Monthly Archives: May 2017

New method allows real-time monitoring of irradiated materials

Technique will enable continuous measurement of damage to materials in high-radiation environments. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — A new advance on a method developed by MIT researchers could enable continuous, high-precision monitoring…

New centre introducing ESA projects and space firms to 3D printing

ESA is establishing a new ‘one-stop shop’ covering 3D printing for space in partnership with the Manufacturing Technology Centre. The MTC research organisation, based in Coventry and home to the…

Stem cells yield nature’s blueprint for body’s vasculature

In the average adult human, there are an estimated 100,000 miles of capillaries, veins and arteries — the plumbing that carries life-sustaining blood to every part of the body, including…

New scaling law predicts how wheels drive over sand

Formula could help optimize construction vehicles, military tanks, and rovers on Mars. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — When engineers design a new aircraft, they carry out much of the initial testing not on…

GW Pharmaceuticals Reports Strong Phase 3 Data for Cannabis Drug

British-based GW Pharmaceuticals received more good news regarding its cannabis-based drug Epidiolex. The drug maker announced positive Phase 3 data from a randomized study testing the treatment, which is a…

Atomic oxygen generator stimulates fire in the sky

ESA has begun operating a new simulator that fires a laser to generate a variety of oxygen normally encountered only in low orbits – and known to eat away at…