shown disdain for science and for evidence-based medicine.
The rapid increase in use of e-cigarettes has led to heated debates between opponents who question the safety of these devices and proponents who claim the battery-operated products are a useful cessation tool. A new study suggests proponents are in error.
Beer brewers face a tricky problem. The high level of activity in the yeast used to produce beer generates a lot of heat during the brewing process, raising the temperature at the bottom of brewing vats. Unfortunately, yeast often suffers damage to their structure at these high temperatures, and this damage gives the beer a bad taste.
When scientists exposed pregnant mice to levels of bisphenol A equivalent to those considered safe in humans, three generations of female mouse offspring experienced significant reproductive problems, including declines in fertility, sexual maturity and pregnancy success.
Geraldine “Jerrie” Mock became the first woman to fly around the Earth solo when she landed in Columbus, Ohio on April 17, 1964 after taking off, from the same city, 29 days before. For her achievement, she was awarded the Louis Blériot medal from the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale.
Researchers have shown how air bubbles could keep sediments from obstructing bends in river waterways such as the Rhine River, which has to be dredged regularly to stay open for freight ships.
Chemists have devised an inexpensive, portable sensor that can detect gases emitted by rotting meat, allowing consumers to determine whether the meat in their grocery store or refrigerator is safe to eat.
Qosina’s gas filter (No. 28248) has an internal rib design that enables maximum airflow, while the clear, acrylic, hermetically sealed housing provides easy inspection of media.
Aalborg Instruments’ ZFM Mass Flow Meters combine meter intelligence, user convenience and flow performance.
Porvair Sciences’ glass vial storage plate combines 96 borosilicate glass vials of 700 µL into a rigid polypropylene carrier microplate to provide an enhanced product for storage and transportation applications.
Laboratory data is critical to every part of the liquefied national gas (LNG) industry. From soil sample data for upstream exploration to purity data used downstream to ensure product quality, LNG professionals rely heavily on timely, accurate and well-organized sample data. An integrated LIMS solution helps ensure accurate, traceable data.
Researchers, in an effort to grow placenta cells to better study the causes of pre-eclampsia, serendipitously discovered a previously unknown form of human embryonic stem cell. They say these new stem cells can help advance research on pre-eclampsia and a number of other areas of the human reproductive process.
If you’ve ever sat opposite a doctor and wondered what she was scribbling on her notepad, the answer may soon not only be medical notes on your condition, but real-time chemical preparations for an instant diagnostic test. Thanks to new work, chemicals formed into pencils can be made to react with one another by simply drawing with them on paper.