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Inflatable Towers – The New Frontier for Reaching the Edge of Space!

In the past, it is totally a myth, when someone said he/she could climb high up to the edge of space without needing to ride on a rocket! Well, thanks to the advent technology, the myth is soon becoming a reality… A research team from York University in Toronto, Canada is under testing the GIANT inflatable tower. According to the earlier testimonial, if the inflatable tower is built from a suitable mountain top, it could reach an altitude of around 20 kilometers. Hence, it would be available for the atmospheric research, communication, tourism or even launching spacecrafts from the base! Here’s the idea of the research team: The inflatable tower is construct from Kevlar-polyethylene composite tubes, and it will be inflated with a lightweight gas, such as helium or hydrogen. They have carried out the test, where they built a 7-meter scale model made up of six modules. Each of the modules was built out of three laminated polyethylene tubes (It measures 8 centimeters in diameter) mounted around circular spacers and inflated with helium/hydrogen air! With the inflatable towers, it allows the countries to saving up many expenses on rocket launches. So, let’s cross our fingers and waiting for the…

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Magnetic Super-atoms – Will it Make Any Difference?

Guys, do you still remember that the science teacher talking about the structure of atoms in the science classes? Well, some of you might be bored about it, but some of them are interested with this stuff! No matter you love or hate science, you’re going to love this great discovery from a team of Virginia Commonwealth University scientists. According to the latest research, they’ve found a ‘magnetic super-atoms’. It is a stable cluster of atoms, which can mimic different elements of the periodic table. The scientists mentioned in the report that the newly discovered cluster consisting of one vanadium and eight cesium atoms. It acts like a tiny magnet and have the ability to mimic a single manganese atom in magnetic strength. Shiv N. Khanna, Ph.D, professor in the VCU Department of Physics described that the new cluster had a magnetic moment of five Bohr magnetons, where is more than twice the value for an iron atom in a solid iron magnet did! He also said that in one day, the magnetic super-atoms might be used to create molecular electronic devices, especially for building the faster and stronger ‘Super computers’ that consist larger memory storage! [sciencedaily]

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Multiferroics: The Unique Combination of Electric and Magnetic!

The advent in technology field has been created many miracles, which it seems hard to be achieved in the past. By the way, have you ever heard about this stuff, “Multiferroics” before? No matter you’re hearing it for the very first time, or you’ve been involved with it, you got nothing to lose to know it better here, isn’t it? For your information, multiferroics are the unique combinations of electric and magnetic properties, where can constantly coexist. They are potential cornerstones in future magnetic data storage and spintronic devices. It provides a simple yet faster way to turn their electric and magnetic properties on and off simultaneously. Ramamoorthy Ramesh, one of the renowned professors in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and the Department of Physics at UC Berkeley have successfully demonstrated that by just using a simple electric fields, we are able to create, erase or even invert p-n junctions in a calcium-doped bismuth ferrite film! He claimed that the next generation of computers is going to be smaller, faster and more versatile than today’s devices. It can be easily achieved, especially if the manufacturers applying the multiferroics method into the computer field! [sciencedaily]

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New Broadband Cloaking Technology

Vladimir Shalaev, Robert Burnett and Anne Burnett are the amazing trio from Purdue University who created a new type of invisibility cloak. It claimed much simpler than previous design and works for all colors of the visible spectrum, which making it possible to cloak larger objects than before. According to Shalaev, the new broadband design is a simpler device that based on a “tapered optical waveguide”. By the way, waveguide is representing established technology, including fiber optics that being used in communications and other commercial applications. Since the new technology enabled the researchers increase the cloaked are of broadband, thus it offers a brighter hope of cloaking larger objects in the near future! Shalaev and the research group promised that there would be a more advent broadband cloaking technology before the end of this year. So, let’s crossed our fingers and wait for the good news. [sciencedaily]

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Nanotube Coating – The New Breakthrough Enables Novel Laser Power Meter!

As one of the countries that have the most advanced army weapons in the world, The U.S. military is always tried to invent and improve the army weapons into the highest level. Recently, the U.S. military had declared a new high-power laser system. This incredible technology can be used to defuse unexploded mines more quickly and easily, thanks to a novel nanotube-coated power measurement device. According to the news, the brand new Nanotube coating laser power meter is developed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Before that, the developers have done various experiments on it. Did you know that light focused from a 10kW laser is million times more intense than sunlight reaching the Earth? This device will be used to measure the light emitted by 10-kilowatt laser systems. The new power meter is extremely smaller compare with the previous ones. It’s only about the size of a crock pot! The new power meter is slightly different from other power meters, as laser light is absorbed in a cone-shaped copper cavity. A spinning mirror will be used to direct the light over a large area and distributes the heat. The coating absorbs light and converts it to…

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Today's Biggest NASA Challenges

NASA with its several efforts in aerospace achievements has been constantly targeting several challenges before it and there are seven main and big challenges before them currently. There are several technical constraints which are acting as obstacles for execution of several successful projects. Let us see them one by one. Once such is the lunar Regolith excavation. It was held during the second and third of august in the campus of polytechnic state university in CA in San Luis Obispo. Let us see now what the challenge was exactly. The challenge was connected with the lifting of the lunar soil which is otherwise known to be lunar Regolith. Building an excavator which would help in the roving of and that could excavate as well as navigate and also help in the transferring of hundred and fifty kilograms of the simulated lunar Regolith in a bin that would be used as a collector within a time span of just thirty minutes. The need is that moving the lunar soil from one place to another will be very important in case of any construction on the moon. Even the processing of the resources would be requiring the transport of the Regolith. This…

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What artificial intelligence can do these days?

Artificial Intelligence is part of computer science program which deals in making machines behave and perform operations which a human being can perform. People have been trying to make machines behave like human for a very long time and today with the help of advanced computing people are able to achieve it. Artificial Intelligence in short is termed as AI. There are various departments where Artificial Intelligence can be extensively used. Out of all departments defense is one area where artificial department has been widely used. Gaming is another department where artificial intelligence is getting used. Gaming is a very popular among youngsters and when these machines starts responding to human being’s request people get more exited. There is both advantage and disadvantage in Artificial Intelligence. One of the great advantages is that by using artificial intelligence technology we can make machines perform human being activities thus minimizing human labor. You can use machines to perform work which human being found difficult. Now a days human being can sit in their office and control their house computer. Not one researcher can invent an artificial intelligence systems, it takes years to build a proper and advanced artificial intelligence system.

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