ISS Astronauts Begin Testing BEAM — The World’s First Inflatable Space Habitat

By Sarah Benton Feitlinger On May 26, NASA astronaut Jeff Williams spent seven hours inflating the first expandable room at the International Space Station. Called Bigelow Expandable Activity Module or BEAM, the balloon-like structure that measures 10-feet by 13-feet, (about the … Continue reading

The Battery Of The Future May Be Made Of Paper!

by Sarah Benton Feitlinger Creating batteries that are smaller, cheaper, rechargeable and most importantly, environmentally friendly has been the holy grail for engineers across the globe for many years. Now some researchers at Sweden’s Linköping University may have finally succeeded in cracking … Continue reading