Catalyst is 3x better than previous record at splitting water

Posted in Featured, Science on 26th Mar, 2016
by Alex Muller

A catalyst that's three times better than the previous record-holder at splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen, the vital first step in making fuels from renewables.

Pluto has an ocean hiding under the surface, new data suggests

Posted in Science on 21st Mar, 2016
by Alex Muller

Ice volcanos, floating hills, deep canyons, hazy skies, and maybe even methane snow. Now, research suggests there's liquid water hiding beneath Plutos frozen surface.

New Horizons: Pluto Is a Weirder Place Than You Ever Imagined

Posted in Science on 18th Mar, 2016
by Alex Muller

The features place Pluto, once considered just a lonely ice-ball in the dark, on par with Mars (and second only to Earth) in terms of geological complexity.

Spray-on coating could ice-proof airplanes, power lines, windshields

Posted in Science on 13th Mar, 2016
by Alex Muller

This could have major implications in industries like energy, shipping and transportation, where ice is a constant problem in cold climates.

Mars Express provides a look at ancient Martian flooding

Posted in Science on 21st Feb, 2016
by Alex Muller

Fracture-like features are thought to have been caused by the loss of underground ice, as well as the general evaporation of water, which was once highly abundant.