Pumped-hydro storage project takes shape in New Zealand – pv magazine International

Lake Onslow, New Zealand, could become home to one of the world’s largest pumped-hydro storage facilities. A local consortium is now conducting a feasibility study and is investigating possible system designs and precise locations. June 14, 2022 Emiliano Bellini Rōpū Matatau, a consortium led by engineering consultancy Mott MacDonald New Zealand, plans to build a … Read more

New director of NASA’s storied Jet Propulsion Lab takes on ballooning mission costs | Science

On May 16, planetary scientist Laurie Leshin became director of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), one of the world’s leading labs for robotic space science. Coming off the successful landing of the Perseverance rover on Mars, JPL is readying several more flagship missions for NASA, including a probe of Jupiter’s icy moon, Europe, and a … Read more

NASA’s Robotic Mission to Explore Enigmatic Lunar Domes Takes Shape

The Gruithuisen Domes. Image: NASA / GSFC / Arizona State University NASA’s Artemis program seeks to return humans to the Moon later this decade, but a pair of related side projects promises to deliver some fascinating new science that could expand our understanding of lunar geology and human biology. At the northeast border of the … Read more

Breakthrough Takes Us a Step Closer to Real-World Terahertz Technologies

Terahertz technology could enable advanced scanners for security, medicine, and materials science. It could also enable much faster wireless communications devices than are currently possible. Scientists have discovered a new effect in two-dimensional conductive systems that promises improved performance of terahertz detectors. A recent physics discovery in two-dimensional conductive systems enables a new type of … Read more

Island Heritage Trust’s annual weekend celebration takes flight | Island Ad-Vantages

by Maggie White This past weekend saw the return of Island Heritage Trust’s annual Wings, Waves & Woods Festival, a celebration of birds and birding, with more than 20 events offered at locations throughout Stonington and Deer Isle May 20-22. After taking a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, the nonprofit organization once again invited the … Read more

Dusty InSight Mars Lander Takes Its Final Selfie | Smart News

InSight’s final selfie, taken in April 2022. NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory NASA’s InSight Mars lander has taken what will likely be its final selfie on the Red Planet. The photo shows a mounting layer of Martian dust that’s engulfing its solar panels, forcing the robot to end its exploratory mission. The space agency shared InSight’s … Read more

Nvidia AI research takes science fiction one step closer to reality

We are excited to bring Transform 2022 back in-person July 19 and virtually July 20 – 28. Join AI and data leaders for insightful talks and exciting networking opportunities. Register today! Could AI be taught multiple skills at the same time? Are immersive displays using holography closer to reality than ever? No one can say … Read more

ICYMI: Manchin Takes to Senate Floor to Support Director of DOE’s Office of Science Nominee

May 10, 2022 Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, took to the Senate floor to urge his colleagues to support the nomination of Dr. Asmeret Berhe to be Director of the Office of Science at the Department of Energy, who was later confirmed … Read more

Manistee Science Olympiad team takes 3rd at state competition

EAST LANSING – Manistee High School has historically had a strong Science Olympiad program, but the team’s recent performance in the state finals is one to be remembered. The Chippewas closed out the April 30 season with a third-place finish among Class B schools at the state competition at Michigan State University. “We usually do … Read more

Science takes center stage at LSC’s Genius Gala

Paul Hoffman, the CEO, president, overseer and orchestrator of all the great things at Liberty Science Center, couldn’t help but smile after the Genius Gala X on Monday night in Jersey City. He was amazed at the stories of the last three honorees – Hugh Herr, Priyamvada Natarajan and Robert Montgomery – who certainly have … Read more