What Is Inside a Neutron Star? | Laura Fabbietti

When stars collapse in a supernova, what is left is either a black hole or a neutron star. We don’t know what’s inside a neutron star, and so far, we have no way of looking inside one. Physics shows that curious things like strange quarks, which make up hyperons...

Let’s build machines as complex as nature | Lin Kayser

Why aren’t the objects we manufacture made to be beautiful, on top of being optimized for functionality? Turns out, the way we manufacture things hasn’t really changed since the time of the Roman empire. With the introduction of 3D printing, that paradigm...

Globalization: a view from space | Xiaoxiang Zhu

Global urbanization has lead to new challenges for urban planners aiming to reduce poverty and ensure sustainability. To overcome these challenges, we need sufficient data on a global scale. Xiaoxiang Zhu combines satellite and social media data with machine learning...