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Aerospace
Nokia Is Building a 4G Network on the Moon
4g network
Aerospace
Nokia Is Building a 4G Network on the Moon
As part of NASA's "Tipping Point" program, Nokia will establish a 4G network on the moon to help astronauts communicate with each other and Earth.
October 20, 2020

As part of NASA's "Tipping Point" program, Nokia will establish a 4G network on the moon to help astronauts communicate with each other and Earth.

Engineering
Super Bright X-Ray Lets Doctors See the Atoms Inside Viruses
x-ray synchrotron
Engineering
Super Bright X-Ray Lets Doctors See the Atoms Inside Viruses
The x-ray beams produced by the Extremely Brilliant Source, a new synchrotron, are so bright, they can be used to create images with atomic-level detail.
September 29, 2020

The x-ray beams produced by the Extremely Brilliant Source, a new synchrotron, are so bright, they can be used to create images with atomic-level detail.

Clean Energy
Mini Nuclear Reactors Take Big Step Forward in the U.S.
Small Modular Reactors
Clean Energy
Mini Nuclear Reactors Take Big Step Forward in the U.S.
NuScale Power’s small modular reactors generate less energy than full-sized nuclear reactors, but they might also be cheaper and safer.
September 4, 2020

NuScale Power’s small modular reactors generate less energy than full-sized nuclear reactors, but they might also be cheaper and safer.

Solar Energy
24/7 Solar Power is On The Horizon
solar power
Solar Energy
24/7 Solar Power is On The Horizon
Researchers at the Air Force Research Laboratory are planning new solar power tech that collects energy in outer space and laser-beams it back to Earth.
March 18, 2020

Researchers at the Air Force Research Laboratory are planning new solar power tech that collects energy in outer space and laser-beams it back to Earth.

Guardians of the Apocalypse
Move the Sun, Save the Earth: The Plan to Relocate Our Solar System
stellar engine
Guardians of the Apocalypse
Move the Sun, Save the Earth: The Plan to Relocate Our Solar System
This stellar engine could harness the power of the sun to drag our solar system throughout the galaxy, preventing a catastrophic collision.
February 8, 2020

This stellar engine could harness the power of the sun to drag our solar system throughout the galaxy, preventing a catastrophic collision.

Global Impact
Powering the Most Remote Areas on Earth
Powering the Most Remote Areas on Earth
Global Impact
Powering the Most Remote Areas on Earth
With off-grid solar power systems, this company is building sustainable communities in remote areas, providing a source of renewable energy and clean water.
January 5, 2020

With off-grid solar power systems, this company is building sustainable communities in remote areas, providing a source of renewable energy and clean water.

Mysteries of Science
What Is Static Electricity? We May Finally Have an Answer.
Schematics showing the flow of electricity in two common static electricity experiences. Illustration by Teresa Stanton.
Mysteries of Science
What Is Static Electricity? We May Finally Have an Answer.
This model, created by doctoral students, provides a convincing explanation for a mystery that is thousands of years old - the cause of static electricity.
November 26, 2019

This model, created by doctoral students, provides a convincing explanation for a mystery that is thousands of years old - the cause of static electricity.