Breaking News

Syrian Child invents a Solar energy Project

Hayel Al-Salamah is a Syrian child from Suweiyda city who    succeeded in inventing a solar energy project from the environment  to light streets.

Al-Salamah who is 11 years old, started to apply his idea out of his love of research and discovery, trying to collect all the available electronic and old  parts and recycled them again to achieve his idea until he succeeded in forming solar energy for street lighting .

Cold, dry planets could have a lot of hurricanes

Nearly every atmospheric science textbook ever written will say that hurricanes are an inherently wet phenomenon -- they use warm, moist air for fuel. But according to new simulations, the storms can also form in very cold, dry climates, according to Science Daily.

A climate as cold and dry as the one in the study is unlikely to ever become the norm on Earth, especially as climate change is making the world warmer and wetter. But the findings could have implications for storms on other planets and for the intrinsic properties of hurricanes that most scientists and educators currently believe to be true.

"We have theories for how hurricanes work at temperatures that we're used to experiencing on Earth, and theoretically, they should still apply if we move to a colder and drier climate," said Dan Chavas, an assistant professor of earth, atmospheric and planetary sciences at Purdue University. "We wanted to know if hurricanes really need water. And we've shown that they don't -- but in a very different world."

A Menu for Mars? NASA Plans to Grow Chiles in Space

As the race to the red planet heats up  NASA hopes to send humans to Mars by the 2030s, and a private rocket venture, SpaceX, is aiming for sooner scientists are working on building a garden in space. The goal is to grow fresh produce to supplement existing packaged foods.

NASA has already harvested a variety of edible leafy greens, grown without earthly gravity or natural light. Soon, researchers plan to expand to a more difficult crop, in their quest to answer one of the most pressing questions of a Mars mission: How will astronauts get enough nutritious food to survive years in the unforgiving depths of space?

Iceland pilot whales: Dozens of dead mammals found beached

Dozens of dead beached whales have been spotted by sightseers during a helicopter flight over western Iceland.
The dead pilot whales were photographed during the trip on Thursday over a beach at Longufjorur.
It's unclear how the mammals became beached. The region where they were spotted is secluded, inaccessible by car and has very few visitors.
Police in the nearby town of Stykkisholmur have been made aware of the discovery, local media say, according to BBC.
The images were taken by helicopter pilot David Schwarzhans.

Scientists Took an M.R.I. Scan of an Atom

The hospital technology, typically used to identify human ailments, captured perhaps the world’s smallest magnetic resonance image.

As our devices get smaller and more sophisticated, so do the materials we use to make them. That means we have to get up close to engineer new materials. Really close.

Different microscopy techniques allow scientists to see the nucleotide-by-nucleotide genetic sequences in cells down to the resolution of a couple atoms as seen in an atomic force microscopy image. But scientists have taken imaging a step further, developing a new magnetic resonance imaging technique that provides unprecedented detail, right down to the individual atoms of a sample.

Subcategories