Realistic Starfleet meetings
Environmental News

Realistic Starfleet meetings

Dan Hon (previously at BB) noticed that Star Trek’s meetings and conferences always involve military officers, usually occur with ample time for preparation, yet invariably has them just talking to one another. If there are any graphics involved, they are simple, concise and expressive. This is of course nothing whatsoever like any military on earth…

EVs are hardly the magic wand to fight India’s pollution woes
Renewable Energy

EVs are hardly the magic wand to fight India’s pollution woes

India’s drive towards electric vehicle (EV)-led mobility has accelerated in recent years, but the plan raises more environmental questions than it answers.For one, the charging infrastructure is expected to be heavily reliant on coal-based power, indirectly increasing the emission of greenhouse gases. Then, there’s the bigger question of what to do with the heap of…

Spacecraft uses solar power to orbit Earth
Green Energy

Spacecraft uses solar power to orbit Earth

Solar sailing has the potential to make space travel cheaper and allow for interstellar travel | Photo source Planetary Society Science & Environment LightSail 2 aims to prove that solar sailing is a cost-effective way to propel small satellites through space Spotted: The US-based Planetary Society has deployed a solar-powered spacecraft. LightSail 2 is the…

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Young Jupiter was smacked head-on by massive newborn planet: Jupiter’s core may still be reeling from collision 4.5 billion years ago

A colossal, head-on collision between Jupiter and a still-forming planet in the early solar system, about 4.5 billion years ago, could explain surprising readings from NASA’s Juno spacecraft, according to a study this week in the journal Nature. Astronomers from Rice University and China’s Sun Yat-sen University say their head-on impact scenario can explain Juno’s…