Big Bang Science News

August 30, 2012 at 2:24 pm | Posted in Science News | Leave a comment
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Lucky us.  A couple of planetary scientists in St. Louis have proven, with computer simulations, that planets can actually be vaporized.  That gleeful noise you hear is Grand Moff Tarkin cackling.  Discovery News has the full story here.

When you’re the most populated country on this planet I’m not sure building the world’s largest battery is a wise use of space, but the Chinese have done just that.  It’s a 36-megawatt-hour monster and the Chinese didn’t end it with that.  It’s hooked into 140 megawatts of wind and solar power.  Still, I guess there’s one benefit of a battery this size; it’s going to be pretty hard to misplace it.  PopSci has a full report on the project. Continue Reading Big Bang Science News…

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