Why Trains Don’t Fall Off the Track When Turning Researcher derives the optimal angle for train wheels and reveals a new analysis that simplifies our understanding of trains

Trains have been the fundamental backbone of transportation and shipping for a few hundred years. Despite the ubiquity of trains, the details of their workings are a bit of a mystery. Trains have come about as more of a feat READ MORE

Betting on Aliens Would you invest in the search for extraterrestrials for a chance to win big?

If intelligent aliens exist somewhere in the depths of space, then should we see signs of their technology? This question has motivated scientists involved in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) to hunt for evidence of tell-tale signs of alien READ MORE

Bacteria-Powered Battery Helps Remove Lake Pollution Combining aquatic plants with a microbial fuel cell effectively reduces nitrogen pollution in water

Nitrogen pollution is a big problem in standing water such as lakes and ponds. The nitrogen comes from many sources, often agricultural fertilizers. Some of this nitrogen is in the water, but the rest of it is actually trapped in READ MORE