NASA wants to turn asteroids into spacecraft

NASA wants to turn asteroids into spacecraft

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Turning an asteroid into a spacecraft sounds easy, but it isn’t, however, thanks to 3D printing and some brainy experts we could see the first asteroid spacecraft appear in the 2030’s.   The concept of mining things in space, whether it’s mining the Moon for...

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Scientists propose using sound to stop killer tsunamis at sea

Scientists propose using sound to stop killer tsunamis at sea

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Over the years tsunami’s have killed hundreds of thousands of people, now scientists think they have a way to stop them in their tracks before they reach shore.   Most people know that if you want to cancel a wave out – whether it’s a...

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The Moon beckons as five Lunar XPRIZE teams make it to the final round

The Moon beckons as five Lunar XPRIZE teams make it to the final round

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The race to be the first private company to land on the Moon is on, and now just five teams are left in the running.   Google’s Lunar XPRIZE team have announced that five of the original sixteen private space companies have managed to book...

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America’s largest wind farm to be built off of the coast of New York

America’s largest wind farm to be built off of the coast of New York

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Over the years the uptake and roll out of wind power as a renewable energy source across America has been slow, but advocates hope that this ambitious new wind farm project will change all that.   I always thought that in America it was Chicago,...

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