An artificial heart containing miniaturised space technology will soon beat inside a person, having now been approved for human trials in France.
Video shows Water Transfer Printing / Hydrographics / Wassertransferdruck process. Carbon Fiber Wheels shown during the first part of the video.
It’s relatively easy to imagine a new medicine, a better cure for some disease. The hard part, though, is testing it, and that can delay promising new cures for years. In this well-explained talk, Geraldine Hamilton shows how her lab creates organs and body parts on a chip, simple structures with all the pieces essential to testing new medications — even custom cures for one specific person.
China successfully launched its first ever lunar rover bound for the Moon’s surface aboard a Long March rocket today at 1:30 a.m. Beijing local time, Dec. 2, 2013 (12:30 p.m. EST, Dec. 1) from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China.
Scientists have used satellite observations to create a set of high-resolution 3D maps of the entire Great Barrier Reef – a critical step towards identifying, managing and protecting what lies beneath the waters.
A ferrofluid is a liquid which becomes strongly magnetized in the presence of a magnetic field and looks AWESOME! This vid is just me having fun with science.
Researchers working with magnetic fluids on the International Space Station are taking “smart materials” to the next level. With proper coaxing, molecules can assemble themselves into “genius materials” with surprising properties. This is opening a new frontier in material science.
A new camera by researchers from MIT, captures images in almost complete darkness.
Japanese Engineers planning to get POWER from MOON. Could our homes soon be powered by the MOON? Engineers plan to ring the lunar equator in solar panels and beam energy back to Earth.Shimizu Construction plans to fit 250-mile-wide belt of solar panels around 6,850 miles of the moon’s surface.Power generated would be sent to Earth using microwaves and laser light.The firm claims it would provide an ‘inexhaustible amount of energy’.
One of the biggest engineering projects, is underway to protect the area of the damaged nuclear reactor inChernobyl, almost 30 years after the worst ever nuclear accident.
Imagine if your spacecraft was punctured and it could do the repair itself, without the need of you going outside on a dangerous spacewalk. Well, a Canadian team has a prototype idea that could lead to self-healing structures in space.
Get an idea of what it feels like to see the International Space Station from the outside, as an astronaut on a spacewalk. Put your 3D glasses on to appreciate the size of humankind’s orbital laboratory and watch a Soyuz spacecraft undock and a docking with ESA’s supply spacecraft Automated Transfer Vehicle.
Some of the most familiar scientific breakthroughs and discoveries came while the researcher was looking for something completely different, while others were just plain luck. It always helps if you are open to the possibility of using what you’ve got as well as what you’re looking for!
The IceCube neutrino observatory buried at the South Pole is one cool telescope. It has detected extremely high-energy neutrinos, which are elementary particles that likely originate outside our solar system. The discovery of 28 record-breaking neutrinos was announced earlier – with two of the particles — nicknamed Bert and Ernie – drawing particular attention because of the their off-the-chart energy of over 1,000,000,000,000,000 electron volts or 1 peta-electron volt (PeV).
This animation shows the timeline of over 37 000 scientific observations made by ESA’s Herschel space observatory throughout its entire mission, condensed into less than a minute.