Category: Science News

Scientists Find Material in Meteorite Older Than the Solar System Itself

When we talk about extremely “old” things on Earth, that usually means a few billion years old. After all, Earth itself is only about four and a half billion years...

NASA’s TESS Satellite Spots Its First Potentially Habitable Earth-Like Exoplanet

NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has been scanning the sky for more than a year, and it’s spotted numerous potential exoplanets. The latest...

Researchers Create Particle Accelerator on a Chip

You’ve no doubt heard of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the massive particle accelerator straddling the border between France and Switzerland. The large size of this...

Scientists Create Bone-Inspired Structure for Stronger 3D Printing

Most people will break at least one bone in their lifetimes, but just think about all the stress your bones experience without breaking. Scientists from Cornell...

New Experimental EV Battery Design Can Charge in Just 10 Minutes

Battery technology has finally reached the point that you can drive an electric vehicle without constant range anxiety, but you still have to plan ahead for charging....

MIT Taught Self-Driving Cars to See Around Corners with Shadows

We’re inching ever-closer to a world where cars can drive themselves. The most advanced autonomous vehicles in testing by companies like Alphabet’s Waymo can drive...

A Vanished Martian Oasis Holds Clues to How the Red Planet Dried Out

The prevailing scientific wisdom on Mars, based on information gathered by the Spirit, Opportunity, and Curiosity rovers, as well as via multiple orbiting satellites, is...

NASA Tests Mars 2020 Robotic Arm With ‘Biceps Curls’

Slowly but surely, the Mars 2020 rover is taking shape at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). Engineers have attached some of the rover’s many cameras, its...

SpaceX Successfully Launches, Partially Recovers Falcon Heavy

SpaceX completed a number of successful firsts with its STP-2 mission early Tuesday morning, which lifted off at 2:30 EDT on June 25. This represented the third mission...

NASA Awards $700,000 in Prizes for 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge

All of humanity currently lives on (or in orbit very near) the planet Earth. A global catastrophe could wipe us all out, but having a “backup” of humanity on other...