Synthetic Muscles – Recreating and Improving Natural Muscles

Researchers have long sought a way to recreate natural muscles in prosthetics. So far, no one has succeeded. But Lenore Rasmussen, Principal Investigator for the US National Lab sponsored Synthetic Muscle investigation on the International Space Station, is getting closer.
Explore more about Synthetic Muscles on this YouTube video published by NASA:

Dark Lightning - What is Dark Lightning?

What is Dark Lightning?

Researchers studying thunderstorms have made a surprising discovery: The lightning we see with our eyes has a dark competitor that discharges storm clouds and flings antimatter into space.
Astrophysicists and meteorologists are scrambling to understand "dark lightning."
Find out more on this YouTube video published by: NASA

What Was The First Bird?

What Was The First Bird?


The remains of the first birds were found in 1861 in a limestone quarry in Bavaria. The second skeleton was discovered in 1877 and almost a century later, in 1956, the third. It is significant that all three skeletons were found at a distance of 15 km.
It is believed that all three skeletons belonged to the same species Archaeopteryx lithographica, in short Archaeopteryx.
This animal lived 150 million years ago.

Fossil of complete Archaeopteryx, including indentations of feathers on wings and tail
"Archaeopteryx lithographica (Berlin specimen)" by H. Raab (User: Vesta) - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons.