experiments

Biodomes

This Guy Is Sealing Himself in a DIY 'Biodome' to Raise Awareness of Climate Change

“Would be happy to make it a full 24 hours, but we'll see,” Kurtis Baute told Motherboard in an email.
Becky Ferreira
10.24.18
Math Bee

Honey Bees Are the First Insect Known to Grasp the Concept of Zero

By giving bees visual math quizzes, scientists discovered that these insects know a null set when they see one.
Becky Ferreira
6.7.18
sampling errors

If Rich People Are the Variables in ‘Westworld,’ No Wonder the Experiment Sucks

Scientists have warned that disproportionate sampling of wealthy people impacts research results. Delos Incorporated didn’t get the memo.
Becky Ferreira
6.4.18
become the car

Watch Humans Fail at Being Self-Driving Cars

Where are their helmets?
Samantha Cole
10.13.17
Star Trek IRL

Scientists Created a ‘Star Trek’-Style Holodeck for Animals

Beam me up, Nemo!
Jacob Dubé
8.21.17
and hot dogs

Watch This Giant Super Soaker Cut a Watermelon in Half

It's seven-feet long and can smash glass.
Kaleigh Rogers
7.11.17
Compact Architectures

This Orbital Fruit Roll-Up Could Be the Future of Solar Power in Space

The Roll-Out Solar Array Experiment (ROSA) deployed on Sunday, and will remain open for seven days.
Becky Ferreira
6.20.17
investigations

I Used AIM for the Last Month to See if It's Still Good

Investigating whether we should all get back on AIM and what has become of our away messages.
Jason Koebler
5.8.17
Op-Ed

People Really Need to Know When They're Being Experimented On

Medical historian Alice Dreger argues against a worrying trend of researchers conducting clinical trials without fully informing the participants.
Alice Dreger
1.31.17
nasa

Why NASA Will Be Lighting Stuff in Space on Fire This Week

Spacecraft fires are one of the most dangerous situations an astronaut can face. With Saffire, NASA hopes to better understand them.
Becky Ferreira
11.21.16
videos

This Is What Happens When You Boil an iPhone 7

The results are not what you might expect.
Madison Margolin
11.21.16
Florida

Florida Needs a New Place to Release Genetically-Modified Anti-Zika Mosquitoes

The local community voted against the experiment, but the government has decided to move forward somewhere else.
Kaleigh Rogers
11.21.16
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