Science

February 23, 2016

Nasa and the amazing space printer

If you have ever struggled getting hold of a spare part for an appliance, consider the astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS), where deliveries are […]
February 22, 2016

Upon Closer Look, NASA’s Exploration Systems are Game-Changers

The costs and benefits of NASA’s deep space exploration and science programs are popular topics in policy circles and social media discussions this election year.  As […]
February 21, 2016

Nuke an asteroid? Russian plan may target Apophis

Russia‘s new plan for protecting Earth from potential asteroid strikes has some chilling aspects. Not only would it violate a 49-year-old international treaty, but it involves […]
February 21, 2016

Who’s Out There?—Water and Genes, The Odds Go Up (1)

The news keeps pouring in—surprising bits of information about exoplanets and micro-biochemistry that make the existence of life beyond Earth more and more likely. First a […]
February 20, 2016

This Is Virgin Galactic's New Spaceplane, VSS Unity

Stephen Hawking wants a ride. Do you? Today, spaceflight company Virgin Galactic unveiled a new spaceplane. VSS Unity is the flashy new sibling of the VSS […]
February 20, 2016

Reaching Mars in a few days? It's possible, NASA video says

A new video released by the space agency discusses the possibility of speeding up our missions to other worlds by harnessing the power of lasers. Ever […]
February 19, 2016

TED 2016: HoloLens unveils 'teleportation' to Mars

HoloLens creator Alex Kipman has shown off Microsoft’s augmented reality technology at the TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) conference. Using a camera hooked up to a […]
February 18, 2016

Boeing's Starliner Capsule For Astronauts Completes Water Test

Boeing and SpaceX are racing to become the first private companies to carry astronauts into space, as early as next year. And although SpaceX is generally […]
February 17, 2016

Rocket launch from Tanegashima Space Centre in Japan

Japan has launched a rocket from the Tanegashima Space Centre in the south of the country. It was taking an astronomy observation satellite – the “Astro-H” […]