Articles by Chelsea Whyte

shimi robot
Smartphone Powered Robot DJ "Shimi" Premieres at Google's I/O Conference
Jun 27, 2012 23:49 PM E
True to its name, Shimi dances to the beat. Docking your iPhone or Android into the robot allows it access to your music library, where it can pick the music to pump up your party. Shimi can read body language, so all you have to do to let it know you don't like a song is shake your head in front of it.
gel
Reversible Contraceptive Gel For Men Drastically Lowers Sperm Count
Jun 27, 2012 22:51 PM E
The burden of birth control may no longer rest solely on women. A new hormonal gel applied like a lotion, which contains testosterone and a type of progestin called Nestorone, led to dramatic sperm conditions that make pregnancy a rare chance, report researchers from the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute.
twisted light
Twisted Light Transfers Data 85,000 Times Faster Than Broadband
Jun 27, 2012 21:10 PM E
Laser beams with a twist can send 2.56 terabits of data per second over free space, and could raise the speed of fiber optic cables used by Internet service providers.
pregnant silhouette
Fear of Childbirth Prolongs Labor by 90 Minutes
Jun 27, 2012 18:57 PM E
Stress hormones triggered by fear can extend labor for mothers who are anxious or afraid to give birth.
pink donut
Dessert With Breakfast Can Help Dieters Keep Weight Off
Jun 27, 2012 17:55 PM E
It's been said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and now, you might need to add a little dessert to your eggs and bacon to get the most out of your meal.
saturn's jet streams
NASA's Cassini Spacecraft Solves Mystery of Saturn's Jet Streams
Jun 26, 2012 23:36 PM E
Using infra-red light filters, the NASA team determined that internal temperatures on the gas giant fuel the turbulent jet streams that cross Saturn's face.
vultures
Critically Endangered Vulture Populations on the Rise in Cambodia
Jun 26, 2012 22:57 PM E
Cambodia has become the last refuge for the Southeast Asian vultures, according to a new study by the Wildlife Conservation Society and the Royal Government of Cambodia.
equation
Math is Tough For Scientists Too
Jun 26, 2012 21:18 PM E
Trying to figure out the math in published studies does a number on scientists. Researchers Tim Fawcett and Andrew Higginson of Bristol's School of Biological Sciences found that even scientists have trouble when it comes to math.
smokestack
Ozone Exposure Linked to Potential Heart Attacks
Jun 26, 2012 20:33 PM E
When many people think of the ozone, they imagine a layer of chemicals in the stratosphere, but there is also ground level ozone - created when pollutants from vehicles, power plants, industry, chemical solvents and consumer products react with sunlight - and breathing in too much of it, even for short periods, can set off heart-attack-like symptoms.
hamburger
Just Looking at Junk Food Can Make You Feel Hungry
Jun 26, 2012 19:14 PM E
The images of high-calorie foods that you see on billboards, subway ads and television commercials may be feeding your brain's reward centers and triggering hunger pangs, according to new research from a team at the University of Southern California.
washing machine
Nanodiamonds Cut Dirt in Laundry, Make Washing Eco-Friendly
Jun 26, 2012 17:42 PM E
Diamonds in your laundry detergent may sound like an unnecessary extravagance, but researchers have found that adding minuscule nanodiamonds to washer soap can cut greasy stains without having to run loads at high temperatures.
radial pulse
MIT-Developed Video Software Can Detect Your Pulse Through Your Laptop Camera
Jun 25, 2012 23:43 PM E
Someday soon, you might be able do your annual physical checkup through your computer's webcam. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are developing software that can check a person's vital signs through an ordinary low-resolution camera.
Cocaine
People Who Lack Interest in Food May Be More Prone to Drug Addiction
Jun 25, 2012 22:04 PM E
Food addicts are less likely to be interested in cocaine and vice versa, according to a study by Yale School of Medicine researchers who found that the same neurons that control overeating also drive the appetite for the illicit drug.
green bananas
Green Banana Flour Makes Healthy, Tasty Gluten-Free Pasta
Jun 25, 2012 19:30 PM E
Cheaper to produce and tastier than whole wheat pasta, green banana flour pasta was favored by tasters both with and without celiac disease.
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