NASA Apps For Smartphones, Tablets and Digital Media Players. The NASA app showcases a huge collection of the latest NASA content, including images, videos on-demand, NASA Television, mission information, news & feature stories, latest tweets, ISS sighting opportunities, satellite tracking, Third Rock Radio and much more. Learn More Install the app: Amazon Fire TV: Please go to the App Store on your Fire TV device to install. Apple TV: Please go to the App Store on your Apple TV device to install. Roku: Add the NASA channel in the Roku channel store. NASA Selfies The new NASA Selfies app lets you generate snapshots of yourself in a virtual spacesuit, posing in front of gorgeous cosmic locations, like the Orion Nebula or the center of the Milky Way galaxy. Exoplanet Excursions VR In NASA's Exoplanet Excursions virtual reality app, VR users are taken on a guided tour of the TRAPPIST-1 planetary system.
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When the Wright brothers accomplished their first powered flight more than a century ago, they controlled the motion of their Flyer 1 aircraft using wires and pulleys that bent and twisted the wood-and-canvas wings. This system was quite different than the separate, hinged flaps and ailerons that have performed those functions on most aircraft ever since. But now, thanks to some high-tech wizardry developed by engineers at MIT and NASA, some aircraft may be returning to their roots, with a new kind of bendable, "morphing" wing. The new wing architecture, which could greatly simplify the manufacturing process and reduce fuel consumption by improving the wing's aerodynamics, as well as improving its agility, is based on a system of tiny, lightweight subunits that could be assembled by a team of small specialized robots, and ultimately could be used to build the entire airframe. The wing would be covered by a "skin" made of overlapping pieces that might resemble scales or feathers.
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Game-changing rotary engine muscles a go-kart. Imagine an engine that's 30 percent smaller than a traditional piston design of like output, and that runs smoothly, with less noise and vibration. Plus, it burns several types of fuel. That's the LiquidPiston X rotary engine, which was recently demonstrated powering a go-kart. The LiquidPiston rotary engine is a non-Wankel design that we've featured on Gizmag before. Back in 2014, the company announced the engine's development. Now it's showing the new engine with a novel application to showcase its power-to-weight capabilities. The LiquidPiston X Mini shown in the video at the bottom of the page has nearly 2 horsepower per pound (3.3 kW per kilogram).
It's 30 percent smaller and lighter than the equivalent spark-ignited gasoline engine it replaces, and can be up to 75 percent smaller than a like-output diesel engine. The LiquidPiston X Mini (right) is roughly 30 percent smaller and lighter than the equivalent four-stroke piston engine it replaces Source: LiquidPiston. NASA confirms that the ‘impossible’ EmDrive thruster really works, after new tests. 'Spring-mass' technology heralds the future of walking robots. A study by engineers at Oregon State University suggests that they have achieved the most realistic robotic implementation of human walking dynamics that has ever been done, which may ultimately allow human-like versatility and performance. The system is based on a concept called "spring-mass" walking that was theorized less than a decade ago, and combines passive dynamics of a mechanical system with computer control.
It provides the ability to blindly react to rough terrain, maintain balance, retain an efficiency of motion and essentially walk like humans do. As such, this approach to robots that can walk and run like humans opens the door to entire new industries, jobs and mechanized systems that do not today exist. The findings on spring-mass walking have been reported for the first time in IEEE Transactions on Robotics, by engineers from OSU and Germany.
The system is also efficient. "We've basically demonstrated the fundamental science of how humans walk," he said. New centimeter-accurate GPS system could transform virtual reality and mobile devices. Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a centimeter-accurate GPS-based positioning system that could revolutionize geolocation on virtual reality headsets, cellphones and other technologies, making global positioning and orientation far more precise than what is currently available on a mobile device. The researchers' new system could allow unmanned aerial vehicles to deliver packages to a specific spot on a consumer's back porch, enable collision avoidance technologies on cars and allow virtual reality (VR) headsets to be used outdoors.
The researchers' new centimeter-accurate GPS coupled with a smartphone camera could be used to quickly build a globally referenced 3-D map of one's surroundings that would greatly expand the radius of a VR game. Currently, VR does not use GPS, which limits its use to indoors and usually a two- to three-foot radius. Australia researchers create 'world first' 3D-printed jet engines.
Australian researchers said Thursday they have created two jet engines using 3D printing in what is described as a world-first that has attracted the interest of major manufacturers and engineering firms. The machines -- produced using the template of a gas turbine engine from French aircraft engine maker Safran, which supplies Airbus and Boeing -- demonstrated the potential 3D printing had to produce high-quality products, researchers from Melbourne's Monash University said.
"The significance... is the recognition by major manufacturers and engineering companies like Safran and Airbus that the material you can print using 3D metal printing is of aircraft quality and I think that's hugely significant," the university's Ian Smith told AFP. "It's a disruptive technology. We've seen a lot happening in the plastics and polymer space but this is exciting because it's now metals and light metals and things like titanium, nickel and aluminium.
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If built, the elevator would revolutionize space travel, reducing the cost of putting materials into space exponentially. The company pointed towards the increases in carbon nanotube technology, which is slowly making this dream a reality. One researcher, Yoji Ishikawa, says about the nanotubes that "The tensile strength is almost a hundred times stronger than steel cable so it's possible. Right now we can't make the cable long enough. We can only make 3-centimetre-long nanotubes but we need much more... we think by 2030 we'll be able to do it. " The company is teaming up with the University of Japan to work on development of the carbon nanotubes and the builders necessary to construct them. Ishikawa added that "I don't think one company can make it, we'll need an international organisation to make this big project.
" A new way to make laser-like beams using 1,000 times less power -- ScienceDaily. With precarious particles called polaritons that straddle the worlds of light and matter, University of Michigan researchers have demonstrated a new, practical and potentially more efficient way to make a coherent laser-like beam. They have made what's believed to be the first polariton laser that is fueled by electrical current as opposed to light, and also works at room temperature, rather than way below zero. Those attributes make the device the most real-world ready of the handful of polariton lasers ever developed.
It represents a milestone like none the field has seen since the invention of the most common type of laser -- the semiconductor diode -- in the early 1960s, the researchers say. While the first lasers were made in the 1950s, it wasn't until the semiconductor version, fueled by electricity rather than light, that the technology took off. The researchers didn't develop it with a specific use in mind. A polariton is part light and part matter. Accelerator on a chip: Technology could spawn new generations of smaller, less expensive devices for science, medicine. In an advance that could dramatically shrink particle accelerators for science and medicine, researchers used a laser to accelerate electrons at a rate 10 times higher than conventional technology in a nanostructured glass chip smaller than a grain of rice.
The achievement was reported today in Nature by a team including scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University. "We still have a number of challenges before this technology becomes practical for real-world use, but eventually it would substantially reduce the size and cost of future high-energy particle colliders for exploring the world of fundamental particles and forces," said Joel England, the SLAC physicist who led the experiments.
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