Archive: 3/07/2009

Coolest spacecraft ever in orbit around L2

( -- Last night, the detectors of Planck's High Frequency Instrument reached their amazingly low operational temperature of -273°C, making them the coldest known objects in space. The spacecraft has also just ...

dateJul 03, 2009 in Space Exploration
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Producing hydrogen from urine

( -- You do two things at motorway services: fill up one tank and empty another. US chemists have combined refuelling your car and relieving yourself by creating a new catalyst that can extract hydrogen from urine.

dateJul 03, 2009 in Analytical Chemistry
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