Science

December 6, 2012

NASA on verge of losing its edge, report says

Given an undefined vision and financial uncertainty, NASA could lose its leadership role in space exploration to other nations, a National Research Council analysis concludes. Years […]
December 6, 2012

Musk's SpaceX gets foot in door of US secret 'black' space program

Internet space cowboy Elon Musk has scored two lucrative military contracts from the US Air Force, which could be stepping stones into the hugely lucrative ‘black’ […]
December 6, 2012

Earth Never Sleeps!

Scientists have revealed an unprecedented view of Earth at night showing the glow of natural and human-built phenomena in greater detail than ever before. The new […]
December 5, 2012

GPS Tracks Nuke Tests

You may be carrying in your pocket the technology to detect clandestine nuclear tests. New research into GPS disturbances high up in Earth’s ionosphere reveals that […]
December 5, 2012

Google launches Global Impact Awards

Google launched a new program called the Global Impact Awards, in which it will give out $23 million in grants to seven non-profit organizations on Tuesday. […]
December 5, 2012

NASA plans 2020 Mars rover remake

NASA today announced a $1.5 billion plan to build another Mars rover based on the design of its current Curiosity rover, with the intention of sending […]
December 4, 2012

Curiosity rover analyzes Martian soil for first time

The Mars Curiosity rover has analyzed samples of Martian soil for the first time and found compounds of water, sulfur and chlorine-containing substances, NASA said Monday, […]
December 4, 2012

NASA's Voyager 1 probe first craft to leave solar system

SAN FRANCISCO – NASA’s long-lived Voyager 1 spacecraft, which is heading out of the solar system, has reached a “magnetic highway” leading to interstellar space, scientists […]
December 3, 2012

Are Volcano's on Venus erupting?

Volcanic eruptions could be the source of large changes in the sulphur dioxide levels in the atmosphere of Venus, say scientists studying data from a satellite […]