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Image: Auroras viewed from orbit

Auroras make for great Halloween décor over Earth, though ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet snapped these green smoky swirls of plasma from the International Space Station in August. Also pictured are the Soyuz MS-18 "Yuri Gagarin" (left) and the new Nau.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagOct 20th, 2021

NASA picks 3 companies to design private space stations

NASA continues its push to commercialize low-Earth orbit, with the announcement of three companies which have been chosen to design private space stations......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News12 hr. 32 min. ago

NASA picks three companies to design private space stations

NASA continues its push to commercialize low-Earth orbit, with the announcement of three companies which have been chosen to design private space stations......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News13 hr. 32 min. ago

ISS just had to swerve out of the way of space junk left over from 1994

The International Space Station just swerved out of the way of space junk in Low Earth Orbit, demonstrating the increasing danger of the growing debris field around the planet......»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2021

NASA sets sail into a promising but perilous future of private space stations

NASA selects a mix of large and small US companies, and old and new players. Rendering of Northrop Grumman's (as yet) unnamed low Earth orbit space station. [cr.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2021

Image: Tiny crystal of power as basis for solar cell

This crystal of iron pyrite, just four hundredths of a millimeter in size, could function as the light absorbing layer of a tiny solar cell—potentially a promising future source of power on the moon......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2021

The Largest Comet We"ve Ever Seen Just Delivered a Curious Surprise

schwit1 shares a report from ScienceAlert: The comet Bernardinelli-Bernstein (BB) -- the largest our telescopes have ever spotted -- is on a journey from the outer reaches of our Solar System that will see it flying relatively close to Saturn's orbit.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2021

Unified Communications Minimize Cyber Security Threats

We are living in a digital world. Our day-to-day life whether it is personal, or official is all or most of it is digital. Digital has become an integral part of our lives and is hard to image a life without digital. While digital technology is drivi.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2021

TESS discovers a planet the size of Mars but with the makeup of Mercury

Ultra-short-period planets are small, compact worlds that whip around their stars at close range, completing an orbit—and a single, scorching year—in less than 24 hours. How these planets came to be in such extreme configurations is one of the co.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2021

Less snow, more rain in store for the Arctic, study finds

The Arctic is often thought of as a cold, white and snowy region, but this image is rapidly changing. The Arctic is currently warming much faster than the rest of the planet and is experiencing rapid sea ice loss......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2021

Eye imaging technology breaks through skin by crossing beams

Biomedical engineers have demonstrated a method for increasing the depth at which optical coherence tomography (OCT) can image structures beneath skin. The new 'dual-axis' approach opens new possibilities for OCT to be used in applications such as sp.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2021

Eye imaging technology breaks through skin by crossing beams

Biomedical engineers at Duke University have demonstrated a method for increasing the depth at which optical coherence tomography (OCT) can image structures beneath skin......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsDec 1st, 2021

YouTube reveals the most-viewed videos and top creators of 2021

YouTube's most-viewed video uploaded in 2021 was MrBeasts' I Spent 50 Hours Buried Alive, which has over 147 million views at the time of writing. However, there's a chance that MrBeast could break his own record before the year is out, thanks to the.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsDec 1st, 2021

Image: Hubble"s view of planetary nebula reveals complex structure

NGC 6891 is a bright, asymmetrical planetary nebula in the constellation Delphinus, the Dolphin. This Hubble image reveals a wealth of structure, including a spherical outer halo that is expanding faster than the inner nebula, and at least two ellips.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsDec 1st, 2021

Development of polyimide-mica nanocomposite film with high resistance to low-Earth-orbit environments

Polyimide (PI) composite films are widely used on the external surfaces of spacecraft to protect them from the adverse environments of low Earth orbit (LEO) due to their outstanding comprehensive performance. However, current PI composite films have.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsDec 1st, 2021

NASA Postpones Spacewalk Citing "Debris Notification" for ISS

Nasa has postponed a planned spacewalk outside the International Space Station due to flying "debris," two weeks after Russia blew up one of its own satellites in a missile test that created clouds of zooming shrapnel in orbit. From a report: Washing.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsDec 1st, 2021

Researchers generate, for the first time, a vortex beam of atoms and molecules

Vortices may conjure a mental image of whirlpools and tornadoes—spinning bodies of water and air—but they can also exist on much smaller scales. In a new study published in Science, researchers from the Weizmann Institute of Science, together wit.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsNov 30th, 2021

Russia threatens criminal charges against a NASA astronaut

Russia continues to deflect from embarrassing situation that occurred 3 years ago. Enlarge / Image of the hole in Soyuz MS-09 vehicle docked to the International Space Station in 2018. (credit: NASA TV) The Russian space corpo.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsNov 30th, 2021

New method gives rapid, objective insight into how cells are changed by disease

A new 'image analysis pipeline' is giving scientists rapid new insight into how disease or injury have changed the body, down to the individual cell. It's called TDAExplore, which takes the detailed imaging provided by microscopy, pairs it with a hot.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsNov 30th, 2021

Image: ISS captured from the SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour

It can be hard to appreciate that a human-made, football-pitch-sized spacecraft is orbiting 400 km above our heads, but there it is......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsNov 30th, 2021

A retina-inspired device that can detect and recognize movements in the environment

Devices that can automatically detect and recognize moving objects have numerous valuable applications, for instance, enhancing remote environmental monitoring. Most existing motion detection and recognition (MDR) technologies are based on image sens.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsNov 30th, 2021