Why do we love the smell of rain ? #nature #rebootme #science

Science is behind why many of us love the smell of rain. The actual smell is a scent termed Petrichor which scientists have identified as the molecule Geosmin which is produced by a specific type of bacteria called Streptomyces. When rain hits the ground or the leaves of trees and plants, Geosmin is released in the […]

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It’s not just about CO2 #science #sustainability

Scientist, Dr┬áSarah-Jeanne Royer ┬áhas discovered that plastic is responsible for more of the methane gas in our sea water. It was previously thought that the gasses were produced by biological activity. Some members of the lab were experimenting with high density polyethylene bottles looking at methane biological production, but the concentrations were much higher than […]

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Are you hooked on your phone ? #lifehacks #social #technology

You may be reading this on your phone and that would make sense according to a study in the UK. Ofcom (UK telecoms regulator) has discovered that 78% of all adults now own a smartphone and we check them every 12 minutes that we are awake! Ironically the study showed that these devices were not […]

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An insect orchestra #innovation #music

Marguerite Tricaud is a Artist and Engineer with a fascination for musical improvisation – Sound Insects Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL London Her work includes this experimental installation of digital “insects” that react and respond to each other through the noises they make. Sound Insects is a self organizing sound system composed of multiple identical […]

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