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.
A satellite triplet was born last week. The European Space Agency’s Swarm constellation flew into space on Friday (Nov. 22) on a quest to understand more about the Earth’s magnetic field.
Screenshot from youtube.com @univoflouisville Scientists in Kentucky predict that they’ll be able to use 3D printer technology to create a bioficial human heart in only ten years’ time. Dr. Stuart Williams is the director of the Cardiovascular Innovation Institute in downtown Louisville, Kentucky, and he thinks his office is only a decade away from what […]
What are the challenges in testing out an entirely new way of doing communications and other systems like navigation using lasers in space?
Talk about tiny technology. The NASA PhoneSat 2.4, which is set to launch today (Nov. 19), is so small that the satellite can easy fit in just one of your hands. The agency is quite excited about this second in the series of PhoneSat launches; the first, in April, saw three “smartphone satellites” working in orbit for a week.
Extreme conditions surround the International Space Station’s scientific work, to say the least. It takes a rocketship to get there. Construction required more than 1,000 hours of people using spacesuits. Astronauts must balance their scientific work with the need to repair stuff when it breaks.
Paralyzed by a stroke, Henry Evans uses a telepresence robot to take the stage — and show how new robotics, tweaked and personalized by a group called Robots for Humanity, help him live his life. He shows off a nimble little quadrotor drone, created by a team led by Chad Jenkins, that gives him the ability to navigate space — to once again look around a garden, stroll a campus …
Kyocera Corporation, announced the launch of a 70 megawatt (MW) solar power plant in Kagoshima Prefecture, southern Japan.