Technology

May 9, 2013

International Space Station switches from Windows to Linux, for improved reliability

The United Space Alliance, which manages the computers aboard the International Space Station in association with NASA, has announced that the Windows XP computers aboard the […]
May 9, 2013

Intelligent Robots Will Overtake Humans by 2100

Are you prepared to meet your robot overlords? The idea of superintelligent machines may sound like the plot of “The Terminator” or “The Matrix,” but many […]
May 8, 2013

How the Next-Gen Stealth Bomber Will Work

Shun Specialty Parts Mechanics at Whiteman Air Force Base gripe about the lack of suppliers for airplane parts—some small firms went out of business 15 years […]
April 4, 2013

The James Webb Space Telescope, Ready To Be Frozen

It’s cold up there in space, so before the James Webb Space Telescope gets sent up there, NASA scientists are putting it through its paces, locking […]
April 4, 2013

Upstart Company Wants to Deliver Your Stuff to the Moon

“I believe the first trillionaires will come from space,” said entrepreneur Bob Richards, clutching a small plastic model of the moon he was given as a gift. Richards, […]
March 28, 2013

Leavin' on a Martian Jet Plane

Pilots and amateur aviation enthusiasts alike use desktop flight simulators like Laminar Research‘s X-Plane to polish their skills and fly new aircraft in different places—we’ve used it to design […]
March 12, 2013

SpaceX Grasshopper Makes Record Hop

An experimental reusable rocket built by Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, soared to a record 263 feet (80 meters) before landing itself on its launch pad, […]
March 3, 2013

Space Station Grapples With a Dragon, Again

At 5:31 am ET Sunday morning, International Space Station astronauts guided the Canadarm2 robotic arm to an earlier-than-scheduled grappling maneuver with the SpaceX Dragon capsule. The […]
February 28, 2013

Private Plan to Send Humans to Mars in 2018 Might Not Be So Crazy

An ambitious private manned mission to Mars aims to launch a two-person crew to fly around the Red Planet and return to Earth in 501 days, […]