Friday 13 September 2013
The prize awarded to the U.S. elite Harvard University Ig Nobel Prize honors projects that “can not be repeated or should.” Below are this year researchers who investigate their own excrement on bones or those who pursue the sense of direction of dung beetles.
First fly the paper airplane to the stage. Later honored Nobel laureate will sweep up the mess again. But once they have to sit upright on the edge of the action. In the slapstick-pitched 23 Awarding of the Ig Nobel Prizes at the elite Harvard University was the curious research focus. The awards are ten research that “first laugh and then to think” stimulate honor. Findings will be rewarded this time as this: the longer a cow is, the more likely it is again. Or: People who perceive themselves as drunk can be found attractive
If such research unnecessary? Maybe, but that’s not the point. The findings are pointed public appeal, realistic and to have fun with science. They are all based on research and have recognized in their respective fields and quite often beyond value. An Ig Nobel Prize (Ig is the abbreviation for “ignorable” means something unworthy) therefore is regarded by scientists as a recognized award. Many travel from far away to pick them – often in colorful costumes – collect more than 1000 people
“cows can be really boring ‘
researchers came from Japan, for example, in mouse costumes on stage. Their experiments revealed that operated at the heart of mice live longer when they hear opera. “La Traviata,” said one of the scientists and began to sing – to cut him a little girl loudly. “I’m bored, please stop ‘on,’ she said repeatedly in succession. Like every time a winner crossed the prescribed time for his acceptance speech.
also excellent researcher Bert Tolkamp comes the realization that a cow that was a long time, will probably get up soon – but if she’s only got up once, it’s not so easy to predict when it will lie down again . “I observe cows for many years,” the expert said in his acceptance speech. “That’s why I can say with some expertise. Cows can be really boring” The behavior of its objects to be “really, really been disappointing.”
the discovery that dung beetles find their way home by itself was oriented to the Milky excellent. Two other researchers who have been awarded in the field of archeology, had taken rather a lot for their experiment at: Brian Crandall and Stahl had a dead shrew cooked, eaten and then examined their own feces to see what bones are digested and which are not.
Between the bizarre ceremonies short operas were performed and raffled a meeting with a real Nobel Prize winners.
No more tears when cutting onions?
A team came in flip-flops on the stage. They had proven that some people would be able to run across a pond – when these people and the pond on the moon would be. And researchers from China brought with onions and glued false tears: they had discovered that the biochemical process of chopping onions is even more complicated than previously thought. Their discovery might cause onions to be developed, not irritate the people to tears when cutting.
for the real Nobel laureates, we went to the end of the gala because zusammenzufegen the pile of paper planes. Previously adopted Host Marc Abrahams, editor of a scientific journal for research Curiously, the disheveled cylinder and the audience award winners. “If you have not won Ig Nobel Prize this year – and especially if they have won one: Better luck next year!”
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