Graphene Uses Keep on Coming

Last year’s Nobel Prize in Physics went to two British scientists for their work experimenting with graphene. This month has seen two separate announcements about how the material could be in electronic devices. Graphene is simply a single layer of carbon atoms: as the Nobel citation explained, it’s literally a two-dimensional material. Manchester University professors […]

Pluto’s Tiny Moon Needs a Name

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As far as baby names go, P4 is both unimaginative and lacking character. Nevertheless, that’s what NASA’s calling the tiny little rock recently discovered orbiting Pluto, at least until the International Astronomical Union (IAU) settles on something with a bit more personality. At just 8 to 21 miles across, P4 is smaller than a city […]

Science Made Simple [Video]

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One of the biggest hurdles to learning scientific concepts is (and has always been) getting a handle on the jargon. That’s where Science Made Simple comes in. This video focuses of quantum physics, genetic modification and superconductors. According to Jacob Slack, the series’ director, there are “15 animated interstitials produced for TVNZ 7, aimed at […]