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/
Worth a look on the internet, as footage of Saturn’s rings are revealed when Nasa’s Cassini spacecraft plunges inside the planet’s rings.
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.
Another use for graphene! Graphene, which is composed a single layer of carbon atoms arranged in a hexagonal lattice, was produced in 2004 by a team lead by Manchester University. Now another UK based team have created a sieve made from graphene, which can remove salt from seawater.
An interesting experiment is taking place in a Staffordshire forest. An area of the woodland has been cordoned off and the trees within the site are being subjected to high levels of carbon dioxide. The project has been set up to measure how trees will deal with the higher levels of CO2 in that are expected in the future.
Remember graphene, the single layer of carbon atoms forming a regular hexagonal pattern, which is very light but extremely strong? Richard Branson believes that aircraft could be made entirely of graphene in 10 years time.