Sunday, August 14, 2022

Engineering

NASA’s new flagship telescope just released its beautiful first images of the universe

The first images of the universe captured by NASA’s new flagship telescope, the James Webb Space Telescope, are worth more than a thousand words. The...

Physicists discover a “family” of robust, superconducting graphene structures

When it comes to graphene, it appears that superconductivity runs in the family. Graphene is a single-atom-thin material that can be exfoliated from the same...

Scientists develop durable material for flexible artificial muscles

Scientists develop a new material and manufacturing process for creating artificial muscles that are stronger and more flexible than their biological counterparts. “Creating an artificial...

Scientists invent quantum flute that can make light particles move together

Physicists have invented a “quantum flute” that, like the Pied Piper, can coerce particles of light to move together in a way that’s never...

These energy-packed batteries work well in extreme cold and heat

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed lithium-ion batteries that perform well at freezing cold and scorching hot temperatures, while packing...

Engineers design motorless sailplane for Mars exploration

Eight active spacecraft, including three operated by NASA, orbit Mars, gathering imagery of the planet's surface at a resolution of about 1 foot per...

New optical device could help solar arrays focus light, even under clouds

Researchers imagined, designed, and tested an elegant lens device that can efficiently gather light from all angles and concentrate it at a fixed output...

This film could create vivid 3D images without special reading devices

Researchers have developed a new ultra-thin film that can create detailed 3D images viewable under normal illumination without any special reading devices. The images appear...

Scientists map sulfur residue on Jupiter’s icy moon Europa

Scientists used the Hubble Space Telescope to observe Jupiter’s moon, Europa, at ultraviolet wavelengths, filling in a “gap” in the various wavelengths used to...

Nanoparticles control light like road signs direct traffic

The particles control the flow of light like road signs control traffic on a busy road by manipulating the direction in which light can,...