*Disclaimer: I am in NO WAY a science writer/journalist. I will most likely get some facts wrong (hopefully not). I simply want to share news that I find interesting. Knowing that my blog readers are most likely not science people, I will try to explain what I can in the simplest way possible so that anyone can learn something about science today.*
A company has developed a dissolvable sticker that turns into a fruit wash when wet and rubbed. Labels on fruit are always a pain to rip off, and oftentimes it is difficult to wash off the gluey remains of said sticker. Well with a little bit of water and rubbing, this sticker will become soap and leave you with a pesticide and sticker free fruit snack.
I love typography and discovering new fonts. But I never really thought about how an appealing font was processed in the brain. A new 'dyslexic' font has been designed specifically to help those who suffer from the reading disability. While sufferers often see letters as mirror images, flipped upside down, or other alterations, this new font is designed with slight alterations to the height, size, slant, etc. of each letter to reduce reading errors.
A pair of math enthusiasts in Japan have calculated pi to the 10 trillionth digit. Suffering from a hard drive crash and then the earthquake last spring, it took just a little less than one year for the computer to calculate the 10 trillionth digit, setting a new Guiness record.
Researchers at Microsoft and Carnegie Mellon University have developed the OmniTouch, a projectable screen that can turn any surface into an interactive touch pad.
In honor of the upcoming holiday, enjoy these images of Desmodus rotundus, the common vampire bat.