Happy 25th anniversary Hubble! As of April 24, it has been a whopping quarter of a century since the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) rocketed out of Earth's atmosphere to begin its mission of surveying the stars. Since then, it's had a hand in... well, just about any space research you can think of. Now, on the advent of this landmark anniversary, we take a look at what the Hubble has accomplished, and what the future has in store for it.
Experts have some new plans for the International Space Station (ISS), and they have absolutely nothing to do with space, exploration, or even astronauts. A new investigation will be using the uniquely high vantage point of the orbital space station to help track animals in trouble - the results of which could improve conservation strategies around the world.
Spam: it's something that every person new to email quickly learns to hate. Sure, there are filters, but something always slips through - the consequence of an ongoing war between spammers and filter designers. Now new research has proposed that the next generation of filters takes a tip from an entirely different kind of war: one that goes on beneath our feet.
On March 18, 2011, NASA's MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) spacecraft finally inserted itself into orbit around Mercury after six and a half years of traveling across our solar system. Now the 11-year-old spacecraft is finally retiring, with plans to end its career by leaving its mark on the planet it observed for so long.
Scientists at Northwestern University are one step closer to creating a brain-like computer, according to a new study.
New-age nerds may have become a bit disenchanted with the superhero known as Daredevil after his latest Hollywood flop, but diehard fans of the man in red still know that he has one of the coolest superpowers out there. Now researchers are showing that rodents can have this superpower too, as blind rats can still "see" where they are going in a maze with a little help from sensor tech.
In astonishing new research, scientists have developed a smart phone app that can effectively detect various diseases and bacteria, potentially changing the field of medicine.
When you think "future roads," you might start thinking of glistening stretches of metal under hovering cars, or perhaps endless blocks of sturdy solar panels that shine with LEDs. Now, researcher have announced that the next generation of roads might simply be green - made from discarded plant product rather than oil-based bitumen.
Flow Hive, the futuristic beehive that is taking 90 percent of the labor out of beekeeping, and saving honeybees in the process, recently set its sights on saving a new group in danger - the citizens of Vanuatu. The small island nation was recently ravaged by Cyclone Pam, and in 24 hours, the Flow Hive inventors managed to raise nearly $100,000 for rebuilding efforts.
Enthusiasts who have been following NASA's mission plans closely might be a little disappointed with the space agency's latest decision concerning the historic Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM). The mission, the very name of which held the promise of physically capturing an asteroid, will now simply be plucking a boulder from the surface of a hurtling space rock as it flies by in 2022.
New research has found that magnets can manipulate heat and sound, a discovery that can potentially lead to practical applications in the future.
Traveling into the deepest depths of the Earth has frequently been a premise for some of Hollywood's more ridiculous science-fiction movies. However, experts have long known that there is no place for humanity - or life as we know it - under the incredible heat and pressure's of our planet's core. Now, researchers are using some of the world's most powerful supercomputers to look where we physically cannot.
Imagine, heaven forbid, that you are stranded in a disaster zone without any way out and without any way of signaling for help. All might seem lost, until you hear a buzzing above your head. No, it's not a rescue plane, nor is it a drone. Instead, it's a beetle, but one sporting a very sophisticated looking backpack. This is a cyborg beetle, and it could very well be the future face of search-and-rescue.
Scientists are turning to nature for inspiration for robotic materials that can think, according to new research.