May 26th, 2011 | brainjuice
- UK and European space agencies give a go for Skylon spaceplane
AFTER THIRTY YEARS! "The Skylon, which is being developed at the Oxfordshire-based Reaction Engines in the UK, is an unpiloted and reusable spacecraft that can launch into Low Earth Orbit after taking off from a conventional runway."
- New biomaterial more closely mimics human tissue
A new biomaterial designed for repairing damaged human tissue doesn’t wrinkle up when it is stretched. The invention from nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego marks a significant breakthrough in tissue engineering because it more closely mimics the properties of native human tissue.
(tags:med tech )
- Europe honours Einstein with space freighter
"The fourth of Europe's robot freighters, due to be launched to the International Space Station (ISS) in early 2013, has been named after Albert Einstein, the European Space Agency (ESA) said on Thursday."