How the brain controls our speech

Speaking requires both sides of the brain. Each hemisphere takes over a part of the complex task of forming sounds, modulating the voice and monitoring what has been said. However, the distribution of tasks is different than has been thought up to now, as an interdisciplinary team of neuroscientists and phoneticians at Goethe University Frankfurt and the Leibniz-Centre General Linguistics Berlin has discovered: it is … Continue reading How the brain controls our speech

Zealandia, the lost continent that sits underwater

Zealandia, also known as the New Zealand continent or Tasmantis, is an almost entirely submerged mass of continental crust that subsided after breaking away from Gondwanaland 79-83 million years ago. The name and concept for Zealandia was proposed by Bruce Luyendyk in 1995. The boot-shaped region, about the size of greater India, contains New Zealand ana New Caledonia, an island to the north. Most of … Continue reading Zealandia, the lost continent that sits underwater

Scientists prove the existence of the Rashba effect

The Rashba effect, also called Bychkov-Rashba effect, is a momentum-dependent splitting of spin bands in bulk crystals and low-dimensional condensed matter systems ( such as heterostructures and surface states) similar to the splitting of particles and anti-particles in the Dirac Hamilttonian. The splitting is a combined effect of spin-orbit interaction and asummetry of the crystal potential, in particular in the direction perpendicular to the two-dimensional … Continue reading Scientists prove the existence of the Rashba effect

Places on Earth that look like they are from an Alien Planet

We all love what astronauts and space agencies around the world achived in the last 50 years, but what they discovered and what they managed to see thanks to space telescopes it can also be seen on our lovely planet, Earth. Here are somo of the most amazing places on Earth that look like they are from another planet. Wadi Rum, Jordan Wadi Rum, known … Continue reading Places on Earth that look like they are from an Alien Planet

Scientists solve mystery of spontaneous smog formation

How Smog is formed ? – The atmospheric pollutants or gases that form smog are released in the air when fuels are burnt.When sunlight and its heat react with these gases and fine particles in the atmosphere, smog is formed. It is purely caused by air pollution. The cause of this spontaneous generation of pollution particles has been a mystery, but now scientists from Caltech, … Continue reading Scientists solve mystery of spontaneous smog formation

What do we know about Pont Nemo and why it became the graveyard of many space junk

We probably all came across the term Point Nemo or Pole of Inaccessibility, but not all of us know what it is. Let’s start by explaining first what Point Nemo or Pole of Inaccessibility is: A pole of inaccessibility with respect to a geographical criterion of inaccessibility marks a location that is the most challenging to reach according to that criterion. Often it refers to … Continue reading What do we know about Pont Nemo and why it became the graveyard of many space junk

ESO telescope proves Einstein right after sees star dancing around a Supermassive Black Hole

Observations have revealed for the first time that a star orbiting the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way moves just as predicted by Einstein’s general theory of relativity. Its orbit is shaped like a rosette and not like an ellipse as predicted by Newton’s theory of gravity. This long-sought-after result was made possible by increasingly precise measurements over nearly 30 years. … Continue reading ESO telescope proves Einstein right after sees star dancing around a Supermassive Black Hole