SpaceX Inspiration4 mission will send 4 people with minimal training into orbit — and bring space tourism closer to reality

This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Space.com’s Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. Wendy Whitman Cobb, Professor of Strategy and Security Studies, US Air Force School of Advanced Air and Space Studies On Sept. 15, 2021, the next batch of space tourists are set to lift…

SpaceX is about to send the first ever all-amateur mission into orbit

By Leah Crane The crew of the Inspiration4 mission Inspiration4 / John Kraus SpaceX is gearing up to try something new. Its Inspiration4 mission, which is planned to launch at 8pm local time on 15 September from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, will have a crew without any professional…

Neutron Beams Could Help Reveal The Elusive ‘Fifth Force’ of Nature, Scientists Say

Firing beams of neutrons at samples of silicon could lead us to an elusive, unknown ‘fifth force’ of nature, according to researchers. Using a technique called pendellösung interferometry, a team of physicists led by Benjamin Heacock of the National Institute of Standards and Technology have used neutron beams to probe…

Tumble Season 7 Starts September 17! by Tumble Science Podcast for Kids • A podcast on Anchor

In this special bonus episode, some of our favorite guest scientists answer listener questions! It’s like a Tumble reunion! Learn about the bugs you can find near your home, how ants let each other know about food finds, and if bats fly at night so they can eat more bugs.…

Infinix Zero X Series With Periscope Lens, MediaTek Helio G95 SoC Launched

Infinix Zero X, Zero X Pro, and Zero X Neo were launched on Monday as the company’s camera-focussed smartphones. The new models come with a periscope lens that is coupled with the company’s proprietary Galileo Algorithm Engine. According to Infinix this setup enables users to capture high-resolution moon shots from…