Look At This Ball Of Molten Metal Levitating In Space

This is perfect sphere of liquid metal, suspended using a strong magnetic field so that it can levitate in space. Oh and it’s aboard the International Space Station.


What It Feels Like To Fly In NASA's Crazy Zero-Gravity Plane

Last week we showed you how NASA simulates space here on Earth, with everything from advanced virtual reality to monstrous thermal vacuum chambers. But all of that still can’t prepare you for how an object, or an experiment, will behave in zero gravity. Sometimes you just have to fly.


A More Efficient Solar Panel Can Be Made With Old Blu-ray Discs 

Yes, a Blu-ray copy of Police Story 3: Supercop was destroyed for the sake of science. It turns out that the nanostructure of Blu-ray disc makes them especially well-suited to soaking up light — exactly what you’d want with a solar panel.


Dinosaur Nerds Are Already Mad At Jurassic World

The trailer for the new movie Jurassic World was released today. It looks fun! But some science-minded folks are already pouncing on the dino-filled movie for inaccuracies.


Science Says These Are The 12 Biosecurity Risks For Australia

The CSIRO, Australia’s peak science body, has launched a study, Australia’s Biosecurity Future, about potential biosecurity threats. This is what could to decimate Australia.


The Egg Nebula As Photographed By The Hubble Telescope

Briefly: A shimmering, multicolour beacon — like some kind of cosmic lighthouse — this is the Egg Nebula as photographed by the Hubble Space Telescope. The bright shafts of light are pumped out as a central star dies, creating the beautiful colours as they pass through the clouds of gas and dust. [ESA]


Underwater Monster Captured On Video For The First Time Ever

This sea creature may look like some scary 3D animation of an underwater monster, but it’s not. It’s completely real. What you’re looking at is a deep sea anglerfish known as the Black Seadevil. This sea monster’s existence shows that sometimes reality is crazier and more twisted than our scariest nightmares.


Europa Remastered: This '90s Space Image Has Been Retouched By NASA

It’s not just old rock albums that get remastered when technology moves on. This image of Jupiter’s ice-covered moon, Europa, has just been given a revamp by scientists from NASA.


This Cheap Little Circuit Could Double Data Speed On Your Next Phone

Wireless technology is already amazing. It’s any data you could ever want through the air. But some exciting innovations are hiding on the horizon. This cheap little circuit that allows a wireless antenna to send and receive data at the same time is one of them. It stands to double the rate at which your phone transfers data.


A California Power Plant Is Getting The World's Biggest Lithium Battery

The power shortages, brown-outs, and rolling blackouts that have long plagued Los Angeles county during times of peak energy usage may soon be a thing of the past now that the region’s energy utility has signed on with battery-maker AES Southland to install a massive, 400MW auxiliary power solution.


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