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How Solar Sails Could Take Us To The Stars

November 4, 2015 |

In 2010 the Japanese IKAROS spacecraft became the first probe to successfully propel itself through space using nothing more than light from the Sun, that’s because it had a solar sail which is just like a regular sail except that it uses light to push itself along instead of wind. Read More

Unbelievable Technology: NASA Spider-Like Droids Could Build A Home For Mankind In Space

April 7, 2015 |

One of the consistently difficult hurdles for space exploration is cost. With dwindling governmental support the initiative has moved toward the private sector. Read More

New Space Telescope Concept: 1000x higher resolution than Hubble Telescope

January 24, 2015 |

A new space telescope concept, named the Aragoscope after French scientist Francois Arago who first detected diffracted light waves around a disk, could allow scientists to image space objects like black hole “event horizons” and plasma swaps between stars, said Cash of CU-Boulder’s Center for Astrophysics and Space Astronomy. Read More

New Technique could Help to Produce more Reliable Photonic Chips

November 18, 2014 |

Researchers from the University of Southampton have developed a new technique to help produce more reliable and robust next generation photonic chips. Read More

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