Science Doesn’t Sleep (7.16.08)

Roar
Now all he needs is 20 years or martial arts
training and a lair.
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photo credit: Beard Papa

So here’s what went down after you logged off.

He’s the only superhero without any real superhuman powers – unless extreme bitterness counts. So – is a real Batman scientifically possible?

Tomorrow, Texas’ Public Utility Commission will decide which of several wind energy proposals to adopt. More on the plans they’re evaluating here.

The Brooklyn Museum is in the process of putting their entire collection online – complete with photos, descriptive information and where the object can be found in the physical museum. You can check out a preview of this very cool new feature here.

Nanoparts are really small (hence the name) and it takes a really long time to build something that’s even visible out of them – much less an organ. Now, researchers at MIT and Harvard are working to find a way for nanoparts to self assemble - which would make the process of fabricating different types of organs much quicker.

Researchers at the University of Texas may have found the Achilles Heel of the HIV virus – an antibody that disables the virus’ ability to infect cells.

Just like humans, sick bees are much less productive at work.