Category: Science and Technology
Aubrey de Grey took on the Hadwiger-Nelson problem, which has stumped mathematicians for more than 60 years
We may have a new weapon in our fight against the rising tide of plastic pollution – and it was discovered by accident. By studying the structure of an existing enzyme previously found to be useful at digesting plastic, researchers at the University of Portsmouth and the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) created a mutant version that works even more effectively.
SpaceX’s launch of NASA’s exoplanet-hunting TESS satellite may have been delayed, but that’s not stopping scientists from using the hardware they already have to make new, otherwo…