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NASA report finds Boeing seat prices are 60% higher than SpaceX – Ars Technica

NASA report finds Boeing seat prices are 60% higher than SpaceX – Ars Technica

Starliner rakes it in — “Boeing has made significant investments in the commercial crew program.” Eric Berger – Nov 14, 2019 8:59 pm UTC Enlarge / Teams from NASA, Boeing, and the White Sands Missile Range rehearse landing and crew extraction from Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner on Monday, Sept. 9, 2019.On Thursday, NASA’s inspector general released…

Storing energy in hydrogen 20 times more effective using platinum-nickel catalyst – Phys.org

Storing energy in hydrogen 20 times more effective using platinum-nickel catalyst – Phys.org

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Catalysts accelerate chemical reactions, but the widely used metal platinum is scarce and expensive. Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), together with Chinese, Singaporean and Japanese researchers, have now developed an alternative with a 20 times higher activity: a catalyst with hollow nanocages of an alloy of nickel and platinum.…

Researchers generate terahertz laser with laughing gas – Phys.org

Researchers generate terahertz laser with laughing gas – Phys.org

Picture of the experimental setup showing the different components of the system and highlighting the path followed by the QCL light (red) and THz radiation (blue). Credit: Arman Amirzhan, Harvard SEAS Within the electromagnetic middle ground between microwaves and visible light lies terahertz radiation, and the promise of “T-ray vision.” Terahertz waves have frequencies higher…

Stunning Fossil Discovery Uncovers the Second-Most Primitive Flying Bird – Gizmodo

Stunning Fossil Discovery Uncovers the Second-Most Primitive Flying Bird – Gizmodo

Paleontologists in Japan have uncovered the fossilized remains of a 120-million-year-old flying dinosaur that’s seriously shaking up the bird family tree.Many of you have likely heard of Archaeopteryx—a winged, long-tailed dinosaur that lived during the Late Jurassic period some 160 million to 140 million years ago. This creature, with its flight and tail feathers, is…