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Carbon nanostructures grow under extreme particle bombardment

Nanostructures, such as graphene and carbon nanotubes, can develop under far extremer plasma conditions than was previously thought. Plasmas (hot, …

How Nanotechnology Will Keep Your Bananas and Mangoes From Rotting

Food waste costs Canada as much as $31 billion per year.<p>A Canadian team has invented a new way to make sure that fruit stays fresh for longer, by spraying them with a nano-scale formula. Jay Subramanian, a professor of tree fruit breeding and biotechnology at the University of Guelph, and his group …

Nanotech

5 Leading Theories of What Dreams Actually Are

The earliest recorded dream is from the Sumerian king Dumuzi of Uruk, who ruled just before Gilgamesh, sometime around 2500 BC. “An eagle seizes a …

Abraham Lincoln

The Best Destinations for Travel Photographers

Photo enthusiasts, here’s where you need to go. Fstoppers has some suggestions for fans of travel and photography on destinations that are tops for …

Faroe Islands

Researchers split water into hydrogen, oxygen using light, nanoparticles

Transmission electron micrograph of cobalt oxygen nanoparticles (credit: Longb Liao et al./ <i>Nature Nanotechnology</i>)<p>Researchers from the University of …

Comment on Nanorobots: Where We Are Today and Why Their Future Has Amazing Potential by Life-Saving Technology Assisted Cardiology Methods – AMOS Project

[…] Nanobots are even newer devices, which are used to prevent strokes in the population prone to ischemic attacks. A cluster of diagnostic flags …

Amazing

7 Science-Backed Ways You Can Reduce Stress Today

We all experience stress in our lives. Some of us experience stress once in awhile, while others face it on a daily basis.<p>Whether you’re one of the …

Science

Weather On Sunless Planet Is Cloudy With A Chance Of Molten Iron Rain

Bring an umbrella<p>Most planets orbit stars, but sometimes, a planet just has to go it alone. Scientists discovered the strange lonely planet PSO J318.5-22 in 2013. The size of Jupiter, the planet was all alone in the universe, going on its merry way with no star to tie it down.<p>The planet is 75 …

A Q&A With the Guy Who Wrote the Book on Emoji

No, really--It's called 'How to Speak Emoji'<p>Fred Benenson is probably best known for his book, <i>Emoji Dick</i>, which may not refer to quite what you're thinking. The project, born on Kickstarter in 2011, translated Herman Melville's classic tome <i>Moby Dick</i> into the colorful Unicode characters known as …

Elon Musk Clarifies His Suggestion To Terraform Mars By Nuking It

He doesn’t want to bomb Mars. He just wants to bomb the sky above Mars. Frequently.<p>Surviving on Mars is hard, as we’ve learned in <i>The Martian</i> and pretty much every other sci-fi movie that takes place on Mars. One way to make the Red Planet more livable is to make it more like home--by firing off …