As most of the world has energy storage needs, scientists have been looking for ways to improve the manufacturing method of batteries. Researchers from Binghamton University, State University of New York have developed a bacteria-powered battery that could power disposable electronics on a sheet of paper.
People rely on electronic devices extensively and would always have gadgets among their personal effects. For this reason, officials from the National Transportation Safety Board rely on digital clues in flash memories of electronic devices in the event of an accident.
It has long been thought that Easter Island's early Rapa Nui civilization collapsed due to lack of a lack of resources that eventually led to war. This theory was based on war-like weaponry scattered across the island. A new study, however, disproves the theory, stating the artifacts are nothing more than tools.
Hominin fossils examined from South Africa suggest early humans and chimpanzees had similar hearing patterns, with some slight differences in the direction of humans. This is a preferable auditory system for people living in the savanna and communicating within a short range.