Researchers building foundation for heat-tolerant electronics
Case Western Reserve University is leading an international investigation of a finicky alternative to silicon-based electronics and its use in high temperatures or under radiation that would render traditional components ...
VISIONS: Seeing the aurora in a new light
On a cold February night in Poker Flat, Alaska, a team of scientists will wait patiently for the exotic red and green glow of an aurora to illuminate the sky. Instead of simply admiring the view, this group ...
Space station to get $18 million balloon-like room (Update)
NASA is partnering with a commercial space company in a bid to replace the cumbersome "metal cans" that now serve as astronauts' homes in space with inflatable bounce-house-like habitats that can be deployed ...
Kaspersky finds 'Red October' virus targeting E. Europe
Kaspersky Lab said Monday it had identified a new computer virus it dubbed "Red October" targeting eastern European countries that appeared to be collecting classified files using NATO and EU encryption.
Chinese man guilty of '$100 mn' software piracy
A Chinese man pleaded guilty in a US federal court to pirating software that investigators said was worth more than $100 million, the US said Tuesday.
New funding to research 'super material' graphene
Scientists at Imperial College London are set to receive over £4.5 million of public funding to investigate how the 'super material' graphene can drive improvements in high-tech industries, such as aerospace design and medical ...
NASA's Space Launch System core stage passes major milestone, ready to start construction
(Phys.org)—The team designing America's new flagship rocket has completed successfully a major technical review of the vehicle's core stage. NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) will take the agency's Orion spacecraft and other ...
Engineers working to prevent heat buildup within 3D integrated circuits
In the effort to pile more power atop silicon chips, engineers have developed the equivalent of mini-skyscrapers in three-dimensional integrated circuits and encountered a new challenge: how to manage the heat created within ...
Engineer looks to dragonflies, bats for flight lessons
(Phys.org)—Ever since the Wright brothers, engineers have been working to develop bigger and better flying machines that maximize lift while minimizing drag.
Kicksat: Crowd-funded, DIY spacecraft to float into low-Earth orbit
(Phys.org)—It'll look like hundreds of postage stamps fluttering toward Earth—each an independent satellite transmitting a signal unique to the person who helped send it to space.
Japan's space agency probes possible data leak
Japan's space agency says it is investigating a possible leak of data about its Epsilon rocket due to a computer virus.
South Korean rocket launch suspended
South Korean space officials suspended a crucial rocket launch Thursday, after a technical problem halted the countdown just 17 minutes before the scheduled blast-off.
Mars on, Moon off at Europe space talks
A joint European-Russian plan for an unmanned mission to look for signs of life on Mars cleared a hurdle at a European Space Agency (ESA) budget meeting in Naples on Wednesday, delegates said.
Jumping to reduce vibrations
A pioneering use of mini-trampolines is allowing engineers to better understand effects of vibrations caused by human movement on floors and small bridges.