Michael M. Whiston
Hemoglobin to come from cows
Researchers from the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and HemoBioTech, Inc., have come up with a hemoglobin product, HemoBioTech, to make blood substitutes in humans.
Hemoglobin is a protein produced by red blood cells. It delivers oxygen to the body from the lungs.SciTech | November 19, 2007
How Things Work: Aircraft Carriers
Taking off from an aircraft carrier requires more than just radio communication between a pilot and ground crewmen — it takes the mechanical power of massive catapults and fast-acting braking systems.
Aircraft carriers have enough engine power to launch one airplane every 25 seconds.SciTech | November 12, 2007
Grant goes to sciences
The Richard King Mellon Foundation has awarded $25 million to support life sciences research and education at Carnegie Mellon through the creation of the Life Sciences Competitiveness Fund.SciTech | October 29, 2007
How Things Work: Time Dilation
With over a century since its debut in scientific literature, time travel may be more of an everyday reality than most people think.
By definition, time dilation is the difference in time measurement between two observers, where one moves with respect to the other. Time dilation has been experimentally proven.SciTech | October 8, 2007
Sputnik launched 50 years ago
This Thursday marks the 50th anniversary of the USSR’s launch of Sputnik I, the first artificial satellite sent into space.
Weighing 183 pounds and launched over 500 miles into space, Sputnik orbited Earth in just over 90 minutes. The satellite was equipped with two radio transmitters, which sent information to Russian scientists over the course of three weeks.SciTech | October 1, 2007