‘Transdimensional’ by Phil Jones
In the spirit of Vector’s traditional “Best of” print edition, which is nearly ready, here is our pick of science news for 2017.
First of all, water. Two new inventions for increasing the supply of drinking water caught our eye:
- one, using a graphene-enhanced membrane for desalination
- and another, using sunlight in a device that pulls water out of the air.
In other exciting news regarding fluids, albeit less immediately applicable: scientists have made a fluid with negative mass. But then, the usefulness of inventions is often hard to judge.
The New York Times is not a place where one expects to find encounters between the Navy and UFOs, but the NYT in 2017 has been a place to rival any dystopian SF. Therefore, it has been worth the extra effort to look for technoscience news which seemed less likely to transform our world in…
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