Monthly Archives: April 2018

ExoMars returns first images from new orbit

The ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter has returned the first images of the Red Planet from its new orbit. The spacecraft arrived in a near-circular 400 km altitude orbit a few weeks…

The green nanotechnology revolution [Asia Research News 2018 feature]

Nanocellulose offers renewable, biodegradable, strong and lightweight components for electronic products. Imagine folding up a paper-thin computer tablet like a newspaper. Such flexible electronics are moving closer to reality, according…

Madison startup completing 100 solar setups in rural Africa

NovoMoto, a spinoff from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, is finishing its first 100 solar lighting installations in the Democratic Republic of Congo. NovoMoto LLC distributes the systems on a rent-to-own…

Obesity inhibits key cancer defense mechanism

Obesity could enhance cancer development while aspirin might prevent it — a new insight into potential targets for cancer prevention. Obesity is a known risk factor for certain types of…

Sub-sea rift spills secrets to seismic probe

Rice University-led study yields first clues about internal structure of Galicia margin HOUSTON – The first study to spring from a Rice University-led 2013 international expedition to map the sea floor off…

ESA and NASA to investigate bringing martian soil to earth

ESA and NASA signed a statement of intent today to explore concepts for missions to bring samples of martian soil to Earth. Spacecraft in orbit and on Mars’s surface have…

TU Delft E|A|S (Evolving Asteroid Starships) project

A group of students and researchers at Delft University of Technology are designing a starship capable of keeping generations of crew alive as they cross the gulf between stars –…

Surface engineering gets the red light

Perovskite particles could improve the performance of solar cells and light-emitting diodes via a simple process to stabilize the nanocrystal surface. A method for chemically stabilizing optical nanocrystals, without degrading…

Human impact on sea urchin abundance

In the longest running study of its kind, researchers found sea urchin populations were strongly affected by human-driven environmental changes. Sea urchin populations are more sensitive to human activities than…

Seventh Sentinel Satellite launched for Copernicus

The second Sentinel-3 satellite, Copernicus Sentinel-3B, was launched today, joining its identical twin Sentinel-3A in orbit. This pairing of satellites increases coverage and data delivery for the European Union’s Copernicus…

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