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The secrets of old…

Nearly 4,500 years old and the Great Pyramids of Egypt are still hiding secrets. Researchers from the Nagoya University of Japan have uncovered a new space within the Great Pyramid of Giza. They were able to determine there is an empty space with the use of cosmic rays. These rays are absorbed by stone and using powerful sensors within the pyramid they found a deviation within the stone work. Work continues on the other pyramids to find any lingering secrets this ancient world wonder still holds.

To the Moon once more!…

Who’s ready for a Moon Base? Through a joint US and Japan effort, scientists have found a lava tube cave on the surface of the moon. If we were to build a base underground, it would less materials to help block the sun’s radiation and help scientists discover how the moon was formed. Just the prospect of reaching out to the Moon once more is a thrilling concept. But, we all must agree, no giant lasers pointing at the Earth.

Back to the Moon!

And so, begins the next step in Human Space Exploration. Today at the International Astronautical Congress, a gathering of all of the worlds space flight agencies, Nasa and Roscosmos (Russian Nasa) have signed a joint agreement on deep space exploration. With this agreement the two agencies will look beyond country boundaries and work together to advance our understanding of space travel. First step, a space station around the Moon!

To return to the giant…

It is sadly time to say goodbye to the Cassini Satellite. Cassini was launched back before the turn of the century to study Saturn and its several moons. It took over six years to reach the ringed giant, and since then has revealed brilliant pictures and years’ worth of data. The Satellite is set to sail into the giant itself as it has run out of fuel needed to maintain a proper orbit. This Friday, Cassini will become one with the giant and will be remembered in history as one of the greatest space missions to date.

With the power of the Sun…

It may sound like its right out of a Sci-Fi movie, but MIT researchers have discovered a new recipe to create Plasma a lot easier. Plasma, the same stuff the Sun is made out of, could potentially revolutionize the way we generate power for cities and towns. With recent research and confirmation from other labs, MIT may have created a fuel, using the simplest elements of nature to create large amounts of Plasma.

Supercharging the green stuff…

The power of the Sun is nearly infinite and we’ve just recently began tapping into a power that plants have used for millennia. Researchers from the University of California – Berkley, have gone one step further than solar panels, they have created solar powered bacteria. This bacterium can create the base for fuel, plastics, and food. With a few modifications, they supercharged the bacteria to produce the base on mass. More research will be need bring it out to full production, but the future is looking green.

Don’t know about the taste though…

It seems every which way we turn, the miracle material, Graphene, seems to be making headlines. A team of researchers from the University of Manchester have created a graphene straw. This graphene straw is capable of filtering out 97% of the salt in salt water. Allowing people to drink directly from the ocean for those with no access to fresh water. More testing is needed to mass produce this device, but it’s a good step in the right direction.

The promise of a cure…

Within six degrees of separation everyone knows someone who had to deal with Type 1 Diabetes on a daily basis. Type 1 Diabetes is the need for regular management and injection of insulin to maintain a healthy life. But if recent experiments prove successful, then those affected by Diabetes may only need a credit card sized device to cure this disorder. Recently approved by the FDA, the tests are on their way with a possible cure.

Turned into batteries…

It may not seem like it but we humans are energetic creatures. And harvesting that energy is the focus of researchers from Vanderbilt University. They have created a Black Phosphorus thread material that once adjusted through moment, generates electrical current. Imagine a jacket with a phone charger in the pocket, the more you move the more charge you get for your phone. Gives a new purpose to going for a run.

Getting a closer look…

Our gas giant of a neighbor, Jupiter, has always possessed mysteries that had the worlds scientists pondering for decades. The most pondering mystery is that of Jupiter’s iconic Giant Red Spot. A gigantic storm capable of fitting three Earths end to end within itself. NASA’s Juno probe has made a historic close flyby of the spot, recording and beaming back as much data it can grab. In time, it will give new insight on one of the most noted storm in our solar system.