Articles by Philip Ross

eagle
Eagle’s Point Of View: GoPro Camera Strapped To Bird’s Back Captures Amazing Aerial Footage [VIDEO]
Sep 18, 2013 21:58 PM E
If you ever wanted to see the world from an eagle’s perspective, here’s your chance. Amazing footage captured on a GoPro camera strapped to the bird’s back shows what happens when nature and technology work together.
siberian tiger
First Genome Sequence Of Tiger Suggests Big Cats Truly Are Natural Born Killers
Sep 18, 2013 14:03 PM E
Scientists have created the first ever genome sequence of a tiger, and the results show that big cats evolved into natural born killers.
Foucault pendulum
Google Doodle Celebrates Léon Foucault With Interactive Pendulum: How Does French Physicist’s 1851 Invention Work?
Sep 18, 2013 11:30 AM E
Google chose to honor French physicist Leon Foucault today, who was born Sept. 18, 1819. He is best known for his eponymous pendulum, a device which demonstrates how the Earth rotates.
whale ear wax
Whale Ear Wax Keeps Record Of Ocean Pollution
Sep 17, 2013 18:01 PM E
Whale ear wax has a story to tell. Similar to the way tree rings record the history of the forest, whale “candles” detail the history of the ocean the whale lived in.
human touch
How Sensitive Is Human Touch? New Research Suggests Our Fingers Can Detect Nano-Wrinkles On Near-Smooth Surfaces
Sep 17, 2013 15:38 PM E
Just how sensitive is human touch? According to new research, the tips of our fingers can detect nano-wrinkles on near-smooth surfaces.
robotic snake mars
Robotic Snake Could Be Next Mars Explorer: How Does Norwegian Rover Inspired By Reptile Work? [VIDEO]
Sep 17, 2013 11:24 AM E
A robotic snake could be the next best thing to go to Mars. The experimental rover, which moves much like the real thing, can slither into all those small cracks and crevices and collect samples from places the other, bulkier rovers can’t reach.
real housewives
‘Reality’ TV’s Impact On Viewers: How Shows Like ‘The Real Housewives’ And ‘The Hills’ Affect Perceptions Of What’s Normal
Sep 16, 2013 21:12 PM E
Shows that purport to be about “reality” affect viewers’ perceptions of reality, say researchers from the University of Wisconsin. They say people who watch reality TV are more likely to think bad behavior is “normal.”
island nation
Kiribati President To Build Floating ‘Lily-Pad’ Cities To Save Pacific Islands’ Inhabitants From Rising Sea
Sep 16, 2013 15:10 PM E
Kiribati could become the world’s first floating country should its president’s plans come to fruition. Anote Tong wants to save his island nation’s 100,000 inhabitants from sinking into the Pacific Ocean by building “lily-pad” cities.
costa concordia
Costa Concordia Salvage Begins: How Will Engineers Right Italy’s Capsized Cruise Ship?
Sep 16, 2013 12:38 PM E
The Costa Concordia salvage began today. A crew of 500 engineers from 24 countries has started the painstaking task of righting the capsized 115,000-ton cruise ship. How will they pull it off?
doomsday
Doomsday List: British Scientists Reveal How They Think The World Will End
Sep 13, 2013 13:18 PM E
There’s a lot of speculation out there as to how the world will end. British scientists have compiled a list of possible doomsday scenarios they believe are likely to mark mankind’s fate.
lake ohrid
Bulgarian Man Swims Lake Ohrid Tied In A Bag: How Did Jane Petkov Make 1.2 Mile Swim?
Sep 13, 2013 11:06 AM E
A man in Bulgaria swam Macedonia’s Lake Ohrid on Tuesday, but not in any conventional fashion. Fifty-nine-year-old Jane Petkov made the swim bound in a body bag.
doggy backpack
Remote Control Backpack For Dogs: Canine Command Device Could Aid In Rescue Missions, Police Work And More
Sep 12, 2013 16:15 PM E
A remote control backpack for dogs uses vibrations and noises to guide its wearer from a distance. Researchers say the device could aid in human rescue operations and police work, and even help people with disabilities.
computers
Stock Market Robots Trade At Speeds Too Fast For Humans: Are Machine ‘Mobs’ Taking Over Global Finance? [STUDY]
Sep 12, 2013 14:09 PM E
Stock markets are run by computers that can handle complex algorithms at lightning-fast speeds – faster than the fastest human response time. Researchers say this has given rise to a global ecology of machine “mobs” that are taking over global finance.
disney device
Disney Listening Device Turns Fingertip Into Human Microphone: How Does ‘Ishin-Den-Shin’ Work?
Sep 12, 2013 11:59 AM E
Engineers at Disney Research lab in Pittsburgh have developed a listening device that turns a person’s fingertip into a human microphone. The gadget, called “Ishin-Den-Shin,” converts sound waves into a low power electrical signal that can be transmitted from person to person through touch.
Follow iScience Times
us on facebook RSS
 
us on google
 
Most Popular
INSIDE iScience Times
Do Dolphins Get High? BBC Cameras Catch Dolphins Chewing On Pufferfish Toxins
Do Dolphins Get High? BBC Cameras Catch Dolphins Chewing On Pufferfish Toxins
How Many Ways Can You Tie A Tie?
How Many Ways Can You Tie A Tie?
Ribbon Of Charged Particles At Solar System's Edge Acts Like A Wind Sock For Interstellar Magnetism
Ribbon Of Charged Particles At Solar System's Edge Acts Like A Wind Sock For Interstellar Magnetism
How to Turn Your Tap Water Faucet  Into a Coffee Spout [VIDEO]
How to Turn Your Tap Water Faucet Into a Coffee Spout [VIDEO]
Coolest Science Photos Of 2013: From Blobfish To Two-Headed Shark, Comet ISON To Mars Selfie
Coolest Science Photos Of 2013: From Blobfish To Two-Headed Shark, Comet ISON To Mars Selfie
This Is A Scientifically-Proven Rock-Paper-Scissors Winning Strategy (But If Your Opponent Uses It Too, It's A Draw)
This Is A Scientifically-Proven Rock-Paper-Scissors Winning Strategy (But If Your Opponent Uses It Too, It's A Draw)