Drops of water bouncing off water-resistant materials land on the fabric long enough to transfer heat, and, surprisingly, smaller droplets transfer more of their heat than larger ones, new research shows.
Slow-slip earthquakes may occur at somewhat regular intervals and could be dissipating some of the energy stored in subduction zones where tectonic plates meet, new research suggests.
Sometimes you run across a grimy, tattered dollar bill that seems like it’s been around since the beginning of time. Assuredly it hasn’t, but the history of human beings using cash currency does go back a long time – 40,000 years.
Editor’s note: Automated teller machines, better known as ATMs, are turning 50 on June 27. Computer science professor Pradeep Atrey, from the University at Albany, State University of New York, explains the security features and concerns of modern cash machines.
Using a statistical comparative approach may make finding habitable, Earth-like planets or alien life more efficient, a team of astronomers suggests in a new paper.