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

Inside NASA’s Challenge to 3D Print Future Habitats on Mars

Inside NASA’s Challenge to 3D Print Future Habitats on Mars

Right now, you’re looking at renderings of human settlements on Mars. These designs were part of NASA’s 3D Printed Habitat Challenge, a 4-year long competition aimed at engineering homes for another planet. The brightest architects and engineers from across the globe put their skills to the test, culminating this year in a nail-biting finale. Two

What Happens When Bone Regeneration Goes Wrong

What Happens When Bone Regeneration Goes Wrong

Your skeleton has the difficult task of being strong and hard enough to hold your whole body up, but bendy and shock-absorbing enough not to break upon minor impact. So when something goes wrong in the bone-forming process, your bones can get weaker and the results can be shattering. Under a microscope, healthy bone looks

What Exactly Is Typhoid Fever?

What Exactly Is Typhoid Fever?

Typhoid fever. Simply put, it’s a bacterial infection that comes largely from contaminated food, water, or sewage. But it’s not just a fever, typhoid can tear holes in your intestines and infect many other organs in your body. Oh, and it’s uniquely evolving to become more and more drug resistant. Typhoid fever is caused by

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 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

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