Robert Lang is a physicist who worked at NASA studying lasers and has 46 patents on optoelectronics to his name. However, that's not what he's best known for now: he's a legend in the world of origami. His intricate designs are second to none, and they actually have applications back in engineering.
Posted by Great Big Story on Thursday, March 16, 2017
Neuralink is pursuing “neural lace” technology, implanting tiny brain electrodes that may one day upload and download thoughts.
Elon Musk’s brother, Kimbal, helped to create squarerootsgrow.com. 10 steel shipping container farms where young entrepreneurs work to develop vertical farming startups. Unlike traditional outdoor farms, vertical farms grow soil-free crops indoors and under LED lights. Six weeks into the 12-month program, just after the entrepreneurs completed their first harvests
Vantablack – “no spectrometer in the world is powerful enough to measure how much light it absorbs”
Meet the winner of this year’s Regeneron Science Talent Search: 17-year-old Indrani Das.
The “sun” will be used to to determine the optimal setup needed to to power a reaction that produces hydrogen fuel. “We’d need billions of tonnes of hydrogen if we wanted to drive [airplanes] and cars on CO2-free fuel,” Hoffschmidt explained. “Climate change is speeding up so we need to speed up innovation.”
In the future, the facility may be used to test the durability of space travel parts when blasted by solar radiation, so not only could Synlight help us deal with our energy crisis here on Earth, it could help us explore worlds far beyond our own, too.