Northrup Grumman has evaluated Golden Spike Company’s plans of a lunar landing pod, and determined the design is “viable.”
Golden Spike, founded by former NASA employees, plans to offer commercial moon flights to governments for $750 million a pop, using the “Pumpkin” pod, along with other technologies. Continue reading
Korean designers have come up with a portable “sound camera” that can be easily set up and used to pinpoint the source of specific noises coming from an automobile. So if your car is making a funny noise and neither you nor the mechanic can locate the source, technology is on the way that can help find the problem. Continue reading
An 800-pound, solar-powered rover designed by students at a Goddard engineering boot camp will be rolling across Greenland, collecting data on its depleting surface ice.
NASA has deployed the robot (the Greenland Rover and Goddard Remotely Operated Vehicle for Exploration and Research, or GROVER) to learn more about the causes and conditions of Greenland’s ice melt. The 6-ft.-tall rover carries ground-penetrating radar that can monitor snow accumulation in a more cost-effective way than satellite or plane-borne systems. It began a test run earlier this month.
University of Illinois researchers have come up with a way to create uniform nanoparticles that could impact fuel cell technology.
The team developed a way to synthesize highly uniform icosahedral nanoparticles made of platinum. An icosahedron crystal is a polyhedron with 20 identical equilateral triangular faces, 30 edges, and 12 vertices. The research was published earlier this month in the journal NANO Letters. Continue reading