Chasing Plastics: How to Close the Ocean Plastic Mass Balance

Posted on January 11, 2019

Research, Oceanography11 January 2019 Chasing Plastics: How to Close the Ocean Plastic Mass Balance       Matthias Egger  – Ocean Plastic Researcher   In the research of ocean plastic, there is an observed imbalance in the amount of plastic going into the ocean and the amount of plastic that we are finding afloat at the surface. […]

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China’s Chang’e 4 lunar probe sends first photo of far side of the moon after historic soft landing

Posted on January 3, 2019

China’s Chang’e 4 lunar probe sends first photo of far side of the moon after historic soft landing The soft landing by Chang’e 4 marks the start of a historic survey of a lunar region that has never been explored SOURCE:  South China Morning Post Thursday, 03 January, 2019,   by  Catherine Wong China’s space programme […]

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The long dry: global water supplies are shrinking

Posted on December 13, 2018

Source:   December 13, 2018 by Wilson Da Silva, University of New South Wales A global study has found a paradox: our water supplies are shrinking at the same time as climate change is generating more intense rain. And the culprit is the drying of soils, say researchers, pointing to a world where drought-like conditions […]

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Virgin Galactic tourism rocket ship reaches space in test

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Source:     December 13, 2018 by John Antczak Virgin Galactic’s tourism spaceship climbed more than 50 miles high above California’s Mojave Desert on Thursday, reaching for the first time what the company considers the boundary of space. The rocket ship hit an altitude of 51 miles (82 kilometers) before beginning its gliding descent, said mission official […]

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World’s first solid-state aero plane powered in flight by supercharged air molecules

Posted on November 22, 2018

Source:   Published  Nov 22, 2018, 2:21 am SGT  / PARIS (AFP) The blue glowing jets of science fiction spacecraft came a step closer to reality on Wednesday (Nov 21) as US physicists unveiled the world’s first solid-state aeroplane powered in flight by supercharged air molecules. More than a century on from the Wright brothers’ first […]

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Hypersonic rocket engine could revolutionize space flight

Posted on February 8, 2016

November 30, 2015 – Reuters – Innovations Video Online / Powered by Summary: British company Reaction Engines are developing an air-breathing rocket engine that utilizes both jet turbine and rocket technology. Matthew Stock reports. Video provided by Reuters Video:

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X-rays reveal details of plastic solar cell production

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Plastic solar cells are light, easy to install, and readily produced using a printer. Nevertheless, the processes that take place on the molecular scale during the production of organic solar cells are not yet entirely clear. Researchers have now managed to observe these processes in real time. Their findings could help to improve the efficiency […]

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Nanosheet growth technique could revolutionize nanomaterial production

Posted on February 6, 2016

Materials scientists believe the tiny sheets of the semiconductor zinc oxide they’re growing could have huge implications for the future of a host of electronic and biomedical devices. Nanosheet growth technique could revolutionize nanomaterial production

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Solar cells that can face almost any direction and keep themselves clean

Posted on February 3, 2016

In recent years, a complicated discussion over which direction solar cells should face — south or west — has likely left customers uncertain about the best way to orient their panels. Now researchers are attempting to resolve this issue by developing solar cells that can harvest light from almost any angle, and the panels self-clean […]

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Quick clean-up: New process turns decades into hours for mining-water purification

Posted on February 2, 2016

Cleaning up the water left over from mining operations can literally take generations — 25 to 50 years on average — leaving billions of gallons of the precious resource locked up and useless. Now, a researcher has figured out how to trim that time dramatically – to just two to three hours, a potential boon […]

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