Monthly Archives: May 2015

Orion Heat Shield Analysis Work Nears Conclusion at NASA’s Marshall Center

The harsh buzz of powered cutting tools reverberates in the close air of Building 4705 at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, as a dozen or so technicians and engineers…

Life-prolonging protein could inhibit ageing diseases

Researchers have found a molecule that plays a key link between dietary restriction and longevity in mammals. This discovery may lead to the development of new therapies to inhibit age-related…

New Wi-Fi antenna enhances wireless coverage*

Researchers at Universiti Teknologi MARA in Malaysia have succeeded in using ionised gas in a common fluorescent light tube as an antenna for a Wi-Fi Internet router. Wi-Fi routers are…

IMAGE: SAINT GEORGE BASIN, AUSTRALIA

This satellite image over the Kimberley region of Australia captures the Saint George Basin along the country’s northwestern coast. The basin is a deep harbour connected to the sea by…

Speaking in song

Sing-a-long software developed at A*STAR brings sweet melody to any cacophonous cry. Whether you give it your best — or worst — effort, I2R Speech2Singing technology will make you sound…

Spinning a new version of silk

Simulations and experiments aim to improve on spiders in creating strong, resilient fibers. CAMBRIDGE, Mass— After years of research decoding the complex structure and production of spider silk, researchers have…

Threading the milkyway

These three new images of huge filamentary structures of gas and dust from ESA’s Herschel space observatory reveal how matter is distributed across our Galaxy, the Milky Way. Long and…

MIT cheetah robot lands the running jump

Robot sees, clears hurdles while bounding at 5 mph. CAMBRIDGE, MA — In a leap for robot development, the MIT researchers who built a robotic cheetah have now trained it…

A ray of hope for world’s most endangered turtle

First artificial insemination of Yangtze giant softshell turtle performed. New York– The Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA), San Diego Zoo Global and WCS’s Bronx Zoo announced today that working in conjunction…

Nepal one month after the earthquake

BY JOHANNES ZUTT  | the world Bank It has been a month since a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit central Nepal on April 25. What happened next? Having experienced a real threat…

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