A team of MIT engineers claims to have figured out how to scrub harmful carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere, potentially giving the world a new weapon in the fight against climate change. While...
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It would be much easier to arrive at the future of space exploration if we could just hitch a ride along the way. At least, that’s the idea behind the Spaceline, a new sort of space elevator that...
Hot New Threads If you’re cold, put a sweater on, if you’re warm, take the sweater off. Isn’t it about time the sweater does some work for you? Lots of gloves and hats promise high-tech thermal...
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Factory of the Future The first space-based factories are taking shape. Kentucky-based startup Space Tango has spent the past four years researching and experimenting with manufacturing in...
Space Elevator It takes a lot of energy to put stuff in space. That’s why one longtime futurist dream is a “space elevator” — a long cable strung between a geostationary satellite and the Earth...
Inkjet-printed bio-solar panels can become sensors to track health indicators, or can be disguised as wallpaper to monitor air quality at home. They’re also biodegradable.
Vantablack, a unique material made using carbon nanotubes, has captured many imaginations as the world’s darkest material. An artistic exhibit at the 2018 Olympics in South Korea will demonstrate...
A team of researchers from NASA and Binghamton University have identified boron nitride nanotubes as a material that could be used to boost aircraft travel to hypersonic speeds. The problem...