Latest Lee Rannals Stories

Decoding Dreams Via Brain Scans
2013-04-05 08:10:18

Researchers say they have found a way to turn some of the fantasies seen in the movie Inception into a reality.

Metascreen Makes Invisibility Cloaks A Potential Reality
2013-03-26 18:29:53

Harry Potter had one, and maybe one day so will you, if the new invisibility cloak method described in the New Journal of Physics comes to fruition.

SpaceX Completes Second Successful Resupply Mission As Dragon Splashes Down In Pacific
2013-03-26 13:04:43

Dragon completed another successful resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS) on Tuesday after undocking, returning to Earth and making a planned splashed down in the Pacific.

Giant Squid, One Global Population
2013-03-21 05:59:05

An international team of researchers say they have discovered that the giant squid's DNA stretches across the globe, meaning the ocean beasts intermingle and mate throughout the world.

Meat Hunting Changes The Vegetation Of African Rainforests
2013-03-20 16:33:06

According to a new study, hunting in the African rainforests doesn't just jeopardize animal populations – it can also have lasting consequences for fruit trees as well as other forms of forest vegetation.

Fossil Fuels Needed To Produce Grid-Scale Batteries For Clean Energy Storage Negate Benefits Of Green Power
2013-03-09 09:30:52

Researchers have started developing new batteries and other large-scale storage devices to stockpile surplus clean energy so they can store and deliver it on demand. However, fossil fuel required to build these technologies could negate some of the benefits of installing new solar and wind farms.

Making Electricity With Artificial Leaves Made From Crystalline Silicon
2013-03-05 20:11:32

Researchers claim they have developed a solar-to-fuel roadmap for crystalline silicon, opening up a potential future system that efficiently harvests sunlight to make storable fuel.

Dogs Know Their Own Kind
2013-02-15 08:33:46

New research reported in the journal Animal Cognition claims that dogs are able to pick out faces of other dogs on a computer screen, and can group them into a category of their own.

Arctic Ocean Oil Spill Guidelines Not Good Enough, According To Greenpeace
2013-02-05 16:30:04

A 21-page document aiming to help with oil spill plans in the Arctic Ocean is apparently not good enough, according to environmentalists, who add the guidelines are vague and do not define corporate liability over such accidents.

Cheap, Efficient Sensor Could Revolutionize Airport Security
2013-01-18 12:57:32

Duke University Engineers have developed a sensor for technologies like airport security scanners that is more efficient, versatile and cheaper.

Word of the Day
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.