Underwater Breathing Device Has $820,000 Of Funding Despite Being Scientifically Impossible

Underwater Breathing Device Has $820,000 Of Funding Despite Being Scientifically Impossible

If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Have NASA invented a warp drive? No chance. Was a 1.2-meter-long (4-foot-long) rodent really found in London recently? Probably not. The latest member of this mad menagerie may be a new device being showcased on the crowdfunding site Indiegogo that claims to allow the user to breathe underwater. Marketed as the “the future of underwater breathing,” the mouth-based device boasts artificial gills that provide the user with oxygen for up to 45 minutes at a maximum dive depth of 4.6 meters…

Read More

Will The Future Global Economy Rely On Hydrogen Power?

Will The Future Global Economy Rely On Hydrogen Power?

Hydrogen Power To Fuel The Globe?  Scientists are pursuing hydrogen as a clean, carbon-free, virtually limitless energy source for cars and for a range of other uses, from portable generators to telecommunications towers, with water as the only byproduct of combustion. Thin sheets of graphene oxide (red sheets) have natural, atomic-scale defects that allow hydrogen gas molecules to pass through while blocking larger molecules such as oxygen (O2) and water (H2O). Berkeley Lab researchers encapsulated nanoscale magnesium crystals (yellow) with graphene oxide sheets to produce a new formula for metal…

Read More

Cluster of Massive Suns Spotted by Hubble Telescope

Cluster of Massive Suns Spotted by Hubble Telescope

Some of the biggest and brightest stars in the universe are packed within a single cluster, a new study reveals. Researchers used the Hubble Space Telescope to image the young star cluster R136 in ultraviolet (UV) light for the first time.  The cluster is located in the Tarantula Nebula of the Large Magellanic Cloud galaxy, about 170,000 light-years away from Earth. The scientists were hunting for very big and very hot stars, which radiate most of their energy in the UV range of the spectrum. And the researchers hit the…

Read More