Researchers at the University of Rochester have produced a material that is superconductive at room temperature, the holy grail of materials development that holds the potential to revolutionize virtually every aspect of modern technology—all without the need for bulky refrigeration equipment required to cool the material low enough to produce
While the steady increase of greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere and the rise of global temperatures can make the state of affairs for the future of our climate seem bleak, there is positive progress being made in regards to how we, as a species, respond to the crisis. A report released recently by the Paris-based International Energy Agency revealed that over three-quarters of newly-installed electrical production in 2015 was made up of renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind power.
Scientists are now working on turning the human body into a power station that can act like a battery pack to run your laptop, as well as other appliances that you carry or wear. A pacemaker powered by the energy of your heartbeat could operate for a lifetime, and never need to be replace periodically, the way they do now.
Last week, automobiles in part of Nevada seemed to think for themselves. Locksmiths, car dealerships and towing companies were flooded with calls from people who said their keyless entry devices didn’t work.
In reviewjournal.com, Juliet V. Casey, J.M. Kalil and Keith Rogers quote Nellis Air Force Base spokesman Mike Estrada as saying, “Maybe it’s those little green men up north [in Area 51]. Are there sun spots? I’ve been trying to figure it out. It happened to me right after lunch.” Estrada had to use his key to unlock his car door, setting off his alarm.