Category: Technology

MoonEx Set to Begin Moon Mining in 2017

by CHRISS W. STREET Moon Express, the first commercial company to win Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval to travel beyond Earth’s orbit, announced that it has raised enough money for its first launch later this year to begin mining on the moon. The moon contains a trillions of dollars of easily minable...

2017 Consumer Electronics Show Opens with Little Excitement

by CHRISS W. STREET Despite expectations that the “next big thing” would premiere at the pre-opening for the 50th Anniversary of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, it seems the latest tech innovations are struggling to live up to all the hype. With 3,800 exhibitors and 165,000 visitors expected from over 150...

Israelis produce clean energy alternative from… spinach

Israelis produce clean energy alternative from… spinach

The photo-electro-chemical cell uses sunlight to make electricity and hydrogen from an extract of spinach leaves We always knew spinach was a great source of energy for our bodies. Now it seems the nutritious leafy green can also provide energy for other purposes. Using a simple membrane extract from spinach...

The ‘impossible’ EM Drive is about to be tested in space

The ‘impossible’ EM Drive is about to be tested in space

An actual EM Drive is about to be launched into space for the first time, so scientists can finally figure out – once and for all – if it really is possible for a rocket engine to generate thrust without any kind of exhaust or propellant. Built by American inventor...

‘Tractor beam’ grabs beads with sound waves

‘Tractor beam’ grabs beads with sound waves

Engineers in Bristol have developed a system that can grab, hold and move small objects without touching them, using “holograms” made of sound waves. It offers the kind of remote control that naturally draws comparison with the “tractor beams” of science fiction. So far the team has tested the design...