Solid-State Refrigeration Could Make Clothes That Cool You Down

Solid-State Refrigeration Could Make Clothes That Cool You Down

Refrigeration has transformed the world, allowing perishable items – medicines included – to be transported across the world and inspiring migrations to hotter climates. Yet, unlike so many other technologies, the method we use to produce cold air hasn’t proven suitable for miniaturization. That could be about to change, however, with the announcement of efficient…

Physicists Have Just Made The Coldest Molecules Known To Science

Physicists Have Just Made The Coldest Molecules Known To Science

Scientists rarely back down from a challenge, especially one seemingly put there by nature itself. One such showdown has involved the quest to reach absolute zero, the coldest temperature anything can theoretically get, according to the laws of thermodynamics. There have been many, many attempts to achieve this chilly nadir, but after a century of…

Researchers Develop New Technique To Make High-Energy Plasma

Researchers Develop New Technique To Make High-Energy Plasma

If we want to master the power of the stars in our power stations, we need to get more efficient at creating high-energy plasma. An international team of researchers took some interesting steps in that direction with a new plasma heating technique. The scientists’ starting point was radio-frequency heating, which is a well-established technique. The…

Quantum Communication Has Been Achieved Underwater For The First Time

Quantum Communication Has Been Achieved Underwater For The First Time

China is really investing heavily in quantum shenanigans. They’ve recently launched the world’s first quantum satellite, and now they’ve dived underwater to test out a submarine version too. Essentially, both experiments have been testing a phenomenon known as quantum entanglement. It’s far more complicated than we’re letting on, but essentially, two particles can sometimes act as…

Ancient Babylonian Tablet Explained As A Trigonometric Table

Ancient Babylonian Tablet Explained As A Trigonometric Table

Almost a century ago, Edgar Banks – the inspiration for Indiana Jones – dug up a clay tablet in southern Iraq, but it took until now for its meaning to be understood. With this explanation has come insight into Babylonian mathematics, which operated on a different, and in some ways preferable, system than our own. In 1945,…