Category : science

by Heidi Harley - 5 years ago

Fiat Chrysler to phase out diesel in Europe by 2021

The clock is ticking for diesel at Fiat Chrysler, at least in its passenger cars in Europe and other key regions, CEO Sergio Marchionne said Friday. Fiat Chrysler, owner of the Jeep and Maserati brands, plans to phase out diesel-powered engines in i...

by Heidi Harley - 5 years ago

Final Fruit-ier: Thailand sends smelly durian into space

Thailand plans to shoot durian into orbit to test its durability in a project that could see the staple "king of fruits" consumed in zero-gravity conditions. "In the future we want astronauts to be able to eat Thai food," said a spokesperson for Tha...

by Heidi Harley - 5 years ago

A finger painting for John Preskill

I’d completed about half my candidacy exam. Four Caltech faculty members sat in front of me, in a bare seminar room. I stood beside a projector screen, explaining research I’d undertaken. The candidacy exam functions as a milepost in year three of ou...