Breakthrough in hydrogen fuel cells: Chemists develop way to safely store, extract hydrogen
A team of USC scientists has developed a robust, efficient method of using hydrogen as a fuel source.
Company is first to return spacecraft from orbit (Update 2)
(AP) -- NASA took a giant leap away from the spaceflight business Wednesday as a private company launched a spacecraft into orbit and for the first time guided it safely back to Earth, a feat previously achieved ...
Hydrogen still in the eco-car race
(AP) -- Hydrogen, one of Earth's most abundant elements, once was seen as green energy's answer to the petroleum-driven car: easy to produce, available everywhere and nonpolluting when burned.
Oxygen-creating instrument selected to fly on the upcoming Mars 2020 mission
Whenever the first NASA astronauts arrive on Mars, they will likely have MIT to thank for the oxygen they breathe—and for the oxygen needed to burn rocket fuel that will launch them back home to Earth.
If space shuttle is doomed, do you tell the crew?
A NASA top official wrestled with what he thought was a hypothetical question: What should you tell the astronauts of a doomed space shuttle Columbia?
BBC Science Team Builds Coffee Fueled Car... The Carpuccino
Proba-2 fuel tank refilled from 'solid gas'
Sometimes all it takes is fresh air to get a new lease of life. ESAs Proba-2 microsatellite is a good example: an influx of nitrogen has replenished its fuel tank, in the process demonstrating a whole ...
On the way to hydrogen storage?
(PhysOrg.com) -- The car of the future could be propelled by a fuel cell powered with hydrogen. But what will the fuel tank look like? Hydrogen gas is not only explosive but also very space-consuming. Storage ...
New world record set for longest duration echo in a man-made structure
Cracks found in shuttle fuel tank, not just foam (Update)
(AP) -- NASA discovered cracks in Discovery's fuel tank Wednesday, an added problem that will complicate trying to launch the space shuttle on its final voyage this year.
NASA picks Thursday for Discovery's final launch
NASA will try next week to launch space shuttle Discovery on its final voyage following a four-month delay for fuel tank repairs.
Hydrogen causes metal to break
Hydrogen is considered the fuel of the future. Yet this lightest of the chemical elements can embrittle the metals used in vehicle engineering. The result: components suddenly malfunction and break. A new special laboratory ...
Researchers develop a new candidate for a cleaner, greener and renewable diesel fuel
(PhysOrg.com) -- A class of chemical compounds best known today for fragrance and flavor may one day provide the clean, green and renewable fuel with which truck and auto drivers fill their tanks. Researchers ...
Astro-bat feared dead after shuttle launch
The seven astronauts onboard the space shuttle Discovery had an unexpected companion during their liftoff from the Kennedy Space Center earlier this week, the US space agency said.