Scientists design an office chair that cancels noise Certain types of low frequency sounds can be distracting at work. This office chair may make open offices and work spaces with constant white noise a little more bearable.

Open office designs have been hailed for their economic benefits and helping people work together. On the other hand, a survey by a research firm showed that workers in an open office can lose up to 86 minutes of productivity per READ MORE

Music Makes Our Body Move Unawares Researchers show that your body grooves to music even when you don’t know it's happening!

Be it tapping our feet, nodding, or simply swaying, music makes us move! However, did you know that the body moves to music even when we’re not aware of it? These small movements are referred to as “micromotion”, and have READ MORE

Ivy Can Protect Buildings from Frost Ivy acts as a thermal blanket for masonry buildings and protects them from damage by frost

The UK and Ireland were visited by the Beast from the East in 2018 – freezing Arctic winds that dumped inches of snow and brought down temperatures to nearly fatal levels. Such temperatures are catastrophic for buildings as well, which READ MORE

Getting Rid of Graffiti with a Two-Wavelength Laser A combination of ultraviolet and infrared radiation may be able to blast graffiti off of valued stone monuments, restoring them for future generations

Graffiti on the Berlin Wall may have become a symbol of freedom, but many heritage structures around the world are in grave danger of being scarred for eternity by a can of spray paint. From professions of love and profanity READ MORE

Using The Big Bang As A Ruler Cosmologists use baryon acoustic oscillations to map distances as the universe expands

Baryon acoustic oscillations, an artifact remaining from the Big Bang, can be used by scientists to measure cosmological distances regardless of how the distances are changing. Soon after the Big Bang, the beginning of our universe, all of the matter READ MORE

Science Makes it Harder for Criminals to Cover Their Tracks Thermal images of a suspect’s shoes may be able to tell scientists if their alibi checks out

We’re all familiar with “heat signatures” and “infrared images” thanks to the numerous cop shows on television. You’d be surprised to know, though, that in the real (not reel) world, images from a thermal camera are not accepted as evidence READ MORE

An Interstellar Asteroid Just Flew Through Our Solar System Scientists are guessing the origins of an interstellar asteroid visitor they detected speeding through our solar system

An asteroid recently came blazing through our solar system and it appears to be an interstellar visitor. The asteroid, dubbed A/2017 U1, would be the first interstellar object ever to be observed within our own solar system. A/2017 U1 caught READ MORE

New Cavity Discovered in the Great Pyramid of Egypt Cosmic rays from space allowed scientists to detect a mysterious 4000 year old cavity deep in the Great Pyramid

An international team of scientists recently detected a new cavity in the 4000 year old Great Pyramid of Egypt! The detection method, muon tomography, is non-intrusive and so the discovery still awaits confirmation using more traditional techniques that involve (minimally READ MORE

What Protects Exoplanets from Damaging Solar Flares? Simulating different models to understand which factors affect an exoplanet’s ability to sustain life during high-energy stellar events.

By Alexander Adranly Thanks to NASA’s Kepler Mission, over one-thousand potentially habitable exoplanets have been discovered to-date, orbiting around their respective stars. An exoplanet refers to any planet outside of our solar system. The discoveries of these worlds are a READ MORE