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March 17, 2013

Scifi-SciFact #7: Six Million Dollar Man (1974-1978): The first Bionic Eye

Taking a classic like Frankenstein, building and animating a man and bringing it to the technological age, The Six Million Dollar Man captured the possibilities of […]
March 13, 2013

Astronaut Icon: The Space Suit – The Apollo Program

With astronauts now needing protection against lunar terrain and temperatures as well as the flexibility to stoop and bend to pick up moon rocks, the Apollo […]
March 8, 2013

If Earth Were Hosting An Alien Species, This Is What It Would Look Like

The unkillable tardigrade rears its tiny, weird-looking head. In 2011, the European Space Agency launched Earth’s weirdest creature, the tardigrade, into orbit for twelve days on […]
March 8, 2013

Luca Parmitano Training

In less than three years, Luca has travelled between all five international partners’ training sites, gaining the knowledge and skills required for his mission. His tailored […]
March 5, 2013

When NASA Blew Holes In Arizona for Apollo

NASA knew full well that the Apollo lunar landing missions were risky, and it took steps to minimize the chances of losing astronauts in space. Redundancies […]
March 3, 2013

From Sputnik to TV Screens: A Brief History of Satellites

Chances are your life has been affected in some way by satellite technology – maybe you’ve zoomed into your house on an internet map, or perhaps […]
February 27, 2013

Scifi-Scifact #7: The Tablet Computer

The tablet computer is currently revolutionizing the gadget world. People are finally embracing the lightweight, fast, mobile nature of tablets, and electronics companies are scrambling to […]
February 26, 2013

On Cereal and Scientists

As the sun sets on a beautiful cloudless evening, slowly the sky begins to sparkle with shining gems of light. The lights shine at once separately, […]
February 26, 2013

"I Want To Be An Astronaut"

“I Want To Be An Astronaut” is a documentary about a young man that has aspired to be an astronaut since he was 3 and the […]