Mimicking butterfly wings could boost hydrogen fuel production

Chinese researchers have turned to the light absorbing properties of butterfly wings to significantly increase the efficiency of solar hydrogen cells, using biomimetics to copy the nanostructure that allows for incredible light and heat absorption. » 3/30/12 7:55am 3/30/12 7:55am

X-rays reveal why the Moon has no volcanoes

The Moon is an almost completely still world, its eternal peace and quiet disrupted only by the occasional meteor or Apollo astronaut. But we now know there's plenty of magma inside the Moon. So why are there no volcanoes? » 2/19/12 4:00pm 2/19/12 4:00pm