New Reactor Uses Renewable Energy to Turn Greenhouse Gases into Fuel for Hydrogen Batteries

A common greenhouse gas could be repurposed in an efficient and environmentally friendly way with an electrolyzer that uses renewable electricity to produce pure liquid fuels. The catalytic reactor developed by the Rice University lab of chemical and biomolecular engineer Haotian Wang uses carbon dioxide as its feedstock and—in its …

Blind Man Develops Smart Cane That Uses Google Maps and Sensors to Identify One’s Surroundings

This electronic walking stick is revolutionizing the way that blind people can navigate the world. As a means of protecting people from low-hanging objects and obstacles above chest level, the WeWalk smart cane uses ultrasonic sensors to warn the user of nearby hindrances through vibrations in the handle. The cane can be …

Scientists Detect Tone Pattern in the Ringing of a Newborn Black Hole for the First Time, Proving Einstein Right Again

If Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity holds true, then a black hole, born from the cosmically quaking collisions of two massive black holes, should itself “ring” in the aftermath, producing gravitational waves much like a struck bell reverberates sound waves. Einstein predicted that the particular pitch and decay of these …

This Cheap Little Device Generates Light and Electricity Simply By Harnessing the Cold Night Sky

Researchers have developed an inexpensive new device that can generate electricity and power LED lights simply by harnessing the cold nighttime air. “Remarkably, the device is able to generate electricity at night, when solar cells don’t work,” says lead author Aaswath Raman, an assistant professor of materials science and engineering …

United Way of New York City launches free program to combat ‘summer slide’

Summer is in full swing and finding ways to keep kids occupied is getting harder and harder. The infamous “summer slide” is especially felt by disadvantaged kids, who don’t have access to summer educational programs, which can result in a decline in skills learned throughout the school year.

Watch this grandpa’s heartwarming reaction to receiving US passport

Despite being a “a stoic gentleman,” as his granddaughter Brianna Valle describes him, the the 76-year-old, who is deaf, couldn’t contain his excitement. She shared the video on Saturday, writing, “My grandma laid out my grandpa’s citizen passport card on the table for him to see as soon as he …

When Crying Student Boarded Bus for First Day of School, the Driver Held His Hand the Whole Way

A Wisconsin school bus driver is being praised for her small gesture of kindness that had a big impact on an anxious student. Prior to his first day of kindergarten last week, Axel Johnson had been waiting excitedly for the school bus with his mother. When the big yellow bus …

Watch Joyous Reactions of Restaurant Workers After Man Tips Them Thousands of Dollars for Water

This YouTube star uses his position of internet fame to give thousands of dollars to unsuspecting strangers—and this video is just another example of how he wants to show the world that “good things still happen to good people.” Back in October, an online vlogger known as MrBeast was featured …

Hundreds of Strangers Rally One Morning to Grant 4-Year-old Cancer Survivor’s Birthday Wish for ‘100 Bumblebees’ By McKinley Corbley -Sep 12, 2019

This 4-year-old cancer survivor was given the surprise of a lifetime after his neighbors rallied together for a very special birthday gift. Because Whitaker Weinburger has been fighting stage-4 neuroblastoma since he was just 13 months old, he has never had the chance to celebrate his birthday with other people. …

These Heart-Melting Photos Capture the Moment a Conductor Showed Some Love to a Young Train Enthusiast

A Japanese photographer managed to capture the magical moment a train conductor stopped to show some appreciation towards his son. In a Twitter post that has now been shared by social media users around the world, Yasuto Inagaki describes how his son—who adores all things locomotive—had been admiring the bullet …