Fringe

June 1, 2013

Mars-bound astronauts will print food & tools.

NASA will transport 3D printers to space so astronauts can print tools — and potentially even food. NASA’s chief administrator Charles Bolden discussed the role of 3D […]
May 31, 2013

Top 10 Weirdest Mars Illusions.

Ever since Italian astronomer Giovanni Schiaparelli described his discovery of canals on Mars in 1877 and American astronomer Percival Lowell started to map them, we humans […]
May 27, 2013

Alien Debris Found in Lunar Craters

Strange minerals detected at the centers of impact craters on the moon may be the shattered remains of the space rocks that made the craters and not exhumed […]
May 25, 2013

The Wow! Signal: Intercepted Alien Transmission?

SETI, the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, has seen astronomers scouring the sky for decades in hopes of receiving artificially generated radio signals sent by alien civilizations. […]
May 2, 2013

Bedsuits

Seventies science-fiction or science experiment? Not an actor or space traveller, this ‘pillownaut’ might not have his feet on firm ground, but he is simulating spaceflight […]
May 1, 2013

UFOs Flunk Believability Test for Alien Contact

The scientific search for life off Earth goes back at least 100 years; when electrical wizard Nikola Telsa thought that his “Magnifying Transmitter” had detected radio […]
May 1, 2013

Teensy alien-looking skeleton from Chile poses a medical mystery

A teensy skeleton with a squashed alienlike head may have earthly origins — but the remains, found in Chile‘s Atacama Desert a decade ago, do make for […]
April 4, 2013

Upstart Company Wants to Deliver Your Stuff to the Moon

“I believe the first trillionaires will come from space,” said entrepreneur Bob Richards, clutching a small plastic model of the moon he was given as a gift. Richards, […]
March 30, 2013

Will NASA Announce Plans to Snag an Asteroid and Fly It to Earth?

When the Obama administration’s 2014 federal budget gets released in early April, it might include a curious item: a $100 million request for NASA to conduct a mission […]