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July 16, 2018

Who’s Out There?— Ozone? What Else?

Could seasonal variations in atmospheric content provide evidence for life on exoplanets? Sounds better than just a sniff of methane. However, noting seasonal variations requires sniffing […]
July 15, 2018

Star Trek technobabble: The science behind the science fiction

Star Wars is all action. You know, X-wings and lightsabers and fully armed and operational battle stations. Star Trek — at least, the original series, The Next […]
July 14, 2018

AR & Space Technologies: Future Trends

The space exploration industry has expanded greatly in the last 15 years. Where there was once only NASA and other government run space programs, there are […]
July 12, 2018

Electric satellite propulsion company raises $10 million

CINCINNATI — A Silicon Valley startup developing electric propulsion systems for satellites has raised $10 million and added the billionaire founder of LinkedIn to its board. […]
July 11, 2018

Nearby Alien Planet May Be Capable of Supporting Life

One of the nearest exoplanets to Earth may be a decent abode for life. Ross 128b — which lies just 11 light-years from our planet — is likely a […]
July 10, 2018

Crew Dragon completes thermal vacuum tests ahead of first test flight

CINCINNATI — The first SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft has completed a series of tests at a NASA center that may put the spacecraft one step closer […]
July 10, 2018

Scientists Invented AI Made From DNA

Researchers made a neural network out of DNA that can recognize handwritten numbers. Last Wednesday, researchers at Caltech announced that they created an artificial neural network from synthetic […]
July 7, 2018

NASA awards contract to study flying drones on Venus

In the coming decades, NASA and other space agencies hope to mount some ambitious missions to other planets in our Solar System. In addition to studying […]
July 6, 2018

Renderings of SpaceX clawboat’s huge net upgrade is a taste of what’s to come

After several close-but-no-cigar attempts at snatching a Falcon 9 payload fairing out of the air, SpaceX’s iconic recovery vessel Mr Steven is currently laid up at the […]