Archive: 10/27/2008

Bacteria cause old buildings to feel off-color

The assumption that time, weather, and pollution are what cause buildings to decline is only partly true. Bacteria are also responsible for the ageing of buildings and monuments – a process known as biodeterioration, where ...

Oct 27, 2008 4.8 / 5 (4) 0

Catching quakes with laptops

Inside your laptop is a small accelerometer chip, there to protect the delicate moving parts of your hard disk from sudden jolts. It turns out that the same chip is a pretty good earthquake sensor, too -- ...

Oct 27, 2008 4.5 / 5 (29) 2

Are you phonagnosic?

The first known case of someone born without the ability to recognise voices has been reported in a paper by UCL (University College London) researchers, in a study of a rare condition known as phonagnosia. The UCL team are ...

Oct 27, 2008 4.5 / 5 (4) 0