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Hoverboards can finally become a reality using NASA's microwave space drive

Hoverboards can finally become a reality using NASA's microwave space drive

By 8 August 2014

NASA recently announced that the EmDrive, which uses microwaves to create thrust, is actually real. While primarily aimed at space this could also be used here on earth, for a hoverboard. Finally the hoverboard dream from Back to the Future II could become... >>

NASA confirms microwave space drive is possible, fuel-free propulsion incoming

NASA confirms microwave space drive is possible, fuel-free propulsion incoming

By 1 August 2014

US space agency NASA has validated a space drive that was previously thought "impossible". Now it confirms the microwave drive is a reality. The EmDrive was developed by British scientist Roger Sawyer but was written off as impossible. Then a Chinese... >>

Made in Space NASA-approved 3D printer will let astronauts build tools in space

Made in Space NASA-approved 3D printer will let astronauts build tools in space

By 16 June 2014

Printers that output 3D objects are all the rage. And now astronauts in space plan to use them for on-board repairs. A new 3D printer by California-based startup Made in Space, in cooperation with NASA, has just passed a round of in-depth trials. It is... >>

SpaceX V2 spaceship is here as humanity’s vehicle to begin colonising other planets

SpaceX V2 spaceship is here as humanity’s vehicle to begin colonising other planets

By 30 May 2014

Elon Musk has unveiled the newest spaceship from his company SpaceX. The ship, called Dragon V2, wasn't the sole focus of his announcement though. Rather what that ship represents – humanity's ability to colonise other worlds - was of highest importance.... >>

Moon-bound laser beams from Earth enable Wi-Fi hotspot in space

Moon-bound laser beams from Earth enable Wi-Fi hotspot in space

By 29 May 2014

Researchers at MIT and NASA have announced it is possible to post selfies and stream high-definition video from the moon. Kind of. The two organisations have demonstrated that data communication technology is possible in space. They recently built four... >>

View an HD live stream of earth from space aboard the ISS, now

View an HD live stream of earth from space aboard the ISS, now

By 2 May 2014

If you saw Gravity and were blown away by the sweeping shots of earth from space, now you can get even more. A live HD stream is being aired from the International Space Station (ISS), right now. The experiment, called High Definition Earth Viewing (HDEV),... >>

First, capture an asteroid: NASA's wild path to Mars revealed for 2030 landing

First, capture an asteroid: NASA's wild path to Mars revealed for 2030 landing

By 30 April 2014

NASA has outlined a plan for getting humans to Mars around 2030, and it involves lassoing a near-Earth asteroid. Apart from outlining a plan, NASA released an infographic (above) on how exactly it plans to reach Mars in 20 years. The US space agency,... >>

Santa went into space to deliver Chritmas presents, so he's forgiven for being late

Santa went into space to deliver Chritmas presents, so he's forgiven for being late

By 13 January 2014

If you thought sneaking into every house on the planet in one night was impressive, Santa even went into space to deliver presents. Six astronauts received their Christmas gifts on Sunday. Better late than never, and Santa can't really be blamed, as... >>

Channel 4 to broadcast live from International Space Station as part of its Space Season

Channel 4 to broadcast live from International Space Station as part of its Space Season

By 9 January 2014

Channel 4 will broadcast an interactive two-hour live special show from the International Space Station in March, to end a whole month of programming dedicated to space travel and exploration. Live from Space: Lap of the Planet will be broadcast from... >>

NASA uses lasers to communicate gigabytes with the Moon

NASA uses lasers to communicate gigabytes with the Moon

By 27 December 2013

NASA has released the results of a test using its Lunar Laser Communication Demonstration (LLCD) which used a laser to communicate over a quarter of a million miles from Earth to the Moon. Doctor Evil has been saying it for years - finally NASA has caught... >>