Using origami and kirigami to inspire reconfi

Using origami and kirigami to inspire reconfi

image: Reconfigurable metamaterial that can either fold flat (AO2) in a pattern other than the original (O3), or deploy into two distinct configurations (A2O and A3) that are rigid and load-bearing view more Credit: Damiano Pasini et al. Origami, the Japanese art of folding paper into decorative shapes and figures, has long served as inspiration … Read more

Bezos’ Blue Origin May Ferry Futuristic Radio Telescope To Moon’s Far Side

Bezos’ Blue Origin May Ferry Futuristic Radio Telescope To Moon’s Far Side

An artist’s conception of Blue Origin’s Blue Moon lander on the lunar far side. Blue Origin, Inc./Jack Burns In the foothills of Colorado’s Rocky Mountain front range —- an area well known for cutting-edge space technology —- Jack Burns, a longtime astrophysics professor at the University of Colorado, Boulder —- may finally be seeing a … Read more

Hyperextended crustal structure of the Qiongd

Hyperextended crustal structure of the Qiongd

image: The pink blocks show the distribution of late Cenozoic magmatism in the QDNB and its adjacent areas view more Credit: ©Science China Press This study is led by Dr. Shaohong Xia (South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences). The Qiongdongnan Basin (QDNB), a typical rifted basin in the northwestern South China … Read more

New shapeshifting robot design offers solutions for long-distance space missions | News

New shapeshifting robot design offers solutions for long-distance space missions |  News

“Hi. My name is Hiro Hamada and I’ve been working on something that’s pretty cool. This … is a microbot!” To thunderous applause from an appreciative audience, Hiro, the main character in the Disney animated movie Big Hero 6, demonstrates how microbots work. Controlled by his headset computer, a shapeshifting cloud of thousands of finger-sized … Read more

Starliner spacecraft cleared for undocking and re-entry – Spaceflight Now

Starliner spacecraft cleared for undocking and re-entry – Spaceflight Now

Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft docked at the International Space Station. Credit: NASA Astronauts on the International Space Station closed the hatch to Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft Tuesday, and ground teams used the lab’s robotic arm to inspect the capsule’s heat shield to clear the vehicle for undocking Wednesday and return to Earth for a late afternoon landing … Read more

Hubble reaches new milestone in mystery of universe’s expansion rate — ScienceDaily

Hubble reaches new milestone in mystery of universe’s expansion rate — ScienceDaily

Completing a nearly 30-year marathon, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has calibrated more than 40 “milepost markers” of space and time to help scientists precisely measure the expansion rate of the universe — a quest with a plot twist. Pursuit of the universe’s expansion rate began in the 1920s with measurements by astronomers Edwin P. Hubble … Read more

NASA Posts Sonification Of Galaxy Cluster Abell 370

NASA Posts Sonification Of Galaxy Cluster Abell 370

The sonification of galaxy cluster Abell 370. The Hubble Telescope of American space agency NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) has shared a video on its official Instagram page from its data sonification project. As part of the project, NASA transforms data on celestial bodies into hypnotic sounds. The sonification of galaxy cluster Abell 370 … Read more

Hawk’s eyes may not help the world’s only noc

Hawk’s eyes may not help the world’s only noc

image: A Letter-winged kite flying at daylight. Photo: Michael Jury (www.mykelphotography.com.au) view more Credit: Michael Jury (www.mykelphotography.com.au) The world’s only nocturnal hawk – Australia’s Letter-winged kite – may not be any better at seeing in the dark than its closest, day-hunting relatives. An international study, led by Flinders University’s Weisbecker Lab, has revealed that the … Read more

An Object 90 Miles Wide May Have Struck Jupiter’s Planet-Sized Moon Ganymede Say Scientists

An Object 90 Miles Wide May Have Struck Jupiter’s Planet-Sized Moon Ganymede Say Scientists

Jupiter planet and satellite Ganymede in the outer space. 3d rendering getty The troughs that dominate the surface of the solar system’s largest moon Ganymede may have been caused by a collision with a massive object up to 90 miles/150 kilometers wide. That’s according to a new paper published on pre-print service arxiv.org by Japanese … Read more