Science/Space

Asphalt could speed up lithium battery charging by 20 times

By - Oct 24, 2017 10:36pm AST
Lithium ion batteries suck. They barely keep a decent bit of charge, and even with rapid charging technology, it still takes some time to get it juiced up. What if… Continue Reading

Watch as sand acts like liquid when air is pumped into it

By - Sep 24, 2017 2:28am AST
Liquid sand? Ehhh maybe not. However, thanks to a process called fluizidation, something as simple as pumping a constant flow of air through sand can make it act somewhat like… Continue Reading

Who’s ready for painless injections? Painless flu patch passes human trials

By - Jul 3, 2017 1:07am AST
Getting an injection sucks. For most of us, it’s not something we would like to go through if we had a choice, but for the sake of our health, we… Continue Reading

What if you could charge your phone just twice a month?

By - Jun 26, 2017 1:25am AST
What if cellphone manufacturers have been approaching their battery problems from the wrong way to begin with? As it stands, mobile phone producers simply try to jam higher capacity lithium-ion… Continue Reading

Hubble Space Telescope May Have Discovered How Galaxies Evolve

By - Jun 22, 2017 4:01pm AST
Hubble Find May Show How Dead Galaxies Evolve
A galaxy that the Hubble Space Telescope has been fixated on may have shed some new light on how dead galaxies evolve, according to some new reports. Photographed by the Hubble… Continue Reading

How many nukes would it take to kill us all

By - Jun 4, 2017 8:57pm AST
Maybe I’ve been obsessing about The 100 a bit too much. I’m late to the party, but better late than never. If you haven’t seen it, the show focuses on… Continue Reading

New LCD technology could triple sharpness of today’s TVs

By - Feb 5, 2017 10:22pm AST
Scientists have developed a new “blue-phase” liquid crystal technology that triples sharpness of that offered on today’s conventional LCDs. The next generation technology jams more pixels into small spacers, while… Continue Reading

FPS video games don’t make you better shooters in real life

By - Jan 22, 2017 11:12pm AST
Just in case you’re 13 years old and played hundreds of hours of COD hoping to improve your real life shooting skills, I’ve got some bad news for you. The… Continue Reading

SpaceX launches first 10 of 70 Iridium NEXT satellites into space

By - Jan 14, 2017 3:14pm AST
After a perfect launch and secondary booster recovery mission, SpaceX has gone on to deliver the first 10 of at 70 new Iridium NEXT satellites into Low Earth Orbit. The… Continue Reading

SpaceX successfully lands another Falcon 9 rocket on a sea barge

By - Jan 14, 2017 2:17pm AST
SpaceX is back at it again after having to pause their rocket program after an explosion 4 months ago. After an extensive investigation, corrective measures were put in place in… Continue Reading

If you didn’t believe global warming is an issue, here’s the visual proof

By - Nov 3, 2016 11:27pm AST
It’s no surprise that the polar ice caps grow and melt depending on the time of year, but record global heat levels have resulted in significantly slower regrowth at the… Continue Reading

Here’s what a category 4 hurricane looks like from space

By - Oct 4, 2016 2:03am AST
For those living in the Caribbean, Hurricane Matthew should ring a bell as Haiti, Cuba, and The Bahamas are currently on hurricane alert. Haiti is currently bracing for first impact,… Continue Reading

Chinese Space Station out of control and falling back to Earth

By - Sep 21, 2016 10:35pm AST
The China Manned Space Engineering (CMSE) team has announced that they have officially lost contact with the out of control Tiangong-1, China’s first space lab. Launched in September 2011, the… Continue Reading

MIT develops system that can read closed books

By - Sep 13, 2016 6:08am AST
They always say, “Never judge a book by its cover”, but it looks like MIT may slowly be breaking that traditional. Well sort of. MIT researchers have developed an imaging… Continue Reading

Hold up, alien hunters. Extraterrestrial signal may not be that interesting after all

By - Aug 30, 2016 8:28pm AST
The Internet went into a frenzy yesterday after news surfaces that astronomers discovered a mysterious and strong signal coming from HD 164595. HD 164595 is a star just 94 light… Continue Reading

SpaceX does it again, sticking yet another rocket landing

By - Jul 18, 2016 10:37pm AST
Damn, SpaceX, back at it with those rocket landings! The SpaceX team has once again successfully landed a Falcon 9 rocket booster after launching the CRS-9 cargo resupply module for… Continue Reading

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope gets 5 more years of funding

By - Jun 27, 2016 9:47pm AST
While most satellites have an average lifespan of 10-15 years, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope (HST) has pushed past 26 years of service, photographing the far reaches of space. With the… Continue Reading

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket crashes on landing yet again

By - Jun 18, 2016 2:17am AST
The SpaceX team have once again run into technical problems, resulting in yet another crash of a Falcon 9 rocket booster. On their eight attempt to land their stage one… Continue Reading

SpaceX aces yet another drone ship landing

By - May 28, 2016 3:39am AST
The folks at SpaceX have done it yet again, landing a Falcon 9 rocket booster without incident on a barge positioned out in the Atlantic sea. This comes after the… Continue Reading

India shuttle launch cost less than Kim Kardashian’s wedding

By - May 25, 2016 12:46am AST
If you haven’t heard by now, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched a scale-model shuttle 43 miles above Earth to test its ability to withstand the shear amount of… Continue Reading

Scientists aiming to bring the dead back to life

By - May 16, 2016 12:40am AST
Scientists have won approval to experiment on brain dead patients in hopes of bringing them back to life. Sounds like something out of a fictional movie, right? According to BioQuark… Continue Reading

Scientists invent battery that could last a lifetime

By - Apr 25, 2016 12:43am AST
For years, scientists have been trying to use nanowires to create batteries because of their larger surface area and higher conductivity. This could result in batteries that can be charged… Continue Reading

Dyson Airblades actually spread germs 1,300 times more that paper towels

By - Apr 15, 2016 12:15am AST
Turns out those fancy Dyson dryers are actually doing a bit more harm that good as they say. According to a recent study conducted by the University of Westminster, they… Continue Reading

Kepler spacecraft in trouble after entering emergency mode

By - Apr 10, 2016 3:36pm AST
The Kepler spacecraft is once again in trouble after NASA detected that the unit went into Emergency Mode (EM) on Wednesday. After a routine communications check on Thursday, they discovered… Continue Reading

SpaceX finally landed a rocket on a drone ship, marking an important milestone for space flight

By - Apr 9, 2016 12:50am AST
SpaceX made history today after they were able to successfully land a Falcon 9 rocket on a drone ship in the ocean without incident, after the rocket propelled a Dragon… Continue Reading

Saying goodbye to Iridium flares?

By - Apr 4, 2016 11:57pm AST
Back in 1997, Iridium Communications launched a network of 66 communication satellites into low earth orbit (LEO) over a 6 year period, creating the Iridium satellite constellation. Currently there are… Continue Reading

Diagnosing diseases from the smell of your farts

By - Apr 4, 2016 10:33pm AST
Maybe smelling your own farts might be a good thing? Ok, that’s not what scientists are really looking to do but they believe that analyzing the gases our body produces… Continue Reading

Religion tends to suppress analytical thinking in our brains, says study

By - Mar 26, 2016 3:27pm AST
A study conducted by the Case Western Reserve University and Babson College have concluded that the history long clash between religion and science stems from a clash within two networks… Continue Reading

NASA censors the name ‘Jesus’ from internal newsletters

By - Feb 8, 2016 6:10pm AST
NASA has been accused of illegally censoring the word “Jesus” from its newsletters at the Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston after its Christian club, the NASA JSC Praise and Worship… Continue Reading

Check out these true HD images of the moon’s surface

By - Feb 1, 2016 12:45am AST
The China National Space Administration has released hundreds of high definition photos taken by the Chang’e 3 lander and Yutu rover, giving us a better impression of what the lunar… Continue Reading