Insane Light System Blasts the Energy of 10000 Suns – Gizmodo

Insane Light System Blasts the Energy of 10000 Suns – Gizmodo

Image: DPA German scientists have constructed a powerful new light system that can focus energy equivalent to the radiation of 10,000 suns onto a single spot. Eventually, they hope, this “artificial sun” could be used to produce environmentally-friendly fuels. Advertisement The impressive light system is called Synlight, and it’s located in Juelich, about nine miles west […]

SpaceX ‘super-excited’ about Port Canaveral complex – Florida Today

SpaceX ‘super-excited’ about Port Canaveral complex – Florida Today

CLOSE x Embed x Share The new lease will allow SpaceX to recover, refurbish and reuse rockets much more quickly. Wochit Buy Photo Ricky Lim, Sr. Director, Launch Operations, SpaceX, gave a presentation to port commissioners at the Canaveral Port Authority meeting Wednesday morning on their future plans at Port Canaveral. (Photo: MALCOLM DENEMARK/FLORIDA TODAY)Buy […]

Skin powered by the sun? Energy-saving prosthetic limbs get better feeling – Reuters

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Amputees with prosthetic limbs may soon have much a better sense of touch, temperature and texture, thanks to the energy-saving power of the sun, British researchers said on Thursday. While prosthetics are usually fully powered using batteries, a new prototype from University of Glasgow researchers opens up the possibility for […]

Congress Mulls Options for Space Station Beyond 2024 – Space.com

The United States’ ability to send astronauts to Mars in the mid-2030s depends in part on cutting back or ending government funding for the International Space Station (ISS) after 2024, the head of a congressional subcommittee that oversees NASA said Wednesday (March 22). “We ought to be aware that remaining on the […]

Trump signs NASA bill aimed at sending people to Mars – Washington Post

President Trump just signed a bill authorizing $19.5 billion in funding for NASA — the first such authorization bill for the space agency in seven years. The bill more or less aligns with the budget blueprint Trump laid out last week. NASA won’t face the same cuts as other science and medical agencies, which stand to […]

Breaks observed in Mars rover wheel treads – Phys.Org

Breaks observed in Mars rover wheel treads – Phys.Org

Two of the raised treads, called grousers, on the left middle wheel of NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover broke during the first quarter of 2017, including the one seen partially detached at the top of the wheel in this image from the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera on the rover’s arm. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS A routine […]

Ancient relative of crabs, shrimps and lobsters is named in honor of David Attenborough – Los Angeles Times

Scientists have discovered the fossil remains of a 430-million-year-old crustacean previously unknown to science – a proto-shrimp that they’re naming in honor of British naturalist and television personality David Attenborough. The new species, described in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, could shed fresh light on crustacean evolution. “Our analysis suggests that it is an […]

Stephen Hawking Raises Concerns Over Trump’s Environmental Policy – Tech Times

Leading physicist Stephen Hawking has slammed President Donald Trump’s environmental policy and called for the ousting of Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt. Hawking is a recipient of the prestigious U.S. Franklin medal for science and winner of the presidential Medal of Freedom from Barack Obama and spoke out his concerns over “definite swing […]

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