Sodium ion battery tech gets new twist with flexible molybdenum disulfide electrodes

A Kansas State University engineer has made a breakthrough in rechargeable battery applications.

NASA advances world's first spaceborne sodium LIDAR

It's used as a coolant in nuclear power plants and as a desiccant to remove humidity that otherwise would ruin moisture-sensitive products. Found in every cell in the human body, it transmits nerve impulses and regulates blood pressure.

Scientists spot supernova before it blows

Carnegie Institution for Science scientists believe they've identified a type 1a supernova in the making.