On October 31, Chen Hogbo, a researcher associated with China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC), which is responsible for the development of the reusable craft, told Xinhua that unlike traditional one-off spacecraft, the new spacecraft will fly into the sky like an aircraft. … [Read more...] about China’s reusable spacecraft | How will it change space travel?
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The chairman pointed out that the risks are huge and the return on investment happens over a long period- the main reason being that the space system development-testing and operation are highly capital intensive and requires long time and large human resource development initiative. … [Read more...] about Laws being put in place to ease business environment for private sector in space segment: ISRO
Heat lamps and space heaters While a fire may be cute, it’s not always the most convenient way to stay warm. There’s a reason why the best restaurant patios have heat lamps and space heaters. And having one for your space doesn’t have to be expensive or clunky. The Vornado Glide Heater ($70) combines the power of a space heater with a fan to direct the warmth exactly where you want it (while sporting a refined design that doesn’t take away from the aesthetics of a space). It’s electric, though, and should be taken back inside when not in use. If you’re looking for a more rugged option that runs on propane, we recommend the Dyna-Glo Portable Propane Heater ($131). It’s small, easy to tote from place to place, heats up to 450 square feet efficiently, and is completely cordless—making it a perfect option for almost any space. If your space can handle a bigger, more traditional outdoor space heater, you can’t go wrong with this Propane … [Read more...] about Time to cozy up your outdoor living space (psst, for less than $150)
All of these years, the scientific community has known about the presence of rust on the Martian surface in the ancient past, which lends it the red tinge, and earned it the moniker the Red Planet. While the Moon's surface is full of iron-rich rocks, Shuai Li -- lead author of the University of Hawaii – who was studying ice deposits around the lunar pole, did not expect to find rust on the Moon. … [Read more...] about Chandrayaan-1’s data shows Moon is rusting without any liquid water or oxygen; scientists puzzled
There are broadly four types of vaccine — one, a vaccine based on the whole virus (this could be either inactivated, or an attenuated [weakened] virus vaccine); two, a non-replicating viral vector vaccine that uses a benign virus as vector that carries the antigen of SARS-CoV; three, nucleic-acid vaccines that have genetic material like DNA and RNA of antigens like spike protein given to a person, helping human cells decode genetic material and produce the vaccine; and four, protein subunit vaccine wherein the recombinant proteins of SARS-COV-2 along with an adjuvant (booster) is given as a vaccine. … [Read more...] about South Delhi civic body clears proposal to allow use of terrace by licensed eateries