Monthly Archives: April 2014



Gekko and Geckskin
Researchers at University of Massachusetts Amherst have enhanced their Geckskin adhesive material to adhere to a wider variety of surfaces. Geckskin was inspired by the gekko’s ability to easily stick and release their feet on vertical surfaces. The gekko achieves this with a unique combination of interactions between microscopic hairs, […]

Reusable Adhesive That Mimics Gekko Feet


Kepler-186f Comparison Chart
NASA astronomers have discovered the first Earth-sized planet orbiting another star’s habitable zone. The habitable zone is the region of space where a planet orbiting a star could contain liquid water. The Kepler Space Telescope has found hundreds of planets orbiting other stars. Of these, many are orbiting within their sun’s habitable zones. […]

Astronomers Discover First Earth-sized Habitable Zone Planet





NASA’s Cassini spacecraft may have arrived in Saturn in time to witness the birth of a new moon. On April 15, 2013, Cassini took images of the edge of Saturn’s rings. One set of images had evidence of a disturbance in the outermost ring or A Ring. The disturbance measured […]

New Moon For Saturn?



LSC under UV light.
Are you ready for windows that can double as solar panels? It could happen sometime in the near future thanks to work done by scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory and University of Milano-Bicocca (UNIMIB), Italy. They are using quantum dots to harvest the energy from sunlight over a large […]

Windows That Act As Solar Panels