NASA TV producer of “The Color of Space” Jori Kates gives remarks prior to the screening of the documentary at Howard University’s Cramton Auditorium in Washington, Saturday, June 18, 2022. Premiering on Juneteenth, the federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States, “The Color of Space” is an inspirational documentary that tells the stories of NASA’s Black astronauts determined to reach the stars.
Researchers have demonstrated a switch, analogous to a transistor, made from a single molecule called fullerene. By using a carefully tuned laser pulse, the researchers are able to use fullerene to switch the path of an incoming electron in a predictable way. This switching process can be three to six orders of magnitude faster than switches in microchips, depending on the laser pulses used. Fullerene switches in a network could produce a computer beyond what is possible with electronic transistors, and they could also lead to unprecedented levels of resolution in microscopic imaging devices.
Cummins Inc. announces its ISL9 diesel engine is now available up to 540 horsepower for military ground vehicles. The ISL9 is already proven in a wide variety of equipment; commercial on and off-highway and military vehicles like armoured personnel carriers, infantry fighting vehicles and logistical trucks.
Effective Astronaut Training is Key to The Orbital Age. Now imagine the challenges scientists will face in the Orbital Age™, when their lab is flying 300 miles above our heads in low-Earth orbit (LEO).