I'm first person to have proton therapy in the UK

NC MEDICAL MARVEL? Simon with the proton beam machine and partner Maria His doctor recommended a series of tests, including one on his prostate, and later at Cheltenham General Hospital the 56-year-old received some bad news. “They confirmed there was a small lump and I had to have a biopsy,” says the father-of-two. “I went […]

‘Proton’ battery uses cheap carbon instead of lithium

A big challenge for the EV and renewable energy revolution is that the much-needed batteries are made from lithium, a relatively rare and pricey metal. Rather than focusing on other metals like magnesium, a team of scientists from RMIT University in Melbourne have figured it out to build rechargeable “proton” batteries from abundant carbon and […]

Russia’s Proton rocket falls on hard times

Enlarge (credit: Scott Andrews/NASA) The Proton rocket, Russia’s primary commercial launch vehicle, faces a life-and-death struggle to remain a competitive player on the international launch market, industry sources say. The veteran Soviet space rocket has spent nearly a quarter of a century as the vehicle of choice for operators of communications satellites all over the […]

Proton M lifts off with Spanish telecommunication satellite (VIDEO)

Published time: 12 Sep, 2017 01:17 The International Launch Services venture has successfully sent the privately owned Spanish Amazonas 5 communications satellite into orbit using the iconic Proton M heavy lift launch vehicle. “The Proton M launch vehicle, utilizing a 5-burn Breeze M mission design, successfully lifted off from Pad 39 at the Baikonur Space […]