>> Thursday, March 21, 2013
This has been an exciting week in science! I know what you're thinking, so were a LOT of other weeks... where have you been? I have had things to deal with. If you read Roogoodoo at all, you may know what some of those are.... anyway. On to the science news!
- In space related news, Jeff Bezos (a.k.a. that billionaire guy from Amazon.com), funded the recovery of the Apollo 11 rockets from their longtime home in the bottom of the ocean. For those that somehow don't recall, this was the mission and shuttle that landed the first humans on the moon.
- Stingray behavior is changeable. A study published in PLoS ONE noted the way rays at the infamous Stingray city in the Caymans acted compared to their non-human-fed counterparts.
- You're a cheater! Don't believe me? Well, a study has proven it... sort of. Our brains are cheaters when it comes to remembering social ties and relationships. You can read more about your cheating mind here.
- Lastly, in tech news, Apple wants Siri to take over the world. They may not want it to be as malicious as Pinky and the Brain may have wanted it, but they do want her voice to be your companion. From everyday tasks in your home, to the voice of your entertainment center, Apple plans on taking her places.
That's it for highlights. Keep stirring up knowledge!
Photo from Absolute Divers.
>> Thursday, December 13, 2012
Unilever and schools to recycle those plastic deodorant tubes:
- Program recycles deodorant containers - NewsandSentinel.com | News, Sports, Jobs, Community Information - Parkersburg News and Sentinel
Hope you guys have an awesome week!
>> Friday, November 30, 2012
Pluto’s journey around the Sun takes 248 Earth years. This means that, since its discovery in 1930, it still has 177 years to go until it has made a complete orbit around the Sun.
Thanks, random science fact app!!!
>> Sunday, November 25, 2012
In a new article posted to ScienceDaily, researchers have found another remarkable use for Scotch brand tape as a smart material.
Researchers cut the tape into half centimeter "fingers" that, when exposed to water, turned into little claws that were great at picking up water droplets.
Its uses can be varied to suit the researchers needs. It's cost effective and reusable and van babe used for things like collecting pollen, water, and microbes:
Because it has an adhesive side, it is very functional for this sort of work. You can read more at the link above.
Original material from Perdue University.
>> Saturday, May 5, 2012
Largest known crocodile could swallow a human
This croc once lived in East Africa and is the largest known true crocodile. It is believed to have exceeded 27 feet in length, according to University of Iowa researchers. Read more at the link above.