NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Could Help Solve One of the Mysteries of Our Sun

The temperature around the sun is millions of times hotter than the sun’s surface itself.

Novel nanocomposite material might prevent shipwrecks from rotting

The technique is being trialed on the English warship Mary Rose.

What Can Quartz Crystals Really Do?

Quartz is cherished for its properties, but I’m not talking about magic.

Fukushima meltdown isotopes found on U.S. coasts.

The full extent of Japan’s 2011 Fukushima meltdown is still being uncovered, with measured levels of contamination increasing in previously identified sites throughout the North American coast. While it’s still too low to threaten human or ocean life, this confirms that the power plant continues to leak radioactive isotopes researchers report.

First naturally occuring ionic liquids found in ant venom mix

Ionic liquids (IL) are basically liquid salts with very low melting points, that are extensively used in industry. It’s only recently that an ionic liquid has been found to occur in nature, after a team of researchers at University of South Alabama found that the substances forms when two ant species mix their venom.

Novel ionic conducting material acts like artificial muscle and plays music

In a breakthrough moment, researchers at Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences  have developed a novel material resembling a simple transparent disk, which the researchers applied an electrical signal to and used it to play music. This is no ordinary speaker, though. The disk consists of a thin sheet of rubber sandwiched between two layers of a saltwater gel, and  represents the