Scientists Have Powered a Basic Computer With Just Algae For Over 6 Months

Scientists Have Powered a Basic Computer With Just Algae For Over 6 Months

In a ghastly vision of a future cut off from sunlight, the machine overloads in the Matrix movie series turned to sleeping human bodies as sources of electricity. If they’d had sunlight, algae would undoubtedly have been the better choice. Engineers from the University of Cambridge in the UK have run a microprocessor for more … Read more

Total lunar eclipse 2022: How to view the ‘blood moon’

Total lunar eclipse 2022: How to view the 'blood moon'

The moon will glow a scarlet color during this year’s first total lunar eclipse on Sunday — a stark contrast to its ordinarily milky white sheen. A partial eclipse will begin at 10:27 pm ET Sunday, with the total lunar eclipse starting at 11:29 pm ET, according to EarthSky. The total eclipse will end at … Read more

SpaceX on pace to shatter US launch records. Again

SpaceX on pace to shatter US launch records. Again

The latest is scheduled for Friday evening with the launch of 53 of SpaceX’s Starlink internet satellites out of California’s Vandenberg Space Force Base. It will be the twelfth Starlink launch so far this year, and it could be followed over the weekend with another mission set to take off out of Florida. It’s been … Read more

Scientists ‘reverse death’ in astonishing feat by bringing dead eyes back to life

Scientists ‘reverse death’ in astonishing feat by bringing dead eyes back to life

Scientists have “reversed death” by bringing eyes back to life. Eyes taken from organ donors five hours after death responded to light, while electric activity only seen in the living was recorded. The authors said it “raises the question of whether brain death, as it is currently defined, is truly irreversible.” Brain death is when … Read more

Astronomers see a nova explosion on a white dwarf for the first time

Astronomers have spotted a fiery explosion on a white dwarf, called a nova explosion, for the very first time.  Pictured is the researchers' recreation of the event, which occurred in 2020

Astronomers in Germany have spotted a fiery ‘nova explosion’ from a white dwarf for the very first time. Researchers observed the event, thanks to data from the joint German-Russian eROSITA X-ray telescope, which is stationed in space about 900,000 miles away. The X-ray flash – dubbed YZ Reticuli – completely overexposed the center of eROSITA’s … Read more