Cell Rover: Exploring and augmenting the inner world of the cell MIT News

Researchers at the MIT Media Lab have designed a miniature antenna that can operate wirelessly inside a living cell, opening up possibilities in medical diagnostics and treatment and other scientific processes because of the antenna’s potential for monitoring and even directing cellular activity in real-time. “The most exciting aspect of this research is that we … Read more

The DART mission is about to collide with an asteroid

The Double Asteroid Redirection Test mission, or DART, aims to see if this kind of kinetic impact can help deflect an asteroid posing a threat to Earth. “We are moving an asteroid,” said Tom Statler, NASA program scientist for the DART mission. “We are changing the motion of a natural celestial body in space. Humanity … Read more

Surprising New Features of Mysterious Fast Radio Bursts Defy Current Understanding

Artist’s conception of Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope (FAST) in China. Credit: Jingchuan Yu Fast Radio Bursts – A Puzzling and Deepening Mystery An international team of scientists reveals an evolving, magnetized environment and surprising source location for deep-space fast radio bursts – observations that defy current understanding. Fast radio bursts (FRBs) are millisecond-long cosmic … Read more

DART About To Impact an Asteroid

This illustration depicts NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) spacecraft prior to impact at the Didymos binary asteroid system. Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins APL/Steve Gribben Trying to impact an asteroid is a bold and complex undertaking. NASA. However, as with many missions, the endeavor calls on expertise from various NASA centers. In the case of the … Read more

NASA Refines Its Strategy for Getting Humans to Mars

Artist’s conception of an early Martian base. Image: NASA NASA’s upcoming Artemis Moon program is serving as a stepping stone for an eventual crewed mission to Mars. A revised list of planning objectives details a strategy for accomplishing this daunting feat. The documentreleased Tuesday, serves as a blueprint for how we’ll eventually send humans to … Read more