Green energy advocates may soon be turning blue. A new membrane could unlock the potential of "blue energy," which uses chemical differences between fresh - and saltwater to generate electricity. If researchers can scale up the postage stamp–size membrane in an affordable fashion, it could provide carbon-free power to millions of people in coastal nations where freshwater rivers meet the sea.
Look closely at the serpent constellation slithering through the northern sky, and you might see a galaxy within a galaxy within a galaxy.
This cosmic turducken is known as Hoag's object, and it has befuddled stargazers since astronomer Arthur Hoag discovered it in 1950.
Thursday, Dec 5th 2019 (12:01am)
What do you get when you combine science-inspired wonder and seven miles of desert? An incredible video.
Filmmakers Wylie Overstreet and Alex Gorosh, along with a few helpful friends, set out to make a scale model of the solar system. To do that, they traveled 600 miles to Black Rock Desert (home of the Burning Man Festival) in Nevada. Using various technology, vehicles, a drone, math and perseverance, they created "To Scale: The Solar System," a seven-minute video that shows the orbits of the eight planets in our solar system.
Saturday, Sep 21st 2019 (12:01am)
Just last week, more than 130 scientists met in Rome to hash out more details about an informal collaboration between NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) called AIDA, short for "asteroid impact and deflection assessment." AIDA refers to a pair of missions designed to slam a spacecraft into a near-Earth asteroid and then study the impact to see how feasible it might be for humans to push an asteroid off its trajectory, should we ever need to.
Thursday, Sep 19th 2019 (5:37am)
Last September, Swiss cheesemaker Beat Wampfler and a team of researchers from the Bern University of Arts placed nine 22-pound wheels of Emmental cheese in individual wooden crates in Wampfler's cheese cellar. Then, for the next six months each cheese was exposed to an endless, 24-hour loop of one song using a mini-transducer, which directed the sound waves directly into the cheese wheels. The cheese was then examined by food technologists from the ZHAW Food Perception Research Group, which concluded that the cheese exposed to music had a milder flavor compared to the non-musical cheese.
Tuesday, Sep 3rd 2019 (10:46am)
Scientists in Australia announced a startling discovery this week when they revealed that a piece of rock brought back by the crew of the Apollo 14 moon landings was actually originally from Earth.
Writing in the journal Earth and Planetary Science Letters, the scientists suggested that the rock may have been part of debris catapulted to the moon from Earth after an asteroid collided with our planet billions of years ago.
Wednesday, Aug 28th 2019 (12:01am)
This black hole is huge, even by cosmological standards. The team say at a conservative estimate, it is 40 billion times more massive than the sun. By comparison, the black hole at the center of the Milky Way, Sagittarius A*, is only 4 million times more massive than the sun.
NASA's Curiosity rover continues to amaze with what it has discovered.
Text that explains this plus a short slideshow and short video about this astounding mission that could last several more years.
Friday, Aug 9th 2019 (12:02am)
Small blobs that break apart and reform can host protein and RNA.
For the origin of life on Earth, ancient puddles or coastlines may have had a major ripple effect.
Wednesday, Jul 24th 2019 (12:01am)
Researchers have discovered something massive lurking underneath the far side of the moon: a mysterious blob with the mass akin to a pile of metal five times the size of the Big Island of Hawaii.
This NatGeo article contains tons of related links, images, and video.
Wednesday, Jun 12th 2019 (12:00am)
In the hope of finding a new way to fight malaria, scientists have used a spider gene to genetically engineer a fungus to produce a venom that can quickly kill mosquitoes.
The modified fungus was a highly effective mosquito killer in the first tests mimicking conditions in sub-Saharan Africa, where malaria remains a major public health problem, researchers reported Thursday in the journal Science.
Friday, May 31st 2019 (12:02am)
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Emerging studies show that air pollution is linked to impaired judgement, mental health problems, poorer performance in school and most worryingly perhaps, higher levels of crime.
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