The largest single-aperture telescope in the world is now operational in China. Known as FAST, the telescope is 500 meters and it has a field of vision that's twice as large as Arecibo Observatory's, which is 305 meters. It's also much more sensitive.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, have introduced a philanthropic organization that will invest billions of dollars in the fight against various human diseases. Under the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, the couple plans to invest $3 billion in 10 years.
A team at MIT has created the EQ-Radio, a device capable of detecting human emotions using wireless signals. The device comes out of MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab. With the EQ-Radio, which uses wireless signals to detect your heartbeat.
Elon Musk believes his space company, SpaceX, will take people to Mars in less than a decade. Heading to other planets and even setting up living spaces beyond Earth are among SpaceX's goals for the future. As of now, Musk feels the company is on track for a mission next decade.
SpaceX intends to return to space faster than some had expected. It has tentatively scheduled a Falcon 9 launch for November, meaning it will only be grounded for about three months. SpaceX has yet to figure out what caused the recent Falcon 9 explosion.
Blue Origin will launch its first orbital rocket, called the New Glenn, by the end of this decade. The rocket is named after John Glenn, the first US astronaut to orbit the Earth. It's going to be larger than its primary competitors, including SpaceX's Falcon Heavy.
SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket explosion on a launchpad in Cape Canaveral could leave the company grounded for months. It is still investigating the cause of the explosion and while SpaceX hasn't said when it will fly again, it is estimated it could take up to a year.
NASA's OSIRIS-Rex spacecraft will head out for a seven-year mission on September 8, with a launch scheduled for 7 p.m. ET in Cape Canaveral. The craft will leave Earth's atmosphere using the Atlas V rocket and it will then travel for two years towards its destination, Bennu.
Kuang-Chi is developing a $1.5 billion theme park in China that will include a system for bringing visitors to the stratosphere. The company says its pressurized passenger capsule, known as the Traveller, can head to 15 miles above Earth's surface, providing an impressive view.
Spacecom doesn't plan on trusting SpaceX again until it has seen "several safe flights" from the company. Its Amos-6 satellite, which was being leased by Facebook, was destroyed when SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket unexpectedly exploded. SpaceX hasn't discussed the cause yet.
Two years after disappearing, the Philae lander, which was part of the Rosetta mission, has been found. Philae has essentially been lost since 2014 and all contact between the European Space Agency (ESA) was lost in 2015 after a brief period of transmission in May.
Using a system from researchers in Russia, virtual reality could be employed when diagnosing someone with Parkinson's disease. The system provides a way for someone's motor system to be tested since their VR environment can be easily altered to see how the patient responds.
Just as it appeared to be on a roll of successful launches and landings, SpaceX has suffered a negative PR event and angered one of its customers. One of its Falcon 9 rockets exploded before a launch in Cape Canaveral on Thursday. The incident destroyed a Facebook satellite.
SpaceX has put together a mission for its first recycled rocket. The company is going to launch a satellite from Luxembourg's SES in the fall from a facility in Cape Canaveral. That launch will use SpaceX's fourth successfully recovered rocket, which is one of six.
The discovery of a potential Earth-like exoplanet orbiting Proxima Centauri, which was leaked earlier this month, has been confirmed by scientists in Europe. Proxima b is in a zone that could allow it to contain water and potentially even life. It's 4 light-years away.
An image of the rover China will use to research Mars has been released by the country. China plans on launching the rover in July or August of 2020. The rover weighs 441 pounds, has six wheels, uses four solar panels, and will explore the northern hemisphere of Mars.
NASA has reestablished contact with STEREO-B, a spacecraft that's been silent for about two years. The first new downlink signal from the spacecraft came in at 6:27 p.m. ET and was received with NASA's ground communication antennas. STEREO-B is orbiting the sun.
It's now quite a bit easier to view much of NASA's research since every study supported by the public will be available for free online. By browsing the studies, which are available through the new Pubspace web portal, you can learn about thousands of different topics.
NASA, given its budget and goals for the future, won't be able to maintain the International Space Station beyond 2024. Rather than shut down the station and perhaps sell pieces of it, NASA is looking to hand over control of the ISS to a private company.
High-pitch frequencies undetectable by humans have been used to levitate a sphere by researchers at the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil and Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland. The ultrasonic sound waves successfully levitated a 2-inch solid polystyrene sphere.