No posts here this week, but that’s no excuse to avoid sharing the most exciting news in science across the web:
- Stem cells gave a man his sight back.
- Paralyzed patients are walking again thanks to bionic suits.
- We don’t just blink to lubricate our eyeballs. We do it to absorb information and restore focus.
- German scientists developed aerographite, a solid material that is literally six times lighter than air.
- An engraved stone from China suggests humans may have been counting and recording data 30,000 years ago.
- A new hypothesis suggests how the model all cells use to process energy could have come from the inorganic processes in hydrothermal vents.
- In the past several years, dolphins have given “gifts” to humans at least 23 times. The surprise? These were wild dolphins. (Insert “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Universe” reference here.)
- Stanford invents “peel-and-stick” solar panels.
Featured Science Book This Week:
NightWatch: A Practical Guide to Viewing the Universe