I can’t believe I just made that pun.
Here's your daily dose of relativity in one time-lapse video from NASA.
“Rare earth” refers to the scarcity of easily-mined ores of the elements. Last month, we discussed a breakthrough in large-scale electrolysis that could make refining these ores and oxides much easier; now, Japan’s announcement of the discovery of a huge deposit of rare-earth minerals could make the market that much more competitive.
Bedmap2 produces the most detailed and accurate imaging of the Antarctic landmass yet.
Organic photovoltaic coatings gather energy without disrupting your gadget use.
Titanium and tantalum, rare and expensive because they’re so hard to refine, just got a lot more accessible.
Welcome to 2013: We broke physics.
Space fishies in a self-cleaning aquatic habitat will show the impact of microgravity over generations.
Need a spacecraft part while in orbit? Made in Space aims to save money by fabricating wrenches and rocket nozzles out of plastic and metal... in space.
Is your cat a Trekkie or a Potterhead, a Whovian or a Brony? Make your--I mean, your pet’s--allegiances known with pet costumes for all fandoms!
Another step on the path to clean energy is made as scientists come ever closer to producing fuels from just sunlight, water, and those pesky greenhouse gases.
Loathe to spend valuable development time manually taking 10,000 photos, researchers built a button-pusher out of Lego Mindstorm kits and a little ingenuity.
Researchers create plant-robot hybrids that can feed, water, and sun themselves. (I, for one, welcome our new photosynthesizing overlords.)
The littlest engine that could (sorry, had to) uses just 18 atoms and a very rare microscope.