Sonoluminescence is a mysterious phenomenon that might provide a key to nuclear fusion.
What makes humans unique as a species? From consciousness to clothing to fire, one can name a bunch of things depending on how we want to carve up this whole uniqueness thing and how precisely we go about definitions. Morality is one of the concepts caught in this discussion. And, judging by some super cute monkeys' … Continue Reading ››
ATP, or adenosine triphosphate is my favourite organic molecule by far. (DNA is my second, for the record.) This clever little devil is the powerhouse of biology. It's no stretch to say it's the fuel that drives life. And get this: it's so good at its job, that it's used by everything from yeast to plants … Continue Reading ››
I love this story about a new ultra-efficient robot cheetah developed at MIT for at least three reasons. Firstly, it shows we're close to breaking another better-than-nature barrier when it comes to robotics and AI. This time in the guise of a metallic quadruped that sports a running efficiency similar … Continue Reading ››