September 9, 2018

Japanese Space-Elevator Experiment Launching to Space Station Next Week

The push for a space elevator took a step forward this week when a team of researchers from Shizuoka University in Japan announced that they will launch an […]
August 22, 2018

Who’s Out There?—Possibilities?

The first organism, the common ancestor to all life on Earth, is now thought to have had no nucleus. It was the small single-celled ancestors of both bacteria […]
August 12, 2018

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe blasts off on epic journey to ‘touch the Sun’

The probe lit up the night sky as it blasted off at 3:31 a.m. EDT. “It was a really clean launch,” Dr. Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator […]
August 8, 2018

Space Rock in the Crosshairs! Japanese Spacecraft Takes Close-Up Images of Target Asteroid

A Japanese sample-return spacecraft just gave its destination asteroid a special close-up. As Hayabusa2 swept to only 1 kilometer (0.6 miles) above the surface of 162173 […]
July 16, 2018

Who’s Out There?— Ozone? What Else?

Could seasonal variations in atmospheric content provide evidence for life on exoplanets? Sounds better than just a sniff of methane. However, noting seasonal variations requires sniffing […]
July 10, 2018

Scientists Invented AI Made From DNA

Researchers made a neural network out of DNA that can recognize handwritten numbers. Last Wednesday, researchers at Caltech announced that they created an artificial neural network from synthetic […]
July 2, 2018

General Relativity Yet Stays Unscarred, But Now on an Intergalactic Scale

In 1915 Abert Einstein proposed the General Theory of Relativity. Which, fundamentally, explains the workings of gravity around the cosmos. It postulates that massive bodies, like […]
June 29, 2018

Space & Science: A Happy Marriage

How medical technology in space is helping pave the way for the rest of the world Mars, here we come! Humans are going to Mars — […]
June 15, 2018

Who’s Out There?—Focusing On Talent

Complex critters are pretty clever. I’ve enjoyed watching David Attenborough and his “Planet Earth II,” in which he shows us some of the cleverness we may […]