Articles

Articles

Boeing Starliner First Launch Carrying NASA Astronauts

Boeing launched its first Starliner flight with astronauts last week, marking a critical final flight test of the long-delayed spacecraft. The launch occurred at 10:52 a.m. ET from Cape Canaveral, Florida, with two NASA astronauts on board. The Starliner was carried by a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket, destined for the International Space…

Continue Reading Boeing Starliner First Launch Carrying NASA Astronauts

The World From 12,000 Feet

Los Angeles based, Donn Delson began his aerial photography career nearly a decade ago. He has spent over 300 hours in helicopters, capturing scenes from the cherry blossoms of Japan to hidden mountain trails in the Red Sea—sometimes from 12,000 feet. He charters private helicopters, costing between $800 and $2,500 per hour, funded by his…

Continue Reading The World From 12,000 Feet

Amazing Discoveries From Jupiter

The Largest Magnetic Sphere in the Solar System Earth’s magnetic field originates from swirling molten iron in its core, generating a dynamo effect. On Jupiter, however, the magnetic field is powered by an intriguing form of matter known as metallic hydrogen. Jupiter’s massive size creates immense pressures deep within its core, producing exotic matter found…

Continue Reading Amazing Discoveries From Jupiter

Wearable Infusion Pumps

Infuzamed, a medical equipment company, recently introduced a new mobile infusion pump that you can wear, and it’s a game-changer. This small device does away with the bulky wires and poles of traditional pumps, giving patients more freedom to move around. What sets Infuzamed apart from other portable pumps is its precise control over how…

Continue Reading Wearable Infusion Pumps

China’s Moon Probe

The Chinese space program recently achieved another milestone as its Chang’e-6 probe landed on the Moon’s far side, specifically in the South Pole-Aitken Basin. This mission aims to drill into the lunar soil, known as regolith, to collect samples. This mission follows five successful lunar missions, including Chang’e-4, which established a weather station on the…

Continue Reading China’s Moon Probe

Sand Batteries

Sand batteries are emerging as an effective way to store energy from intermittent sources like solar and wind. The physical properties of sand, particularly its ability to store heat at high temperatures, make it ideal for energy retention. Technologies leveraging these properties aim to create a more stable and reliable energy supply, with sand efficiently…

Continue Reading Sand Batteries

Grandmother’s 29-Mile Swim

A 55 year-old grandmother, who describes herself as overweight, became the first woman to swim from San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge to the Farallon Islands, a distance of nearly 30 miles. Amy Appelhans Gubser, a former collegiate swimmer, hadn’t attempted such a feat in 24 years. She faced cold waters, sharks, and jellyfish—all without a…

Continue Reading Grandmother’s 29-Mile Swim

The World’s ‘Quietest’ Room

The quietest place on Earth isn’t where you might expect. It’s tucked away in Orfield Laboratory, Minnesota, within their Anechoic Chamber. This chamber is engineered to absorb sound, creating an environment where even the slightest noise can feel overwhelming. Inside, the ambient noise level measures at an unprecedented negative decibel of minus-24.9 dBA, making it…

Continue Reading The World’s ‘Quietest’ Room

Key to Alzheimer’s Disease in Simple Amino Acid?

For over a decade, big pharmaceutical companies have invested billions in Alzheimer’s disease drug trials without making significant progress. However, a potential neuroprotective compound with promising early-stage results might be found in our everyday diet. Dr. Paul Cox may have discovered this after investigating high rates of ALS and Alzheimer’s-like symptoms in Guam during the…

Continue Reading Key to Alzheimer’s Disease in Simple Amino Acid?

Clooney and Pitt Reunite in Action-Packed ‘Wolfs’ Trailer

George Clooney and Brad Pitt team up in the upcoming movie “Wolfs,” where they are hired as fixers for the same job. The Apple Studios film also features Amy Ryan, Austin Abrams, and Poorna Jagannathan. This film marks their reunion after working together in “Burn After Reading” (2008) and the “Ocean’s Eleven” series. Directed by…

Continue Reading Clooney and Pitt Reunite in Action-Packed ‘Wolfs’ Trailer

Astronomers Fight Back

Recently we did an article on the Stunning Photos from the $2 Billion Space Telescope. In it we mentioned that the space telescope, one NASA’s Great Observatories, may soon face an untimely end. The Chandra X-Ray Observatory, an orbiting telescope launched in 1999 aboard Space Shuttle Columbia, is under financial threat in NASA’s latest budget…

Continue Reading Astronomers Fight Back

Scientists Grow Micro-Diamonds in 15 Minutes

In South Korea, chemists have recently developed a method to grow artificial micro-diamonds in minutes instead of days. Remarkably, this technique does not require high temperatures or intense pressure and creates diamonds “from scratch.” This breakthrough has the potential to revolutionize the diamond industry by providing an unlimited supply of micro-diamonds for polishing and cutting…

Continue Reading Scientists Grow Micro-Diamonds in 15 Minutes

Falling Into a Black Hole

Using a supercomputer and the expertise of skilled scientists, NASA has created a video illustration showing what it might be like to float into a black hole if you were somehow invincible. Within the event horizon of a black hole, the laws of general relativity break down, making it incredibly challenging to predict what would…

Continue Reading Falling Into a Black Hole

Man Saves Forest

An Indian environmental activist has won the prestigious ‘Green Nobel’ for saving a 657 square-mile forest from 21 coal mines. India faces frequent blackouts, affecting everyone from city residents to rural communities. The Modi government’s push for development and economic dominance has led to massive increases in power generation, including both solar and coal energy.…

Continue Reading Man Saves Forest

$3 Michelin Star Taco

The Michelin Guide, known for awarding stars to top restaurants, has recognized a 100-square-foot taco stand in Mexico with its first-ever star. This stand, Taquería El Califa de León, is located in Mexico City’s San Rafael neighborhood and offers only four menu items with no seating available. Taquería El Califa de León is the first…

Continue Reading $3 Michelin Star Taco

2,200-Year-old Tomb Discovered

Chinese archaeologists have completed the initial phase of excavations on a royal tomb believed to originate from the state of Chu, dating back 2,200 years. Chu, a significant kingdom in early Chinese history, once dominated the birthplace of Confucius through conquest and annexation. Situated in Anhui province, the tomb’s exploration commenced in 2019 due to…

Continue Reading 2,200-Year-old Tomb Discovered

Blood Test for Strokes

Stroke is the leading cause of disability worldwide and the second leading cause of death. Early intervention can mitigate severe consequences, and a new diagnostic tool could significantly improve outcomes. Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital have developed a test that uses blood-based biomarkers and a clinical score to accurately identify patients with large vessel…

Continue Reading Blood Test for Strokes

Mona Lisa’s Location Revealed!

A scholar believes she’s figured out where the backdrop of the “Mona Lisa” comes from, after centuries of debate among art experts. Ann Pizzorusso, a geologist and Italian Renaissance specialist, thinks it’s in Lecco, northern Italy. She points to the 14th-century Ponte Azzone Visconti in Lecco as the bridge in the painting, despite previous theories…

Continue Reading Mona Lisa’s Location Revealed!

Lifesaving Guidelines

A new study led by William Sanders of Massachusetts General Hospital and involving 18 trauma centers across the U.S., examined the outcomes of 212 patients with brain injuries. The research, aimed to shed light on the potential outcomes if life support was continued longer than it typically is in such cases. Findings from this research…

Continue Reading Lifesaving Guidelines

Vietnam’s Luxury Train

Anantara, a major player in the hospitality industry, has introduced a new five-hour luxury train service in southern Vietnam. This route connects the resort destinations of Nha Trang and Quy Nhon and follows the success of “The Vietage by Anantara,” a six-hour journey launched in 2020 between Da Nang and Quy Nhon. Kate Jones, Anantara’s…

Continue Reading Vietnam’s Luxury Train

Heat Blocking Windows

Windows not only let light into buildings but also unwanted heat. To address this, a novel window coating has been developed that blocks heat-inducing ultraviolet and infrared light while allowing visible light to pass through at any angle of sunlight. This technology can be applied to existing windows or vehicles, potentially cutting air-conditioning costs by…

Continue Reading Heat Blocking Windows

School Dogs Boost Students’ Academics and Mental Health

To help reduce anxiety and promote learning, several elementary schools in Michigan have enlisted service dogs, and students are already seeing improvements in their academics, according to WXMI-TV 17. In September, Priority Health, a Michigan health insurance provider, launched the Priority Pups program, placing goldendoodles in two school districts with plans for further expansion. These…

Continue Reading School Dogs Boost Students’ Academics and Mental Health

Future of Flying

Early this year we did an article about how the future with flying cars is almost here. The “flying car” we featured was the Ryse Recon eVTOL (electric vertical takeoff and landing). While the acronym “eVTOL” is not the most exiting, the technology itself is very cool. Another eVTOL maker, Jetson ONE, recently released a…

Continue Reading Future of Flying

9th Grader Invents a Soap That Can Treat Skin Cancer

In Virginia, a 14-year-old named Heman Bekele was awarded $25,000 and named America’s Top Young Scientist for developing an innovative, low-cost soap designed to treat skin cancer. Over a four-month period, Bekele competed against nine other finalists in the Young Scientist Challenge, hosted by 3M and Discovery Education, which motivates young people to use STEM…

Continue Reading 9th Grader Invents a Soap That Can Treat Skin Cancer

New ‘The Lord of the Rings Movie’ Announced for 2026

Warner Bros. announced a new Lord of the Rings movie, signaling a return to the beloved film franchise based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s novels. The upcoming film, the first of a two-part series delving into untold tales within the universe, will feature Peter Jackson, the director of the original trilogy, back in charge. Additionally, Andy Serkis,…

Continue Reading New ‘The Lord of the Rings Movie’ Announced for 2026

From Landfill Gas to Jetfuel

University of Sydney researchers have pioneered a groundbreaking chemical method utilizing plasma to transform methane gas from landfills into sustainable jet fuel. This innovation holds promise for establishing a low-carbon aviation sector. The process not only addresses environmental concerns but also offers a dual solution by potentially repurposing all global landfills into energy reservoirs if…

Continue Reading From Landfill Gas to Jetfuel

Japan’s First 6G Device

A group of Japanese tech companies has introduced a high-speed 6G prototype device capable of transmitting data at an ultra-high speed of 100 Gbps. Operating in the 100 GHz and 300 GHz bands, the wireless device boasts a range of up to 100 meters, marking a significant leap forward from current 5G networks. With the…

Continue Reading Japan’s First 6G Device

Leech-Inspired Blood Collection

Researchers in Zurich have developed a new blood-draw device aimed at addressing the shortcomings of traditional methods. Needle phobia can trigger adverse reactions like exhaustion and fainting, while conventional finger prick devices often yield imprecise measurements due to the small amount of blood they collect. This innovation, which employs suction cups and microneedles, aims to…

Continue Reading Leech-Inspired Blood Collection

Harry Potter Book Cover Art Expected to Break Auction Record

J.K. Rowling’s novel “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone,” published in 1997, marked the genesis of a global phenomenon. Now, the original illustration for the first edition of the book is set to be auctioned. Expected to fetch up to $600,000 at Sotheby’s auction next month, it holds the highest presale valuation ever for a…

Continue Reading Harry Potter Book Cover Art Expected to Break Auction Record

Startup’s Secret for 80% Less Food Waste

Food waste in the U.S. is a significant issue, with about one-third of all food produced ending up in landfills. This is compounded with the additional waste from production, packaging, storage, and transportation. Meal delivery services like HelloFresh, Blue Apron, and EveryPlate are attempting to mitigate this problem by providing consumers with exact portions needed…

Continue Reading Startup’s Secret for 80% Less Food Waste

Amazing 93 Year Old Athlete

John Starbrook, affectionately known as “the Legend” among his friends, exemplifies the remarkable benefits of staying active well into one’s later years. At the age of 93, he is possibly the oldest water polo player at Hampton Pool in southwest London, and likely across the UK. His sporting journey extends back nearly eight decades, beginning…

Continue Reading Amazing 93 Year Old Athlete

Revolutionary New ‘Living Plastic’

Scientists claim to have developed a method to enhance the durability and biodegradability of plastics by incorporating bacterial spores that have undergone evolutionary selection. This innovation, dubbed “living plastic,” can decompose within approximately five months without requiring additional microbial assistance. Led by researchers from the University of California San Diego (UCSD), the team engineered this…

Continue Reading Revolutionary New ‘Living Plastic’

World’s 1st Jet Suit Race

It is pretty crazy when a new technology is developed that looks like it came straight out of science fiction. Gravity Industries’ jet suits are certainly one of those. Gravity Industries is a pioneering company known for developing advanced jet suits. Founded by Richard Browning, who aimed to challenge perceived boundaries in human flight, the…

Continue Reading World’s 1st Jet Suit Race

Giant Raptor Dinosaur Footprint Fossil Found

An apex predator can vary greatly in size, ranging from creatures like the raccoon-sized quolls of Australia to the formidable Bengal tiger. Scientists have gained valuable insight from a colossal dinosaur footprint recently unearthed in China. This footprint isn’t remarkable solely due to its size—larger ones have been found before—but because it’s the largest fossilized…

Continue Reading Giant Raptor Dinosaur Footprint Fossil Found

Thermal Insulating Powder

A Filipino engineer named Dexter De Castro, developed a remarkable thermal insulating powder inspired by NASA’s technology. This innovative powder, when applied as a coating or paint, effectively reduces indoor temperatures by a substantial margin, ranging between 30 to 60 percent. De Castro’s inspiration stemmed from the thermal coating utilized on NASA’s space shuttles, comprising…

Continue Reading Thermal Insulating Powder

A Memorial for the Queen — and Her Beloved Corgis

A seven-foot-tall sculpture of the late Queen Elizabeth II was recently unveiled. The memorial also included some of the queens beloved corgis. Queen Elizabeth II’s affection for her corgis was well-known, a fondness Princess Diana amusingly likened to a “moving carpet” as the dogs followed the queen wherever she went. This cherished aspect of the…

Continue Reading A Memorial for the Queen — and Her Beloved Corgis

Massive Solar Flare Event

Last Week, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) captured a rare spectacle involving four nearly simultaneous solar flares from three separate sunspots and a magnetic filament connecting them. This event, impressive in its scope, may pose risks to satellites, spacecraft, and terrestrial electronic systems. The sun, though it appears a turbulent inferno, follows a somewhat predictable…

Continue Reading Massive Solar Flare Event

A Far Away World

The James Webb Space Telescope has unveiled stunning new details of the Horsehead Nebula, a well-known celestial feature, through mid- and near-infrared observations. These new images reveal previously unseen aspects of this space cloud, showcasing intricate tendrils and filaments with exceptional clarity atop the nebula’s ‘horsehead’ silhouette. Astronomers utilized a combination of 23 filters to…

Continue Reading A Far Away World

The Forgotten Food

There are many fascinating things about the cultures that came before us. One thing that is intrinsic to culture is food. However, sometimes food isn’t just flavor. Sometimes it changes the face of history. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYDuOKI8maQ

Continue Reading The Forgotten Food

The Creature that Eats Plastic

Waxworms, the larval stage of wax moths, are typically known to beekeepers as pests because they feed on the wax in honeycombs. However, in 2017, molecular biologist Federica Bertocchini made a surprising discovery about these seemingly unremarkable creatures. Bertocchini, an amateur beekeeper and a researcher at the Spanish National Research Council, threw some waxworms in…

Continue Reading The Creature that Eats Plastic

Immune-Boosting Cancer Breakthrough

A new cancer treatment developed by scientists at Virginia Tech aims to boost the body’s immune cells without causing harmful side effects like hair loss. This method focuses on targeting cancer-killing proteins directly to tumors, making current treatments more effective. Instead of attacking healthy cells, this treatment activates and “reprograms” immune cells to specifically fight…

Continue Reading Immune-Boosting Cancer Breakthrough

Incredible Illusion Art

The renowned French street artist JR has recently unveiled his most intricate illusion to date, set against the bustling backdrop of Milan’s Stazione Centrale railway station. Titled “La Nascita” (The Birth), the artwork transforms the station’s adjacent square, Piazza Duca D’Aosta, into a dramatic Alpine landscape using black-and-white imagery to create a layered visual effect.…

Continue Reading Incredible Illusion Art

Nanogenerator Turns Greenhouse Gas Into Electricity

University of Queensland researchers made a notable breakthrough by accidentally discovering a method to convert the most prevalent greenhouse gas into electricity. Using a combination of positive and negative ions of different sizes, the team successfully generated electricity from CO2. Despite its negative reputation, it’s worth noting that carbon dioxide comprises two oxygen molecules and…

Continue Reading Nanogenerator Turns Greenhouse Gas Into Electricity

Ancient City— Uncovered, Rewrites History

A significant discovery was made in Tonga, revealing evidence of an ancient city through advanced laser technology. Nearly 10,000 mounds were discovered, suggesting the existence of one of the earliest Pacific cities, though they are barely visible today. Aerial laser surveys also indicated that South and Central America could have supported large urban centers, with…

Continue Reading Ancient City— Uncovered, Rewrites History

New Irradiation Treatment Makes Broken Bones Grow Back 3x Stronger

A groundbreaking method for treating broken bones could significantly reduce healing time and make the bones more than three times stronger, according to a team of Japanese scientists. The innovative approach involves using plasma irradiation to accelerate the healing process in complex fractures. Researchers at Osaka Metropolitan University in Japan have successfully demonstrated this technique…

Continue Reading New Irradiation Treatment Makes Broken Bones Grow Back 3x Stronger

Music Streaming for Conservation

A collaboration between major music streaming platforms and the United Nations has devised a plan to direct funds towards conservation efforts. Named “Sounds Right,” this initiative allows artists using stock recordings of animals or weather in their music to credit them as ‘feat. Nature’ on platforms like Spotify and Apple Music. The royalties generated from…

Continue Reading Music Streaming for Conservation

Stunning Photos from the $2 Billion Space Telescope

One of NASA’s premier space telescopes, the Chandra X-ray Observatory, might be headed for an early retirement due to significant budget reductions. For the past 25 years, Chandra has orbited Earth, capturing the universe in X-ray wavelengths invisible to the naked eye. Its remarkable images have unveiled a universe abundant with black holes, provided concrete…

Continue Reading Stunning Photos from the $2 Billion Space Telescope

Your Coffee May be More than a Half Million Years Old

That morning cup of coffee you had? It’s been around for about 600,000 years. Researchers traced the ancestry of the world’s favorite coffee, Coffea arabica, back to its origins using genetic data from coffee plants worldwide. Their goal was pragmatic: understanding the plant’s genetic history to bolster its resilience against pests and climate shifts. They…

Continue Reading Your Coffee May be More than a Half Million Years Old

Free Medicine

The soothing effect of touch is self-evident. A hug from a loved one can ease the nerves before a stressful event. A massage can unwind the tensions of a tough day. There are many more examples that we could go into. Despite its significant impact on psychological health, touch has not been a primary focus…

Continue Reading Free Medicine

Endangered Greek Dialect: A Living Link to the Ancient World

An ancient Greek dialect spoken by a dwindling population in remote Turkish mountain villages serves as a unique link to the past, according to researchers. This dialect, known as Romeyka, has characteristics more akin to the language of Homer than to modern Greek. However, with its speakers aging and no written form to preserve it,…

Continue Reading Endangered Greek Dialect: A Living Link to the Ancient World

The Cure to Blindness For Millions

Australian ophthalmologist and biotech entrepreneur Professor Gerard Sutton has a vision of the future where curing blindness worldwide could be achieved simply through cell replication and 3D printing technology. Professor Sutton, co-founder of Bienco, explained that his company has developed both a physical and intellectual product that could soon revolutionize cornea transplants by enabling mass…

Continue Reading The Cure to Blindness For Millions

Nuclear Power on the Rise?

Reactivated for the first time since the 1980s, the Pinyon Plain uranium mine commenced operations in January on Arizona’s Kaibab National Forest, merely seven miles from the Grand Canyon. Driven by a resurgence in nuclear energy interest and a robust increase in uranium prices, Pinyon Plain is tapping into some of the highest-grade uranium ore…

Continue Reading Nuclear Power on the Rise?

Hong Kong Approves Bitcoin and Ethereum ETFs

This month, Hong Kong regulators gave the green light for the launch of spot Bitcoin and Ethereum exchange-traded funds (ETFs), following similar initiatives in the U.S. earlier this year. According to asset managers, three ETF providers received approval from Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission (SFC). ChinaAMC announced it had secured regulatory approval to offer…

Continue Reading Hong Kong Approves Bitcoin and Ethereum ETFs

Island Castaways Rescued; Signaled for HELP with Palm Leaves

A joint US Navy and Coast Guard operation conducted on Tuesday successfully rescued three mariners who had been stranded on a remote Pacific Ocean islet for over a week. The trio had found themselves marooned on Pikelot Atoll, part of Micronesia, after their 20-foot skiff encountered rough swells and sustained damage to its outboard motor…

Continue Reading Island Castaways Rescued; Signaled for HELP with Palm Leaves

Waste Heat Warms Finnish City

Underground caverns in Finland are being utilized for a groundbreaking seasonal energy storage initiative. This facility near Helsinki, set to become the world’s largest, will store heat during the summer for later use in the winter, providing enough thermal energy to heat a medium-sized city. Systems like underground thermal exchange heating and domestic heat pumps…

Continue Reading Waste Heat Warms Finnish City

US Removes “Forever Chemicals” from Drinking Water

Despite significant opposition from the chemical industry, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced its initial regulations aimed at limiting the presence of PFAs, known as ‘forever chemicals,’ in American drinking water. PFAs, also known as Polyfluoroalkyl substances, have been extensively used for their fire, oil, stain, and water-resistant properties in various products such…

Continue Reading US Removes “Forever Chemicals” from Drinking Water

From Rubble to Cyborg Reef

Four decades ago, fishermen in the southern regions of Sulawesi Island, Indonesia, employed a destructive fishing method: blasting the reefs with dynamite to stun fish and easily collect them. This practice severely damaged the vibrant coral ecosystems, leaving behind rubble where new coral larvae struggled to take root. Despite such drastic devastation, these reefs are…

Continue Reading From Rubble to Cyborg Reef

Converting Plastic Into Fuel

Researchers at the University of Cambridge have made a groundbreaking advance in addressing two of today’s environmental issues: carbon dioxide emissions and plastic waste. They have developed a solar-powered method that transforms plastic bottles and carbon dioxide into sustainable fuels and useful chemicals, potentially paving the way for a circular economy. This innovation was detailed…

Continue Reading Converting Plastic Into Fuel

Add Years to Your Life!

Incorporating vigorous physical activity into your exercise regimen could significantly extend your lifespan, suggests research published in JAMA Internal Medicine. The study analyzed data from over 403,000 adults, gathered through the National Health Interview Survey from 1997 to 2013, focusing on their self-reported exercise habits. Findings indicated that individuals who engaged in a greater proportion…

Continue Reading Add Years to Your Life!

Game-Changing Cancer Test (test)

An ongoing human study on an experimental cancer test suggests that analyzing blood proteins, instead of tumor DNA, may accurately detect up to 18 early-stage cancers. The US biotech firm, Novelna, presented trial results involving 440 individuals with 18 different cancers, using blood plasma samples from each patient and 44 healthy donors. The Novelna team…

Continue Reading Game-Changing Cancer Test (test)

Vampire Drones?

Drones, especially quadcopters, have undeniably revolutionized various aspects of contemporary life, despite ongoing debates around privacy and safety. They have transformed photography and videography with dramatic perspectives and enabled the delivery of food and essentials to remote locations. Yet, one significant limitation often overlooked is their relatively brief flight times, constrained by small battery capacities.…

Continue Reading Vampire Drones?

Children Lead Water Conservation Efforts in India

Bengaluru, a bustling Indian megacity, experiences scorching summers where water conservation is crucial. However, one individual’s initiative within the school system has had a significant impact, conserving millions of gallons of water this year alone. Dr. Hariharan Chandrashekhar, an environmentalist, initiated the Rain Reach program in Bengaluru schools in response to a crisis triggered by…

Continue Reading Children Lead Water Conservation Efforts in India