December 7, 2013

The VASIMR Plasma Rocket: Bridging the Gap in Space Travel

Plasma rocket technology was first introduced to the scientific community in 1977 by Franklin Chang Díaz, a Costa Rican scientist and astronaut. The idea has been developed since […]
December 4, 2013

From SciFi to SciFact – The Artificial Womb

Two movies that prominently feature artificial wombs are sci-fi thrillers “The Matrix” and “The Island.” While both movies feature the wombs in more sinister plots, there’s […]
December 2, 2013

NASA Talks Astronauts On Lunar Far Side By 2028

Despite depleted budgets, NASA and the broader lunar science community are both still talking manned lunar missions — potentially, in 2021 to the earth-moon L2 Lagrange […]
November 18, 2013

How to Relax and Sleep in Space, the Astronaut Way

Space is a wondrous place, and the folks who venture there are just as wondrous. After all, floating around in the black abyss for months at […]
November 14, 2013

Hubble Reveals First Pictures of Milky Way's Formative Years

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has revealed the first visual evidence of how our home galaxy, the Milky Way, assembled itself into the majestic pinwheel of stars […]
November 4, 2013

Doc, Am I Fit To Fly Into Space?

This is by Julielynn Wong, MD, an alumnus of Singularity University. She edited a textbook entitled “Surgery in Space” and trained in space medicine at NASA […]
October 31, 2013

22 Hours Left for PocketQube Kickstarter Project!

“Want to build a satellite but don’t have a NASA-sized budget?” That’s the tagline of a really cool Kickstarter campaign for PocketQube, a project from Glasgow-based Alba […]
October 24, 2013

Scientists confirm most distant galaxy ever

Scientists say they’ve found a galaxy that’s not just far, far, away — it’s the most distant from our own that’s been discovered yet. And it’s […]
October 22, 2013

1st Fully Bionic Man Walks, Talks and Breathes

He walks, he talks and he has a beating heart, but he’s not human — he’s the world’s first fully bionic man. Like Frankenstein’s monster, cobbled […]