News tagged with outer space

Old astronomic riddle on the way to be solved

Scientists at the University of Basel were able to identify for the first time a molecule responsible for the absorption of starlight in space: the positively charged buckminsterfullerene. Their results have been published ...

dateJul 15, 2015 in Astronomy
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Why roundworms are ideal for space studies

Humans have long been fascinated by the cosmos. Ancient cave paintings show that we've been thinking about space for much of the history of our species. The popularity of recent sci-fi movies suggest that the human mind ...

dateMay 25, 2015 in Space Exploration
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Ensuring food safety using space technology

A team led by Marco Casolino of the RIKEN Global Research Cluster's EUSO Team and Masayuki Goto of G-Tech corporation, a private company engaged in the development of radiation measurement equipment, have used technology ...

dateMar 09, 2015 in Engineering
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Swarm of microprobes to head for Jupiter

A swarm of tiny probes each with a different sensor could be fired into the clouds of Jupiter and grab data as they fall before burning up in the gas giant planet's atmosphere. The probes would last an estimated 15 minutes ...

dateJan 26, 2015 in Astronomy
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Researchers develop magnetic levitating gear

Researchers from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid are developing a new transmission mechanism with no touching parts, based on magnetic forces which prevent friction and wear and make lubrication unnecessary. It can be applied ...

dateDec 01, 2014 in Engineering
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