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LIGO detects gravitational waves for third time

LIGO detects gravitational waves for third time
The collision of a pair of colossal, stellar-mass black holes has made itself heard, nearly 3 billion light years away, through a cosmic microphone on Earth. On Jan. 4, the Laser Interferometry Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) picked up a barely perceptible signal that scientists quickly determined to be a gravitational wave — a ripple of energy passing through the curvature of spacetime. The event, published in Physical Review Letters, marks the third direct detection of a gravitational wave.
2nd June 2017

NASA launches first-ever neutron-star mission

NASA launches first-ever neutron-star mission
  Nearly 50 years after British astrophysicist Jocelyn Bell discovered the existence of rapidly spinning neutron stars, NASA will launch the world’s first mission devoted to studying these unusual objects. The agency also will use the same platform to carry out the world’s first demonstration of X-ray navigation in space.
2nd June 2017

Harder than nails ceramic bearings can withstand Mars conditions

Harder than nails ceramic bearings can withstand Mars conditions
A range of non-magnetic, highly corrosion resistant ceramic bearings have been launched by specialist supplier of miniature bearings, SMB Bearings, which has the capability of facing extreme conditions at either ends of the temperature spectrum, even those found on Mars. With implications for the chemical, food and beverage, marine and pharmaceutical industry, this product launch will keep machinery moving smoothly in the harshest of environments. 
31st May 2017


Juno Mission reveals a whole new Jupiter

Juno Mission reveals a whole new Jupiter
Early science results from NASA’s Juno mission to Jupiter portray the largest planet in our solar system as a complex, gigantic, turbulent world, with Earth-sized polar cyclones, plunging storm systems that travel deep into the heart of the gas giant, and a mammoth, lumpy magnetic field that may indicate it was generated closer to the planet’s surface than previously thought.
26th May 2017

Instrument to search for life in outer solar system

Instrument to search for life in outer solar system
An instrument originally developed to search for organic molecules on Mars is being repurposed to potentially hunt for life on a handful of moons in the outer solar system that appear to host oceans, geysers and vents of ice volcanoes. Will Brinckerhoff, a NASA scientist at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, helped build a mass spectrometer for the European Space Agency’s 2020 ExoMars Rover mission.
24th May 2017

Simulations help reveal the history of the galaxy

Simulations help reveal the history of the galaxy
Thousands of processors, terabytes of data, and months of computing time have helped a group of researchers in Germany create some of the largest and highest resolution simulations ever made of galaxies like our Milky Way. Led by Dr Robert Grand of the Heidelberger Institut fuer Theoretische Studien, the work of the Auriga Project appears in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.
24th May 2017

Medicine scholars conduct research on China's first cargo spacecraft

Medicine scholars conduct research on China's first cargo spacecraft
  The School of Chinese Medicine (SCM) of Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) is conducting a space life science study on board China's first cargo spacecraft, Tianzhou-1, which was launched last month. HKBU is the only higher education institution from outside of Mainland to conduct a scientific research project onboard Tianzhou-1.
23rd May 2017

Radioactive decay could support extraterrestrial life

Radioactive decay could support extraterrestrial life
  In the icy bodies around our solar system, radiation emitted from rocky cores could break up water molecules and support hydrogen-eating microbes. To address this cosmic possibility, a University of Texas at San Antonio and Southwest Research Institute team modeled a natural water-cracking process called radiolysis.
23rd May 2017

Latest gravitational wave characteristics uncovered

Latest gravitational wave characteristics uncovered
Monash researchers have identified a concept - 'orphan memory' - which changes the current thinking around gravitational waves. The research, by the Monash Centre for Astrophysics, was published recently in Physical Review Letters. Einstein's theory of general relativity predicts that cataclysmic cosmic explosions stretch the fabric of spacetime. The stretching of spacetime is called 'gravitational waves.'
22nd May 2017

Wickless pulsating heatpipe systems in space

Wickless pulsating heatpipe systems in space
Developed by Aavid Thermalloy´s Italian Design Centre in conjunction with the European Space Agency, REXUS Pulsating Heatpipe System has been launched from the Esrange Space Centre in Kiruna, North Sweden. It´s one of two prototypes manufactured for the INWIP Project (Innovative Wickless Heat Pipe Systems) in order to study the behaviour of a Pulsating Heatpipe System in micro-gravity conditions.
19th May 2017


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DSEI 2017
12th September 2017
United Kingdom ExCeL, London