Elevator to the Moon!?

“It’s not quite a “Stairway to Heaven,” but scientists have come up with what appears to be a perfectly feasible plan to build an elevator to the Moon. Or, more accurately, a Spaceline from the Moon to the Earth.  In a paper published in late August,...

Soil Bacteria Breaks Down Toxic Chemicals

“Scientists have found a bacteria capable of breaking down toxic “forever chemicals” in New Jersey soil.  Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, called PFAS, are commonly found in in products like water-repellant fabrics and paints, disposable restaurant bowls,...

17,000 Year Old Feces?!

“Ancient animal scat is sharing secrets about parasites and the animals they infested during the Ice Age. Inside puma feces radiocarbon-dated to be between 16,570 and 17,000 years old, scientists found eggs from the parasite Toxascaris leonina, a type of...

Sled Travels at 6599 MPH (Mach 8.6)

The U.S. Air Force has shared a test of a hypersonic sled traveling at 6,599 mph. You’ll just have to take their word for it because as the video shows, it’s almost impossible to see the accomplishment, even when the footage is slowed to quarter-speed.  Holloman Air...

Autonomous Pod Transport 70

“Bell Helicopter’s catchily named Autonomous Pod Transport 70 (aka APT 70) has managed a major milestone, performing its first autonomous flight during a test at its Forth Worth proving ground. The aircraft is a small vertical take-off and landing craft that...