Science

The latest in science news, from the depths of space to the quantum realm.

New charging approach could extend battery life by at least 20%

November 07, 2022
The many cells that make up a lithium battery pack are not all equal; some will degrade and die faster than others. New research out of Stanford has found that the whole battery can live much longer if each cell gets an individual charging treatment.

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  • Newly discovered Earth-sized planet might be right for life

    February 03, 2023
    Of the over 5,000 exoplanets discovered, only about 12 even come close to resembling Earth. That number has been increased with the discovery of Wolf 1069 b, a planet with qualities that make it a good candidate to study further for signs of life.
  • NASA's rotating detonation rocket engine posts record test results

    January 31, 2023
    Explosions get you much more bang from your fuel buck than combustion – if your engine can withstand them. NASA believes the rotating detonation engine could be the future of deep space travel, and it's getting strong results in prototype testing.
  • DARPA and NASA plan orbital nuclear rocket test

    January 26, 2023
    NASA and DARPA have agreed to develop and test a nuclear rocket engine in space as soon as 2027. Using a nuclear reactor as its power source, it would outperform chemical rockets and greatly reduce the time for the first crewed Mars mission.
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