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February 24, 2013

'Star Trek' to 'Star Wars': J.J. Abrams across the universes

J.J. Abrams is a man of many enthusiasms, so speaking slowly is generally not his thing. But today the director arrives late for lunch at the […]
February 23, 2013

NASA's spacey Google+ Hangout shows off zero-G antics – and cats!

NASA followed one of the classic rules for Internet videos during its first space-to-Earth Google Hangout on Friday: If you want to bring in the viewers, don’t forget […]
February 22, 2013

Why Don't We Have Flying Cars?

The image of George Jetson and family zipping about town is at once nostalgic and frustrating. Like George, most of us push buttons for a living. But […]
February 20, 2013

Space Is Becoming Cool Again!

Let me clarify. Space is already cool. It always was. However, the space industry is in a tough spot right now, and people forget just how […]
February 18, 2013

Awesome Unofficial NASA Commercial!

YouTube user Reid Gower (creator of The Sagan Series) put together this video of what a NASA commercial might look like. It features clips from “In […]
February 14, 2013

Outer Space Decor for Children

So you want a room that’s out of this world for your child but not out of your budget and you need some help and inspiration. […]
February 14, 2013

Scifi-SciFact #6: Deathrace 2000 (1975): How about that robotic hand?

How many times have you been driving and you see someone on the side of the road, or a bicyclist getting in the way and yell […]
February 13, 2013

New Poll: Americans Expect A Human Mission To Mars In 20 Years

Here’s some optimistic news: 71 percent of Americans are confident humans will get to Mars in 20 years, according to a new poll. Here’s some disappointing news: […]
February 11, 2013

Help Astronomers Name Pluto’s Tiniest Moons

It won’t be long before Pluto’s smallest moons, now called P4 and P5, are given names worthy of their association with the god of the underworld. […]