Researchers at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf and Forschungszentrum Jülich together with a colleague at the French CNRS in Strasbourg have found a new way to electrically read out the orientation of magnetic vortices in nanodisks. Their method relies on measuring characteristic microwaves emanating from the vortices. Knowledge about these signals could be used for constructing extremely small components for novel memory technology or wireless data transmission. The results are published in Nature Communications. —> Read More Here
Bangalore, India (IANS) Mar 03, 2015
India will move closer to its own satellite navigation system with the launch of its fourth satellite tentatively slated for March 9, a senior official of the Indian space agency said on Monday.
“The launch is tentatively planned for March 9 evening around 6.35 p.m. However final green signal for the launch will be given days ahead of the satellite launch,” M.Y.S. Prasad, director, Satish —> Read More Here
Granada, Spain (SPX) Mar 03, 2015
Venus is covered by a dense layer of clouds which does not display any noteworthy characteristic. However, when looked in the ultraviolet wavelength, it presents conspicuous dark structures. The biggest one, which practically covers the entire planet, is shaped like a “Y” and it has been a mystery since its discovery more than half a century ago.
Recently, a study led by astronomers from t —> Read More Here
Washington DC (Sputnik) Mar 03, 2015
The US Navy confirmed an unexplainable satellite explosion filled Earth’s orbit with potentially dangerous debris.
The Defense Meteorological Satellite Program Flight 13 (DMSP-F13) experienced “a sudden temperature spike” on February 3, but only on February 26 the loss of the apparatus was officially confirmed.
The explosion has filled the planet’s orbit with 43 pieces of space debri —> Read More Here
Moffet Field CA (SPX) Mar 03, 2015
Earth’s microbes are a hardy bunch. They can survive in extreme environments, such as inside hot springs at the bottom of the ocean. Some have even remained alive despite being exposed to the ultraviolet and ionizing radiation, extreme low temperatures, and vacuum of space.
This is why planetary protection advocates are so concerned about our exploration of other planets in the Solar Syste —> Read More Here
Control your phone from SEVEN FEET away: Ultrasound technology lets you play music, take selfies and unlock your phone with the wave of a hand
The technology was built by Elliptic Labs and tracks a user’s hands movements using ultrasound. The Minority Report-like technology (scene pictured) was unveiled at MWC at Barcelona. —> Read More Here
Panasonic unveils $250 Nubo home surveillance camera that alerts you to burglars (and lets you spy on neighbours) using your mobile phone
Nubo was unveiled at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The camera is waterproof and sends alerts to users via a smartphone app (pictured) if it spots something suspicious. —> Read More Here
Pasadena CA (JPL) Mar 03, 2015
Opportunity is on the west rim of Endeavour Crater near “Marathon Valley,” a putative location for abundant clay minerals now only about 492 feet (150 meters) away.
The project is preparing to mask off the troubled Bank 7 sector of the Flash file system with a new version of the flight software (FSW). The preparations for the FSW load and build were to begin with the 3-sol plan on Sol 3938 —> Read More Here
New Delhi, India (Sputnik) Mar 03, 2015
India will launch the fourth of seven satellites in its navigation system in a move to join the ranks of space-faring nations, a senior official in the Indian Space Agency said on Monday.
The country now is three satellites away from having its own satellite navigation system (IRNSS) which will help ensure the security of its communications. Countries with similar systems include the Unite —> Read More Here
Moffet Field CA (SPX) Mar 03, 2015
In 1938, Orson Welles narrated a radio broadcast of “War of the Worlds” as a series of simulated radio bulletins of what was happening in real time as Martians arrived on our home planet. The broadcast is widely remembered for creating public panic, although to what extent is hotly debated today.
Still, the incident serves as an illustration of what could happen when the first life beyond —> Read More Here