These Metamaterials Go Beyond the Properties of Nature

From Seeker. These nanostructures have been engineered to interact with radiation in unnatural ways. Here’s how they’re making microscopic optical lenses, chip-sized synchrotrons, and so much more. These Liquid-Repelling Materials Defy Nature’s Design, Here’s How – https://youtu.be/7IUhp65EBOY Read More: Researchers defy 19th Century law of Physics in 21st century boost for energy efficiency https://phys.org/news/2018-11-defy-19th-century-law-physics.html “Dr.…

Is the Cure for Superbugs Hiding Deep Under the Earth?

From Seeker. Dr. Naowarat “Ann” Cheeptham is combing cave systems for brand new bacteria that may hold the answer to the growing crisis of drug-resistant infections. How NASA’s Rover Team Reimagined Mars 2020 – https://youtu.be/O9YBPRF3o5w Read More Another outbreak is a certainty: are we ready for a superbug epidemic? https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2018/jun/26/another-outbreak-is-certain-are-cities-ready-for-the-next-superbug-epidemic- “A 2016 report backed by…

How NASA Plans to Return to the Moon | Apollo

From Seeker. NASA hasn’t sent humans back to the Moon in almost 50 years, but in the next decade, the agency has ambitious plans for a lunar revival. Check out the entire Apollo series here!: https://bit.ly/2ApSfg9 Read More: What’s Really Changed—and What Hasn’t—About Getting Humans to the Moon https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/what-will-modern-moon-mission-look-like-180962317/ “NASA’s Orion will combine vintage tech…

Can Hawking’s Black Hole Paradox Be Solved With Fuzzballs?

From Seeker. Our current ideas about black holes present some interesting paradoxes. Could this unusual black hole model solve them? Why Don’t We Have a Photo of a Black Hole Yet? – https://youtu.be/7fFL9oLNJOI Read More: The Fuzzball Fix for a Black Hole Paradox https://www.quantamagazine.org/how-fuzzballs-solve-the-black-hole-firewall-paradox-20150623/ “String theory is a leading contender, presenting yet another potential picture:…

How Ferroelectricity Could Change the Way We Store Data

From Seeker. This hidden ferroelectric “particle” has evaded scientists for years, until recent studies have now discovered it and hacking into their potential. Here’s How We Could Store Data on a Single Atom – https://youtu.be/7FYmHy85A7I Read More: A rhombohedral ferroelectric phase in epitaxially strained Hf0.5Zr0.5O2 thin films https://www.nature.com/articles/s41563-018-0196-0 “Hafnia-based thin films are a favoured candidate…

The X3 Ion Thruster Is Here, This Is How It’ll Get Us to Mars

From Seeker. The X3 is a new type of propulsion engine that smashed records during test firings. This engine and other electric propulsion systems will help us reach distant planets faster than ever before. Special thanks to the PEPL lab and Dean Alec Gallimore How NASA’s Rover Team Reimagined Mars 2020 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9YBPRF3o5w& Subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/user/DNewsChannel Thruster…

How a Government Shutdown Screws Up Scientific Research

From Seeker. : Thousands of scientists were sent home on temporary non-paid leave, what does it mean for the research they had to leave behind? How Scientists Still Work Together, Even When Their Countries Don’t – https://youtu.be/Mbw7bWnH8SM Read More: Toll on Science and Research Mounts as Government Shutdown Continues https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/05/us/government-shutdown-science.html “A shutdown has these cascading…

A New Genetic Alphabet Is Creating Things Nature Has Never Seen

From Seeker. If you thought DNA was made of just A, T, G and C– think again. Scientists have been expanding these options, and the resulting organisms could create the impossible. What Happens When CRISPR Backfires? – https://youtu.be/8b_d3RIJJmo Read More: Organisms created with synthetic DNA pave way for entirely new life forms https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/jan/23/organisms-created-with-synthetic-dna-pave-way-for-new-entirely-new-life-forms “Now, the…

Can We Power the World With a Single Energy Grid?

From Seeker. China is building a 1.1 million volt power line that will carry power 3,200km. Could this be the beginning of a united global energy grid? These Strange Metals Could Make Electronics Perfectly Efficient – https://youtu.be/HQcKEFoufLA Read More: China’s giant transmission grid could be the key to cutting climate emissions https://www.technologyreview.com/s/612390/chinas-giant-transmission-grid-could-be-the-key-to-cutting-climate-emissions/ “Once the government-owned…

How NASA’s Rover Team Reimagined Mars 2020

From Seeker. NASA rover driver and robotics technologist Dr. Vandi Verma explains the behind-the-scenes of operating Mars spacecraft from Earth, as well as three big changes to expect with the Mars 2020 rover. How NASA Built the Fastest Spacecraft Ever -https://youtu.be/vcTQeqszsuw Read More The Space Roboticist: Dr. Vandi Verma https://www.sciencemag.org/careers/2015/07/space-roboticist She loves her day-to-day responsibility…

Inside the Race to See the Edge of the Universe

From Seeker. We’re in the middle of a billion dollar telescope building boom, with new ground based observatories racing to see first light in the 2020s. Why Don’t We Have a Photo of a Black Hole Yet? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fFL9oLNJOI&t=2s Read More: Giant Magellan Telescope https://www.gmto.org European Extremely Large Telescope https://www.eso.org/sci/facilities/eelt/ Overview of Adaptive Optics https://www.gmto.org/Resources/GMT-ID-01470-Chapter_9_AO.pdf Sign…

How Did NASA Engineer a Car for the Moon? | Apollo

From Seeker. NASA’s first car to drive on the Moon revolutionized space exploration, giving astronauts the ability to travel farther than ever before. Check out the entire Apollo series here!: https://bit.ly/2ApSfg9 Read More: The Lunar Rover was Almost as Badass as the Astronauts Who Drove it https://gizmodo.com/the-lunar-rover-was-almost-as-badass-as-the-astronauts-1721379203 “Apollo 15 marked the start of serious geological…

This Abandoned Nuclear City is Trapped Under Ice, What Happens if it Thaws?

From Seeker. Tons of nuclear waste from a secret military operation are hiding underneath Greenland’s Ice sheet. Special thanks to William Colgan & the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland Never-Before-Seen Footage Uncovers Antarctica’s First Scientific Missions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRZKm3Zii-U Subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/user/DNewsChannel Read More: The abandoned ice sheet base at Camp Century, Greenland, in a warming climate…