The gel absorbs water at room temperature but expels it at higher temperatures.
A gadget that can snap photos of individual snowflakes in freefall could lead to more accurate weather predictions.
Seeking low-cost ways to launch their experiments into space, a team of scientists has designed a space-ready, 3-D printed CubeSat.
Stir-crazy, but otherwise safe and healthy workers laid up by Hurricane Sandy are turning to modern technology to get their work done.
The theory goes that the energy released by a nuclear bomb detonated just above and ahead of the eye of a storm would heat the cooler air there, disrupting the storm's convection current.
Geoengineering is no longer fringe science as the debate shifting from whether it should be done to how.
While technically feasible, the costs of a giant reflector in space would be out of this world, and it might only be a short-term solution to global warming.