Next week NASA will be launching equipment for the Lunar Laser Communication Demonstration, via Orbital Science’s Minotaur V rocket. The equipment will be headed to the moon, so NASA can test two way laser communications between earth and space.
A collaborative effort between Japan Robotech, Kokushikan University, and the Waseda University Faculty of Science and Engineering demonstrates to us how a simple smartphone-based “wheeled” robot could conquer any kind of terrain.
Scientists Rajesh Rao and Andrea Stocco at the University Of Washington believe that they are the first people to demonstrate human brain-to-brain communication, using an electronic interface.
Have you ever felt like you want to momentarily sink into the awesome world of Japanese comic books (manga) ? Well, this new innovation might just do the trick for you.
Engineers at the University of Washington have created a new wireless communications technology that works without relying on batteries for power. The technology, called ‘ambient backscatter’, takes advantage of the existing background radio and television waves which buzz through us and around us all day, every day.
On Tuesday, media in Australia and New Zealand reported that the latter country has approved an experimental aircraft permit for Martin Aircraft Company, which may lead to commercial development of a working jetpack – sort of.
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) finally launches a new freezer unit to the International Space Station (ISS). No refrigerated goodies though, because the unit is designated to be used for pure scientific research.
A year ago today NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover successfully landed on the Red Planet, beginning a new chapter in exploration of what some are hoping will one day be home to our descendants.
Researchers at the University of Texas managed to steer a 213-foot yacht off course, by deceiving the vessel with false GPS signals, raising concern over the security of GPS.
A new method for measuring the spin of supermassive black holes could help astronomers better understand how the black holes drive the growth of galaxies.
Variations and asymmetry in the arteries that supply blood to the brain may be one of the key reasons behind why people get migraines, says new research.
A new material with the same thermal conductivity as diamond has been discovered, and may revolutionize passive cooling in electronics.
A new ceramic coating around nuclear fuel rods may prevent the chemical reaction that caused a build-up of hydrogen in the Fukushima nuclear reactor and later led to an explosion and spreading of nuclear material.
A pair of security experts have demonstrated that by using a laptop, an old game controller and some software, it’s possible to tap into the onboard computer chip in some modern cars and take control of them.
The Indian army spent roughly six months watching and documenting what they thought were two Chinese spy drones, but were actually the planets Jupiter and Venus.
Centaurs are small celestial bodies found between the orbits of Jupiter and Neptune. Their true nature has been a great mystery to astrophysicists, but NASA’s WISE may finally have determined that they are comets.
A Martian mystery may have been solved after energy beams were used to prove that the age of a Martian meteorites is actually 4 billion years younger than previously assumed.
The Blackbody force is a newly discovered force that attracts atoms and molecules to hot, opaque objects emitting blackbody radiation. Under certain circumstances, the new force is stronger than gravity.
Scientists have managed to find a way to activate head regeneration in a species of flatworm that usually has no regenerative abilities.
Images taken last Thursday by both Cassini spacecraft have been successfully received, and processed. On Monday, NASA released the anticipated shot of Earth, which was taken from 898 million miles away, right next to Saturn.