How did we discover atoms? The scientific community had only begun to take it seriously in the 18th century thanks to the experiments of farmboy-turned-scientist John Dalton. Since his youth, he had been enamoured by weather, leading to his experiment on water vapor absorption by air. After finding that water vapor and air seemed to repel each other, he speculated that it could be that atoms only exerted forces on “atoms of their same kind”, laying the groundwork for atomic theory.
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The Lightyear O is a revolutionary electric car powered by the sun. Developed by a Dutch startup, the four-door sedan has over 50 square feet of solar panels on its roof and hood, generating up to 43 miles of energy a day. With production now underway in Finland, the car does come with a hefty price tag at $262,000, but the company hopes to introduce a more affordable version, the Lightyear 2, by 2025. Read full article here