engineering

Pilot plant demonstrates low-cost conversion of CO2 into fuel

Posted in Business, Science on 12th Jul, 2019
by Alex Muller

After running a pilot plant for three years, Canadian company Carbon Engineering (CE) has broken down the costs of an air capture system and shown it can be done much more cost-effectively than previously thought.

Rotating pulse rocket may find use in space launches

Posted in Hardware, Science on 26th Mar, 2019
by Alex Muller

Engineers are working on a revolutionary new rocket engine that can not only breath air while in the atmosphere, but can burn incoming air at supersonic speeds.

SpinLaunch raises $40M from Airbus, Google and others for space catapult

Posted in Science on 17th Jun, 2018
by Alex Muller

SpinLaunch says it's raised a total of $40 million from a high-profile array of investors to get a space catapult system ready for launch by 2022.

China is developing plans for a suborbital space plane for tourists

Posted in Hardware on 4th Oct, 2016
by Alex Muller

Unlike the Shuttle or the X037B, the smaller version of China's space plane will carry all its fuel internally, and the concept seems to lack booster rockets.

New 'Artificial Synapse' Gets Closer to Mimicking Brain Connections

Posted in Science on 30th Sep, 2016
by Alex Muller

A brain-inspired computing component provides the most faithful emulation yet of connections among neurons in the human brain, researchers say.