DAFT DOCTOR: UK medical celebrity condemned for insulting Italians during COVID19 pandemic

  London, United Kingdom VIJAY SHAH via JOSH MILTON/Pink News   Qualified medical doctor and British television personality Christian Jessen has been condemned after he claimed the coronavirus pandemic was an excuse by Italians to have a “long siesta”, despite … Continue reading DAFT DOCTOR: UK medical celebrity condemned for insulting Italians during COVID19 pandemic

HANGING AROUND: Why do bats roost upside down?

  VIJAY SHAH   Imagine you’re in a dark forest. It’s getting late and the shadows are getting longer. You decide to find somewhere to bed down for the night, and by chance, you stumble upon a cave. Out comes your sleeping bag and jim-jams, and as you switch on the nightlight, you become aware of fluttering motions above your head. Hundreds of small shadows flutter erratically about the cave ceiling above you. Parts of it appear to be moving, a strange fuzzy mass with leathery wings sprouting from it and then flying towards yo as you cower!. Now if … Continue reading HANGING AROUND: Why do bats roost upside down?

SCIENCE EXPERIMENT: Making plasma in the microwave

https://twitter.com/Learn_Things/status/908724121860808709   A cool science experiment you can carry out at home in your kitchen for next to nothing in cost, and a chance to see plasma in action. Plasma is a state of material that is rarely encountered naturally on Earth but is a core component of stars. The plasma is generated by a combination of combustion and the microwave’s electric fields. Electrons are pushed back and forth, colliding with air molecules. It is these collisions that science says causes the formation of a ‘plasmoid’ which being hotter that the surrounding air, causes it to rise up to the … Continue reading SCIENCE EXPERIMENT: Making plasma in the microwave

OUTLASTING THE ENERGIZER BUNNY: US researcher creates stronger batteries with cheap materials

Houston – VIJAY SHAH via¬†noticiasdelaciencia.com and AgroAlimentando Batteries are one of the most important elements of our technologically driven society. We rely on them to energise everything from children’s toys and torches, to cars and lorries, yet often they can be the bane of our lives too. Batteries can have their drawbacks, such as catching on fire, running out too quickly, leaking, and performing poorly in wintry weather. Recently, researchers led by Dr. Yan Yao at the US’ University of Houston have discovered that manufacturing batteries from a new and inexpensive class of materials may help solve the problem of … Continue reading OUTLASTING THE ENERGIZER BUNNY: US researcher creates stronger batteries with cheap materials