Before the arrival of the sweltering summer in Japan, “melt-proof” ice cream has been launched. These special popsicles are ready to take on the summer heat without breaking a sweat. The ice creams comes from two different developers and both will be sold in Kanazawa City, the city with the highest expenditure on ice cream in Ishikawa Prefecture.
Five years after beginning its very long journey, NASA’s Juno spacecraft has sent back photos and scientific data of Jupiter for the first time. For centuries it was known that Jupiter, the largest planet of the solar system, was strange and weird. But we may have underestimated just how weird. The gas giant has a lumpy magnetic field, polar storms as big as Earth, and auroras are unlike anything scientists have ever seen.
As a part of Skyglow Project, two filmmakers are producing a set of stunning timelapse videos to point out to the problem of light pollution. In collaboration with the International Dark Sky Association, Skyglow’s two-person team has recorded some of the most stunning views of the night sky in recent memory.
High-speed cameras are certainly useful for slow motion, but they can also find their application in science. Elias Kristensson and Andreas Ehn, researchers at Swedish Lund University, have revealed the world’s fastest high-speed camera. It’s able to capture as many as five trillion frames per second, fast enough to visualize the movement of light.
Bridgestone has this week announced a next-generation bicycle tire that does not need to be inflated with air. Unlike most air less tires that use a solid rubber composite tube, these tires actually do away with the tube itself, relying on a clever mix of design and physics to give you the airless tire!
Finding life in remarkable places one can’t help but to have a sense of wonder. Scientists have extracted long dormant microbes trapped inside the famous crystals of the Naica mountain caves in Mexico. To everyones surprise these microbes came back to life after their 10000-50000 year slumber.