Category: Science News

Sodium-ion Batteries Could Get Better Thanks to Graphene and Lasers

You hear a lot about the shortcomings of lithium-ion batteries, mostly related to the slow rate of capacity improvements. However, they’re also pretty expensive...

Iron Ore Could Be The Next Big 2D Material

You’ve been hearing all about graphene for years. This 2-dimensional version of carbon is supposed to revolutionize everything from CPUs to faster viral diagnosis....

NASA Says Terraforming Mars Is Currently Impossible

Mars has long been seen as a potential second home for humanity, but it won’t be a comfortable place to hang your hat until we’ve addressed the lack of breathable...

IBM Watson Recommends Unsafe Cancer Treatments

About a year ago, IBM began prominently promoting Watson as a potential means of fighting cancer. IBM has been working on this technology for years, and by last summer...

NASA’s Planet-Hunting TESS Spacecraft Is Now Operational

After its successful launch in April, NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) mission has started collecting data. It took a little longer than expected to...

Most Martian Dust Probably Came From a Single Geological Formation

Mars has a well-deserved reputation as the dustball of our solar system. Currently, a humongous dust storm has completely encircled the planet, and this isn’t the...

NASA Says Evidence of Life on Europa Could Be Under a Few Inches of Ice

It’s possible that life in our solar system is not confined to Earth. Scientists speculate that places like Mars or Enceladus could provide evidence of present or past...

Mars Express Just Discovered a Subsurface Liquid Water Lake on Mars

Mars may have been a watery and temperate place in the distant past, but it’s been a giant dustball for many eons. That doesn’t mean there aren’t interesting...

Astronomers Find a Staggering 12 New Moons Orbiting Jupiter

Famed astronomer Galileo Galilei discovered the first four moons of Jupiter way back in the early 1600s. More than 400 years later, astronomers are still finding moons...

Scientists May Have Solved One of Earth’s Greatest Climate Mysteries

It can be extremely challenging to unravel the mysteries of Earth’s past climate changes, but it’s more vital than ever that we understand what triggered major...