Science

April 26, 2016

William Shatner: 'Star Trek' Tech Is 'Not That Far-Fetched'

WASHINGTON — William Shatner knows a thing or two about sci-fi tech. The 85-year-old actor is best known for his portrayal of the fictional Captain James […]
April 25, 2016

Solar Impulse lands in California after Pacific crossing

The solar-powered aeroplane Solar Impulse has landed in Silicon Valley, California, after a three-day flight over the Pacific Ocean from Hawaii. High winds delayed the landing […]
April 24, 2016

A NASA Man Faces the Isolation of Space Without Ever Leaving Earth

Jason Labay—football player, works out twice a day—was feeling short of breath. So on March 17, St. Patrick’s Day, a Friday, he left work to go to […]
April 23, 2016

SUITSAT MIGHT BE THE CREEPIEST SATELLITE EVER

WHY A WORN OUT SPACE SUIT GOT AN ORBITAL BURIAL On February 3, 2006, commander Bill McArthur and flight engineer Valery Tokarev stepped outside the ISS […]
April 23, 2016

NASA invests $67 million into solar electric propulsion for deep space exploration

NASA has selected Aerojet Rocketdyne for a $67 million contract to develop an advanced Solar Electric Propulsion (SEP) system for future deep-space missions. In a press release, NASA stated that […]
April 21, 2016

Russia's Progress Spacecraft: Cargo to the ISS

Progress spacecraft are automated, unpiloted and single-use vehicles that typically deliver fuel and supplies to the International Space Station three to four times each year. They […]
April 21, 2016

NASA WANTS NEW DESIGNS FOR WAYS WE COULD LIVE IN DEEP SPACE

How will humans live on Mars? Well, NASA’s not really sure yet, but if you’ve got any ideas you can submit them now. The agency has […]
April 20, 2016

VALKYRIE MIGHT BE THE BADDEST AND MOST GORGEOUS PLANE EVER MADE

IT’S ONE OF 10 INNOVATIONS TO WIN A 2016 INVENTION AWARD David Loury isn’t a classic-car kind of guy. But when he decided to radically redesign […]
April 18, 2016

‘WOW!’ SIGNAL WAS…WAIT FOR IT…COMETS

Comets get blamed for everything. Pestilence in medieval Europe? Comets! Mass extinctions? Comets! Even the anomalous brightness variations in the Kepler star KIC 8462852 was blamed for a time […]