Admin October 24, 2016

Astronomers have speculated for years that there could be a large planet in the outer reaches of our solar system, but no such object has ever been directly observed. However, the harder we look, the more plausible the existence of “planet nine” becomes. Astronomers Konstantin Batygin and Mike Brown of Caltech have added another piece […]

Admin October 22, 2016

Tesla recently announced all new vehicles coming off the line would fully support its self-driving technology, at least eventually. The company also included some details on how customers who purchase self-driving vehicles are allowed to use their cars. The company’s claims will almost certainly be tested in court, given how Tesla is attempting to execute […]

Admin October 21, 2016

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Extraterrestrial exploration has 99 problems, and Schiaparelli and Juno are two. Thankfully there’s a new deep zoom into Eta Carinae in which we can drown our collective sorrows. ExtremeTechExtreme – ExtremeTech

Admin October 21, 2016

As it would seem, the Great Galactic Ghoul is still hungry, and the ESA’s ExoMars Schiaparelli lander might have been its next meal. Just moments before the lander was to touchdown on Martian soil, mission control lost contact with it, and it isn’t looking good for the surface mission. Schiaparelli departed cleanly from TGO (the Trace […]

Admin October 21, 2016

For people with severe allergies, having a ready supply of epinephrine (also known as adrenaline) can be the difference between a mild inconvenience and death. That’s why the recent price hike on the EpiPen auto-injector manufactured by Mylan was such a hot button issue for patients. The company’s CEO, Heather Bresch was subjected to a […]

Admin October 20, 2016

In a quest to find a way to convert carbon dioxide into something useful, researchers from Oak Ridge National Labs in TN stumbled across an inexpensive, room-temperature catalyst for turning CO2 into ethanol. The new catalyst is made of copper nanoparticles, electroplated onto a substrate of vapor-deposited, nitrogen-doped graphene nanospikes, all atop a slice of n-type silicon […]

Admin October 19, 2016

Mars is a long way from home, and the trips between here and the Red Planet could be a long, lonely time. With each one-way flight needing months and months, travelers are going to need more than a Big Book of Crossword Puzzles to while away the hours. But with no in-flight broadband and payload […]

Admin October 19, 2016

The world is starting to feel like a three-ring circus. Dr. Igor Ashurbeyli doesn’t want to live on this crazy planet anymore, and he means to put a space station called Asgardia in orbit for like-minded folks to escape there. This is not an altogether terrible idea, but it’s close enough for government work. Since […]