Jeremiah Prunty

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Congress Pushes NASA To Build Deep Space Habitat For Mars Mission By 2018

The agency has received $55 million for the project.<p>Mars, here we come.<p>NASA celebrated news of an unexpected windfall earlier this month when after years of penny-pinching, Congress announced it would increase the space agency’s budget by $1.3 billion in 2016.<p>Now it's emerged that a chunk of that …

Scientists Now Know How Your Brain Wakes You Up

Neuroscientists discover a brain circuit responsible for rapid waking.<p>Recent research has made huge strides in demystifying sleep -- why we need it, how to get more of it, and what happens when we don't get enough of it. But there's still a lot that remains largely unknown, including the way brain …

Neuroscience

8 Tech Breakthroughs of 2015 That Could Help Power the World

Dozens of clean-energy ideas and innovations emerged this year that could transform how we live. Are you ready?<p>A car that drives itself. A watch that remotely turns lights on or off. A home that produces power for neighbors during a blackout.<p>These three don’t belong to a Jetsons-like future. …

The innovators: US scientists harness the power of evaporating water

A team at Columbia University hope to use the energy produced by bacteria when they expand and contract<p>A small Lego device on the shelf of professor Ozgur Sahin’s office at Columbia University could open up the possibility of another form of renewable energy, and one that is much cheaper than solar …

Woodland, N.C. Saves Earth From Dreaded Sun Sucking Solar Cells

On December 8, <i>The Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald</i> reported that the Woodland, N.C. Town Council overwhelming rejected a proposal for a solar farm. The council later voted for a moratorium on all future solar farms.<p>In the course of reaching its decision, the council carefully considered expert testimony …

Silicon Nanoparticles Could Make Magnesium The Next Aluminum

In the mid-19th century, aluminum was one of the most expensive metals on Earth, even though it’s one of the most abundant metals in the Earth’s crust. That was because of the expensive and complicated process needed to turn it from its natural state to the metal we all enjoy. In the late 1880s, …

Nanotech