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Private US Spacecraft Odysseus Achieves Historic Moon Landing

The US has landed its' first Moon since 1972, with the successful touchdown of the privately-built spacecraft Odysseus on the lunar surface. The historic mission underscores advancements in spacecraft design while serving as a proof point for NASA's commercial partnership model as the space industry looks to ramp...

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David Clark Prize 2024: Time Running Out to Apply for Prestigious STEM Teaching Prize

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The countdown is on for UK science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) educators to submit their applications for the prestigious 2024 David Clark Prize, recognising exceptional contributions inspiring young engineers. With the deadline nearing March 1st, 2024, now is the time to put your names forward for this highly...

Japan Set to Launch World’s First Wooden Satellite to Combat Space Junk

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The growing number of satellites and space debris in orbit is becoming a significant environmental threat. When metal spacecraft re-enters the Earth's atmosphere, they release harmful aluminium particles. However, scientists from Japan have come up with an ingenious solution - a wooden satellite that could offer a more...

Thin Graphene Oxide Nanosheets Safe for Human Inhalation in First Controlled Clinical Trial

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Graphene oxide has generated substantial interest globally with applications in electronics, energy, medicine, and more. However, uncertainties around the human health impacts of manufactured nanomaterials have raised safety concerns over widespread use. Graphene oxide (GO) is a unique two-dimensional nanomaterial derived from graphene, the world's thinnest and strongest...

Pioneers of Modern Wind Turbines Win 2024 Queen Elizabeth Prize for Decades of Groundbreaking Innovations

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The 2024 Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering (QEPrize) has been awarded to wind energy pioneers Henrik Stiesdal and Andrew Garrad for their decades of groundbreaking innovations in wind turbine technology. The prize honours engineers whose work provides global benefit to humanity. As early innovators, Stiesdal and Garrad...

UK Invests in Sustainable Satellite Systems to Combat Space Debris

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The UK Space Agency has announced £3.5 million in funding for projects aiming to prolong satellite lifespan and ensure the sustainability of space operations long-term. The funding package includes a £2 million upgrade to the Satellite Applications Catapult's In-Orbit Servicing and Manufacturing (IOSM) facility at the Westcott Space...

New Nuclear Fusion Energy Record, Bringing Carbon-Free Future Closer

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Scientists at the Joint European Torus (JET) experimental fusion facility in the UK have announced a breakthrough in nuclear fusion energy. In the project's final experiments before decommissioning, the team set a new world record for sustained atomic fusion power output, achieving 59 megajoules of fuel over 5 seconds....