compiled by David Kaplan
Claim made for hydrogen ‘wonder material’
Scientists in the US say they have at last managed to turn hydrogen into a state where it behaves like a metal. If that is true – and it is a controversial claim – it fulfils a more than 80-year quest to produce what many have said would be a wonder material…more
Plans for Kintyre spaceport discussed at Westminster
The area’s MP Brendan O’Hara is hosted a reception detailing plans for the former NATO base at Machrihanish to be the center of space tourism in the UK.
Machrihanish is among five sites across Britain – three of which are in Scotland – hoping to be a spaceport…more
To see finally the face of Peggy
Scientists studying the splendor of Saturn’s rings are hoping soon to get a resolved picture of an embedded object they know exists but cannot quite see. The moonlet is named after London researcher Carl Murray’s mother-in-law, and was first noticed in 2013. Its effect on surrounding ice and dust particles has been tracked ever since…more
Five in final stretch of Moon race
The race to put a privately funded spacecraft on the Moon has just five teams left in the competition.
The surviving groups all met an end-of-2016 deadline to obtain launch contracts – and these have now been verified by the organisers of the Google Lunar X-Prize…more