Universe may be on the brink of collapse (on the cosmological timescale)
NASA image: Astronaut spacesuit testing for orion spacecraft
Engineers and technicians at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston are testing the spacesuit astronauts will wear in the agency's Orion spacecraft on trips to deep space.
Synchronised rotations of molecules for novel investigations
Scientists in Hamburg have resorted to a physical trick to persuade entire groups of molecules to perform synchronized cartwheels, virtually endlessly. This technique opens up new opportunities for imaging ...
Image: Simulating space for JWST's four infrared instruments
Building a space telescope is no mean feat. Conditions here on Earth are drastically different from those experienced in orbit around our planet. How do we know that any telescope built in our controlled ...
Samsung launches Tizen-powered TVs in home market
South Korean electronics giant Samsung Electronics Co. has started domestic sales of high-end televisions powered by its Tizen operating system and plans to add washing machines, fridges and other appliances ...
Graphene multiplies the power of light
Could graphene turn light to electricity? Scientists have shown that graphene can convert a single photon into multiple electrons, showing much promise for future photovoltaic devices.
Dyson gets rid of filter in its newest vacuum
Image: Space simulation chamber prepared for testing Webb telescope
This photo was captured from outside the enormous mouth of NASA's giant thermal vacuum chamber, called Chamber A, at Johnson Space Center in Houston.
ENIAC panels go on display at Oklahoma museum
Key building block of life may have come from deep space
Researchers at UH Mānoa's Department of Chemistry have provided compelling evidence that glycerol, a key molecule in the origin of Earth's living organisms, may have occurred in space more than 4 billion ...
Electromagnetic fluctuation forces across plasmas analogous to so-called weak nuclear interaction forces
A new theoretical work establishes a long-sought-after connection between nuclear particles and electromagnetic theories. Its findings suggest that there is an equivalence between generalised Casimir forces ...
Grabit uses electroadhesion for good grip on objects
NASA Webb's heart survives deep freeze test
After 116 days of being subjected to extremely frigid temperatures like that in space, the heart of the James Webb Space Telescope, the Integrated Science Instrument Module (ISIM) and its sensitive instruments, ...
Image: Mirror array in Large Space Simulator
This vast enclosure, made to appear larger still by an array of mirrors at its end, is ESA's Large Space Simulator.