Nanopores light up for reading out DNA
Nanopores are ideally suited for threading DNA molecules through them, enabling the genetic code to be read out. Researchers from TU Delft want to make this technology even more powerful by equipping the ...
Carbon nanotubes: Bullets in the fight against cancer
Carbon nanotubes, tiny tubes of rolled-up carbon sheets, hold great potential for delivering therapeutic heat, drugs and medical sensors directly to where they are needed to attack cancerous cells.
Inflatable antennae could give CubeSats greater reach
The future of satellite technology is getting small—about the size of a shoebox, to be exact. These so-called "CubeSats," and other small satellites, are making space exploration cheaper and more accessible: ...
LISA Pathfinder: From CAD models to ready-to-fly hardware
LISA Pathfinder space mission reached another important milestone: Its heart, the optical bench, was now further integrated into the core assembly of the satellite. Dr Christian Killow (Scottish Universities ...
Russian spacewalkers encounter faulty equipment (Update 2)
A pair of spacewalking Russian cosmonauts installed a new telescope mount on the International Space Station on Thursday, despite a flaw in the device.
First MeerKAT antenna foundation poured
The concrete for the first MeerKAT antenna foundation was poured yesterday at South Africa's SKA site in the Karoo. This is the first of 64 similar foundations that will be constructed for this telescope ...
Designing and building nanocomponents to spec
Hybrid, multifunctional nanostructures with diverse 3D shapes and complex material composition can now be manufactured with a precise and efficient fabrication technique.
In with antennas, out with cables
An eyesore and a tripping hazard in one: cable clutter is a real nuisance. Now a new kind of antenna is set to banish the pest, hidden in tables and supplying electronic devices with power. The "tables" can ...
Researchers use DNA origami technique to build nanoantennas with docking sites
Low-power Wi-Fi signal tracks movement—even behind walls
The comic-book hero Superman uses his X-ray vision to spot bad guys lurking behind walls and other objects. Now we could all have X-ray vision, thanks to researchers at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial ...
New breed of satellites
(Phys.org) —These pictures give the first detailed views of the next batch of Galileo satellites, the first of which has already been delivered to ESA for rigorous testing in simulated space conditions.
Ground monitoring equipment deployed on two Ethiopian volcanoes showing signs of unrest
Images taken from space have indicated that some of the world's unmonitored volcanoes may not be as peaceful as we might like to think. Satellite radar has shown that the surfaces of a number of volcanoes ...
DNA constructs antenna for solar energy
Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have found an effective solution for collecting sunlight for artificial photosynthesis. By combining self-assembling DNA molecules with simple dye molecules, ...
Internet balloons to benefit small business, Google says
Google's plans to beam the Internet from giant balloons sent to the stratosphere could boost small businesses in rural parts of Asia by connecting them online, the company said on Wednesday.