Princeton team develops ‘poisoned arrow’ to defeat antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Poison is lethal all on its own — as are arrows — but their combination is greater than the sum of their parts. A weapon that simultaneously attacks from within and without can take down even the strongest opponents, from E. coli to MRSA (methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus). A team of Princeton researchers reported today in the journal Cell that they have found a compound, … Continue reading Princeton team develops ‘poisoned arrow’ to defeat antibiotic-resistant bacteria

The most mysterious objects in the Universe

The Universe is full of mystery and unknown. Most of the scientists are trying to discover and to understand the Univers and its mysteries but it is not as easy as it may sound. In the list bellow we will present you the most mysterious objects discovered in the Universe. Fermis Bubbles In November 2010, it was announced that two gamma-ray and X-ray emiting bubbles … Continue reading The most mysterious objects in the Universe

Understanding what SuperGravity is

In theoretical physics, supergravity is a modern field theory that combines the principles of supersymmetry and general relativity, in contrast to non-gravitational supersymmetric theories such as the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model. Supergravity is the gauge theory of local supersymmetry. Since the supersymmetry (SUSY) generators form together with the Poincare Algebra a Superalgebra, called the super-Poincare algebra, supersymmetry a gauge theory makes gravity arise in a … Continue reading Understanding what SuperGravity is

Understanding the Obesity Epidemic and how to treat it

Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have an adverse effect on health. It is defined by body mass index (BMI) and further evaluated in terms of fat distribution via the waist-hip ratio and total cardiovascular risk factors. Obesity is generally caused by eating too much and moving too little. If you consume high … Continue reading Understanding the Obesity Epidemic and how to treat it

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

Most powerful volcanoes in the world

They are amazing and beautiful mountains but also deadly. They can block aviation, cause earthquakes and make lots of casualties, we are talking about volcanoes, the most beautifull and deadly places on Earth. In the list bellow we will present you some of the most powerful volcanoes in the world. Mount Vesuvius Of the many eruptions of Mount Vesuvius in Italy, the most famous is … Continue reading Most powerful volcanoes in the world

How SpaceX and NASA will colonize Mars

We all dream about space traveling and colonizing another planet to be intergalactic but the could actually become true as some space agencies around the world are working just on that and the planet everyone is looking at is Mars, right in our backyard, so let’s see how colonizing Mars would be possible. Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun and the second-smallest planet … Continue reading How SpaceX and NASA will colonize Mars

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

Top Natural Satellites or Moons that could sustain life in our Solar System

We all dream of exploring other planets that could support life and maybe colonize that planet or satellite, but what we looking for could be right in our backyard. In the list bellow we put together the top natural satellites or Moons that could have the ability to sustain life. Ganymede Ganymede, a satellite of Jupiter, is the largest and most massive of the Solar … Continue reading Top Natural Satellites or Moons that could sustain life in our Solar System