Scientists creat artificial microflowers

Artificial micro flowerA team of researchers at RMIT University said that they have made a breakthrough by developing artificial microflowers that self-assemble in water.

The reason why this is a breakthrough is because flower shaped structures have potential in fields including optoelectronics, thermosensors, nanotechnology, biotechnology, biomedicine and organic electronics.… Read the rest

CEOs can be replaced by a machine

Robby the Robot - Wikimedia CommonsGlobal management consultants McKinsey have warned CEO’s that most of their job could be done by a robot.

Apparently CEO’s do a lot of redundant stuff which would be better left to robots.

The report said that these redundant tasks include “analyzing reports and data to inform operational decisions; preparing staff assignments; and reviewing status reports,” the report says.… Read the rest

Parallel worlds “discovered”

schrodingers_catAn astrophysicist thinks he has found evidence of alternate or parallel universes.

While mapping the so-called “cosmic microwave background,” which is the light left over from the early universe, scientist Ranga-Ram Chary found what he called a mysterious glow.

Chary who works for the European Space Agency’s Planck Space Telescope data centre at CalTech, said the glow could be due to matter from a neighbouring universe leaked into ours.… Read the rest

Bristol engineers develop Star Trek style tractor beam

1413849918201_wps_10_Star_Trek_Tractor_BeamA team of engineers from Bristol has invented a Star Trek style tractor beam that  grabs, holds and moves small objects without touching them, using “holograms” made of sound waves.

The team has been thinking small, and so far has tested the design on small pea-sized objects, which they can manipulate from 30 to 40cm away.… Read the rest

iPhone is me

Old Apple logo - Wikimedia CommonsIf you ever wondered why Apple fanboys are so stupid and defensive about their over-priced gadgets, modern science has finally figured it out.

According to University of Illinois researchers, consumer psychology is changing and fanboys and fangirls don’t perceive their beloved brand as a relationship –  some may consider it an extension of themselves.… Read the rest