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What would happen if you flew an airplane on all 8 planets

What would happen if you flew an airplane on all 8 planets

Mercury – There is no atmosphere, so there is no air to generate proper lift. You’d plummet and soon crash. Venus – Has plenty of atmosphere, but the surface is so hot, you’d catch fire before lift off. You’d plummet and crash in seconds. Earth – You’ll fly nice and ...

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The military could grow future drones in chemical baths

The military could grow future drones in chemical baths

The military could grow future drones in chemical baths BAE SYSTEMS is a British aerospace company exploring this idea. They are developing chemputer, a chemical computer that uses chemicals to grow aircraft and their internal electronics. The chemputer could make drones or parts for large manned aircraft. BAE SYSTEMS is trying to ...

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Coolest Weapons Ever Invented

Coolest Weapons Ever Invented

1. RAILGUNS source Precise, devastating, silent and awesome. Now they are in use by the US Navy. Railguns are quite famous in futuristic-fictional animated works. 2. KATANA source The katana proved to be the deadliest slashing weapon of its time. The construction of this curved-edge blade is an art. One ...

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This simple science test tells you if your batteries are dead

This simple science test tells you if your batteries are dead

TIME FOR NEW BATTERIES? Everyone has a drawer filled with new and half-dead batteries, but how do you know which ones still have juice? Battery testers and volt meters will give you an accurate reading, but what if you don’t have one? With a 9-volt batteries you can touch the ...

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Photos that show how polluted China’s water has become

Photos that show how polluted China's water has become

In 2011, more than half of the country’s lakes and reservoirs were so contaminated that they were unsuitable for consumption. After so many measures taken by the government for preventing the pollution, China’s water is worse than ever. Chinese government even made the pollution a criminal act, with people facing jail ...

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Why Zika was just declared a global health emergency

Why Zika was just declared a global health emergency

If you’ve never heard of the Zika virus before this year, you’re not alone. It was isolated from monkeys in 1947 in the Zika rain-forest in Uganda and since then it hasn’t really bothered humans much at all. Until now. The Zika virus appeared in Brazil for the first time in 2015, and more than a million ...

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How the world went from 170 million people to 7.3 billion

How the world went from 170 million people to 7.3 billion

An environment is a system of living things. The earth is our environment. The capacity of our environment to provide space, to produce food, and to supply energy are all limited. Humans thrive less than 17% of the earth’s surface, and only about 4% will grow crops. We depend on ...

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