With Atlantis safely home, this Nature video combines footage from all 135 space shuttle missions to create one epic journey “A man’s reach should exceed his grasp.” Surely nothing better embodies Robert Browning’s sentiment than space exploration. Today, an era of human spaceflight came to a close, with wheelstop of STS-135, the final space shuttle […]
Ships of the future may be able to move through the water without a creating a wake. That is according to a pair of physicists in the US, who have proposed a new type of material that lets water flow around an object as if it were not there at all. The design, which has […]
Whether on their own or orbiting as a pair, black holes don’t typically sit still. Not only do they spin, they can also move laterally across their host galaxy. And according to astrophysicists at Brigham Young University, both types of movement power massive jets of energy known as quasars. The study, which appears in the […]
Research outlines math framework that could help convert ‘junk’ energy into useful power A University at Buffalo-led research team has developed a mathematical framework that could one day form the basis of technologies that turn road vibrations, airport runway noise and other “junk” energy into useful power. The concept all begins with a granular system […]
Nasa’s shuttle programme comes to an end as Kennedy Space Centre awaits Atlantis’ landing ……. (update) Space shuttle Atlantis has landed in Florida. NASA shuttle program is now over with Atlantis’ successful space station resupply mission….
Scientists recently detected an organic sugar molecule that is directly linked to the origin of life, in a region of our galaxy where habitable planets could exist. Glycolaldehyde, (HOCH 2 -CH = O) the simplest of the monosaccharide sugars, can react with the substance propenal to form ribose, a central constituent of Ribonucleic acid (RNA), thought to be […]