The world’s smallest open source autopilot for small unmanned aircraft has been designed, built and tested by esearcher Bart Remes and his team of the Micro Aerial Vehicle Laboratory at the TU Delft faculty of Aerospace Engineering.
As a further development of well-known microscopic and mass spectroscopic methods, the 3D NanoChemiscope maps the physical and chemical surfaces of materials down to the atomic level. This instrument, which is unique in the world, not only delivers high-definition images; it also knows what it is "s...
Grocery merchants in Texas, California and New York will soon have ice cream, frozen foods and fresh produce delivered by tractor trailers whose refrigeration units are powered by fuel cells, a clean technology that makes energy silently and with dramatically reduced emissions.
Although Japan's Sakura-jima Volcano is one of the most active in the world, it rarely makes headlines. One or two small explosions typically occur every few days, with effects no greater than a light dusting of ash in the surrounding cities.
Scientists at JET, the world’s largest fusion energy research facility, have been deliberately melting parts of their own machine as they test materials for the fusion reactors of the future. These apparent acts of scientific vandalism are actually courageous experiments which have yielded valuabl...
Unsaturated fat, in particular omega 3 fatty acids, are often cited as being healthy and beneficial. New research, however, shows that unsaturated fatty acids can increase the risk of allergies in children.
NASA released new photos and video animations depicting the agency’s planned mission to find, capture, redirect, and study a near-Earth asteroid.
Staff at the surgery clinic in Skövde managed to do away with the clinic's queue – simply by changing their working method. This is demonstrated by a case study by Anders Plantin, who is a surgeon at Skaraborg Hospital and a PhD student at Chalmers.
Two Russian cosmonauts wrapped up a 5-hour, 58-minute spacewalk at 1:32 p.m. EDT Thursday, completing the replacement of a laser communications experiment with a new platform for a small optical camera system, the installation of new spacewalk aids and an inspection of antenna covers.
Scientists at Michigan Technological University have replaced expensive platinum, a key ingredient for a novel type of solar cells, with a new material: low-cost 3D graphene.
During its five-year primary mission, NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has given astronomers an increasingly detailed portrait of the universe's most extraordinary phenomena, from giant black holes in the hearts of distant galaxies to thunderstorms on Earth.
The German Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is putting its theoretical findings in renewable energy and electric energy storage into practice by building the largest photovoltaics facility for self-consumption in Germany and produce energy from renewable sources for its own supply.