Science

March 30, 2017

Peek inside Blue Origin’s capsule for space tourists

Blue Origin, the private company hoping to carry tourists into space in 2018, has unveiled the interior design for its spacecraft’s cabin. The New Shepard‘s layout […]
March 27, 2017

Trump Stalls NASA Europa Lander, But There’s Another Concept in the Works

“The NIMPH system combines in situ resource utilization, miniaturization, [and] electric propulsion.” Europa, Jupiter’s tantalizing ice moon, is one of the most promising places to search […]
March 24, 2017

How Effectively Can We Protect Astronauts From Cosmic Radiations On Mars?

How Effectively Can We Protect Astronauts From Cosmic Radiations On Mars? On a day to day basis, we hardly care to realize that how the earth […]
March 21, 2017

SpaceX’s Dragon arrives in San Pedro, delivers groundbreaking research

Research into new life-saving drugs and an array of biological studies arrived in San Pedro early Monday inside the Hawthorne-made SpaceX orbiter Dragon. The pressurized capsule […]
March 19, 2017

Colonizing Mars Will Depend on Low-Tech Know-How

When humans arrive at the Red Planet, their success and survival will require adapting to local conditions and making use of resources in ways that were […]
March 18, 2017

Who’s Out There?—Stuck With Carbon

As a microbiologist (by training), I’ve been delighted with the recent interest Physics Today has taken in reporting current findings in biology. This trend reflects the […]
March 15, 2017

Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin Plans Crewed Launch Within a Year

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The spaceflight company Blue Origin, which was founded by Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos, plans to launch its first crewed flight to suborbital space […]
March 13, 2017

NASA Will Create the Coldest Spot in the Known Universe Onboard the ISS

Have you ever been so cold you became a Bose-Einstein condensate? This summer, NASA scientists will create the chillest zone in the known universe inside of […]
March 8, 2017

Blue Origin’s next rocket may finally get sea legs

Simulation shows the New Glenn landing on a drone ship Just a day after revealing its shiny new engine, the BE-4, Blue Origin is showing off […]