Sunday, October 12, 2008

A Baldness Gene has Been Discovered

Although not a cure yet, the identification of a baldness gene is a big step in the right direction. Full Story (Via PhysOrg)

Putting a liquid Mirror on the Moon

Put any liquid into a shallow container and set it spinning, it will naturally assume a parabolic shape—the same shape needed by a telescope mirror to bring starlight into focus. This could be the key to making a giant lunar observatory. Full Story (Via PhysOrg)

Walking Under the Water

UC San Diego Scientists have learned about a new type of propulsion from the water snail. It can crawl along under the surface of the water. Full Story & Video (Via UCSD Jacobs Via EurekAlert!)

Saturday, October 11, 2008