Molecular Machine Could Hold Key to More Efficient Manufacturing (11/01/2013)

An industrial revolution on a minute scale is taking place in laboratories at The University of Manchester with the development of a highly complex machine that mimics how molecules are made in nature.

Our Galaxy May Host Billions of Earth-Size Planets – Study (08/01/2013)

At least 17 billion Earth-size planets may inhabit the Milky Way galaxy, SPACE.com reported citing a new study by US astronomers.

NASA Space Shuttle Stuff (04/01/2013)

Now that the US space shuttle program is defunct, NASA is leasing and selling some of its facilities and equipment at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida to private companies and entrepreneurs.

Next Step in Launching Astronauts from U.S. Soil: NASA Awards Commercial Crew Certification Contracts (12/12/2012)

NASA announced Dec. 10 the next step in its plan to launch American astronauts from U.S. soil, selecting three companies to conduct activities under contracts that will enable future certification of commercial spacecraft as safe to carry humans to the International Space Station.

Trapping Malware With Honeypots (12/12/2012)

Hackers systematically scan the Internet for vulnerable systems with the help of self-spreading malware. On average, accessible systems are the target of an attack every three minutes whereby security loopholes are often exploited. In order to protect systems better, cyber experts study their opponents' work. One possibility is the use of "Honeypots." These are computers integrated into the Internet and are only there to record attempted attacks.

Voyager crossing superhighway to solar system exit (12/12/2012)

On its way out of the solar system, the Voyager 1 spacecraft has encountered a “magnetic highway” of charged particles — a hint that the spacecraft may not have far to go before reaching the brink of interstellar space.

Wind and Solar Power Paired With Storage Could Power Grid 99.9 Percent of the Time (11/12/2012)

Renewable energy could fully power a large electric grid 99.9 percent of the time by 2030 at costs comparable to today's electricity expenses, according to new research by the University of Delaware and Delaware Technical Community College.

Tiny Compound Semiconductor Transistor Could Challenge Silicon's Dominance (11/12/2012)

Silicon's crown is under threat: The semiconductor's days as the king of microchips for computers and smart devices could be numbered, thanks to the development of the smallest transistor ever to be built from a rival material, indium gallium arsenide.

Copper, Gold and Tin for Efficient Chips (10/12/2012)

With gold, copper or tin and special galvanizing processes, scientists are improving the function of semi-conductors and making the manufacture of microelectronic systems a child's play. Especially the LED industry could profit from this.

Artificial Brain Mimics Human Abilities and Flaws (07/12/2012)

Spaun, a new software model of a human brain, is able to play simple pattern games, draw what it sees and do a little mental arithmetic. It powers everything it does with 2.5 million virtual neurons, compared with a human brain's 100 billion.  But its mistakes, not its abilities, are what surprised its makers the most, said Chris Eliasmith, an engineer and neuroscientist at the University of Waterloo in Canada.