Favourite Moments from Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey (4/?)
- From Episode 2: Some of the Things That Molecules Do
Solar energy that doesn’t block the view
A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the window. It is called a transparent luminescent solar concentrator and can be used on buildings, cell phones and any other device that has a clear surface. And, according to Richard Lunt of MSU’s College of Engineering, the key word is “transparent.”
Our solar system officially has eight planets and one star: the Sun. The discovery of an object larger than Pluto in 2005 rekindled the debate over whether such objects, belonging to the Kuiper Belt – a collection of icy bodies located beyond Neptune – should be called planets. Pluto and other large members of the Kuiper Belt are now considered “dwarf planets.”
Planet facts: space-facts.com
Related: Bill Nye on "The Joy of Discovery" (courtesy of Melodysheep)
Click here to watch some of The Colbert Report’s best guests, including Neil deGrasse Tyson.
Not very professional but it does express my personal displeasure for the current state of where are funds are being distributed >_> I might be a little biased
“In just one year, the expenditure of of the U.S.’s military budget is equivalent to the entire 50-year running budget of NASA combined.”
- Neil Degrasse Tyson
Batman 75th anniversary exhibit at Warner Brothers studios in Los Angeles. http://vipstudiotour.warnerbros.com/the-batman-tour/
someone take me there now.