Falcon Heavy Tandem Landing

The coolest thing I have ever seen.

China Just Overtook The US in Scientific Output For The First Time


In 2016, China published over 426,000 scientific studies indexed by Elsevier’s Scopus database – accounting for about 18.6 percent of the international total. For the first time, the US came in second, notching up 409,000 published papers.

AI Is Continuing Its Assault on Radiologists


A new model can detect abnormalities in x-rays better than radiologists—in some parts of the body, anyway.

Your child response time will be slower if they eat a lot of sweets.

Sweets are bad for children.

The “sweet” effect: Comparative assessments of dietary sugars on cognitive performance

Rachel Ginieisa, Elizabeth A. Franzb, Indrawati Oeya, Mei Penga, ,

Physiology & Behavior Volume 184, 1 February 2018, Pages 242–247


In recent years there has been increasing interest in studying cognitive effects associated with sugar consumption. Neuro-cognitive research has confirmed that glucose, as a main energy substrate for the brain, can momentarily benefit cognitive performances, particularly for memory functioning. However, there is still limited understanding of relative effects of other common sugars (e.g., fructose and sucrose) on cognitive performance. The present study tested in 49 people the effects of three common dietary sugars against a placebo sweetener (i.e., sucralose), on performance of three well-studied cognitive tasks – simple response time, arithmetic, and Stroop interference, all of which are suggested to rely on the prefrontal lobe. A double-blind, placebo-controlled, cross-over experimental design was used. Results revealed that ingestion of glucose and sucrose led to poorer performances on the assessed tasks as opposed to fructose and the placebo (p < 0.05); these effects were particularly pronounced under the fasting condition in comparison to the non-fasting condition (p < 0.001). Overall, these results indicate that cognitive effects of sugar are unlikely to be mediated by the perception of sweetness. Rather, the effects are mediated by glucose. Further research should systematically assess effects of dietary sugars on other cognitive domains, such as memory, to give further insights on general cognitive effects of sugar consumption.

Daily Leafy Greens May Slow Brain Aging

Eating green vegetables should be a habit.


While cognitive abilities naturally decline with age, eating one serving of leafy green vegetables a day may aid in preserving memory and thinking skills as a person grows older, according to a study by researchers at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. The study results were published in the Dec. 20, issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Research needs funding

$1.1 billion and only 5% out of their income.


Now, a court filing in Waymo’s epic and ongoing lawsuit against Uber has accidentally revealed just how big a bet Google placed on autonomous vehicles. Between Project Chauffeur’s inception in 2009 and the end of 2015, Google spent $1.1 billion on developing its self-driving software and hardware, according to a recent deposition of Shawn Bananzadeh, a financial analyst at Waymo.

In five years, renewable energy will be cheaper than coal in many countries.

Good news to renewable energy researchers.


Solar, wind, batteries, hydrogen are the four Musketeers of our clean energy future, which will protect our oceans from the effects of global warming. On June 15, the lastest Bloomberg Energy Report concluded that renewable energy will soon be more profitable than coal or oil. The energy transition will soon surf the wave of profitability.

Bioinspired photocontrollable microstructured transport device

Sticking two surface together is easy. But how do you unstick it when it is time to move like a gecko. Possible solution: use a light responsive material.


No more heat loss

Here’s to more efficient power generation.

Scientists discover metal that conducts electricity but not heat.

For This Metal, Electricity Flows, But Not the Heat

Time to increase your daily sambal intake