This is a schematic representation of a binary sensor based on two metal oxides, with the nanoparticles of the catalytically active component (1) in yellow and the nanoparticles of the electron donor component (2) represented by the unshaded circles. CREDIT the MIPT press office

New nano-scale sensors may sniff out terrorists

From the MOSCOW INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS AND TECHNOLOGY Nanosensors on the alert for terrorist threats Scientists interested in the prospects of gas sensors based on binary metal oxide nanocomposites Scientists from the Semenov Institute of Chemical Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences (ICP RAS) and the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) have demonstrated…

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Seeing death skulls in hurricane #Matthew

I couldn’t help but notice this headline on the Drudge Report today: Here is the actual satellite image of Hurricane #Matthew, as Tweeted by The Weather Channel’s Stu Ostro: This is a classic case of the human propensity to see faces in things where there aren’t any. For example, the famous “face on Mars” Above: A 1976…

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The Sinkhole – Our Descent into the Next Ice Age

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Back in May, Climate scientist Ed Hawkins published a scary spiral graph which appeared to show global warming leaping out at you. As a homage to Hawkins’ effort, I created a similar graph, covering the last 10,000 years, rather than just covering temperatures since 1850. The effect of the longer…

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Analysis of Washington Post police-shootings data reveals surprising result – nearly 2x more whites than blacks shot by police

Note: While not the usual fare of WUWT, after some discussion with Mr. Eschenbach, I decided that this was an impartial data analysis, and that publishing it would be a public service that may be helpful in these troubled times. However, given the sensitive and inflammatory nature of the subject matter in the context of…