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Blighty stuffed itself in Galileo airlock and dared EU to pull the lever

Wed, 2018-04-25 15:53
As toys fly from prams, is reminded: You agreed to this

The Galileo rhetoric was turned up a notch today following a report blaming iffy negotiating for the current furore.…

$50 add-on can turn your mobe into a less misanthropic House MD

Wed, 2018-04-25 10:52
Gizmo ideal for diagnosing disease in remote areas

Researchers have come up with an optical gadget which, when attached to a smartphone, can check samples for 12 infectious diseases at once.…

The tech you're reading these words on – you have two Dundee uni boffins to thank for that

Wed, 2018-04-25 10:15
Spear and LeComber stumbled on the thin-film-transistor liquid-crystal display 40 years ago

Every time you use a smartphone, glance at your smart watch, fire up a computer, watch TV or endure a PowerPoint presentation, you experience a little bit of Dundee.…

Russians poised to fire intercontinental ballistic missile... into space with Sentinel-3 sat on board

Wed, 2018-04-25 09:03
Ahhhahaha, had you going then

The European Space Agency (ESA) is all a-quiver at the prospect of the second Sentinel-3 satellite launch, due this evening atop a Russian Rockot launcher.…

Cosmic prang probe: Euro space boffins to smash sats, virtually

Wed, 2018-04-25 06:02
ESA wants to solve crucial riddle: What really happens when accidents occur in orbit?

The European Space Agency is launching a new research project to study satellite collisions in space.…

Turn that bachelor pad into a touch pad: Now you can paint buttons, sensors on your walls

Tue, 2018-04-24 23:58
Conductive material touted by Mickey Mouse boffins

At about $20 per square metre, scientists at Carnegie Mellon University and Disney Research have devised a way to turn walls into a touch interface.…

Scratch Earth-killer asteroid off your list of existential threats

Tue, 2018-04-24 08:31
NASA's fourth release of 'roid-hunting data finds a couple of comets, no dangerous rocks

Video  NASA's fourth release of data from its NEOWISE asteroid-hunter may well come as a relief, as it's again failed to spot a rock worthy of Bruce Willis' attention.…

Astroboffins discover the stink of eggy farts wafting from Uranus

Mon, 2018-04-23 21:45
Space, the rhinal frontier. These are the voyages of the Starship Trivialize...

Scientists have solved a pressing mystery about our Solar System. Does Uranus smell like farts? Yes, yes it does.…

Astroboffins find the stink of eggy farts wafting from Uranus

Mon, 2018-04-23 21:45
Hold your nose, it smells exactly like what you think it does

Scientists have solved a pressing mystery about our Solar System. Does Uranus smell like farts? Yes, yes it does.…

Brexit has shafted the UK's space sector, lord warns science minister

Mon, 2018-04-23 15:51
We're off the team and everything is awful

A letter to science minister Sam Gyimah MP has outlined the impact of Brexit on the UK space sector, and it doesn't make for happy reading.…

Here's another headline where NASA is dragged through the mud for cheap Mars wise cracks

Fri, 2018-04-20 07:02
Oh no, wait, that is the news. Except the cheap part

Pic  Water that once flowed across the surface of Mars caused the formation of mud cracks that were spotted by NASA's Curiosity rover, scientists have confirmed.…

Bloke fruit flies like ejaculating, turn to booze when starved of sexy times

Thu, 2018-04-19 21:01
Closer to human beings than previously thought, clearly

A new study reveals that male fruit flies enjoy the sensation of ejaculation, and are more likely to turn to alcohol when sexually frustrated. Sound familiar?…

Musk: I want to retrieve rockets with big Falcon party balloons

Thu, 2018-04-19 15:06
NASA: Been there, done that

While waiting for TESS to get off the launchpad on Monday, chief exec Elon Musk joked on Twitter about how SpaceX might set about recovering the second stage of the booster.…

SpaceX finally Falcon flings NASA's TESS into orbit

Thu, 2018-04-19 11:48
Booster hurls probe, has nice sit-down on boat in the Atlantic

NASA’s TESS spacecraft is in orbit following a successful launch from Cape Canaveral’s Space Launch Complex 40.…

Pyro-brainiacs set new record with waste-heat-into-electricity study

Thu, 2018-04-19 10:37
Spark off questions from burny laptop, melty server and hot data centre havers

Californian scientists have come up with a way of converting waste heat from electronics back into electricity with improved efficiency, according to a study in Nature Materials.…

Hello DARKNESS, my old friend. I've come to talk with you again... about a 10,000-pixel alien-hunting camera

Wed, 2018-04-18 17:06
A vision softly creeping... of an exoplanet or two

Astronomers are building the world’s largest and most advanced superconducting camera – with the goal of snapping clearer shots of exoplanets for scientists hunting alien life.…

Scissors cut paper. Paper wraps rock. Lab-made enzyme eats plastic

Wed, 2018-04-18 10:19
Brit boffins save planet

A new enzyme developed at the University of Portsmouth will enable the recycling of plastic used for disposable drinks containers.…

NASA's TESS mission in distress, Mars Express restart is a success

Tue, 2018-04-17 11:29
Falcon 9 grounded while turning it off and on again works at ESA

A Guidance and Navigation Control (GNC) issue scuppered last night's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) launch atop a SpaceX Falcon 9. Conversely, the European Space Agency (ESA) celebrated a successful restart of the Mars Express orbiter following a software update.…

If you guessed China’s heavy lifter failed due to a liquid hydrogen turbo engine fault, well done!

Tue, 2018-04-17 05:05
Late 2018 launch plan for third attempt at moon-capable rocket

China’s National Space Administration has figured out why its Long March Y2 launch went awry in July 2017.…

Google to add extra Gmail security… by building a walled garden

Mon, 2018-04-16 21:37
Wants to make money and ignore end-to-end encryption

Google is planning to add several new security features to its ubiquitous email service, Gmail, but they will come with a cost – literally and figuratively.…