Upcoming Missions Could Search for Ancient Alien Technology Within the Solar System

Over sixty years ago, the first search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI), known as Project Ozma, was conducted. This campaign was led by legendary astronomer Frank Drake, which relied on the Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope (GBT) in West Virginia to listen to Tau Ceti and Epsilon Eridani for any signs of radio transmissions. Since … Read more

What teachers think of children and young people’s technology use

Credit: nimito/Shutterstock Mobile phones, computers, social media and the internet are part of the daily lives of children and young people, including at school. Concerns over the risks of too much screen time or online activity for children and young people have been tempered by the reality of technology use in education and leisure. The … Read more

Optical wafer defect inspection at the 10 nm technology node and beyond

Diverse optical wafer defect inspection systems including (a) Brightfield/darkfield imaging system, (b) Dark-field imaging with null ellipsometry, (c) Through-focus scanning imaging microscopy, (d) Epi-diffraction phase microscopy, (e) Patterned wafer containing logic dies and 3D NAND memory dies, (f) X-ray ptychography, (g) THz wave-based defect inspection system, and (h) Coherent Fourier scatterometry techniques using different OAM … Read more

Technology that simulates complex molecular interactions could lead to better treatments for cancer and COVID-19

a A point-and-click interface enables the user to select the number of ligands (up to three) and valencies of the ligand(s) and receptor (up to trivalent) that compose the multivalent system. Based upon the chosen design, the user specifies the structure of each of the ligands by entering the applicable molecular weight (MW); the binding … Read more

ESA technology for safer, smarter European roads

Applications 08/23/2022 590 views 25 likes An agreement signed yesterday looks to extend the use of ESA space technology along European roads. The Agency’s Navigation Directorate has finalized a Memorandum of Intent with ERTICO, the organization for the European Road Transport Telematics Implementation Coordination, a public-private partnership focused on the development, promotion and connection of … Read more

ESA technology leading to safer, smarter European roads

Applications 08/23/2022 10 views 0 likes An agreement signed yesterday looks to extend the use of ESA space technology along European roads. The Agency’s Navigation Directorate has finalized a Memorandum of Intent with ERTICO, the organization for the European Road Transport Telematics Implementation Coordination, a public-private partnership focused on the development, promotion and connection of … Read more

Russians reportedly building a satellite-blinding laser — an expert explains the technology

A powerful enough laser beam could blind spy satellites. (Image credit: MuthuKutty/Wikimedia, CC BY-SA) This article was originally published at The Conversation. (opens in new tab) The contributed the article to Space.com’s Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. Iain Boyd (opens in new tab)Professor of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado Boulder Russia is building a … Read more

New functional protein measuring technology could advance drug discovery research

a Schematic illustration of the CycMIST process to analyze multiple proteins through the MIST microbeads array. b Distribution of the number of oligo DNA-coated microbeads on each 75 μm x 75 μm area of ​​a MIST array that is corresponding to a PDMS microwell, n = 3 independent MIST array. c Distribution of the number … Read more

EGNOS technology for Africa – ESA signs deal with ASECNA

Applications 06/29/2022 282 views 2 likes European technology that allows satellite navigation signals to safely guide aircraft down for landing in the majority of Europe’s airports will now be put to use across Africa and the Indian Ocean. ASECNA, the Agency for Air Navigation Safety in Africa and Madagascar, and ESA today signed an agreement … Read more

Ant brain complexity at a cellular level revealed for the first time using single cell technology

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain International researchers led by China’s BGI-Research used single cell technology to study the brains of ants, explaining for the first time how the social division of labor within ant colonies reflects in the functional specialization of their brains at cellular levels. In a study published in Nature Ecology and Evolutionscientists from … Read more