NASA's LADEE spacecraft gets final science instrument installed
Engineers at NASA's Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif., have installed the third and final science instrument that will fly onboard NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE).
Bacterial photosynthetic reaction center harvests more light thanks to tailored organic antenna
Getting energy from sunlight: Plants have it down; humans have not quite got the knack for it. Hybrid systems made from natural and synthetic components could open new routes for harvesting solar energy. ...
RoF technology holds promise for wireless and wireline on a single platform
EU-funded scientists experimentally and theoretically validated technology for the future convergence of wireless and wireline communications into a common infrastructure.
Black holes provide us with knowledge of the Earth
Black holes in distant galaxies can provide us with vital knowledge about our planet. Chalmers is currently building two new telescopes which, despite the fact they are directed out into space, will measure and map the Earth.
Interstellar travelers may be helped by physicist's calculations that solve the Pioneer anomaly
(Phys.org)—Former President Bill Clinton recently expressed his support for interstellar travel at the 100 Year Spaceship Symposium, an international event advocating for human expansion into other star ...
Li-Fi: Edinburgh prof seeds LEDs for communication
ASKAP: 36-dish Australian telescope array opens for business
The Australian Square Kilometer Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) is now standing tall in the outback of Western Australia, and will officially be turned on and open for business on Friday, October 5, 2012 . This ...
NASA spacecraft records 'Earthsong'
Nobody ever said anything about singing, though. A NASA spacecraft has just beamed back a beautiful song sung by our own planet.
Data that lives forever is possible: Japan's Hitachi
As Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones prove, good music lasts a long time; now Japanese hi-tech giant Hitachi says it can last even longer—a few hundred million years at least.
Sounds of space: New 'chorus' recording by RBSP's EMFISIS instrument
(Phys.org)—Researchers from the Electric and Magnetic Field Instrument Suite and Integrated Science (EMFISIS) team at the University of Iowa have released a new recording of an intriguing and well-known ...
Radar technology: Now housed within thumbtack-sized chip
Today's parking assistant systems enable drivers to safely park their cars even in the narrowest of gaps. Such sophisticated parking aids, and also manufacturing robots which, to move about in unknown environments, ...
Seeing the birth of the universe in an atom of hydrogen
Windows to the past, stars can unveil the history of our universe, currently estimated to be 14 billion years old. The farther away the star, the older it is—and the oldest stars are the most difficult ...
A millimeter-scale, wirelessly powered cardiac device
A team of engineers at Stanford has demonstrated the feasibility of a super-small, implantable cardiac device that gets its power not from batteries, but from radio waves transmitted from outside the body. The implanted device ...
Space-warping white dwarfs produce gravitational waves
(Phys.org)—Gravitational waves, much like the recently discovered Higgs boson, are notoriously difficult to observe. Scientists first detected these ripples in the fabric of space-time indirectly, using ...