By: Terrence Aym
SpaceX founder Elon Musk has announced his company's intention to create reusable rockets. The goal? A permanent colony on Mars.Musk thinks the proven SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket [Video] can be modified for lunar and Mars missions—even colonization.At an address to the National...
By: Kenneth Andrews
If you've ever wondered how stars are formed and planets coalesce into being from swirls of cosmic dust, you're in luck. According to a report from the BBC, the Altacama large millimetre/submillimetre array in Chile is online and operational, with a brief to study the...
By: Terrence Aym
It's a bad day when 150 years of what everyone accepted as known must be tossed into the dust bin. That day may have arrived for cosmologists and their construct of the nature of the universe. At least Edmund Schluessel of Cardiff University thinks so...
By: Andrew Moran
Everyone who has studied elementary science is quite aware of Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity and how gravity affects light. All observations made by astronomers and astrophysicists are made due to light emitted from galaxies, stars and all other objects in space. Astrophysicists...
Gravitational redshift explained
By: Jay O'Toole
Gravitational redshift, along with its complete opposite, gravitational blueshift, create a spectrum, which attempts to describe the human's ability to correctly understand light, time, and gravity. One approach to the explanation of gravitational redshift would be to continue to use the minutiae of the traditional...
Discovery of ozone on Venus increases chance of life
By: Terrence Aym
Astronomers discovered the presence of a thin layer of ozone in the atmosphere of Venus. The European Space Agency (ESA) Venusian probe, Venus Express, transmitted data that a team of scientists has determined is a thin band of ozone near top of the planet's thick...
By: Wendy S. Melton
Activated charcoal and carbon act as filters and are widely used in medicines and purification mechanisms. What makes this charcoal different than other forms like the briquettes we use in our grills? Activated charcoal is infused with large amounts of oxygen. Treating charcoal in this...
By: Maffew James
Activated charcoal is a remarkable material that has many uses in industry and medicine. It is an effective and readily available tool for water purification, cleaning up chemical spills and waste, and in medicine for removing poisons and drugs from the stomachs of humans and...
How activated charcoal works
By: Blaise Pascal
Activated charcoal, more commonly known as activated carbon, is a form of carbon that has been treated to change its properties. The treatment can be done through a physical or a chemical process but the end result is an increase in the surface area and...
A look at sources of carbon monoxide
By: Joseph Sarpy
Silent Death, that's what carbon monoxide is known as. It sneaks up on you without your even being aware it's there, you can't hear it, see it, or taste it and yet, it can kill you. This poisonous gas is colorless and odorless. Carbon monoxide...

 

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