Category: Science

A Quick Round-Up of Science News

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Extreme weather in US and Australia may be due to climate change

2018 is barely a week old, but it has already brought some stunning weather extremes. Australia has experienced a heatwave, with thermometers hitting 47.3 °C in Sydney on 6 January. To stay cool, New Scientist’s local reporter Alice Klein says she had to sleep under a wet towel cuddling a bag of ice. Meanwhile, on…

Get Ready to See the Largest Picture of the Universe Ever Taken

The Hubble Space Telescope opened our eyes to the wonders of the Universe. From fluorescent nebulas to explosive galaxies, phenomena that had before been theorized and understood on paper came to live with vibrancy and detail few could have ever dreamed of. Thanks to the work of Dr. Nancy Roman, the “Mother of Hubble,” who was…

See the Huge Rocket Set to Launch Elon Musk’s Tesla to Mars

Elon Musk & Spacex

The next big thing from Musk’s commercial rocket company SpaceX has been unveiled at Cape Canaveral ahead of its planned inaugural launch in January. This is the bottom of the Falcon Heavy rocket and its 27 Merlin engines in a hangar at SpaceX’s Cape Canaveral site. Elon Musk has offered a first glimpse at the…

Sci-fi in real life: Scientists have developed a “smart fabric” that can store data in your clothes, without electronics

One of the benefits of the modern world is that you get to see and experience inventions that make life easier. You’ve heard about wearable technology like healing gloves and climate-controlled shirts. Another type of smart clothing has just been developed, and it can store data and unlock your doors. At the University of Washington,…

Hurricanes Release Energy of 10,000 Nuclear Bombs

The Atlantic hurricane season is at its midway point but has already seen some mega-storms. Even average hurricanes release huge amounts of energy. Where does it all come from? Those who have experienced a hurricane know the devastation one can wreak when mighty winds bear down, flattening homes, ripping up trees and creating huge storm…

Spectacular Satellite Imagery of Severe Storms

Spectacular new satellite imagery of severe storms shows the atmosphere as a boiling, roiling cauldron of clouds High-resolution animation from GOES-16: massive thunderstorms over southern Illinois, part of a sprawling, dangerous weather system A screenshot from an animation of GOES-16 weather satellite images shows severe storms boiling up over southern Illinois, where they dumped heavy…