We Can Power The World With Algae!

You know when you’re minding your own business, swimming in a lake or ocean and that green blob touches you and you’re NOT DOWN. That stuff could power your house, your car, and it could even stop global warming. Hey there muckrakers, thanks for watching DNews, I’m Trace. Algae is plural. It encompasses a large […]

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How Long Could You Survive on Other Planets?

As far as we know, Earth is the only place in our solar system where humans can survive without a spacesuit. So if we ventured outside the cushy confines of our home, how long would we live on the other planets? Mercury, the closest planet to the Sun, is actually not the hottest of the […]

We Could Harvest Electricity from Human Tears, This Is How It Works

They say there’s no use crying over spilled milk but it turns out tears can have a use after all; generating electricity. Well more accurately an enzyme in tears, lysozyme, can be used to generate a tiny amount of electricity. Lysozyme is also found in saliva, mucus, egg whites, and milk, so spilled milk seems […]

How Do Eels Make Electricity?

Electric eels have fascinated scientists and the public for hundreds of years. Even Charles Darwin was puzzled by them. What is the shocking secret behind an electric eel’s weapon? Hey guys Julia here for DNews Electric eels are some of the most shocking…. okay sorry had to do that once… organisms on this planet. They […]

Can Bacteria Live Off Electricity?

Let’s play a fun game of “Real or Dr. Who alien.” Creatures that eat electricity? Yeah, those are totally real. Hi everyone, Julian here for DNews. Some people live to eat. I eat to live. Seriously, the idea that I have to feed this stupid body every day until I die sounds exhausting. I wish […]

How NASA’s Rover Team Reimagined Mars 2020

NASA’s rovers on the surface of Mars are revealing answers to some of the biggest questions about our nearby planetary neighbor. And driving this rover – that is, on average, 225 million kilometers away from Earth – requires robust technology and years of development. And it’s about to get even more advanced with Mars 2020. […]

How The Mysterious Planet 9 Is Tilting Our Solar System

There’s no need to panic, but a heads up — there might be a big bully on the loose, and it’s tormenting our entire solar system. Hi there! Ian here for DNews and I’m here to talk about a solar mystery that astronomers have failed to explain… until NOW. For a long time astronomers have […]

Could Asteroid Mining Fuel Deep Space Travel?

If we want to colonize space, we have to figure out how to generate a large supply of life sustaining resources. The most important being water. The good news is, traces of water have been detected throughout our solar system. And asteroids may hold the most accessible abundance of water that we know of. There […]

Is Jupiter the Reason for Life on Earth?

Our solar system is unlike any other discovered in the cosmos to date, and a rogue baby Jupiter might be the reason why it’s so weird – and even home to life. The Solar System consists of four inner planets: Mercury, Venus, Earth & Mars. They’re known as terrestrial planets because they’re made up of […]