Good things to start the day with!
Nov 16, 2021
How an Oyster Can Form a Perfectly Symmetrical Pearl Better Than We Can With All Our Technology
In research that could inform future high-performance nanomaterials, a University of Michigan-led team has uncovered for the first time how mollusks build ultradurable structures with a level of symmetry that outstrips everything else in the natural world, with the exception of individual atoms.
Nov 15, 2021
Architecture Built 1,000 Years Ago to Catch Rain is Being Revived to Save India’s Parched Villages
They brought access to fresh water for millennia, and existed as long-honored pieces of cultural heritage, and then they were abandoned. Now a new chapter is opening on the stepwells of India.
Nov 10, 2021
It has been years in the making but the team working on Nasa's James Webb Space Telescope are carrying out the final preparations before it launches into orbit in around six weeks' time.
Engineers around the world, including a team from the UK, have been working on the JWST, which will be able to look back in time to just a few hundred million years after the Big Bang - (which was thought to have happened more than 13.5 billion years ago).