Nepal’s Hydropower Battered but not Beaten by the Quake

By Peter Fairley < div> Photo: Probal Rashid/ZUMA/CorbisWorkers restoring power service in quake-ravaged Kathmandu < div> The Kathmandu-based República online news service reported last week that over a dozen hydropower facilities were significantly damaged by last month’s earthquake and were not operating. The affected plants’ combined capacity of roughly 150 …

NASA Funds Electricity-Harvesting Robotic Space Eel With Explosive Jet Thrusters and Electroluminescent Skin

By Evan Ackerman < div> Image: NASA/Cornell University/NSF < div> Sometimes, headlines just write themselves. And in this particular case, there’s so much cool stuff going on with this NASA-funded robotic project that we couldn’t even stuff it all in to a single line. It’s a concept for a soft …