The Red Tea Detox

Trouble strikes China’s lunar rover, Yutu

A series of blog entries have been issued from the perspective of an anthropomorphized Yutu, as it addresses its fans across the world. A translated excerpt reads: “The bad news is, I had to sleep this morning should begin, but before going to sleep, my body found the master control …

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Herschel detects that Ceres has large amounts of water

Ceres has always been believed to have an icy, rocky surface and now new evidence finally confirms that this is true. Scientists using the Herschel Space Telescope have detected ice on the surface and water vapor in the dwarf planet’s atmosphere. The study was led by Michael Küppers of the …

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A star in our galactic neighbourhood just exploded!

Eventually, the ever-growing white dwarf reaches the Chandrasekhar limit of about 1.38 solar masses and collapses in on itself, creating an incredible explosion called carbon detonation. This runaway fusion reaction generates a mind-boggling amount of energy, estimated to be 1-2 x1044 Joules and will be about 5 billion times brighter …

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Micro-turbines could revolutionize small-scale energy production

Electrical engineering professor J.C. Chiao and his research associate Smitha Rao have demonstrated their invention for WinMEMS, a Taiwanese manufacturing company, who showed immediate interest in its potential. Mass production will be the key to affordability, and Rao’s ingenious minimalistic approach uses semiconductors that can self-assemble into their 3 dimensional …

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