Day: September 29, 2019

Space Photos of the Week: The ISS is Out of This World

The International Space Station is a football-field-sized science laboratory that orbits some 250 miles above Earth. Usually between three to nine people are on board at any time, and while it seems like they’re probably playing with floating water and watching their hair do funny things, they’re actually doing a lot of science.In any case,…

NASA wants to send nuclear rockets to the Moon and Mars

Just north of the Tennessee River near Huntsville, Alabama, there’s a six-story rocket test stand in a small clearing of loblolly pines. It’s here, in a secluded corner of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, that the US Army and NASA performed critical tests during the development of the Redstone rocket. In 1958, this rocket became…

Unbelievable Moment Black Hole Shreds A Star Caught By Astronomers

By : Lucy Connolly On : 27 Sep 2019 15:45NASAAstronomers have released awe-inspiring footage recreating the moment a black hole tears apart a star millions of light-years away.NASA’S Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), which has been tasked with searching space for new planets witnessed more than it bargained for.The incredible phenomenon, called a tidal disruption…

Algorithms help robot dogs trot more like real animals

Robot dogs can move efficiently, but not all that naturally — and no, twerking doesn’t count. Virginia Tech researchers think they can do better. They’re developing a combination of algorithms and sensors that help robots move with gaits more like those of real animals. The system mimics the behavior of vertebrates, whose balance control comes…

Facial recognition tech could help unlock secrets of dark matter in the universe

Could the same technology that is used to unlock people’s smartphones also help unlock the secrets of the universe? It may sound unlikely, but that’s exactly what researchers from Switzerland’s science and technology-focused university ETH Zurich are working to achieve. Using a variation of the type of artificial intelligence neural network behind today’s facial recognition…