Nissan’s improved hybrid car system reduces CO2 emissions

  • February 27, 2021
Nissan has announced that it has achieved a 50 percent thermal efficiency for its next-generation e-Power hybrid technology. As RoadShow explains, most modern gasoline engines have a thermal efficiency of around 40 percent — in other words, only 40 p…

NASA reveals video of Perseverance’s landing on Mars

  • February 22, 2021
It's early days, but NASA's latest mission to Mars has been a successful one thus far. After providing photos of Perseverance's safe descent to the surface last week, the agency has revealed footage of the critical moments of the landing:…

A ferret is the first North American endangered animal to be cloned

  • February 20, 2021
Animal cloning might just become a valuable tool in preserving species that might otherwise go extinct. BBC News says US Fish and Wildlife Service has successfully cloned a black-footed ferret — the first genetic copy of a North American endangered s…

Hitting the Books: How NASA survived the Reagan era ‘Dark Ages’

  • February 20, 2021
This week, Americans celebrated the successful delivery of NASA's Perseverance rover to its destination on the Martian surface, marking the dawn of a new era of interplanetary exploration. However, when it comes to searching the solar system arou…

NASA shares photos from Perseverance’s descent to Mars

  • February 19, 2021
The image you see above was taken just moments before NASA’s Perseverance rover successfully landed on the surface of Mars, and it’s just the first of many high-resolution photos to come. NASA pulled the image from a video of the rover’s descent that…