Diabolical ironclad beetle benefits from ultra-resistant exoskeleton

The ‘diabolical ironclad beetle’ can withstand enormous crushing force more than 39,000 times its own body weight, enough to survive being run over by a car. Its exceptional strength comes from highly specialised armour which makes its exoskeleton one of the hardest materials in the biological world.   Scientists analysed the beetle’s elytron – a hardened … Read more Diabolical ironclad beetle benefits from ultra-resistant exoskeleton

Diet: Drinking tea and eating apples could help lower blood pressure and fight off heart disease

Drinking tea and eating apples could help lower blood pressure and fight off heart disease, study claims Researchers studied the diet and blood pressure of 25,168 people from Norfolk They measured flavanol intake using biomarkers, rather than self-reporting They found a high flavanol diet could lead to up to 4mmHg lower blood pressure This is equivalent … Read more Diet: Drinking tea and eating apples could help lower blood pressure and fight off heart disease

US election: Experts ‘easily hijack’ the apps of both Biden and Trump

Experts ‘easily hijack’ the election apps of both Biden and Trump just days after the President falsely declared ‘nobody gets hacked’ Mr Trump made the false claim at a campaign event in Arizona on October 21 Norwegian experts used a well-known Android vulnerability to alter the apps They tweaked the Republican app so that it fundraised … Read more US election: Experts ‘easily hijack’ the apps of both Biden and Trump

Human consciousness is actually the brain’s ‘energy field’, claims scientist 

Human consciousness is created by the brain’s ‘energy field’ which comes from the electric signals of the organ’s neurons, claims scientist Professor Johnjoe McFadden has published his theory in a prominant journal  Believes that the electromagnetic signals of neurons is key to consciousness   It is well known that these signals produce an electric field around … Read more Human consciousness is actually the brain’s ‘energy field’, claims scientist 

Ancient tools on a Danish island hints at Neanderthal presence  

Ancient artefacts and tools discovered on the Danish island of Zealand hint at the fact Neanderthals lived there 120,000 years ago.  The ancient human relative is known to have lived in Eurasia at this time, but the presence on a piece of land separated from the mainland by 30 miles of sea indicates an element … Read more Ancient tools on a Danish island hints at Neanderthal presence  

Flight: Bird wings act as an ‘automatic suspension’ which soak up turbulence

When in flight, a bird’s wings are capable of acting like an automatic suspension system, dampening the effects of turbulence even in stormy conditions. Working with a trained owl, British researchers found that birds change their wing shape and posture to essentially ‘reject’ gusts of wind. The findings of the study, the team said, could … Read more Flight: Bird wings act as an ‘automatic suspension’ which soak up turbulence

Touchdown! NASA makes historic touchdown on asteroid Bennu to collect rock samples

NASA‘s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has made a historic touchdown on the asteroid Bennu and collected samples from its surface for several seconds before backing away Tuesday evening.  As of 5pm Tuesday EST the spacecraft was activating its sensors and instruments as it further descended into the orbit of the asteroid that contains material from the early … Read more Touchdown! NASA makes historic touchdown on asteroid Bennu to collect rock samples

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft steadily descends onto asteroid Bennu

NASA prepares for historic touchdown on asteroid Bennu with OSIRIS-REX mission where its robotic arm will collect rock samples during brief contact before launching back into space NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is getting ready to reach out its robotic arm and collect a sample from the asteroid Bennu’s surface Tuesday evening As of 5pm Tuesday EST … Read more NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft steadily descends onto asteroid Bennu

Back corner of the classroom may be SAFEST spot in the room, study claims

Schoolkids hiding in the back corner of the classroom are sat in the SAFEST part of the room, study claims US study looked at the spread of coronavirus particles in classrooms  Found opening windows removes 70% of all particles smaller than one micron  Air conditioning removes half of particles released during exhalation and talking  Authors … Read more Back corner of the classroom may be SAFEST spot in the room, study claims

Xiaomi’s wireless charger ‘can fully charge a phone in 19 minutes’

Chinese tech giant Xiaomi unveils wireless technology which it claims can fully charge a smartphone battery in less than 20 MINUTES Technology can charge a 4,000 mAh battery to 50 per cent in just eight minutes  Xiaomi claims its charging tech is ‘an order of magnitude’ ahead of other brands  But the ’80W Mi Wireless Charging … Read more Xiaomi’s wireless charger ‘can fully charge a phone in 19 minutes’