February 1, 2013

A somber 10-year anniversary for space shuttle Columbia

Ten years ago Friday, the shuttle Columbia crumbled to Earth after 16 days in the heavens. As the shuttle passed over Texas en route to a […]
January 31, 2013

More Evidence That Mars Once Had Flowing Water

Mars is cold, dry, and apparently dead. But it wasn’t always this way. I’ve written before aboutthe evidence of past liquid water on Mars; there are […]
January 31, 2013

Building a Lunar Base with 3D printing

Setting up a lunar base could be made much simpler by using a 3D printer to build it from local materials. Industrial partners including renowned architects […]
January 29, 2013

Iran Launches Monkey Into Space

TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian officials say that they successfully launched a monkey into space and returned it safely to Earth on Monday in an apparent move […]
January 28, 2013

Scientists develop Star Trek style tractor beam

Taking a page out of Gene Roddenberry’s popular “Star Trek” series, researchers have announced the development of a “tractor beam“. Scientists from Scotland’s University of St. […]
January 27, 2013

Hypersonic 'spaceliner' aims to carry passengers in 2050

A hypersonic “SpaceLiner” would whisk up to 50 passengers from Europe to Australia in 90 minutes. The futuristic vehicle would do so by riding a rocket […]
January 27, 2013

From SciFi to SciFact #4: The Solar Sail

One of the most highly-anticipated pieces of dream technology is the solar sail, a concept featured in the visually beautiful Disney animation “Treasure Planet. While the […]
January 26, 2013

NASA Joins ESA Hunt For Dark Energy And Matter

NASA and the European Space Agency announced this week that the two organizations have partnered on the ESA’s Euclid mission. This mission, a space telescope that […]
January 24, 2013

Sun Launches a Beautiful Arc of Plasma

We are currently experiencing a very exciting time in the 11-year cycle of our sun and there’s no better better way of observing the twisted magnetic […]