When secondary is important
JWST’s unfolding mechanism goes through its paces.
Technicians and engineers have just tested a key part of the telescope unfolding mechanism for the James Webb Space T...
Science history: Samuel Morse dashes on the dot
Looking back on the history of the electric telegraph.
Chances are you’re reading this on a hand-held device, probably a smartphone, something Americans call a cell phone a...
Getting a clearer view around the corner
Research takes a new approach to non-line-of-site imaging.
Researchers from the US and Spain say they have drawn on the lessons of classical optics to show that it is possible ...
Science history: the Linotype machine
Ottmar Mergenthaler created the “eighth wonder of the world”.
In the mid-1400s, German inventor Johannes Gutenberg began producing books on his new printing press, using moveable ...
The next step in antenna design
Carbon nanotubes could soon rival copper.
Carbon nanotubes represent an appealing alternative to copper for the manufacture of antennas for wireless devices, r...
Cell phones to detect the location of snipers
Using mobile phones to detect shooter distance and direction.
Military researchers are closing in on using cell phones to detect the location of snipers from a single shot. The t...
Why do dams collapse?
Catastrophic structure failures need to be better researched.
Knowledge gaps and management shortcomings contribute to the catastrophic failure of tailings dams and ash ponds that...
Australian homes terrible in summer heat
Most house designs are substandard at staying cool.
Australians left with soaring energy bills in the wake of a scorching summer are about to face another harsh reality:...
Geoengineering could fight climate change
6 engineering projects that may slow global warming.
International political efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions are not going well: what are we to do to mitigate th...