Synthetic rubber and plastics ― used for manufacturing tires, toys and myriad other products ― are produced from butadiene, a molecule traditionally made from petroleum or natural gas. But those man-made materials could get a lot greener soon, thanks to the ingenuity of a team of scientists from three US research universities.
Researchers invent process to make sustainable rubber, plastics
A monster 0.6 mile-wide asteroid that could devastate a whole country if it struck the planet is set for a scarily close pass of Earth.
Monster asteroid will skim the Earth
New data from NASA's Cassini mission, combined with measurements from the two Voyager spacecraft and NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer, or IBEX, suggests that our Sun and planets are surrounded by a giant, rounded system of magnetic field from the Sun — calling into question the alternate view of the solar magnetic fields trailing behind the Sun in the shape of a long comet tail.
Cassini, Voyager missions suggest new picture of Sun's interaction with galaxy
A student from Karaj, Alborz Province, Dahlia Davoudi came third in the International Conference of Young Scientist (ICYS) 2017.
Student from Alborz placed third in ICYS
It may have missed out on good looks, but the naked mole rat is once again amazing scientists with its fascinating super-powers.
Naked mole-rats ‘turn into plants’ to survive without oxygen
Coral reefs are failing to keep pace with rising sea levels, increasing the depth of the sea and removing a natural form of storm defense, a new study found.
Coral reefs cannot grow fast enough to keep pace with rising sea levels
A new Google Earth Virtual Reality (VR) feature allows users to enter any address — whether it's grandma's house or a 19th-century castle in Germany — and fly over it in 3D with a VR headset.
Google Earth Virtual Reality will take you to any address in the world
The original tarantula species, Lycosa tarantula, sometimes called the tarantula wolf spider, has a knack for geometry.
Tarantulas measure distance with their lateral eyes
Researchers at the University of California, Riverside's Bourns College of Engineering have used waste glass bottles and a low-cost chemical process to create nanosilicon anodes for high-performance lithium-ion batteries.
Making batteries from waste glass bottles

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