Scientists have been making a lot of intriguing discoveries with the new James Webb space telescope. Some speculate that a mysterious energy source picked up by James Webb could entirely change things for renewable energy. Others, however, feel it could just be a normal phenomenon. You can check out the video here.
Apple just released a major update for your iPhone
A little PSA…Apple just released a major update (IOS 16) for your iPhone. IOS16 will let users unsend and edit iMessages, schedule emails, customize their iPhone’s lock screen and more. For more, check out this CNBC story.
Making Popcorn with Infrared Cooking
Infrared heating is turning up in more places. They tested the new system with three different levels of heat power (600, 700 and 800 W) and found that 700 W produced the highest amount of fully or semi-popped kernels, as well as the largest kernels. Then, a sensory panel also determined that the popcorn from…
Researchers develop 3D printing sodium-ion micro batteries
Chinese researchers have developed a prototype of planar and flexible 3D printed sodium-ion micro batteries (NIMBs). Planar NIMBs are a promising new micro-power source because of their rich sodium resources, low cost, and fast sodium ion transmission. But they are hindered by low areal capacity owing to the thin microelectrodes. For more, check out this…
NASA’s Webb Telescope Just Detected Carbon Dioxide On A Distant Planet
A sign of a potential life environment? Thanks to the Webb Telescope’s precision, scientists discovered the first clear evidence of carbon dioxide on WASP-39 b by using the JWST’s Near-Infrared Spectrograph to view the change in wavelengths of light from the planet as it orbited its host star. The subtle measurements of the planet’s transmission…
Supercharging tweak could fill electric car batteries 90% in 10 mins
More power faster! Tweaking the way electric vehicle batteries are charged could make it possible to hit 90 per cent charge within just 10 minutes from empty. By comparison, current methods usually require half an hour to fully charge an electric vehicle. For more, check out this New Scientist/MSN story.
China Shooting Rods Into Sky to Bring Rain After Massive Drought
China’s worst-ever drought in history caused the country to begin cloud seeding, using silver iodide rods to encourage rainfall. China’s record-breaking heat wave has gotten so bad that parts of the Yanghtze River have gone completely dry. To combat the country’s hottest temperatures on record, officials are now using a technique called “cloud seeding” to…
Nuclear fusion breakthrough as ‘ignition’ finally achieved
A little bit more on the latest breakthrough in nuclear fusion. The experiment in fusion power, conducted by the National Ignition Facility at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California, is explored in detail in three new papers — one published in Physical Review Letters and two papers published in Physical Review E — that argue…
Dark Plasma Eruption From Sun Headed Towards Earth
Put your tin foil hats on and hide in your underground bunkers 😉 A cloud of “dark plasma” erupted from the sun on Sunday and is predicted to make contact with Earth on Wednesday, giving rise to the possibility of a minor geomagnetic storm. For more, check out this Newsweek/MSN story.
Fate of world’s biggest ice sheet is in human hands
Scientists say it’s up to us…could it be that simple? Humans could prevent the demise of the world’s largest ice sheet by keeping global warming below a threshold set in the 2015 Paris climate accords, scientists declared on Wednesday. For more, check out this The Hill story.