In January 1969, an oil well blew up off the coast of Santa Barbara, spilling an estimated 11 million litres of black goo into the ocean. Now in 2015, they're dealing with yet another oil spill, once again off the coast of Santa Barbara.
The fear of genetically-modified creatures escaping from the lab is the basis for a thousand sci-fi stories, but it’s also a legitimate concern. That’s why genetic engineers are inventing kill switches.
Biorocks might be the prettiest forms of environmental remediation you’ll ever see. Part art, part science, these artificial, electrified structures are slowly helping coral recover from environmental devastation.
Diketopyrrolopyrrole is a material that, while sounding like a sneeze, has some very strange and interesting properties. If you touch it when it's in a supercooled state, it'll crystallise and start glowing. Read More >>