If you’ve ever been to an air show, or lived near an air force base, you’re familiar with sonic booms. These deafening noises are created by aircraft exceeding the speed of sound, roughly 767 mph. They explain, in part, why passenger airliners cruise the skies at slower and less auditorilyRead More →

A new artificial cartilage holds up to cartilage through at least 100,000 cycles. Doctors can replace joints, but cartilage remains both elusive and highly sought-after. This material is a woven combination of three polymer hydrogels. Scientists from Duke University have developed a new synthetic cartilage they say can feasibly work even in the human knee. TheRead More →

Kathryn Moore, PhD student in Atmospheric Science, Colorado State UniversityJun Uetake, Postdoctoral Atmospheric Scientist, Colorado State UniversityThomas Hill, Research Scientist, Colorado State University The Southern Ocean is a vast band of open water that encircles the entire planet between Antarctica and the Southern Hemisphere landmasses. It is the cloudiest placeRead More →

The real field of quantum steampunk is cutting-edge science. Entropy explains why time moves forward and first emerged in thermodynamics. Any closed system of any size or scale can exhibit entropies that are meaningful. Scientists are mashing up steamy old thermodynamics and cutting-edge quantum mechanics into a new field they’re calling quantum steampunk. By combiningRead More →