Sorry for the lack of posting everyone! It’s been the craziest past couple of weeks. There have been lots of great, great things happening this week in science, and I had to share. My “STEM links of the week” series is being updated to “This week in science!”. Please note, some of the posts that are really, really awesome may be older than a week, and the content and format of the posts will not change, just the name.
Without further adieu:
NASA officially finds water on Mars!!!! A soil sample analyzed by Curiousity was comprised of 2% liquid water. By heating up one cubic foot of Martian soil, two PINTS of water is released. This is huge!!!!!
Scientists have created an inexpensive type of polyurethane that heals itself without added pressure or temperature!
Scientists at Harvard and MIT have created a completely new type of matter. They have successfully made photons interact and “bind” like molecules, in a state analogous to a lightsaber.
The fight between ULA/Blue Origin and SpaceX over KSC’s launchpad 39A heats up as Musk insults Blue Origin, saying it is more likely to find “unicorns dancing in the flame duct” than Blue Origin creating a flight-ready suborbital vehicle.
Orbital Sciences’ Cygnus cargo ship successfully docked with the ISS!