Move over, Vantablack—there’s a new blackest black in town. Engineers at MIT have developed a new material that’s 10 times blacker than anything previously created. This means that Anish Kapoor, who caused a stir when he purchased the rights to Vantablack in 2016, will no longer control usage of the blackest black in the world. Made of carbon nanotubes, this new material captures 99.995 percent of all incoming light.
Humans aren’t the only species to use context clues to determine if a situation is safe or not.
My Modern Met was formed in May 2008 to create one big city that celebrates creativity.
In the race to find a habitable planet, astronomers from University College London have made a breakthrough. For the first time ever, water has been detected on an exoplanet, one that has been called a potential “super-Earth.” Located 110 light years away, K2-18b is an exoplanet that is twice the size and has eight times the mass of Earth.
Yet another organization is making strides toward helping ordinary citizens spend time in outer space.
A solar eclipse occurs when the Sun, Moon, and Earth are aligned, causing our world to be momentarily engulfed in...
There’s a lot of talk these days about GMOs and trying to eat more natural foods, but the concept of manipulating crops has been around since ancient times. Of course, the type of genetic modification practiced to transform wild organisms into domesticated crops is quite different than the genetic engineering of today.
When we think of giant, extinct animals that once roamed the Earth, we’re often picturing dinosaurs.
Anyone with an allergy to cats knows the discomfort that comes with spending time near a feline.
Monitoring your health may get a lot easier thanks to technology being developed by a team of researchers in Germany. As detailed in a recently published article, scientists have developed tattoos that change color according to the body’s levels of glucose and albumin or its pH. This would allow patients with illnesses like diabetes or kidney disease to keep track of their health without having to take constant blood samples.
The contact lens of the future may be on the horizon thanks to new research published by scientists from the...
When you’re walking through the forest and see a tree stump, you might think you’re looking at a dead organism.