Articles by Gabrielle Jonas

Saturn Hexagonal Hurricane
NASA's Cassini Reveals Top-Down View of Saturn's Hexagonal Hurricane [VIDEO]
Dec 08, 2013 10:59 AM E
The Cassini spacecraft has a spectacular vantage point for seeing the hexagon-shaped hurricane on Saturn's north pole.
Puzzle facade
Biggest Rubik's Cube Ever? Interactive Game Turns Entire Building Into A Rubik’s-Like Cube
Dec 06, 2013 17:02 PM E
Javier Lloret transformed the facade of The Ars Electronica, an art and technology museum in Linz, Austria, into a mega-Rubik's cube, called Puzzle Facade, and beckoned passers-by to play the game using a micro-controller.
Volcanic Crust Under The Ocean Could Store All the World's CO2
Could Oceanic Crust Solve Global Warming? Geologists Say It Can Store 'Several Centuries Worth Of CO2 Emissions'
Dec 05, 2013 18:02 PM E
Geologists pinpoint five zones on the oceanic crust that could provide centuries of storage of CO2 — the smallest is capable of providing 393 times to 3,650 times the storage of all the CO2 emissions globally in a year.
A research cockroach walks upside down
High-Speed Robots Based On Cockroaches: How Roach's Antennae Hairs Help Scientists Create Quicker Bots
Dec 04, 2013 17:58 PM E
When hairs on a roach's antenna hit an obstacle, they bend backwards into semi-circular shapes, jostling the bug backward.
Comet ISON's Approach To The Sun
Comet ISON Fades Away: No More Chances To View 'Comet Of The Century'
Dec 02, 2013 11:29 AM E
Comet ISON, which captivated viewers worldwide with its beauty, was declared dead by an astrophysicist at the Naval Research Laboratory Monday morning.
Two Froghoppers Mating during the Middle Jurassic
Earliest Fossil Record of Mating Insects Found: Froghopper's Mating Behaviors Unchanged For Over 165 Million Years
Dec 02, 2013 10:54 AM E
Scientists in Beijing have uncovered the earliest known fossil record of mating insects. The fossil, of two froghoppers having sex, is from the Middle Jurassic period of Northeastern China.
ISON Comet Update: It's Disintegrating, But Also Giving Off More Light And Becoming More Visible [VIDEO]
Nov 27, 2013 16:16 PM E
As ISON sheds some of its ice, astronomers can gain a better look inside to analyze its innards, formed at the same time as our solar system.
Spinning "Disc" Of Ice Graces Sheyenne River in North Dakota
Rare 55-Foot-Wide Ice Disc Spins Along North Dakota's Sheyenne River [VIDEO]
Nov 27, 2013 10:38 AM E
A rare sight, the 55-foot-wide ice disc is really a collection of smaller pieces of ice spinning in a circle at the bend of the Sheyenne river, where the accelerating flow of water creates a force called "rotational shear."
Whirling Dervish physics
'Whirling Dervish' Skirts Ruled By Same Force That Moves Tornadoes
Nov 26, 2013 18:15 PM E
The Coriolis force can explain such dynamic movements as a skirt revolving around a body or a tornado forging through the atmosphere.
Plucking Samples Of The Gases That Are Warming Our Globe
Methane Emissions Greatly Underestimated: US Gas, Oil Production Yields Up To 5 Times More Than Believed
Nov 25, 2013 15:52 PM E
A partnership of Harvard and government agencies said Monday that the U.S. has much more to worry about from methane gas than previously thought, and that the fossil fuel and cattle industries are among the culprits.
California Ground Squirrel
The Harsher The Environment, The More Likely One Species Will Diverge Into Many Subspecies
Nov 23, 2013 12:48 PM E
Though the temperate zones contain only one third as many birds and one half as many mammals as the tropics, temperate zones contain more subspecies -- creatures on their evolutionary way to becoming other species
From Can of Beans to Semiconductor: Tin Is Coming Up In The World
Tin One Atom Thick, Stanene, May Be The Future Of Semiconductors
Nov 22, 2013 10:50 AM E
Electricity skates unencumbered by speed limit on pathways made of a new tin alloy, the first material to conduct electricity with 100 percent efficiency at room temperature.
Stephen Hawking, Before He Became Bored
Stephen Hawking Says Finding The "God Particle" Made Physics More Boring
Nov 21, 2013 15:13 PM E
A physicist who won a $100 bet with Stephen Hawking about the the "God Particle," says proof of its existence renders the world of physics more exciting than ever.
Part Tomato, Part Potato: Meet the TomTato
Half Tomato, Half Potato? You Say Tomato, I Say TomTato; Let's Call The Whole Thing Off
Nov 20, 2013 13:38 PM E
No feat of genetic engineering, the TomTato, now an offering in a British seed cataloge, is the result of good old-fashioned grafting. But is it more tomato, or more potato?
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