Technology

Next-generation space weather forecasts, DSCOVR ready to replace ACE on July 27

NOAA's Deep Space Climate Observatory - DSCOVR - has completed instrument validation after reaching the first sun-Earth Lagrange point (L1), approximately 1.6 million km (1 million miles) from Earth, and is ready to go operational on July 27, 2016, taking over...

June 24, 2016

UAE building man-made mountain to modify weather and improve rainfall

With the help of experts from the US-based University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), the United Arab Emirates is in the first stage of building a man-made mountain that aims to maximize country's efforts to modify weather and increase rainfall....

May 07, 2016

HERTS E-sail concept begins testing

NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center began testing Heliopause Electrostatic Rapid Transit System (HERTS) E-Sail, a concept for a potentially revolutionary propulsion system that could send spacecraft to the edge of our solar system, the heliopause, faster than...

April 13, 2016

Interstellar spacecraft within a human reach

Yuri Milner, a billionaire from Russia, announced his proposal on developing a lightweight spacecraft capable of journeying about 40 trillion km through space toward Alpha Centauri, our nearest star and it's planets, at a conference held in New York City on...

April 13, 2016

Mapping sea level from space using GPS reflections

New research conducted in collaboration between the scientists from the National Oceanography Center (NOC) in the UK and the University of Michigan and Jet Propulsion Laboratory, US, has utilized the GPS signal, commonly used for 'sat-navs' to map the sea...

February 24, 2016

A drone firefighter scout to fight fires in extreme indoor conditions

A group of scientists, from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), have developed a scout firefighter drone, capable of fighting fires in difficult to reach, high places. The drone can also locate the fire source and people trapped inside,...

January 26, 2016

A step closer to 3-D printed rocket engine

A team of NASA scientists has moved a step closer to building a completely 3-D printed, high-performance rocket engine. They manufactured engine parts and test fired them with oxygen and cryogenic liquid hydrogen to produce about 9 tons (20 000 pounds) of thrust....

December 23, 2015

Germany one step closer to clean energy: Wendelstein 7-X fusion device now in operation

The biggest step so far toward the world's goal of providing clean, virtually limitless energy resources has been made, as the scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) in Greifswald, Germany produced the first helium plasma. The plasma was...

December 11, 2015

China holding secrets of cloning technology

The world's largest cloning factory, Boyalife Group in China, possesses an advanced technology capable of replicating human beings, AFP reported on December 1, 2015. The company is currently not using the technology to create a human clone, due to highly...

December 03, 2015

New coronagraph design to be tested in an upcoming CubeSat mission

A team of scientists at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center plan to send a ball sized spherical titanium occulter to study the Sun's corona. This mission is expected to help scientists understand Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs) much more clearly. The spherical...

November 14, 2015

The next generation of space suits

The next generation of suit technologies is being developed by a team of NASA's experts. The space suits have been designed to aid in deep space exploration by incorporating parts of advanced technologies such as carbon dioxide removal and water evaporation...

November 13, 2015

Pioneering project uses mobile phone tracking to aid relief support in Nepal

A team of experts from the University of Southampton have pioneered using daily monitoring of mobile phone data to track the movement of displaced population across the areas of Nepal affected by the major April 2015 earthquake. The tracking is designed to help with...

November 12, 2015

World’s largest floating wind farms to power UK homes in few years

The construction of the world's largest floating wind farm has been approved off the coast of Peterhead in Scotland, Scottish Government announced on November 2, 2015. The UK's first floating wind development, Hywind, will be built about 25 km (15.5 miles)...

November 05, 2015

Scientists create a Star Trek like tractor beam

Since Star Trek, tractor beams have been the staple of space based science fiction. However, a group of researchers belonging to the Universities of Sussex and Bristol, in collaboration with ultrasound technology startup Ultrahaptics, have actually created a sonic...

October 29, 2015

Quantum information successfully teleported using optical fiber over a record breaking distance

Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have conducted an experiment confirming that quantum communication over long distances is possible. Research team has successfully "teleported" quantum information carried in light particl

September 28, 2015

CERN scientists developping magnetic shield for astronauts’ protection against cosmic rays

A team at CERN is working with the European Space Radiation Superconducting Shield (SR2S) project to develop a superconducting magnet that could guard astronauts against cosmic radiation during deep-space missions.For deep space missions to be safe, we need to find out

August 08, 2015

The solar power forecast to account for one third of new electricity generation by 2040: China becoming the global leader

On Tuesday, August 4, 2015 China announced it's plan to reduce the usage of fossil fuels over the next 15 years, and further increase it's investments in solar power. This project is in agreement with UN's new pledge to cut carbon emissions around the globe.

August 07, 2015