Mining in the Deep

ENVIRONMENT Deep-sea mining has been coming for the better part of 50 years. Now, experts argue that this process can be done sustainably, with minimal disturbance to the surrounding seafloor. (Undark) Use our resources to better understand undersea mining—and the other kind of SMS. Teachers, scroll down for a short list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit, including today’s simple MapMaker Interactive map. An … Continue reading Mining in the Deep

Amazing Metal Makes Water Bounce Like Magic

TECHNOLOGY Scientists have created a metal that is so extremely hydrophobic that water bounces on it as if it were repelled by a magic force field. Instead of using chemical coatings, the researchers used lasers to etch a nanostructure on the metal itself. (SPLOID) Use our activity to better understand the properties of matter at the nanoscale. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources … Continue reading Amazing Metal Makes Water Bounce Like Magic