Hex Drones Conduct Atmospheric Science During Total Eclipse Of The Sun

When the sun disappears behind the moon on Monday, scientists will be ready. The astrophysics of the eclipse are known, so for space watchers it will be a time to relax and partake in the strange beauty of day gone suddenly dark. For the atmospheric scientist however,...

Experimental Micro-Drones Designed To Clean Our Oceans

Engineers at the University of California-San Diego are developing a small-sized solution to the big problem of carbon dioxide build-up in the world’s oceans. They propose sending out micrometer-length tubes that spin around in the water, converting the CO2 into a harmless byproduct. The clever part: The same process that propels the micro-tubes in the marine environment also helps scrub the ocean clean.