Fringe

June 7, 2016

WE MAY SOON CAPTURE THE FIRST REAL IMAGE OF A BLACK HOLE

Humans have never actually seen a black hole with our eyes. A new computer algorithm, created by MIT graduate student Katie Bouman and her team, will […]
May 18, 2016

LOCKHEED MARTIN WANTS TO SEND HUMANS TO MARS IN 12 YEARS

Before our species set foot on the moon, we orbited it first. The same will probably be true for Mars, and on Wednesday, Lockheed Martin plans […]
May 11, 2016

'ALIEN MEGASTRUCTURE' STAR ONLY GETS MORE MYSTERIOUS

Every now and then, a distant star called KIC 8462852 dims by as much as 20 percent. That’s huge. Even a passing planet as big as […]
April 28, 2016

SpaceX announces plans for Dragon mission to Mars

WASHINGTON — SpaceX announced April 27 it plans to send an uncrewed Dragon spacecraft to the surface of Mars as soon as 2018 on a technology […]
April 26, 2016

William Shatner: 'Star Trek' Tech Is 'Not That Far-Fetched'

WASHINGTON — William Shatner knows a thing or two about sci-fi tech. The 85-year-old actor is best known for his portrayal of the fictional Captain James […]
April 23, 2016

SUITSAT MIGHT BE THE CREEPIEST SATELLITE EVER

WHY A WORN OUT SPACE SUIT GOT AN ORBITAL BURIAL On February 3, 2006, commander Bill McArthur and flight engineer Valery Tokarev stepped outside the ISS […]
April 21, 2016

NASA WANTS NEW DESIGNS FOR WAYS WE COULD LIVE IN DEEP SPACE

How will humans live on Mars? Well, NASA’s not really sure yet, but if you’ve got any ideas you can submit them now. The agency has […]
April 18, 2016

‘WOW!’ SIGNAL WAS…WAIT FOR IT…COMETS

Comets get blamed for everything. Pestilence in medieval Europe? Comets! Mass extinctions? Comets! Even the anomalous brightness variations in the Kepler star KIC 8462852 was blamed for a time […]
April 17, 2016

Who’s Out There?—Creative Chemicals and Genes

In searching for extraterrestrial life, it might be useful to broaden our vision to include the amazing mechanisms that drive animal life at all levels. We have talked […]