Day: October 1, 2019

Shapeshifting robots for Saturn’s moons | Space

NASA is testing a 3D-printed prototype of unusual mini robots that can roll, fly, float and swim, then morph into a single machine. They’re called Shapeshifters. The team envisions them as a way to explore Saturn’s moons. Shapeshifting has been an enduring device throughout literature, and we see shapeshifting everywhere in modern science fiction, for…

Scientists create ‘impossible’ superconductor CeH9 after bending the rules of chemistry

Scientists have created what they called an “impossible” or “forbidden” compound which they claim seems to bend the rules of chemistry.Researchers from the US, Russia, and China created the compound known as CeH9 or cerium superhydride which exhibits a quality known as superconductivity. Superconductive materials are capable of conducting an electric current without any resistance,…

Thailand’s tourism goes green

Thailand, a country known for both its cultural and natural splendors, is keenly aware of the effects of tourism. Upwards of 34 million people visit the country from abroad every year. With that yearly influx of people comes a need to ensure that the natural and cultural wonders that Thailand is known for are protected.…

Researchers reveal molecular basis of vision

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Researchers have solved the three-dimensional structure of a protein complex involved in vertebrate vision at atomic resolution, a finding that has broad implications for our understanding of biological signaling processes and the design of over a third of the drugs on the market today. The findings illuminate how signals from photons…

Fascinating ways animals prepare for fall

It’s officially fall, which for humans often means snuggling up inside and anticipating the holidays ahead. Conversely, for many animals, it’s a season of intense preparation for the looming winter. From deer to birds to bears, many species are triggered by the shortening days to switch into a frenetic mode of gathering food, finding mates,…