The recipe for the pen& 39;s virus-killing plastic coating remains a trade secret.September 07, 2020The useful daily device we& 39;ve all been waiting for has arrived. It& 39;s a self-cleaning, virus-killing ballpoint pen created by German company Messmer.The Messmer pen& 39;s plastic coating is what does the trick.
The most versatile material in the world may be here. Airloy is going to change everything from home insulation to modern structures.January 14, 2016& 39;Frozen Smoke& 39; translucent aerogel IMGURThe most versatile material in the world may be here, and it& 39;s going to change everything. Aerogels have been around for a while, but new innovations have made the technology even better and more useful.
In simpler times, it was the consensus that God created man. Then science happened, and there were questions about the origin of life that scientists have since been trying to find the answers to.It is a compelling question. Put it in the context of the largely abiotic nature of the known universe, and life becomes the biggest mystery to have intrigued the human mind.
Did you ever have a teacher that just knew how to make learning fun? Some teachers are great at improvising, going off the textbook and making the classroom feel more current, and less like it& 39;s a place where abstract concepts are slowly drilled into students& 39; minds.One professor at the University of Southern Maine in the U.
The shift to renewables is chugging along at a record-breaking pace. In 2018, they made up 26.2 percent of total energy production, and that& 39;s expected to rise dramatically over the next several decades.At the core of the renewable fuel and climate discussion is an equally important discussion about the future of sustainable transportation.
The five final contestants performed their talents onstage in Connecticut.December 20, 2019The Miss America pageant doesn& 39;t only revolve around crowns and dresses it seems. On Thursday the five finalists for the 2020 pageant took to the stage to perform a talent, and the winner blew people& 39;s minds away with her science experiment.
Scientists from the University of Bristol are looking to recycle radioactive material.January 21, 2020When you hear about radioactive material you tend to think that it would be best not to go near it. A team of physicists and chemists from the University of Bristol in England don& 39;t quite think that way, though.
One doctor discovered that drinking small doses of radium three times a day would make people feel super-human.February 08, 2020The story of the deadliest energy drink in the world begins with a man by the name of Ebenezer Byers, who was a famous American Socialite in the 1920s. He was the son of industrialist Alexander Byers, so his life was not short of privilege and money.
These pyrotechnics date back thousands of years.February 14, 2020Everyone loves fireworks, except for small children and dogs, but what exactly goes into making the explosive and beautiful balls of fire?Fireworks are a lot more than balls of explosive powder with a fuse. They are perfectly constructed chemical masterpieces used in celebrations all over the world.
Trying to create complete randomness in numbers is harder to come by than you may think.February 21, 2020If you thought you could come up with a random number, you may have to think again. The same goes for computers that generate random number sequences — they aren& 39;t truly randomized.Random number generation is required in cryptography and other mathematical modeling, however, it& 39;s still hard to come by.
Sadly, to many people, the periodic table is that thing they& 39;re told to monotonously memorize as school children. But the truth is that this little table is an indispensable roadmap for scientists the world over.Here are a few fun, interesting, and also little-known facts about the periodic table, written equally with science enthusiasts and any students studying chemistry in mind.
It& 39;s just one molecule thick.March 11, 2020Chemists from Leiden University in the Netherlands have managed to find a way to harness 100 times more power from saltwater than any other current membrane. The ultrathin membrane is just one molecule thick and porous.This discovery could revolutionize the way power is harnessed.
The supercapacitors still functioned well when stretched to eight times their original size.March 20, 2020Carbon nanotube forests improve the stretchable supercapacitor& 39;s performanceDuke UniversityImagine a new type of supercapacitor that can be repeatedly stretched to eight times its original size, yet still retaining its full functionality.
Medical misinformation abounds as the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread globally. As always, we recommend hitting the World Health Organization (WHO) page and following the guidance of health experts first and foremost.In the meantime, we bring you a list of the latest updates on medical developments, from reputed sources, to give you an idea of the measures being taken worldwide to develop treatments for COVID-19.
These steels are ideal for uses in the aerospace, automotive, and defense industries.April 20, 2020Working with metals just got a lot more exciting. Researchers from Texas A&M University have discovered a method of 3D printing extremely hard steels flawlessly.This method of printing martensitic steel proves extremely useful for industries such as aerospace, automotive, and defense, as this type of steel naturally lends itself to their applications.
The Genetic modification of foods, organisms, and animals, is very controversial, for quite obvious reasons.And yet, the practice has great potential for helping to cure diseases and battle hunger in poorer countries. We look at 11 examples of organisms that were genetically modified by scientists, and why.
Researchers from the Idaho National Laboratory spent years on the project.May 05, 2020The right materials need to be selected and used when engineers construct new buildings. Hence, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) has put together the & 34;Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code& 34;, informally known as & 34;the Code& 34;.
An international collaboration has unveiled exactly what happens to certain pastes over time.May 25, 2020You know that toothpaste hardens over time as you see it in the cap of your old tube, and that cement solidifies from liquid to solid after a few hours.What wasn& 39;t fully understood until now, however, was exactly what was happening in these pastes& 39; structures that brought this change on.
The revolutionary creation will prove extremely useful in heat-loaded materials used in aircraft.May 29, 2020Uses for the new materialMISISA new ceramic material with the highest known melting point has been created by scientists from the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) MISIS in Russia.
Your toilet activity could be a huge clue as to how a viral outbreak is being contained and maintained.June 01, 2020It& 39;s not just the droplets we spread from coughing, spitting, or sneezing that can spread viruses and the coronavirus in particular.New research has pointed out that other bodily orifices also contribute to the management of the virus, as local health departments can use such waste to track, trace, and prevent viral outbreaks.
The original discoverer of inflammable air, otherwise known as hydrogen, was notoriously shy and hid from public view; yet he was an incredibly influential chemist.Notably, this renowned researcher worked heavily in the research and study of various gases and calculated the density and the mass of the Earth in an experiment known as the Cavendish experiment.