From the toilet roll to fireworks marvel at these amazing Chinese inventions!
If humanity lasts into the far future, we’ll need lots of energy; eventually, an entire star’s worth of energy. Here’s a plan, suggested by Freeman Dyson, to harness the power of a star like our Sun.
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.
We all know it’s awesome, and we could watch Chris Hadfield sing all day, but do you know about the awesome science that’s being done on the International Space Station?
Using a phone to search for signs of life? Yeah, we can get behind that. One group of researchers has a system that they’ve been testing out in analog environments with the aim of (eventually, one day, they hope) it being applied, say, to other planets — such as Mars.
Sir Richard Branson’s thoughts on SpaceShipTwo’s second rocket powered test flight. Telescope footage by MarsScientific.com and Clay Center Observatory.
The winners of the 2013 Google Science Fair have been announced, and the prizes this year go to some truly amazing young scientists. Trace shows us the inventions they came up with, and introduces us to the high schooler who took home the top prize.
Uncrackable quantum encryption codes could be finding their way to mainstream networks. The new system, developed by Toshiba’s Cambridge Research Laboratory, allows dozens of users to share one network. Usually, each computer has to have an expensive and complicated transmitter and detector, as well as a fibre link. The networks work by transferring single photons of light in a sequence. If they’re observed en route, they change, making the code uncrackable in the laws of physics.
Professor Stephen Hawking in a speak at premiere of the documentary film about his life, said that brain ‘could exist outside the body’ and like a program, could be copied onto a computer.
Elusive schlieren images of supersonic shockwaves emanating from two NASA’s aircrafts F-15 and F/A-18, flying at supersonic speeds, captured during recent pilot proficiency flights.
To demonstrate flight high above the ground and the concept of the ballistic parachute as an emergency safety system, the Martin Jetpack was flown to around 1500m (5000ft), brought down from this height and an off-the-shelf ballistic parachute was deployed.The aircraft was flown by James via radio control in a chasing helicopter – also demonstrating […]
A growing number of US universities now offer degree programs for students hoping to study the military technology of the future: drones. Flying an unmanned aerial device is now a viable career in a world of growing surveillance and fewer job options. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida became the first American university to […]
Scientists develop world’s first self-healing elastomer, a plastic that can be cut in half and then repair itself without any intervention.
A NASA spacecraft slated for launch in September will fly to the Moon to investigate the tenuous lunar atmosphere. Researchers hope “LADEE” will solve a mystery that has been puzzling them since the days of Apollo.
After twenty months of planing, yesterday, successfully ended one of the largest salvage operations in history, that lasted 19 hours, on the shipwrecked Costa Concordia, which smashed into a small Italian island.