Astronauts on the moon may one day pour themselves a liquid telescope to gaze at distant galaxies.
Scientists have proposed using a liquid compound to craft a giant disc-shaped mirror that would be capable of reflecting objects that are undetectable by other telescopes, according to a paper published this week in the journal Nature. With much less expense than transporting a solid mirror, the liquid would be carried in a drum and poured over a disc-shaped mesh that unfurls robotically, according the paper. Surface tension on the mesh would prevent the liquid from dripping through its small holes, according to … Read more
We had no idea that the lunar calendar would be such a popular theme in gadgets, but it's as good an excuse as any to release a "limited edition" based on what we've seen in the past. After 24k phone charms and gold and silver USB keys, we now have PQI's "Fortune Pig" flash memory card to celebrate the Year of the Boar, done in a tasteful red and gold. Gadget Lab says the case bears different boar designs on the 1GB and the 2GB versions, but we can definitely say that both … Read more