March 8, 2013

Luca Parmitano Training

In less than three years, Luca has travelled between all five international partners’ training sites, gaining the knowledge and skills required for his mission. His tailored […]
March 7, 2013

I Can’t Believe You’re Watching This Astronaut Make a Sandwich in Space

On Wednesday, the internet fell in love with this video of Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield preparing himself a sandwich in space, or, as Smithsonian magazine puts it, “Spaaaaaaace!” […]
March 5, 2013

When NASA Blew Holes In Arizona for Apollo

NASA knew full well that the Apollo lunar landing missions were risky, and it took steps to minimize the chances of losing astronauts in space. Redundancies […]
March 4, 2013

Could a Comet Hit Mars in 2014?

A recently discovered comet will make an uncomfortably-close planetary flyby next year — but this time it’s not Earth that’s in the cosmic crosshairs. According to […]
February 28, 2013

Private Plan to Send Humans to Mars in 2018 Might Not Be So Crazy

An ambitious private manned mission to Mars aims to launch a two-person crew to fly around the Red Planet and return to Earth in 501 days, […]
February 27, 2013

How 'Minority Report' has distorted our vision of interface design

It’s been more than a decade since Minority Report hit theaters, but its influence on product design doesn’t seem to have waned — much to the dismay of designers like Christian Brown. […]
February 26, 2013

On Cereal and Scientists

As the sun sets on a beautiful cloudless evening, slowly the sky begins to sparkle with shining gems of light. The lights shine at once separately, […]
February 24, 2013

Attack of the Martian Tree Spiders!

Years ago, in 1999, some odd pictures were returned from The Mars Global Surveyor space probe orbiting the red planet. They showed what looked for all the world(s) […]
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 […]