Who says print is dead? The response to my global warming column in the April 30 issue (and blog post) has been heartening not only for the number of responses via e-mail (30 and counting), but for depth of thinking. Of course, most of you disgreed with me that global warming is a top threat to mankind. Another common complaint is that I overlooked the fact climate changes have been naturally occurring regularly for centuries….scratch that, for millions of years. And several chided me for ignoring my educational background. Hey, I'm a journalist. I have no education-:) Some of you even agreed with me. Check out what your colleagues are saying.
The 2014 Ig Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to Dr. Kiyoshi Mabuchi and his team members for their work measuring the slipperiness of banana peels. Turns out they're slipperier with the yellow side up.
Many scientists have been working battery-free ways to power wearable electronics that can replace bulky battery packs, particularly through the use of energy-harvesting materials. Now a team of researchers in China have upped the game by developing a lightweight and flexible solar cell that can be woven into two-way energy-harvesting fabric.
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