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Nauka module’s near miss raises concerns about future of space station

"Everything was going well, but there was a human factor." Enlarge / Russia's Nauka module is seen attached to the International Space Station. (credit: Roscosmos) Last Thursday the large new Russian space station module, Nauka, finally docked.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagAug 2nd, 2021

New cereal box-sized satellite to explore alien planets

A new miniature satellite designed and built at CU Boulder's Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) is providing proof that "cute" things can take on big scientific challenges......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News2 hr. 7 min. ago

Elon Musk says Inspiration4 crew had "challenges" with toilet, vows for bathroom upgrades

The private space flight, SpaceX, completed a historic mission with the first all-civilian flight crew last weekend. The four members of the Inspiration4 crew raised $200 million for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, and helped prove SpaceX foun.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News2 hr. 7 min. ago

Life support cooked up from lunar rocks

Engineers have successfully shown how water and oxygen can be extracted by cooking up lunar soil, in order to support future Moon bases. A laboratory demonstrator, developed by a consortium of the Politecnico Milano, the European Space Agency, the It.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated News7 hr. 39 min. ago

Hubble snapshot of "molten ring" galaxy prompts new research

Hubble Space Telescope's glamor shots of the universe are so revealing they nearly always have a discovery behind them......»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated News7 hr. 39 min. ago

Chorus throws the laws of physics out the window — and that’s a good thing

Chorus is packed with exciting space combat and has plenty of shared DNA with Control to boot......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News7 hr. 39 min. ago

An experimental loop for simulating nuclear reactors in space

Nuclear thermal propulsion, which uses heat from nuclear reactions as fuel, could be used one day in human spaceflight, possibly even for missions to Mars. Its development, however, poses a challenge. The materials used must be able to withstand high.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News10 hr. 7 min. ago

Young Optics to produce AR/VR-use lens pieces

Optical component and module maker Young Optics could begin volume production of AR/VR-use plastic lens pieces 3-6 months after clients place orders, according to the company......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News17 hr. 39 min. ago

Why Iceland’s volcanoes may aid future Mars exploration

Scientists are using the country to test drone tech that could one day explore the planet's terrain......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2021

NFT-based fantasy football card firm raises $680m

But some fans question if crypto-assets and football are a good mix......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2021

Ford invests $50M, partners with Tesla co-founder"s battery-recycling company

The automaker says its partnership with Redwood eventually could include the use of recycled battery components in future EVs......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2021

Jeep, Fiat, Ram to raise money for fighting pandemics in deal with Bono brand company

The Stellantis brands will release special edition vehicles as part of a multiyear partnership with Red, a brand licensing company that raises money to fight global health emergencies......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2021

Security audit raises severe warnings on Chinese smartphone models

The audit red-flagged Xiaomi and Huawei phones but gave OnePlus a pass. Enlarge / Be sure you know what you're getting into before buying and using unfamiliarly branded smartphones—especially international models not originally intended for yo.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2021

NASA"s NIAC Program Gives a Sneak Peek at the Future of Space Travel

As the agency develops plans for exploring the moon and Mars, it's seeking cutting-edge research that could turn science fiction into reality......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2021

Apple’s newest 10.2-inch iPad is already $30 off

Dealmaster also has Apple's MagSafe Charger, plenty of video games, and more. Enlarge (credit: Ars Technica) Today's Dealmaster is headlined by a small but notable discount on Apple's new ninth-generation iPad, the 64GB Space Gray version of w.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2021

The Nail-Biting Journey of NASA"s James Webb Space Telescope Is About to Begin

Before it can study the first stars and galaxies, the observatory must endure a sea voyage, a rocket launch and an all-or-nothing deployment sequence in deep space -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.....»»

Category: scienceSource:  sciamRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2021

Lithuania Says Throw Away Chinese Phones Due To Censorship Concerns

Lithuania's Defense Ministry recommended that consumers avoid buying Chinese mobile phones and advised people to throw away the ones they have now after a government report found the devices had built-in censorship capabilities. From a report: Flagsh.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2021

Sunlight-driven photocatalytic water splitting for hydrogen production at scale

Large-scale solar hydrogen production through water splitting using a powder photocatalyst is considered one of the most promising methods of producing sustainable fuels in the future. In 2018, this research group demonstrated that water-splitting ph.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2021

Gigantic cavity in space sheds new light on how stars form

Astronomers analyzing 3D maps of the shapes and sizes of nearby molecular clouds have discovered a gigantic cavity in space......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2021

The Nail-Biting Journey of NASA"s James Webb Space Telescope Is about to Begin

Before it can study the first stars and galaxies, the observatory must endure a sea voyage, a rocket launch and an all-or-nothing deployment sequence in deep space -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.....»»

Category: scienceSource:  sciamRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2021

Smart buildings are key to accelerating grid edge development

The trends of digitization and decarbonization within the global energy supply have made the grid edge the framework of future energy systems......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2021