Scientists May Be One Step Closer to Figuring Out How Fast the Universe is Expanding

Scientists May Be One Step Closer to Figuring Out How Fast the Universe is Expanding

The universe is a big place, and it’s getting bigger all the time. Space itself is stretching out, expanding in all directions. But exactly how fast it’s expanding is still hotly debated, and that number is vital to understanding the scale, size, and age of our universe. The speed at which the universe is growing

We Just Found a MAJOR Clue About How Life Started in the Universe Thanks to Buckyballs

We Just Found a MAJOR Clue About How Life Started in the Universe Thanks to Buckyballs

Space isn’t as empty as you might think; in between the stars, there’s lots of dust and gas, what’s known as the interstellar medium. This is the stuff that makes planets and possibly, life. Most of the interstellar medium is made up of simple atoms, like hydrogen and helium, but there’s a lot more out

NASA’s Nuclear Drone Will Search For Life on Titan

NASA’s Nuclear Drone Will Search For Life on Titan

Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, is thought to have seas of methane with a landscape and atmosphere functioning much similar to our own. Which is why NASA is developing a nuclear-powered rotorcraft-lander, deemed Dragonfly, to send to Titan’s surface. This car-sized drone will investigate the organic-rich terrain like never before, revealing whether or not this moon

How Close Are We to Zero-Emissions Electricity?

How Close Are We to Zero-Emissions Electricity?

We’ve all heard the statements and stats about the ominous timeline our planet is on. To avoid the worst effects of climate change––from natural disasters to mass extinction––we know that we need to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. And fast. And when we stop literally lighting things on fire to power our world, we can

How Close Are We to Fusion Energy?

How Close Are We to Fusion Energy?

Coal is dirty. Nuclear is scary. Solar and wind aren’t always reliable. Hydrothermal and hydroelectric aren’t widely accessible. And we’ll eventually deplete our oil reserves. Okay, yes, this is all a bit of hyperbole, but the bottom line is that we don’t have a perfect source of energy. But, there might be hope. Around the

The New CRISPR Tool That Could ‘Delete’ Disease From Our DNA

The New CRISPR Tool That Could ‘Delete’ Disease From Our DNA

You’ve probably heard of CRISPR technologiesand their much-discussed ability to edit our DNA. For the most part, these stories probablyrefer to CRISPR-Cas9. But a new system, CRISPR-Cas3, has just beenused in human cells for the very first time…and offers a whole new set of tools that couldhave huge implications for curing previously incurable viruses. To

How Close Are We to Launching the James Webb Space Telescope?

How Close Are We to Launching the James Webb Space Telescope?

And liftoff of the Space Shuttle Discovery with the Hubble Space Telescope. Before the Hubble Space Telescope launchedin 1990, we didn’t know how old the universe was. We had never seen a planet outside of oursolar system. We didn’t even know about dark energy! Hubble taught us a lot, but it can only seeso far,

How Close Are We to Building a Moon Base?

How Close Are We to Building a Moon Base?

the moon is the closest celestial body to earth humans have been gazing up at it for our entire existence finally landing on its surface in the 1960s we've walked on the moon carried out science experiments on the moon we've even driven a car hit golf balls and briefly grew cotton on the moon

CERN’s Ambitious Plan to Build the Largest Particle Smasher Ever

CERN’s Ambitious Plan to Build the Largest Particle Smasher Ever

The Large Hadron Collider is the largest andmost powerful atom smasher in the world. Built to hunt for new particles and probethe fundamental forces of nature, this massive machine is a 27 kilometer underground loopfilled with supercooled magnets and massive detectors that whip particles at the highestspeeds possible, to eventually collide into each other. And

These Engineers Want to 3D Print an Entire Rocket in 60 Days

These Engineers Want to 3D Print an Entire Rocket in 60 Days

Stargate is the world's largest metal 3d printer entirely built and designed in-house the core of it includes three robot arms one of which is doing printing in the other two are doing post processing this is a six degree of freedom industrial robot so it can move anywhere within about a fourteen foot radius