Category: Science News

MIT’s ‘Implosion Fabrication’ Shrinks Objects to Create Nanoscale Versions

The smaller you want something to be, the harder it is to build. This is the barrier holding back many technologies from batteries to optics, but a new technique...

Archaeologists Discover Unspoiled Egyptian Tomb, Sealed For 4,400 Years

When it comes to Egyptian archaeology, unspoiled tombs are vanishingly rare. Even the tomb of King Tutankhamun, KV62, which survived to the present day relatively...

Parker Solar Probe Beams Back Data From the Sun’s Corona

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe set a record when it launched earlier this year as the fastest spacecraft in history with a top speed of around 430,000 miles per hour....

SpaceX and NASA Push Back Crewed Dragon Test Flight

SpaceX and Boeing are both working toward full certification of their respective spacecraft to carry astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS). it’s been a...

Scientists Turn Wasp Venom Into Potentially Groundbreaking Antibiotic

Decades of antibiotic overuse have bread new generations of super-bacteria that can go on living even when hit with the most potent drugs we’ve got. Scientists are...

Probe Headed for Mercury Fires Most Powerful Ion Drive Ever Built

The BepiColombo Mercury probe is a joint mission between the European Space Agency (ESA) and Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). The probe is intended to study...

Scientists Measure the Total Brightness of the Universe: 4 x 10⁸⁴ Photons

Our local star is very bright by human standards—just looking at it for a few seconds can wreck your vision. That’s just an infinitesimal fraction of the total...

MIT Studies Micro-Impacts at 100 Million Frames Per Second

Engineers know that tiny, super-fast objects can cause damage to spacecraft, but it’s been difficult to understand exactly how the damage happens because the moment of...

NASA Reveals 9 Commercial Partners for Lunar Missions

NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine hosted a press conference today to reveal the next phase of the agency’s lunar ambitions. The Commercial Lunar Payload Services...

Here’s What’s Next for NASA’s InSight Mars Lander

NASA’s InSight mission has successfully landed on the red planet, making it the first Mars landing for the agency in six years. With the solar panels deployed, it’s...