Problems with turning solar energy in space into useable energy on Earth have kept space solar stuck in the land of science fiction since the 1960s. But JAXA is optimistic.
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Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk could be making "Iron Man" science fiction a reality with the creation of a holographic computer interface that can be manipulated by hand.
Ever wondered how to dissolve an antacid tablet in space? Have a look at these cool activities you could do in orbit.
The "tractor beams" described in science fiction are one step closer to becoming a reality, but the benefits could first be realized in medical laboratories before space.
The European Space Agency is meeting in Italy to decide on its goals for the future, with the UK looking to use increased funding for the ESA to boost its own space industry.
Scheduled for 2016, the Discovery-class mission will involve putting instruments on the Martian surface to work out whether its core is solid or liquid, and why it doesn't have shifting tectonic plates like Earth does
EGNOS, a system providing data that makes GPS readings even more accurate, can now be used via mobile broadband to make up for when satellite signals are blocked
It's 43 years since Apollo 11 landed on the moon. Now a group of volunteer hackers and engineers are about to send a privately-built rover to the moon — and they're European
Big data analytics must go beyond churning insights to yielding real value to enterprises for better returns, otherwise, efforts in this space simply "an interesting science project", says Teradata exec.
CERN, the European Space Agency and European Molecular Biology Laboratory have partnered up to launch a joint cloud computing platform called Helix Nebula.The 'science cloud' is designed for the large-scale data-crunching that Europe's scientists need to do.
A familiar face in science education, Nye is now CEO of the Planetary Society. Here, he discusses the status of space exploration, the "anti-science movement" and his popular 1990s TV show.
The journey of 1000 miles begins with a single step, or in the case of our near-space mission, a single phone call. Find out who you need to speak to about your own near-space balloon expedition.
Stuck for somewhere to visit and charm the geek in your life? Here are some European Science and Tech destinations to visit
This week we venture into space to celebrate NASA's latest achievements and to announce a special project of our own.
Big data is back on the agenda of enterprises, according to a new survey released by Oracle, the eponymous database company. The survey of 949 datacentre managers in Europe and the Middle East was commissioned from analyst firm Quocirca and suggests that datacentres are running out of space for data -- fast.
AMSAT-UK's scheme will see a 10cm-cubed satellite sent via converted ICBM into space, where it will broadcast telemetry data for UK schools and colleges to analyse
HTC is going to have to fight for shelf space at carriers in the U.S. and Europe and may not have the smartphones to compete.
Nasa plans to send science experiments into space aboard Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo commercial plane.Nasa will use SpaceShipTwo to conduct science experiements in microgravity at a sub-orbital altitude of around 350,000 feet above sea level, Virgin Galactic announced on Thursday.
Nasa's orbiting Wise telescope has now detected 90 percent of the largest near-Earth asteroids in the sky, as well as conducting experiments in deep-space infrared astronomy
The science project aims to use the combined power of people's PCs to help analyse and interpret radio signals from space
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