A trip to Mars could take years and cost billions of dollars. If NASA and the European Space Agency are going to commit to such an ambitious endeavor, they should try to get the most out of their investment. That's why, according to astronaut Buzz Aldrin, the first Mars pioneers should stay there permanently.
VerTerra just won the Natural Products Expo East's 2008 Best New Green, Environmentally-Friendly Product Award for its paper plates -- items that are generally considered wasteful! But see how not-wasteful VerTerra is and you will understand why it won this award!
Scientists have found that the everyday Scotch tape you use to tape paper and other household materials has another use: it produces X-rays.
Researchers from Florida State have taken a step toward making commercial-grade buckypaper - an ultra-strong, ultra-light material that could be used in a wide variety of applications. Ideally, buckypaper could be 500 times stronger than, but 10 times lighter than, the strongest steel we have today.