Galileo duo handed over in excellent shape
A pair of fully functioning Galileo navigation satellites was recently delivered to its operators, as preparations get underway for the next round of launches.
Designing tomorrow's air traffic control systems
On a good day, flying can be a comfortable and efficient way to travel. But all too often, weather or overcbooking can cause delays that ripple through the system, inducing missed flights, anxiety, discomfort ...
Image: Interact Robot Centaur designed for remote operation aboard the International Space Station
Visitors to the ESA Technical Centre's Open Day came face to face with a centaur as they toured the telerobotics laboratory.
Clove oil tested for weed control in organic Vidalia sweet onion
Weed control is one of the most challenging aspects of organic crop production. Most growers of certified organic crops rely heavily on proven cultural and mechanical weed control methods while limiting the use of approved ...
Special chromosomal structures control key genes
Within almost every human cell is a nucleus six microns in diameter—about one 300th of a human hair's width—that is filled with roughly three meters of DNA. As the instructions for all cell processes, the DNA must be ...
New research to test ways of improving learning in schools
Two new trials led by Oxford University will investigate whether teenagers would do better in their exams if they could sleep in and start school later, and whether physical fitness can improve academic achievement.
Smartphone understands gestures
Professor Otmar Hilliges and his staff at ETH Zurich have developed a new app enabling users to operate their smartphone with gestures. This development expands the range of potential interactions with such ...
Bio researchers receive patent to fight superbugs
Superbugs, antibiotic-resistant bacteria, have been on the rise since antibiotics were first introduced 80 years ago. That's because these germ-fighting agents have lost their punch from being overprescribed ...
Using intelligence to unlock the market for electric vehicles
Our fuel-based economy must be radically overhauled if Europe is to achieve its ambitious emission reduction targets. One important piece of this jigsaw could be the increased commercialisation of electric cars, which use ...
The wake-up call that sent hearts racing
"But as the minutes ticked by, the relaxed attitude of many of us began to dissolve into apprehension. Our levels of adrenaline and worry began to rise."
Study shows how to convince those with low self-confidence to pursue their career choice
A new study shows just what it takes to convince a person that she is qualified to achieve the career of her dreams.
Orion spacecraft transfers to Launch Abort System Facility
NASA and Lockheed Martin have finished fueling the Orion spacecraft with ammonia, hydrazine and high pressure helium at Kennedy Space Center's Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility. Orion has now been moved ...
Now hear this: Simple fluid waveguide performs spectral analysis in a manner similar to the cochlea
Drones left out of air traffic plans
Designers of the ambitious U.S. air traffic control system of the future neglected to take drones into account, raising questions about whether it can handle the escalating demand for the unmanned aircraft ...