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How NASA’s Spitzer Has Stayed Alive for So Long

5 days ago

After nearly 16 years of exploring the cosmos in infrared light, NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope will be switched…
Antennas of flexible nanotube films an alternative for electronics

June 11, 2019

Antennas made of carbon nanotube films are just as efficient as copper for wireless applications, according to researchers…
Open-source bionic leg: First-of-its-kind platform aims to rapidly advance prosthetics

June 7, 2019

A new open-source, artificially intelligent prosthetic leg designed by researchers at the University of Michigan and Shirley Ryan…
World War II Nazi Artifact at Work at PNNL

June 5, 2019

Heisenberg Cube now helps prevent nuclear materials smuggling. Since PNNL has its roots in Hanford and the Manhattan Project, perhaps…
How powerful are catapults of aircraft carriers? Well, very powerful

June 3, 2019

Some aircraft carriers use catapults to help accelerating airplanes for them to take off easier. Current carriers are…
Sensor-packed glove learns signatures of the human grasp

May 30, 2019

Wearing a sensor-packed glove while handling a variety of objects, MIT researchers have compiled a massive dataset that…
Challenger 2 main battle tank is able to inject diesel fuel into its exhaust manifolds

May 29, 2019

Challenger 2  is a third generation British main battle tank. This 75 tonne machine has been in service…
50 Years Ago: Apollo 10 Clears the Way for the first Moon Landing

May 26, 2019

“Houston, we are returning to Earth!” With those words, Apollo 10 Commander Thomas P. Stafford announced that the…
How do sailors prevent anchors and anchor chains from rusting?

May 25, 2019

Anchors are still used after thousands of years. They allow ships to remain stable in places where there…
In many places in U.S. you can see these large concrete arrows – what are they for?

May 23, 2019

If you ever found yourself traveling in U.S., look around – in some places you may find large…
If the orbit of an extrasolar planet is aligned in such a way that it passes in front of its star when viewed from Earth, the planet blocks out a small fraction of the star light in a very characteristic way. This process, which typically lasts only a few hours, is called a transit. From the frequency of this periodic dimming event, astronomers directly measure the length of the year on the planet, and from the transit depth they estimate the size ratio between planet and star. The new algorithm from Heller, Rodenbeck, and Hippke does not search for abrupt drops in brightness like previous standard algorithms, but for the characteristic, gradual dimming and recovery. This makes the new transit search algorithm much more sensitive to small planets the size of the Earth. Credit: ASA/SDO (Sun), MPS/René Heller
18 Earth-sized exoplanets discovered

May 22, 2019

Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS), the Georg August University of Göttingen, and…
New app makes three-dimensional vehicle configuration possible

May 22, 2019

A dream car in your own living room: With the “Porsche Augmented Reality Visualizer App”, customers can now…
Feds fund creation of headset for high-speed brain link

May 21, 2019

A Rice University-led team of neuroengineers is embarking on an ambitious four-year project to develop headset technology that…
Lock the Planck: the kilogram has a new definition

May 20, 2019

From today, all SI base units will be defined based on natural constants, with the kilogram the last…
Energy free superfast computing invented by scientists using light pulses

May 17, 2019

Superfast data processing using light pulses instead of electricity has been created by scientists. The invention uses magnets…
“Hyperdimensional” AI Might Lead to Major League Improvements in Robotic Abilities

May 17, 2019

New  University of Maryland research could fundamentally improve the ability of artificial intelligence to control how robots and…
1st smartphone app can detect ear infections in children

May 16, 2019

Ear infections are the most common reason that parents bring their children to a pediatrician, according to the National…
Analyze This: Space Station Facility Enables Rapid Biomedical Analysis

May 16, 2019

In its role as a unique orbiting laboratory, the International Space Station provides a broad range of equipment…
Blue Origins Founder Wants to Get to the Moon by 2024

May 15, 2019

Blue Origin is going to the Moon. In an hour-long presentation in Washington DC on May 9th, Jeff…
10 Years Ago, Hubble’s Final Servicing Mission Made It Better Than Ever

May 14, 2019

Astronaut Mike Massimino floated next to the Hubble Space Telescope’s cylindrical body and began to remove the screws…
The amacrine cell CT1 from the Drosophila brain works with its subunits like 1400 individual cells. Credit: MPI of Neurobiology / Meier
Multitasking with perfection: Nerve cell works like 1400 individual cells

May 13, 2019

Amacrine cell in the fruit fly visual system consists of electrically isolated subunits. CT1 is different. In general,…
Why visual stimulation may work against Alzheimer’s

May 8, 2019

Several years ago, MIT neuroscientists showed that they could dramatically reduce the amyloid plaques seen in mice with…
Clinical trial begins to test universal vaccine against canine cancer

May 7, 2019

The very first dog received the very first vaccine intended to protect her from cancer. And soon after…
Human impact on droughts goes back 100 years

May 2, 2019

Observations and climate reconstructions using data from tree rings confirm that human activity was affecting the worldwide drought…
Do you sit too much? Here’s how much exercising you need to nullify the harm of sitting

May 1, 2019

Most of us nowadays have jobs that do not promote movement. In fact, more and more people spend…
How a cell keeps its 2 metres of DNA without knots? Methods of rope climbers may be in play

April 26, 2019

DNA strands are long and fussy. They can actually tie into knots, makings parts of them difficult to…
Maps for autonomous vehicles will be generated from satellite images

April 25, 2019

Toyota Research Institute-Advanced Development (TRI-AD), Maxar Technologies and NTT DATA collaborate to build high-definition maps for autonomous vehicles…
Scientists restore some functions in a pig’s brain hours after death

April 19, 2019

Circulation and cellular activity were restored in a pig’s brain four hours after its death, a finding that…
Future hypersonics could be artificially intelligent

April 19, 2019

Sandia to lead academic coalition to develop autonomy for aerospace A test launch for a hypersonic weapon —…
Scientists Print First 3D Heart Using Patient’s Own Cells and Materials

April 18, 2019

In a major medical breakthrough, Tel Aviv University researchers have “printed” the world’s first 3D vascularised engineered heart using a…
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