By touching a door knob or a metal object, heat is transferred from one’s hand into the metal object. However, it is not the heat transfer that makes metals feel cold, otherwise wood would feel just as cold.
Radioactive carbon used in radiocarbon dating is carbon that is radioactive. Since it is active, it is unstable, and therefore tends toward stability. This is common in nature; for example, if you hold an object at a certain height, it has the potential to fall, the potential energy that is.
Making open-source hardware systems more available increases regular people’s security by giving them verifiable secure options.
If you could monetize all of the plastic trash clogging up our environment you could buy some of the world’s biggest businesses.
Nothing in the formulation of quantum mechanics that mandates that it should apply only to the very small, and not to the human scale.
The role of baseball in Japanese-U.S. diplomacy has a long and rich history after it was introduced to the Japanese people in the 1870s.
Starting from March 1st 2018, the Swiss government banned the common practice of boiling lobsters alive. They “will now have to be stunned before they are put to death” as stated in the government order.
Antonio Meucci is the true inventor of the telephone, not Alexander Graham Bell. This century-long controversy had finally been settled by the Congress in 2002. The acknowledgement was the result of the House of Representatives’ vote of the resolution H.RES.269.
Women shoot basketball free throws at 3 percent higher consistency than men. Men and women are very close, but the women edge out the men.
Drugs do exist to reverse opioid overdoses or treat long-term opioid addiction. But while opioids have become easier and easier to obtain through illicit markets and sellers on the dark web, a drug that could save countless lives has become increasingly out of reach.
Although the Nobel committee never acknowledged its mistake but the U.S. Department of Energy awarded her the prestigious Fermi Award.
Irish influence on Australian English and on Australians is less than you’d expect on the surface, but everywhere once you start looking.
Global efforts are underway to govern the tools used in cyber attacks, but the expertise of cyber operatives has so far seen limited attention.
Bees are able to use symbols to perform basic math operations including addition and subtraction, shows new research.
New Caledonian crows can plan out a sequence of three behaviors while using tools in order to solve an intricate problem.
Not content with billions of dollars in profits from a potent painkiller, its maker explored expanding into the treatment of opioid addiction.
The online videogame Fortnite Battle Royale was launched in September 2017. Since then the game had amassed 125 million active players by June and made US$1.2 billion (A$1.6 billion) for the developer, Epic Games.
When the lawsuit went to trial in 2010, the judge granted a request by attorneys to disallow questioning about the officer’s disciplinary history.
The first lunar base would likely be an unmanned facility run by automated robotics – similar to Amazon warehouses – to ensure that the necessary infrastructures and support systems are fully operational before people arrive.
Have you ever seen a spider with ears? Well, no (that would actually look funny!) That’s because spiders use hairs on their legs to listen!
Researchers found that the born-blind subjects did experience rapid eye movements during sleep, even though they were fewer than the eye movements experienced by sighted individuals.
2019 will be a big year for all things related to space; a suggestion borne out by developments at the International Astronautical Federation’s International Astronautical Congress. The event is held each year during the first week of October to commemorate the launch of Sputnik on 4 October 1957.
The story of how the 15th element on the periodic table was discovered stands as one of the great accidents of human endeavor.
As long as you are capable of writing the software to solve the problem, Linux will allow you to create your own complex supercomputer for free.
In 2017, a coalition of states and non-government organizations estimated that there were some 40 million people enslaved worldwide.
Next time people witness the opening of a new business they ought to say, “that ought to buy me more stuff.