September 16, 2013

NASA sends drones to track hurricanes’ secrets

WALLOPS ISLAND, United States: A pair of converted military drones are the US space agency’s newest tools for tracking hurricanes and tropical storms, with the aim […]
September 6, 2013

Robot Astronaut Kirobo Calls Home From Space

The pint-sized android astronaut, which combines cuteness and cutting-edge technology, is the first robot to have spoken from space according to researchers behind Kirobo. No bigger […]
September 4, 2013

Inside NASA’s Mission Improbable: catching an asteroid

WASHINGTON—NASA is looking for a rock. It has to be out there somewhere — a small asteroid circling the sun and passing close to Earth. It […]
September 2, 2013

Regrowing human body parts: The dream comes within reach

For centuries, humans have dreamt of the day when we could grow new body parts to replace the ones we lost, just like salamanders that can […]
August 31, 2013

A Brief History of the Space Suit

1. Navy Mark IV (1961-1963) (main picture) Based on the designs for high-altitude jet aircraft pressure suits used by the U.S. Navy, the Navy Mark IV […]
August 24, 2013

A Real SciFi to SciFact Moment with Elon Musk and Jon Favreau

Fresh on the heels of Buzzfeed‘s article comparing real-life innovator Elon Musk and Marvel’s Tony Stark/Iron Man, Elon himself and “Iron Man” director Jon Favreau shared a true […]
August 23, 2013

NASA releases animation of mission to capture asteroid

TORONTO – Heading to an asteroid to mine for minerals may no longer be relegated to science fiction. NASA has created an asteroid mission concept that […]
August 23, 2013

'Iron Man' Exoskeleton Could Give Astronauts Superhuman Strength

Astronauts could one day get a power surge from hi-tech robotic suits, like real-life versions of “Iron Man” hero Tony Stark. That’s not to suggest that […]
August 21, 2013

New Astronaut Candidates Take Center Stage at the Johnson Space Center

America’s eight new astronaut candidates made their first appearance in front of the media today at  NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. “For more than 50 […]