Holiday times are here! Do you own a two-wheeled suitcase? If so, you have probably experienced the problem of it rocking alarmingly from side-to-side when you drag it along. Scientists have come up with a solution: don’t slow down but speed up instead! Alternatively, you can lower the handle of the suitcase as close to the ground as possible. Alternatively, why not just buy a four-wheeled suitcase!
Pringles tubes and Lucozade Sport bottles are the worst items for recycling because they are made up of many different materials. Perhaps we should stop buying them until they make their packaging easier to recycle!
An augmented reality system is being developed which will allow surgeons to put on goggles to look inside a patient’s body without opening them up. The system uses MRI and CT scans to build up a 3D image of the inside of a patient’s body, with different organs automatically colour-coded by software.
Remember the dress which could be blue or gold. Well her’s another one . To see it go to:http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/05/08/look-closely-highlighted-sections-dresses-colour/
A new project to monitor all land volcanoes is being lead by a UK team of scientists. Two satellites will cover the planet’s surface, looking for signs of possible eruptions. About 1,500 volcanoes are thought to be active but only a very few are monitored.
Scientists have come up with a solar-powered device, which can produce 2.8 litres of water over 12 hours from the atmosphere even in areas as dry as the Mojave Desert.
It has been found that vitamin D supplements can help protect against acute respiratory infections including colds and flu, as well as asthma attacks. This could also help to explain why colds and flu are less common in the summer, when levels of vitamin D are at their highest.
Well, more strange discoveries! Scientists have found the fossil of a feathered dinosaur in China which has 4 wings. The creature lived 125 million years ago and was bigger than the largest bird which can fly today.
The Soyuz spacecraft, TMA-19M, which carried Tim Peake to the International Space Station has gone on display at the Science Museum. On March 24th you can take a virtual reality trip from space to Earth in a Suyuz space capsule and you can book your tickets now!
One hundred researchers, including many of the most prominent climate scientists in Britain, have written to Theresa May to warn her of the potential threats posed by Donald Trump, who has made it clear he does not accept that human activities contribute to global warming.
The letter warns that Trump’s administration may severely weaken climate change research. If the world class climate science now performed in the US is wound down under Trump, the UK must be ready to respond decisively, the letter states. One response would be to rapidly expand British climate science by offering jobs to disaffected US researchers.