NASAs Mars-Bound Rocket Just Passed a Major Test

Posted in Science on 29th Jun, 2016
by Alex Muller

NASA successfully fired-up one of those 77-tonne rocket boosters by lighting it up at full power, all while never leaving the ground.

Artificial synapse said to rival biological synapses in energy consumption and function

Posted in Science on 28th Jun, 2016
by Alex Muller

An artificial synapse that emulates a biological synapse while requiring less energy has been developed by POSTECH researchers in Korea.

Paul Allen making the largest plane ever for Stratolaunch

Posted in Science on 23rd Jun, 2016
by Alex Muller

Stratolaunch will be a air-launch platform for orbital satellites and will rank among the largest aircraft in history; its wingspan alone will stretch the length of a football field.

Blue Origin finds success in parachute failure and fourth rocket landing

Posted in Science on 20th Jun, 2016
by Alex Muller

Like rivals SpaceX, Blue Origin's aim is to develop reusable rockets as a means of making space travel cheap and more accessible.

3d printing rocket parts and liquified natural gas could also dramatically lower launch costs

Posted in Hardware on 19th Apr, 2016
by Alex Muller

Reusable rockets could greatly lower launch costs but other significant technologies are 3D printing and natural gas rocket fuel.