Infrared requires less energy than microwaves or air poppers
Learning our place in the universe
InSight has reached the end of the road
Located 218 light-years from Earth
Batteries that don't degrade? Yes, please
The final (commercial) frontier: A new space infrastructure startup called "ThinkOrbital" wants to boldly go where no manufacturing corporation has gone before — low-Earth orbit. It aims to construct a space station for manufacturing various commercial products. It says the platform can also recycle space junk.
A small but promising early step for renewable energy
Ideal for eyeglasses and windshields
In a nutshell: Researchers at ETH Zurich have spent the last few years perfecting a coating capable of passively preventing fogging on glass surfaces. Their latest iteration consists of extremely thin clusters of gold situated between ultrathin layers of titanium oxide on the top and bottom. The resulting coating is able to absorb a portion of infrared radiation from the Sun, which heats up the surface by as much as eight degrees Celsius and prevents condensation from forming.
The results are helping researchers understand the value of online videos as an AI training resource
Look out, moon. Here comes humanity
The first crewed Artemis mission is scheduled for 2024
A fiery hourglass of cosmic creation
Fungal mycelium protection could pave the way for truly biodegradable electronics
Reducing risk to maximize longevity
Why it matters: Hospitals have a constant need for donated blood. Approximately 30,000 units per day are used to treat accident victims and people with blood ailments like sickle cell anemia. Hospitals often suffer shortages when they receive a high number of trauma patients. But what if we could duplicate a typical donation in a lab and give it a longer shelf life?
In context: Helium is an element that most of us take for granted. We use it to float birthday balloons. It is also a component in some electronics, such as helium-filled hard drives. Magnetic resonance Imaging (MRI) machines use liquid helium for superconducting magnets. Unfortunately, the earth is running out of this essential element.
Low-cost 'transparent' solar cells reach new efficiency record, electricity-generating windows incoming?
Forward-looking: Dye-sensitized solar cells (DSCs) are cheap, transparent, and flexible. The promising technology set a new record in efficiency for turning visible light into electric energy, making it viable for use as energy-collecting windows.
Scientists still aren't sure how or why it works
Its main advantage is that it requires no special sensors or programming to gently lift fragile objects
The camera will capture 20 terabytes of data every night for 10 years
NASA points Webb at the Pillars of Creation
DART was a success!
Crouching Tiger Lily, Hidden Snap Dragon?
A new take on the giant-impact theory