Saturn Is Losing Its Rings At ‘Worst-Case-Scenario’ Rate

December 27, 2018 Syndicated 0

New NASA research confirms that Saturn is losing its iconic rings at the maximum rate estimated from Voyager 1 & 2 observations made decades ago. The rings are being pulled into Saturn by gravity as a dusty rain of ice particles under the influence of Saturn’s magnetic field.

Engineers Fly First-Ever Plane With No Moving Parts (VIDEO)

November 24, 2018 Syndicated 0

MIT engineers have built and flown the first-ever plane with no moving parts. Instead of propellers or turbines, the light aircraft is powered by an “ionic wind” — a silent but mighty flow of ions that is produced aboard the plane, and that generates enough thrust to propel the plane over a sustained, steady flight.

Biomaterials With ‘Frankenstein Proteins’ Help Heal Tissue

October 15, 2018 Syndicated 0

Biomed engineers have demonstrated that, by injecting an artificial protein made from a solution of ordered and disordered segments, a solid scaffold forms in response to body heat, and in a few weeks seamlessly integrates into tissue — allowing them precise control of materials in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.