Hand-Crank Generator DIY STEM Kit
Scientists have found a new way to analyze the chemistry of the Moon’s soil using a single grain of dust.
Giant Leap for Lunar Studies
Source: Field Museum Posted: 2/27/20
Researchers have designed a new droplet-based electricity generator: A drop of water lights up 100 small LED bulbs.
New Droplet-Based Electricity Generator
Source: CityU HK Posted: 2/25/20
A completely passive solar-powered desalination system developed by researchers could provide more than 1.5 gallons of fresh drinking water per hour for every square meter of solar collecting area.
Simple, Solar-Powered Water Desalination
Source: MIT Posted: 2/25/20
Researchers investigate how Mars formed by using smoothed-particle hydrodynamics impact simulations.
How Mars Formed
Source: SWRI Posted: 2/21/20
Astronomers have captured the unprecedented dimming of Betelgeuse, a red supergiant star in the constellation of Orion. The stunning new images of the star’s surface show not only the fading red supergiant but also how its apparent shape is changing.
Unprecedented Dimming of Betelgeuse Red Supergiant
Source: ESO Posted: 2/20/20
Data from NASA’s New Horizons mission are providing new insights into how planets and planetesimals – the building blocks of the planets – were formed.
Critical Piece of the Planetary Formation Puzzle Uncovered
Source: NASA Posted: 2/19/20
Researchers have made a breakthrough in the control of terahertz quantum cascade lasers, which could lead to the transmission of data at the rate of 100 gigabits per second.
Using Sound and Light for Ultra-fast Data Transfer
Source: Leeds UK Posted: 2/19/20
Physicists have proposed a new way to leverage data from large neutrino telescopes such as the IceCube Neutrino Observatory in Antarctica.
Ultra-high energy events key to study of ghost particles
Source: WUSTL Posted: 2/11/20
Astronomers have discovered a new class of bizarre objects at the center of our galaxy, not far from the supermassive black hole called Sagittarius A*.
Astronomers discover class of strange objects near our galaxy’s enormous black hole
Source: UCLA Posted: 2/7/20
Researchers use gravitational lensing to put a limit on the warmth and therefore the mass of dark matter.
Taking the Temperature of Dark Matter
Source: UCDavis Posted: 2/5/20
Physicists provide direct evidence of entanglement’s role in quantum criticality.
Study finds billions of quantum entangled electrons in ‘strange metal’
Source: Rice Posted: 2/4/20
Researchers have for the first time created and imaged a novel pair of quantum dots — tiny islands of confined electric charge that act like interacting artificial atoms.
Storing Information in coupled Quantum Dots
Source: NIST Posted: 2/3/20
What if solar cells worked at night? That’s no joke, according to Jeremy Munday, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UC Davis.
Anti-Solar Cells: A Photovoltaic Cell That Works at Night
Source: UCDavis Posted: 2/1/20