Visualising nanoscale changes in the electronic properties of graphene
NPL's Quantum Detection Group has recently published a study in Scientific Reports that casts a new light on the electronic properties of quasi-free standing graphene (QFSG), a material that may find applic ...
NASA to test supersonic parachute in flying saucer launch (Update)
The US space agency plans to try out the largest parachute ever deployed Wednesday during a flying saucer launch that will test new technologies for landing on Mars.
Supersonic NASA parachute torn to pieces in latest test
NASA scientists working toward putting people on Mars said Tuesday a supersonic parachute they are developing to slow a vehicle's approach to the Red Planet partially deployed in a test, but immediately ripped ...
NASA 'flying saucer' launch set for Friday
Bad weather led the US space agency to postpone until Friday the first test of the largest parachute ever deployed, with the view of one day using it to land on Mars.
NASA tests 'flying saucer' device for future Mars landings
NASA launched a giant balloon Monday carrying a kind of "flying saucer" that will test technologies for landing on Mars.
Study concludes that racehorses are getting faster
Despite a general consensus among scientists and in the racing industry that racehorse speed has plateaued, a new study from the University of Exeter has found that racehorses are getting quicker. Further ...
Discovery about the destructive power of bubbles could lead to new industrial applications
Virginia Tech engineers have shed light on what happens to a nearby particle when bubbles burst.
Several popular smart phones fail to reach normal Internet speeds
A lot of users are using outdated mobile devices that fail to reach adequate speeds on mobile networks. This is shown by measurements shared by the users of Netradar, a free mobile application that measures ...
Scientists levitate wood on structured surfaces captured by high speed photography
Scientists from the University of Minnesota have discovered a new behavior of woody biomass that makes it levitate above heated surfaces. Announced in Nature Scientific Reports, the research captures via high speed photog ...
Hawaii skies stand in for Mars atmosphere in NASA gear test (Update)
NASA is using the skies around the Hawaiian island of Kauai to test new technology that it wants to use for landing larger spacecraft—and eventually astronauts—on Mars.
A new space race is on to bring the internet to the whole world
The race is on to get billions of people connected to the internet via a global network of satellites. Europe's Airbus announced this week that it is to design and build up to 900 satellites for the privately owned OneWeb Ltd, which includes Richard Branson as a board member ...
New map of the UK pinpoints tornado hotspots for the first time in two decades
Researchers have updated a map of the UK that pinpoints tornado hotspots for the first time in two decades.
Learning about the birds and the bees helps aid flight
Research into how birds and bees use vision in flight is guiding the design of future autopilots and unmanned aerial vehicles.
FCC seeks $100 mn AT&T fine over 'unlimited' data plans
The US telecommunications regulator said Wednesday it plans to fine AT&T $100 million after the company sharply slowed down data speeds to customers of its unlimited mobile data plans.