New aluminum-water rocket propellant promising for future space missions
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers are developing a new type of rocket propellant made of a frozen mixture of water and "nanoscale aluminum" powder that is more environmentally friendly than conventional propellants ...
Tiny reef speedster challenges tuna in the ocean sprint
(Phys.org)—Tiny coral reef wrasses can swim as fast as some of the swiftest fish in the ocean – but using only half as much energy to do so, Australian scientists working on the Great Barrier Reef have found.
A father attempts DIY drone buddy to watch his kid
Electron microscopes with a twist
Vortex beams, rotating like a tornado, offer completely new possibilities for electron microscopy. A method of producing extremely intense vortex beams has been discovered at the Vienna University of Technology ...
Student-built rocket with experimental motor blasts to 1st-place finish
(Phys.org) -- A team of University of Washington students designed a unique rocket motor and launched it 5 miles up to claim first prize this summer in the Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition.
Street bike used as platform to test propulsion parts for Lynx Suborbital Vehicle
XCOR's innovative piston pump technology took a ride from Roswell, NM to Mojave, CA in April 2012.
Scientists find 'man's remotest relative' in lake sludge
After two decades of examining a microscopic algae-eater that lives in a lake in Norway, scientists on Thursday declared it to be one of the world's oldest living organisms and man's remotest relative.
Bacterial attachment mimics the just-in-time industrial delivery model
(PhysOrg.com) -- In the human world of manufacturing, many companies are now applying an on-demand, just-in-time strategy to conserve resources, reduce costs and promote production of goods precisely when ...
Spinning hourglass object may be the first of many to be discovered in the Kuiper belt
(PhysOrg.com) -- The bizarre, hourglass-shaped Kuiper belt object 2001QG298 spins round like a propeller as it orbits the Sun, according to an astronomer from Queens University Belfast. The discovery that ...
Jeff Bezos' spaceship fails during test flight
An unmanned spacecraft bankrolled by Amazon.com Inc. CEO Jeff Bezos failed during a recent test flight.
Aerospace engineer proposes arm-equipped satellite to affix propellant kits to space junk to send it back home
Japanese inventor develops flying sphere drone
A Japanese defence researcher has invented a spherical observation drone that can fly down narrow alleys, hover on the spot, take off vertically and bounce along the ground.
VoltAir shows off electricity powered plane concept at Paris Air Show that is slated for 2035
Solar-powered plane's second cross-border flight cut short (Update)
Swiss solar-powered aircraft Solar Impulse Saturday took off for its second international flight from Brussels for Paris but turned back for the Belgian capital after a series of glitches.