Archive: 16/11/2011

The history of angels: U-M research

(PhysOrg.com) -- Angels are everywhere today—on lapel pins, magnetic dashboard figures, keepsake ornaments and in a Pulitzer Prize-winning play. But interest in angels is more than a contemporary fad. According to a ...

dateNov 16, 2011 in Other
shares0 comments 17

Frogs' amazing leaps due to springy tendons

Some species of frogs and many other animals are able to jump far beyond what appear to be their capabilities. The trained contestants in the frog-jumping competition in Calaveras County, Calif., come to mind, but even ordinary ...

dateNov 16, 2011 in Plants & Animals
shares0 comments 4

Happy birthday, Sir William Herschel!

On this day in 1738, an astronomy legend was born – Sir William Herschel. Among this British astronomer and musician’s many accomplishments, Herschel was credited with the discovery of the planet Uranus in 1781; ...

dateNov 16, 2011 in Space Exploration
shares0 comments 2