The science publications organization Scientific American has listed what it considers the top 10 science stories for 2009. They range from the collision of protons and a flu epidemic, to a world conference on climate. The SciAm slideshow highlights these major science stories in the year 2009.
Researchers have produced a prototype contact lens that displays graphics, senses body chemistry information from the eye, and is powered by radio waves. Augmented reality, navigation and prick-free diabetes testing are all possible applications.
Nicolaus Copernicus is considered the first scientist to have removed the Earth from the center of the solar system (universe at the time) and replaced it with the Sun. Now, 465 years later, forensic scientists confirm the location of Copernicus’ grave (and his remains) with hair DNA and computer reconstruction of his skull.