Planet hunter sharpens eye surgery 24 February 2014
Planet hunter sharpens eye surgery 24 February 2014 Physicians in the Netherlands have turned to expertise from a planet-hunting telescope to steady their surgical microscope and save the sight of people threatened by blindness.
Safer train journey by space tech 17 January 2014
Safer train journey by space tech 17 January 2014 Good train brakes are crucial for safe rail journeys. In Germany, they are now checked daily using advanced technology that helps spacecraft return safely to Earth.
Let’s get three dimensional20 December 2013
Let’s get three dimensional20 December 2013 Almost a million people have watched the YouTube video of ESA’s 3D camera being used in space. Here on Earth, the same camera technology is equally successful.
Space in your heart05 December 2013
Space in your heart05 December 2013 An artificial heart containing miniaturised space technology will soon beat inside a person, having now been approved for human trials in France.
Mapping the world’s largest coral reef29 November 2013
Mapping the world’s largest coral reef29 November 2013 Scientists have used satellite observations to create a set of high-resolution 3D maps of the entire Great Barrier Reef – a critical step towards identifying, managing and protecting what lies beneath the waters.
Space brings savings to offshore oil and gas18 November 2013
Space brings savings to offshore oil and gas18 November 2013 Software for building ESA spacecraft is helping to improve safety and drive down costs for engineers operating deep sea oil and gas installations.