As they wrap up measuring just how loud a test model of the new Space Launch System rocket can be, NASA engineers are crunching numbers to figure out how they can make sure the rocket's lift-off isn't so loud it destroys itself.
NASA has recently tested a number of specially 3D printed rocket parts, showing just how efficient the technology really is, and how it could potentially revolutionize how the agency makes use of additive manufacturing in rocket design.
Recycled tires could possibly see new life in lithium-ion batteries, according to recent research.
NASA officially announced the approval of the next generation rocket called the Space Launch System (SLS) on Wednesday, enabling the agency to move away from formulation tests and into the practical stages of development.
China suffers from a relatively unique problem. Some cooking establishments use waste oil, called "gutter oil," in their cooking. This is a potentially dangerous practice, and officials have been struggling to figure out how they can better monitor this problem. Now, researchers believe they have the solution.
A veteran of the sky is falling down, and for NASA experts, it's bittersweet. The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite phoned home earlier this week to let the space agency know that it's running low on fuel, and with no way to get a fresh tank up to the orbiting spacecraft, NASA engineers are content to let it gradually fall to a fiery end.
Genius entrepreneur billionaire Elon Musk will be the first to admit that "rockets are tricky," and he owns a team of rocket scientists.
An exceptionally important stage in the building of the Orion spacecraft has finally been completed. Heat shielding to protect the craft from the intense temperatures of an atmospheric reentry has been tiled to its outside, preparing Orion for the live testing that it will undergo by the end of this year.
Researchers are literally lacing electronics through living moths, making "biobots" that could one day redefine the face of search-and-rescue operations. This early work in what seems like the beginnings of the cyborg technology from science fiction is detailed in a recent study.
Researchers claim to have developed an inexpensive and eco-friendly bio-plastic that degrades at a more acceptable rate, compared to traditional plastics. The plastic, they say, is made from vegetable waste and the byproducts of rice and cocoa production, meaning that it will place no new demand on the Earth as well.
In a sort of win-win situation, researchers at MIT have found a way to create solar panels from old recycled car batteries, providing a source of long-lasting, emissions-free power.
Many octopus and cuttlefish have the remarkable ability to change the hue of their skin to better reflect their surroundings. Now soldiers may one day be able to pull off the same feat, blending into their environment no matter where they go.
Earlier last month, Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) successfully landed a new and reusable version of the Falcon 9 rocket's booster stage. The private space-faring company has just released a video of the reusable rocket in action, showcasing technology that might help usher in a new age of space exploration.
Just last week, an astronaut aboard the International Space Station (ISS) drove a car-sized rover back on Earth during a demonstration of the European Space Agency's (ESA) latest advancements in remote communication software.
Researchers have crafted a small bio-sensing tattoo that can also convert a chemical in sweat into power. Right now, this "bio-battery" only powers the tattoo itself, but experts hope to one day use this technology to power small electronic devices.