Solar sail mission launches with X-37B spaceplane

Posted in Science on 22nd May, 2015
by Alex Muller

The light-propelled LightSail is a CubeSat about the size of a loaf of bread, built by the Planetary Society as a technology demonstrator for a non-rocket propulsion system.

Computing at the speed of light with ultracompact beamsplitter

Posted in Hardware on 19th May, 2015
by Alex Muller

Light is the fastest thing you can use to transmit information. With all light, computing can eventually be millions of times faster.

Colors help set bodys internal clock

Posted in Featured, Science on 19th Apr, 2015
by Alex Muller

'What this opens up is the possibility for enhancing existing ways of treating jet lag or things like seasonal depression disorder'

Spacecraft Traveling Close to Light Speed Should Be Visible with Current Technology, Say Engineers

Posted in Science on 7th Apr, 2015
by Alex Muller

Spacecraft interact with the cosmic microwave background to produce a light signature. That means we should be able to spot any nearby.

New technology purifies water with sunlight and catalysts

Posted in Hardware on 2nd Jan, 2015
by Alex Muller

A system that uses sunlight and catalysts to purify polluted water at a high reaction rate, improving access to clean water where it's needed.