fun science award recognizes way to locate who farted
Last Updated : GMT 06:41:18
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Fun science award recognizes way to locate "who farted"

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Fun science award recognizes way to locate "who farted"

Fun science award
HANGZHOU - Xinhua

A device to trace the source of a fart and research on why flies keep rubbing their front legs together are among the winners of a Chinese award celebrating the lighthearted side of science.

The Pineapple Science Award is given for research and projects that are both fun and serious in ten fields including psychology, physics and biology.

Amusement value is not enough. All entries must have been published in recognized academic journals or presented to conferences.

Why flies rub their "hands" together had been a source of mystery to David Hu since his childhood. Now a scientist with the Georgia Institute of Technology, he found out that flies brush dirt off their bodies with the tiny hairs on their legs, then rub the dirt off. That finding won him the Pineapple Science Award for Biology this year.

"Curiosity inspires great discoveries," Hu said. Space stations can use his discovery to keep their solar panels clean, he suggested.

Curiosity and fun is what sustains scientists through the hardship of their work, Nobel laureate George Fitzgerald Smoot once said, and the work of Li Jigong of Tianjin University not only solves the mystery of who farted, but provides a way to locate the source of any odor through the complex dynamics of air. It won this year's Pineapple Science Award for Physics.

The device can be fitted to a robot that can locate and fix toxic gas leakage, keeping rescuers out of harm's way, Li said.

"Now isa good time to promote science in China as more people are enjoying reading and talking about it but we have to take care to keep it fun," said Zhang Liang who won an award for his science writing on Chinese microblog service Weibo.com.

The value of the popular science is being rediscovered in China. "We should find more entertaining ways to show people the charm of science," said Li Miao, a professor with Sun Yat-sen University.

The Pineapple Science Award, organized by the Zhejiang Science and Technology Museum and China's top science writing website Guokr.com, was first held in 2012. It is named for the fruit which looks bizarre, but is tasty and nourishing, epitomizing the kind of thought-provoking research the jury are on the lookout for.

Source:Xinhua   

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

fun science award recognizes way to locate who farted fun science award recognizes way to locate who farted

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

fun science award recognizes way to locate who farted fun science award recognizes way to locate who farted

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Skincare PR Performance Full Year 2017

GMT 10:35 2018 Monday ,22 January

Skincare PR Performance Full Year 2017
Arab Today, arab today New hunt for flight MH370 gets under way

GMT 02:36 2018 Wednesday ,24 January

New hunt for flight MH370 gets under way
Arab Today, arab today Modern colorful bedroom renovation

GMT 11:23 2017 Thursday ,21 December

Modern colorful bedroom renovation
Arab Today, arab today France sanctions businesses linked

GMT 01:58 2018 Wednesday ,24 January

France sanctions businesses linked
Arab Today, arab today Turkey detains dozens more

GMT 02:09 2018 Wednesday ,24 January

Turkey detains dozens more
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

GMT 07:22 2017 Thursday ,23 November

Zimbabwe's next leader heads home after Mugabe exit

GMT 07:23 2017 Thursday ,23 November

Zimbabwe's next leader heads home after Mugabe exit

GMT 22:38 2018 Tuesday ,23 January

Bahrain Press headlines

GMT 20:34 2018 Saturday ,20 January

Bahrain press headlines

GMT 16:25 2016 Thursday ,22 December

Italian bank Monte Paschi edges closer to state bailout

GMT 06:03 2014 Wednesday ,09 April

Please .. Let Gaza breathe!

GMT 09:12 2017 Friday ,17 November

Gleam Futures represents Grace Beverley

GMT 04:18 2017 Sunday ,26 November

Bella magazine appoints celebrity writer

GMT 06:00 2017 Sunday ,29 October

Childrenswear brand Once appoints Dyelog

GMT 16:33 2014 Thursday ,13 November

Al-Ehtimam Bil Aakhareen

GMT 03:34 2017 Sunday ,05 November

Needle & Thread relocates press office

GMT 14:56 2017 Thursday ,21 December

Ryanair says formally recognises pilots' union

GMT 16:03 2017 Thursday ,21 December

US hits Myanmar general in new global rights sanctions
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday