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.
By: dave
Thursday, Dec 5th 2019 (12:01am) | Thanks: /.
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.
By: spam_vigilante
Thursday, Dec 5th 2019 (12:01am)
Is it a UNIverse or a MULTIverse? This sort of stuff is pretty much beyond my pay grade but fun to wonder about.
By: spam_vigilante
Wednesday, Sep 25th 2019 (9:43am)
I just took my grand-daughter to the NASA Space Center. After, all she wanted to do was go to space. Guess what? You can!
By: Sunny
Tuesday, Sep 24th 2019 (5:36am)
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.
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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.
By: dave
Thursday, Sep 19th 2019 (5:37am)
This is fairly geeky. Okay, it is very geeky. NdGT is still a fascinating guy.
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Saturday, Sep 14th 2019 (12:01am)
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.
By: dave
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.
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Wednesday, Aug 28th 2019 (12:01am)
The BBC reported this several months ago but I just stumbled across it. This is fantastic news and hope for medical breakthroughs like this springs eternal.
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Sunday, Aug 18th 2019 (1:05pm)
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.
By: dave
Thursday, Aug 15th 2019 (12:03am) | Thanks: mefi
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.
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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.
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Wednesday, Jul 24th 2019 (12:01am)
From Arizona to Hawaii, these landscapes - similar in ways to the surface of the moon - were critical training grounds for the crew.
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Saturday, Jul 20th 2019 (1:13am)
$17 for a model rocket motor? Why? There are some really easy ways to build your own.
By: spam_vigilante
Friday, Jul 12th 2019 (12:43am)
Yes, the World's lightest solid.
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Wednesday, Jun 26th 2019 (2:56am)
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.
By: spam_vigilante
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.
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Friday, May 31st 2019 (12:02am)
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This has practically nothing to do with golf other than a club and a ball. It's science, biotches!
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Wednesday, May 22nd 2019 (3:12am)
Scientists gave a mysterious object a nickname with a dark history. Now they have to decide whether to let it stick.
By: dave
Tuesday, May 21st 2019 (12:01am) | Thanks: digg
Yum, and it fills your brain as much as it does your tummy.
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Wednesday, May 8th 2019 (12:03am)
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.
By: dave
Friday, Apr 19th 2019 (7:06am) | Thanks: volsh
Over 42 million years old, this predecessor of the modern cetaceans appears to have had limbs that allowed it to be amphibian.
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Sunday, Apr 14th 2019 (9:27am)
What is going on inside my old head?
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Saturday, Apr 6th 2019 (12:01am)

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