Vacuum…It’s everywhere: pollution capture

Vacuum…It’s everywhere: Smog-free cities? Dutch inventors are working hard at using vacuum to create smog free cities. In recent years, two projects have taken root in the Netherlands to build giant vacuum cleaners that will suck in air polluted with micro particulates, capture them, and release clean air. The targets of these technologies are fine…

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Vacuum…It’s everywhere: Space Engine Challenges Newton’s Laws

“For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.” So says Newton’s Third Law of Thermodynamics. The principle is fundamental to space travel, as the combustion of propellant exhausted from the rear of the spacecraft imparts forward motion. But what if a rocket could be designed without reliance on Newton’s Third Law, and could…

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Vacuum…it’s Everywhere: Preserving that Holiday Gift Wine

Wine spoilage. A nice bottle of wine is a pretty common house gift for those invited to a holiday gathering. But what happens if the bottle is opened for a taste, but much of it remains when your guests leave? You know that, once the cork is pulled, the air will cause the wine to…

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