Category: Science News

After Bending the Curve: Unwinding the Great Lockdown

As optimism grows that many areas around the world, including much of the US, are successfully “bending the curve” of the spread of COVID-19, there’s reason to...

Maingear Will Build Ventilators for the Fight Against COVID-19

The boutique PC manufacturer Maingear has announced that it has retrofitted its factories to build ventilators rather than high-end PCs. The newly announced Maingear LIV...

Now You Can Fight Coronavirus on Your Smartphone or Raspberry Pi

Those wanting to throw a little extra computing power at the battle against SARS-CoV-2 have an invitation to do so courtesy of the Rosetta@Home project. We talked about...

Ancient Mars May Have Had 2 Distinct Water Reservoirs

We used to think of Mars as a bone dry husk of a world. While there is some evidence of occasional flowing water on the surface, most of the planet’s water is long...

Astronomers Go Hunting for Dark Matter in the Nearby Cosmos

Scientists around the world have been speculating on dark matter for decades, but we still don’t know what the mysterious substance is. It doesn’t look like that’s...

Folding@Home Crushes Exascale Barrier, Now Faster Than Dozens of Supercomputers

Four hundred and seventy petaflops? Pfft. Small potatoes, these days. The Folding@Home biomedical distributed computing project has announced it now has over an exaflop...

MIT Develops Cheap, Open Source Ventilator for Coronavirus Treatment

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to worsen, medical centers around the world have started running short of vital supplies like masks, gloves, and disinfectants....

UK Plans to Roll Out 15-Minute Home Coronavirus Test Kits This Week

Healthcare professionals and infectious disease experts around the world agree that extensive testing is the best way to combat coronavirus. However, the extreme...

Mars Rover Snaps New Selfie Before Record Climb

NASA is still aiming to get the Perseverance rover on its way to Mars this summer in spite of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, but the Curiosity rover is still setting...

Folding@Home Now Faster Than World’s Top 7 Supercomputers Combined

When the fine folks at Folding@Home put out a call for enthusiasts with spare computing cycles to help fight coronavirus, the internet answered. As of this writing, the...