NEW PARTICLE DISCOVERED — The discovery of a new elementary particle, omega meson, made at the University of California’s Lawrence Radiation Laboratory, and the finding of unidentified additional “particle systems” in the subatomic realm are believed to make it possible to push on in the next decade or two to a better explanation of how matter is put together. More than 30 so-called...
September 17–18The World Maker Faire in New York City gives do-it-yourselfers a chance to invent and create new stuff. Visit makerfaire.com
September 21Late September means Oktoberfest: Celebrate the history and science of beer with the Houston Museum of Natural Science. More at hmns.org
September 22 Goldie Hawn discusses education at the Cognitive Neuroscience of...
SCIENCE & THE PUBLIC BLOG Space junk is lasting longer, making cleanup more urgent. See “Growing need for space trash collectors.”
HUMANS A 2,000-year-old human skull shows signs of having undergone surgery. Read “Ancient Saharan head cases.”
Instant messaging can’t replace the soothing sound of Mom’s voice. See “Moms talk, daughters’ hormones listen.”
Letters to the Editor
Earthquake rumblings I reviewed this very interesting story (“Seismologists in a rumble over quake clusters,” SN: 5/7/11, p. 5) this morning, and it occurred to me that the connection between all of these very severe earthquakes might possibly be the change in weight distribution throughout the planet, resulting from temperature increases due to climate change with the melting of the...
Read the full article (PDF) | Search archivesDecember 5, 1936 | Vol. 30 | No. 817 Einstein invents automatic camera with “electric eye”
Dr. Albert Einstein, the famed proponent of relativity and acknowledged leader of the science of mathematical physics, stands revealed on the records of the U.S. Patent Office as the inventor of a camera that...