Jun- 2021 -20 JuneClimate Change
This is how a fleet of drones are planting almost 20,000 seed pods every day. Since man alone cannot change the consequences of climate change, he will have to rely on technology to try to alleviate damage that already seems inevitable, and now they will rely on a fleet of drones that they are going to plant. more than 1 billion trees in just eight years. Now Toronto-based startup Flash Forest is going to use drones to plant trees 10 times faster than workers with the goal of planting 1 billion trees by 2028. Flash Forest combines the use of…Read More »
A catalyst that destroys perchlorate in water could clean Martian soil. A team led by University of California Riverside engineers has developed a catalyst to remove a dangerous chemical from water on Earth that could also make Martian soil safer for agriculture and help produce oxygen for human Mars explorers. Perchlorate, a negative ion consisting of one chlorine atom bonded to four oxygen atoms, occurs naturally in some soils on Earth, and is especially abundant in Martian soil. As a powerful oxidizer, perchlorate is also manufactured and used in solid rocket fuel, fireworks, munitions, airbag initiators for vehicles, matches and signal…Read More »
China has launched three astronauts into orbit to begin occupation of the country’s new space station. The three men – Nie Haisheng, Liu Boming and Tang Hongbo – are to spend three months aboard the Tianhe module some 380km (236 miles) above the Earth. It will be China’s longest crewed space mission to date and the first in nearly five years. The crew successfully docked with the space station just over seven hours after the launch. The moment of contact was met with applause from mission control in China. Their Shenzhou-12 capsule took off atop its Long March 2F rocket…Read More »
Standord University researchers make a breakthrough in ultrathin flexible electronics, could have a very promising future!
The long-sought future of flexible electronics that are wearable has proven elusive, but Stanford researchers say they have made a breakthrough. Ultrathin, flexible computer circuits have been an engineering goal for years, but technical hurdles have prevented the degree of miniaturization necessary to achieve high performance. Now, researchers at Stanford University have invented a manufacturing technique that yields flexible, atomically thin transistors less than 100 nanometers in length – several times smaller than previously possible. The technique is detailed in a paper published today (June 17, 2021) in Nature Electronics. With the advance, said the researchers, so-called “flextronics” move closer…Read More »
Elon Musk’s Starlink dishes go into “thermal shutdown” for 7 hours after hitting 122°F (50°C), to be replaced by 2nd dishes
With the summer mercury rising, users of Space Exploration Technologies Corp.’s (SpaceX) Starlink satellite-based internet constellation are also facing the heat. Users in Nevada and Arizona are reporting temperatures as high as 122°F and witnessing their satellite dishes shutting down as a result. Starlink representatives have also confirmed that the dishes cannot operate at 122°F, which makes us ponder whether a new dish currently waiting for the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) approval is a solution to these problems due to its lower transmit power. Unfortunately, a Starlink beta user in Arizona said he lost Internet service for over seven hours…Read More »