Category: Technologies

Luxembourg enters the space race to extract raw materials on asteroids

Given the country’s population of 600,000, it is not surprising that Luxembourg has not yet become a space power. But the irresistible desire to break into space turned out to be stronger than circumstances, and the government represented by the National Investment Organization concluded an alliance with the American company Deep Space. Partners will work together to develop …

MIT engineers developed an invisible second skin

Over time, human skin, alas, loses its elasticity, and wrinkles appear on it. The effect of aging is not only cosmetic – the protective function of the skin from radiation, toxins and temperature suffers. Cosmetologists around the world have been trying to stop this process for millennia, however, without much effect. Another attempt was made by experts from the …

Ice-forming bacteria will help to cause artificial rain

In the view of most people, bacteria are associated with infection and disease. However, in fact, parasitic bacteria or pathogens represent a very small part of this huge family. The functions of bacteria are very diverse. For example, Pseudomonas syringae is able to form ice at high temperatures. Scientists led by Professor Tobias Weidner of the Max Planck Institute …

The first nanosatellite printed on a 3D printer will “speak” from the ISS in 11 languages

May 11 will certainly go down in history of the Tomsk Polytechnic. On this day, the Technical University celebrated its 120th anniversary, launching the first nano-satellite in the history of Russia, printed on a 3D printer – Tomsk TPU-120. Apart from the specialists of the university, their colleagues and fellow countrymen from the Institute of Strength Physics and Materials …

In Australia, a unique scanning helium microscope

A team of researchers from the University of Newcastle under the leadership of Professor Paul Dastor developed a scanning helium microscope SHeM. Its main difference from a conventional electron microscope is the use of helium ion beams instead of electrons. With its help, scientists will be able to study the organisms of humans, animals, plants, pharmaceuticals and …

Dobot M1 – robot manipulator for “home” production and small business

Most industrial robots are mostly “occupied” in large industrial enterprises and have very impressive dimensions. Robot Dobot M1 – the brainchild of the Chinese startup of the same name – is designed for small businesses. It is a programmable manipulator with interchangeable tool heads and sets for soldering, sorting, engraving, cutting, 3D printing and assembly. The robot is …

In Russia there was an underwater GLONASS

The conditions under which Russian underwater robots operate are no less severe than near space – a water column several thousand meters under Arctic ice. Now they can determine their location to within millimeters and exchange information with the control center. All this thanks to the “Positioner” system – an underwater addition to the GLONASS navigation satellite system. …

How to repair a truck dump truck

Not everyone knows that tires of large-sized road machinery are subject to repair, by the way, very expensive. So, for example, the cost of a truck dump truck is $ 30,000. And its repair is a long and complex process, consisting of many operations – grinding, turning, stripping, flashing, filling with special material of the damaged area. The German company …