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This Is the Best Look at Pluto's Surface We're Going to Get

New Horizons may be millions of miles beyond Pluto in the Kuiper Belt right now, but that hasn’t stopped the spacecraft from continuing to beam back glorious imagery of its encounter with our solar system’s weirdest little ice world. A new NASA video reveals the most detailed images of Pluto’s surface yet—and they’re spellbinding. Read more...

Gameplay Trailer of Space Run: Galaxy

Releasing this june for PC, the sequel to Passtech Games' tower defense title gets a gameplay trailer. It shows the gamepaly mechanics that will help you to defend your ship and cargo across the four solar systems and over 50 zones that Space Run Galaxy is comprised of.

The Inevitable, Intergalactic Awkwardness of Time Capsules

2 days agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

NASA equipped the two Voyager probes with information about Earth in the form of Golden Records, analog discs that contained images, music, and the sounds of Earth. Forty years later, the probes are headed out of the solar system, possibly...Show More Summary

Discover The Mysterious Planet At The Edge Of Our Solar System At The Adler

As you'll learn at the planetarium's new sky show, debuting Friday, this not-yet-discovered planet is HUGE. [ more › ]

Ep. 414: Navigating Far

In our last episode, we talked about what it’ll take to navigate across the Solar System. In this episode we scale things up and speculate how future civilizations will navigate to other stars and even other galaxies.

BMW South Africa Unveils Solar Carport For EV Charging

In a bid to reduce the carbon footprint and charging costs of its EVs and plug-in hybrids, as well as to bring a fully integrated solar energy system to homes as part of its 360° ELECTRIC portfolio for BMW i Home and Public ChargingShow More Summary

“Hourglass” Coal-Killing Steampunk Energy Storage System Could Pump More Wind, Solar Into Grid

Another nail in the coal coffin: a new steampunk-style "hourglass" flow battery concept could lead to low cost energy storage for wind and solar power “Hourglass” Coal-Killing Steampunk Energy Storage System Could Pump More Wind, Solar...Show More Summary

Metro de Santiago Boasts World’s First Solar-Powered Public Transit System

In an agreement announced this week by Total and SunPower, Chile’s Metro de Santiago is ready to feature the world’s first metro to run on solar electricity. The clean energy public transit system became official when SunPower signed...Show More Summary

NASA: James Webb Science Gear Installed --"Will Detect Solar Systems Capable of Supporting Life"

Hubble's successor, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), "represents the hopes and ambitions of the 10,000 astronomers who have already used the Hubble," said John Mather, Nobel laureate, astrophysicist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, and the senior project scientist...

Ending the Search for Intelligent Life on Earth

(Planet Xi) Scientists at the Extraterrestrial Research Center (ERC) announced today that they have indefinitely suspended their surveillance of radio signals from a D7-class planet in the R3231 solar system, which is located a mere 41 light-years from Xi. Show More Summary

Ancient alien life may be harder to detect than we thought thanks to radiation

We may have to dig deep to detect the remains of ancient alien life in our solar system.

New Solar Cell Turns Light Into Heat to Potentially Double Effiency

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

There’s a annoying theoretical limit on the efficiency of solar cells that limits the amount of electricity they can create from sunlight. But now a team of MIT engineers has developed a system that overcomes the problem by first converting light to heat—and it could double the efficiency of solar cells. Read more...

World’s 1st Public Transport System To Run On Solar

The Metro of Santiago, Chile, will be the first public transport system to run mostly on solar energy, after a new agreement signed with Total and SunPower this week. According to an announcement from US solar manufacturer SunPower,Show More Summary

Polysolar’s New Solar PV Bus Stop In Canary Wharf, London Is The First In The UK

The UK-based firm PolySolar recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its first solar photovoltaic system outfitted bus stop in the UK — a 2.8 kilowatt bus stop located in Canary Wharf, in London. The new solar photovoltaic (PV) bus...Show More Summary

Smooth sailing in San Luis Obispo: LightSail 2 completes day-in-the-life test

The Planetary Society's LightSail 2 spacecraft breezed through a major systems test today, demonstrating the CubeSat can successfully deploy its antenna and solar panels, communicate with the ground unfurl its 32-square-meter solar sails in space.

How Solar Energy Is Changing the World Using New Technologies

Credit One of the recent technology trends making waves on the globe right now is the significant use of solar energy systems to generate clean, non-polluting electricity and to also curb other issues that directly affect the environment. Show More Summary

Pinball planets: How life could start in a violent solar system

We assumed habitable planets couldn't exist in solar systems where gas giants ricochet around. So why do we keep finding them?

A British company designed rollout solar panels that power hard to reach disaster sites

Renovagen developed the array to put solar farms in hard to reach areas. The flexible panels are stored in a spool inside a trailer. The system is entirely off-grid. The array unfolds more than 650 feet when towed by a vehicle. The panels...Show More Summary

Geostellar & Etsy Partner For Launch Of Residential Solar Initiative

The online solar energy marketplace Geostellar has partnered with Etsy to launch a new pilot program aimed at helping members of the Etsy community install solar photovoltaic systems at a discount, according to a new press release from the companies. Show More Summary

Extract from Brenda Cooper's SPEAR OF LIGHT

Here's an extract from Brenda Cooper's upcoming Spear of Light, compliments of the folks at Pyr. For more info about this title: Canada, USA, Europe.Here's the blurb:When the post-human Next suddenly re-appear in a solar system that banished them, humans are threatened. Show More Summary

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