How Much Radiation Is In A Single Banana?

Your bananas are irradiated. Don’t worry; they’re perfectly safe. But the average banana contains at least 0.1 micro sieverts (0.1 μSv) of radiation. Not enough to harm anyone, no, but it’s something. In fact, this is what’s known as the Banana Equivalent Dose, or the amount of radiation exposure you’ll receive from eating that singular …

Top 5 Minecraft Science Experiments

Sure, the world of Minecraft can be a pretty dark place. Old, abandoned fortresses, strange urban legends, maybe even a Slender Man or two. But the best thing about Minecraft is that it’s effectively a virtual box of LEGOs. You can build whatever you want. Sprawling castles, underground railways, working computers. And, yeah, you and …

Jurassic Park 4: Pack Your Bags, We’re Goin’ Back To Isla Nublar (Update: Or maybe not!)

I saw the original Jurassic Park in theatres back in 1993. I was maybe 7-8 years old, and of course it was the most awesome thing ever. The velociraptors. The dilophosaurus (personal favorite). The tyrannosaurus rex. That scene where Lex gets sneezed on by a brachiosaurus. Perfect. So, yeah, I’m excited by the news that …

Scientists Create 3D-Printed “Bionic” Ear

Scientists at Princeton University have successfully created a printable “bionic” ear, combining a small coil antenna with cartilage using “off-the-shell” 3D-printing tools and nanoparticles. Yeah, bionic. According to lead researcher Michael McAlpine, there are usually “mechanical and thermal challenges” when combining electronics with biological materials. The key to overcoming these challenges, he says, lies in …