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  • NASA’s working on quieter supersonic flight, which it wants to help commercialize

    25 July 2017 15:56

    Between delayed flights, cramped seating and the depressing lack of snacks, airplanes have lost much of their mid-century glamour. But what if you could spend less time on a plane? But while plenty of people want to fly at supersonic speeds, no one wants other people to fly at supersonic speeds over their homes. That’s because aircraft flying faster

  • Two Irish students have won bronze medals at International Maths Olympiad

    24 July 2017 11:17

    Two Irish students have won bronze medals at the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO). Cillian Doherty, a sixth year student at Coláiste Eoin in Booterstown in Dublin, and Anna Mustata, a fifth year at Bishopstown Community School in Cork, picked up the prizes at the competition in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is the first time Ireland has won two medals

  • This is the moment Mars was inadvertently photobombed by a tiny moon named Phobos

    21 July 2017 09:42 30

    This is the moment Mars was inadvertently photobombed by a tiny moon named Phobos Photobombing isn’t just us humans playing pranks on our friends – it appears to be quite popular among celestial bodies too. A tiny moon named Phobos made its presence known as Nasa’s Hubble Space Telescope was busy trying to take photos of Mars. Not wanting to feel left out, Phobos

  • After Legal Battle, Moon Mission Artifact Heads To Auction

    19 July 2017 19:51 8

    A piece of history from the first manned mission to the moon is up for auction at Sotheby’s in New York Thursday after a legal tug of war between NASA and a private collector. Neil Armstrong’s lunar sample return bag is slated to fetch more than $2 million. According to Sotheby’s, it’s the only item of its kind available for public purchase. A collector

  • Astronaut Armstrong's moon bag expected to fetch up to $4 million at auction

    19 July 2017 11:36 2

    A bag used by US astronaut Neil Armstrong to bring the first samples of moon dust back to Earth is expected to sell for up to $4 million at auction tomorrow. It will be up for auction alongside other space memorabilia at international art auction house Sotheby's. The bag used by Armstrong was forgotten until it resurfaced three years ago on a US government

  • They're back... Have you noticed the swarms of flying ants?

    17 July 2017 18:42 33

    Even looking at photos of them makes you feel like they’re in your hair. EVERY SUMMER FOR a day or two, you can’t go outside for more than five minutes without coming back looking like a beekeeper, because of the incredible volume of flying ants that are moving around outside. Actually, even indoors isn’t safe unless you live somewhere like the hatch

  • What’s it like to fly past Pluto? Now we’re finding out

    17 July 2017 10:14 47

    NASA has revealed a video of its New Horizons mission to Pluto, composed of the myriad of images secured during its 2015 flyby. What’s it like to fly past Pluto? No human has ever done it, to date only one spacecraft has: New Horizons, two years ago this month. That mission helped fill in one or two of the gaps in humanity’s knowledge of our solar system

  • Maryam Mirzakhani, first woman to win maths' Fields Medal, dies

    15 July 2017 11:33 43

    Maryam Mirzakhani, the first woman to receive the prestigious Fields Medal for mathematics, has died in the US. Nicknamed the "Nobel Prize for Mathematics", the Fields Medal is only awarded every four years to between two and four mathematicians under 40. It was given to Prof Mirzakhani, an Iranian, in 2014, for her work on complex geometry and dynamical

  • Nasa has spotted a huge hole on the Sun that is 75,000 miles wide

    13 July 2017 20:53 14

    A huge hole has been spotted on the surface of the Sun that is 74,560 miles wide. The sunspot, called AR2665, is big enough to be seen from Earth and has been monitored by Nasa’s Solar Dynamics Observatory over the last week. The US space agency explained: “Such sunspots are a common occurrence on the sun, but are less frequent as we head toward solar

  • Nasa craft snaps close-up of Jupiter's Great Red Spot

    13 July 2017 17:30 27

    NASA has released a series of stunning images of a raging storm on Jupiter, known as the Great Red Spot, snapped earlier this week as an unmanned probe zipped by. "For hundreds of years scientists have been observing, wondering and theorizing about Jupiter's Great Red Spot," said Scott Bolton, Juno principal investigator from the Southwest Research Institute