If humans are going to send tiny probes across the vast distances of space, the designs of their sails will need to strike a delicate balance of mass, strength, and reflectivity. Now engineers have invented a nanomaterial that might just do the trick, helping us push space probes closer to light speed.
“If you look at the Moon through a telescope, you might see something curious on the surface. The bright, undulating patterns are called lunar swirls, and their origins have been an ongoing mystery - not least because they are associated with powerful, localised magnetic fields.”
"We have created another pseudo-disease."
“As the robot moves with the water through a pipe, its ‘hands’ touch the pipe and feel the suction forces caused by leaks, Wu told Business Insider.”
I am also convinced that airplanes fly pretty much by magic. You cannot persuade me that anything that heavy can leave the ground for hours at a time. In fact, when I am in an airplane it is probably nothing outside of the power of my individual concentration that is keeping the entire group of crew and passengers aloft and safe between takeoff and landing.