Ananya Mukerjee

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Bionic leaf turns sunlight into liquid fuel: New system surpasses efficiency of photosynthesis

New system surpasses efficiency of photosynthesis<p>Scientists have created a system that uses solar energy to split water molecules and hydrogen-eating …

5 Ways Quitting Facebook Will Improve Your Mental Health

Research shows that social media may not be so good for our mental health.<p>For some of us, checking Facebook is part of the daily routine, either first thing in the morning or first thing at work. And that first check usually kicks off many return trips throughout the day. It's definitely a part of …

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The World's Largest Floating Solar Power Plant Is Now Under Construction

The yearly energy output should equal about 19,000 barrels of oil.<p>Japanese electronics manufacturer Kyocera Corporation announced today that construction has begun on the largest floating solar power plant in the world in terms of energy output, according to a press release from Kyocera. The 13.7 …

The Reason We Haven't Met Aliens May Be That They Don't Live Long Enough

ET, we hardly knew ye<p>Where are all the aliens? Where are the bugs, the invasion fleets, the Tripods, the Vulcans? Humans have imagined otherworldly beings for ages, but as we've begun scanning the night sky for proof that we aren't alone, we haven't seen or heard a single extraterrestrial peep.<p>A …

Blue Origin Might Be Planning Another Rocket Launch This Weekend

Don't expect a livestream<p>It's hard to keep rocket launches under wraps. <i>SpaceNews</i> is reporting that <i>someone</i> has filed a temporary flight restriction with the Federal Aviation Administration.<p>This flight restriction has something to do with “space flight operations,” and it will divert air traffic away …

Human brain can store 4.7 billion books - ten times more than originally thought

One petabyte is the same as 20 million four-drawer filing cabinets filled with text,13.3 years of HD-TV recordings, 4.7 billion books or 670 million web pages<p>The human brain has a capacity that is ten times greater than first thought and can retain 4.7 billion books, scientists have discovered.<p>This …

Forman Brown and Albert Einstein's Marionette

By Sadie Stein January 21, 2016<p>Our Daily Correspondent<p>Einstein with puppet.<p>I inquired about the mechanism of these figures. I wanted to know how it is possible, without having a maze of strings attached to one’s fingers, to move the separate limbs and extremities in the rhythm of the dance. His …

Listening to Poets

Lyz Lenz is Managing Editor at The Rumpus. Lyz's writing has been published in the <i>New York Times</i> Motherlode, Jezebel, <i>Aeon, Pacific Standard</i>, and …