Scientists from the United States have been developing a technological feat that would drastically reduce the recovery time for people experiencing severe burns and wounds.
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The astronauts on board the International Space Station saw a strange and unexpected view out their windows yesterday. “Saw something launch into space today. Not sure what it was but the cloud it left behind was pretty amazing,” tweeted NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins.
The National Ignition Facility just made a major breakthrough toward achieving self-sustaining nuclear fusion. The California lab got more energy out of its fuel than went into the fuel.
A team from Rice University have successfully created carbyne, a form of carbon bond that resembles diamond, but is 40 times stronger. The material was first theorised in the 1960s, but until now no-one has successfully created it, with some scientists even predicting it would be impossible to synthesise in ‘real world’ conditions. The team from Rice managed to create, and stabilise, the material at room temperature. It’s thought it could have uses in micro-mechanics and incredibly strong, light-weight fabrics.
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Iran successfully became a space-faring nation with the launch of its 27 kilogram Omid satellite on February 2nd, 2009. It isn’t immediately clear if the upcoming launch will be an orbital launch or a sub-orbital ballistic shot. If Pisgam-2 achieves orbit, said “Space Cat” would become the first feline to circle the Earth. If recovery is attempted —again, Iran is always nebulous as to their intentions— it would also be the first time they’ve achieved a return from orbit.
The last antenna for the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) project has just been handed over to the ALMA Observatory. By the end of the year, all 66 ultra-precise millimetre/submillimetre-wave radio antennas are expected to be working together as one telescope, in an array that will stretch for up to 16 kilometres across the Chajnantor Plateau in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile.
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Scientists in China have visualized the molecular structure of a hydrogen bond, using a technique called high-resolution atomic force microscopy (AFM).
With patents on everything from fountain pens to rifles, Walter Hunt has sometimes been called “America’s forgotten inventor.” However, his most successful invention is incredibly commonplace — tune in and learn more about the safety pin.
NASA and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security are collaborating on a first-of-its-kind portable radar device to detect the heartbeats and breathing patterns of victims trapped in large piles of rubble resulting from a disaster.
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