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Space elevator a reality by 2050?

02/21/2012, We have seen how Mitsubishi’s elevators were able to hit the 60kph mark just earlier this month, but no matter how fast an elevator goes, there still is a limit to the height, right? The tallest buildings in the world might even induce vertigo in...

CleanSpace One janitor satellite set to clean our atmosphere

02/16/2012, There are approximately 16,000 pieces of debris larger than 10cm that are known to surround our planet, and there’s nothing pretty much nothing we can do about it bar sending someone up to space to clean it up. Well, it looks like that’s...

Augmented Reality system diagnoses medical problems even in space

02/10/2012, When you are in space, there are plenty of restrictions to adhere to, including not being able to eat or drink as you place, and neither can you just pee in the conventional method. Having said that, while most astronauts are supposed to be in tip top...

Stanford is building the “world’s largest” digital camera

11/11/2011, A team at the Stanford University are working on what they are calling the world’s largest digital camera, which was designed to be used to capture images of faint astronomical objects. The camera is being built for the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope...

R2 robot sends tweets from space

08/25/2011, While Japan’s Tweeting-robot won’t be in space until 2013, NASA’s R2 robot that has recently awakened at the International Space Station has started sending us Tweets from space. It has been reported that the R2 (Robonaut 2)’s...

China prepares for “Armageddon” scenario

08/22/2011, Have you heard of 99942 Apophis? If you haven’t, it’s a 46 million tonne, 1,600 foot wide asteroid that’s currently hurtling our way. Before you rush off and start packing and preparing for shelter, not to worry as it is said to safely pass Earth...

Cocoon Grid-It! used in NASA experiment

08/15/2011, One of the best ways to attract the attention of the public when you’re selling a product is by attaching big names to it. And that’s what Cocoon Innovations did when it got NASA to use its Grid-It! storage system in its latest series of...

AstroClip lets your iPhone photograph the cosmos

07/22/2011, We know that the iPhone 4 is one heck of a popular camera. People pull it out of their pockets to snap photographs all the time but this usually happens in social events and random situations. But what if you wanted to use your iPhone 4 to take...

Fujifilm 3D camera brought to space by the European Space Agency

04/20/2011, In an official announcement from Fujifilm UK, they have stated that the European Space Agency (ESA) has brought one of their 3D cameras into outer space to record stunning 3D movies in space as well as to capture 3D images. The camera they brought up with...

NASA announces where space shuttles go to rest

04/12/2011, In a ceremony held at the Kennedy Space Center today, NASA’s Administrator Charlie Bolden announced where all the space shuttles that have taken their final flights will go to rest. In addition to announcing the resting places of the shuttles, they...

Space suit that generates energy when moved

04/08/2011, A team of college students that have been conducting NASA research on the innovative ways to use nanotechnology recently made an exciting breakthrough. They’ve managed to come up with a suit that can harness all the energy generated by a human being...

NASA’s Mars rover: Curiosity almost complete

04/06/2011, The NASA rover, Curiosity, which had to abandon its plans to bring 3D cameras to Mars, is almost ready for its mission later this year. NASA has just announced that the exploring vehicle is nearing its final stages of completion and they released brand...