For virus tracking, wastewater is liquid gold. Scientists hope that work isn’t flushed away

For more than two years, research teams across the country — and around the world — have been using human waste to monitor rising and falling SARS-CoV-2 levels. The same sewage surveillance systems can track pathogens from polio to monkeypox. So what’s the future of wastewater testing?

Years after shuttle, NASA rediscovers the perils of liquid hydrogen

Enlarge / NASA’s Space Launch System rocket at LC-39B on September 1st, 2022. KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla.—America’s space agency on Saturday sought to launch a rocket largely cobbled together from the space shuttle, which itself was designed and built more than four decades ago. As the space shuttle often was delayed due to technical problems, […]

The best liquid eyeliner you can buy

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. The Insider Pick: Liquid eyeliner ranks high on the list of “scary beauty products,” mostly because of how finicky it can be. But the Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid […]

Russian liquid breathing experiment draws animal cruelty criticism (DISTURBING VIDEO)

Russian scientists have demonstrated that a canine can survive underwater using liquid breathing technology. And while it’s primary goal is to save lives, the experiment has been criticized as bordering on animal cruelty. Russian scientists have for years been working on technology that can provide new emergency evacuation methods for submarine crews, and potentially help […]

Running chemical reactions in liquid metal makes atomically thin materials

Enlarge / Droplets of a gallium/indium alloy. (credit: Collin Ladd, NC State University) The discovery of graphene—a one-atom-thick sheet of covalently bonded carbon atoms—inspired the research community to generate a variety of 2D materials. Graphene, MoS2, the silicon equivalent of graphene, and more all have distinct properties based on the chemical bonding among their component atoms. […]

Pumping liquid metal at 1,400°C opens the door for better solar thermal systems

Christopher Moore, Georgia Tech Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Stanford, and Purdue University have built a ceramic mechanical pump that can move liquid metal as hot as 1,673K (that is, about 1,400 degrees Celsius). Usually, the temperature of liquid metals that you can pump tends to cap out at 1,300K (1,027 degrees Celsius) […]

Team Liquid wins Dota 2 Championships, takes home $10.8 million

Team Liquid won The International Dota 2 Championships, taking home a grand prize of $ 10.8 million. The European team beat the Chinese opponents Newbee, which took home $ 3.9 million for a second-place position. Team Liquid beat Newbee 3-0 in the final best of five series in Dota 2, Valve’s multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) […]

South Korean boy gets hole in stomach from liquid nitrogen-cooled desert

Published time: 3 Aug, 2017 13:53 A 12-year-old boy in South Korea has become the latest victim of food treated with liquid nitrogen, which has a boiling point of just over -200 degrees Celsius and is potentially lethal when ingested. The dessert left the boy with a 5-centimeter hole in the stomach. The incident occurred […]