At Inhabitat we've seen several stories about planned space elevators, but this is the first time we've heard about one that could actually come to fruition using the technology we have available today.
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Just how smart are smartphones becoming? A team of scientists at NASA’s Ames Research center in California are currently working on a fleet of miniature satellites that are powered by Android devices.
A team of scientists from Purdue University say they may have discovered a new method to predict solar flares more than a day before they occur. This would not only provide advance warning to help protect
Everyone has heard of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but did you know that there was a Robot Hall of Fame? Founded in 2003 at Carnegie Mellon University, the Robot Hall of Fame was created to recognize
As Hurricane Isaac approaches the Caribbean and is set to continue into the Gulf of Mexico, a team of British scientists from the University of Leeds has proposed that Marine Cloud Brightening (MCB)
Antarctica Photo from Shutterstock Published this week in Nature Magazine, a new study by an international group of polar scientists offers the first comprehensive reconstruction of thousands of years
Aerogel is a space-age material famed for having the lowest bulk density of any known porous solid – it is has been described as “solid smoke” due to its lightness and has been used to
The US Geological Survey has reported that the east coast of the US, notably the shorelines running from North Carolina to Boston, is a 'hot spot' for rising sea levels and symptoms of climate
An associate professor of aeronautics and astronautics at MIT has designed a penny-sized rocket thruster that could be used to power the smallest satellites in space. Paulo Lozano's device aims to replace
The European Space Agency's CryoSat 2 probe has completed its 18-month-long mission and the results are disturbing. According to data being analyzed at the Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling at
Last week, NASA pulled off one of its greatest feats ever by safely landing a one-ton robotic rover named Curiosity over 150 million miles away on Mars. Meanwhile, back on Earth, the space
The successful landing of the Mars Curiosity rover last week has inspired people around the world. A few enterprising geeks at BattleBricks decided to immortalize it in LEGO form, and now a NASA designer
It's not often an artist can say they've made something that's both beautiful and capable of changing the world. By creating the world's first wall painting that can reduce urban air pollution, however,
NASA has developed a brand-new spacesuit to replace their current version, which has been in use since 1992. The Z-1 spacesuit is currently a prototype, but it is hoped that it will play a key role in the
Growing fish in a contained environment produces water that is contaminated with ammonia, but when combined with hydroponics, plants filter out the polluted water, converting the ammonia into nitrates.
On Sunday, America watched with bated breath as the Curiosity Rover successfully touched down on the surface of Mars. For two years, the highly advanced, nuclear-powered rover will explore the surface of
Scientists have long thought that the the world's oceans play a key part in reducing the amount of carbon in the atmosphere, but a team of British and Australian scientists recently discovered precisely
James E. Hansen, head of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, declared Aug. 3 that a new study by him and colleagues Makiko Sato and Reto Ruedy proves global warming is causing the extreme
Google and Landsat Create Time-Lapse Videos Showing 40 Years of Environmental Destruction in the Amazon
Landsat and Google Earth Engine may have created the closest thing we have ever seen to a virtual time machine. Forty years of satellite images of the Earth's surface have been organized, compiled, and
A UK team of climate scientists has discovered a rift in the Antarctic rock as deep as the Grand Canyon, which they believe is increasing the rate ice melt from the continent. With the recent news that an
When something breaks in space, ordering a replacement part can be an astronomical inconvenience. Yet, what if astronauts could simply produce the components they needed on demand? NASA is
A massive chunk of ice twice the size of Manhattan just broke off from Greenland’s Petermann Glacier, which is one of the two largest glaciers left in the country. The ice island was part of a major ice
As NASA gears up for its proposed manned missions to Mars in 2030, the space administration's Advanced Food Technology (AFT) project is ensuring that the crew will have a completely vegan diet of fresh
Photo via Shutterstock Algae blooms can have positive and negative effects on the environment. While they can absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, they can also consume a large amount of oxygen
British Street Scene Photos from Shutterstock A report published by the RAC Foundation (an independent motoring organization) states that almost a third of the front gardens at 20.8 million UK homes
Half Moon Image by Shutterstock Transferring from online books to interplanetary space travel is quite the career change, but that is exactly what Google Books alum Jimi Crawford is doing. Crawford
If you've been looking for a way to display your love for astronomy, we've got a giveaway that will rock your world. Shadowplay NYC is an independent label run by astronomy-obsessed Ximena Chouza and
California artists Mark Grieve and Ilana Spector recently constructed this incredible towering obelisk made entirely out of bikes on a street corner in Santa Rosa. Dubbed Cyclisk, the monument is an ode
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