December 5, 2012

Google launches Global Impact Awards

Google launched a new program called the Global Impact Awards, in which it will give out $23 million in grants to seven non-profit organizations on Tuesday. […]
December 5, 2012

NASA plans 2020 Mars rover remake

NASA today announced a $1.5 billion plan to build another Mars rover based on the design of its current Curiosity rover, with the intention of sending […]
December 4, 2012

NASA's Voyager 1 probe first craft to leave solar system

SAN FRANCISCO – NASA’s long-lived Voyager 1 spacecraft, which is heading out of the solar system, has reached a “magnetic highway” leading to interstellar space, scientists […]
December 3, 2012

Curiosity finds organics on Mars, but possibly not of Mars

A chance comment to a journalist by Grotzinger last month caused a welter of speculation that native organic compounds had been found. Such was the fuss […]
December 3, 2012

Milli-motein, a real transformer robot! It reshapes itself!

OK, this one will give the science fiction writers a few things to think about. A real transformer robot has been developed by MIT and friends, […]
December 3, 2012

How To Build A Brain

Chris Eliasmith has spent years contemplating how to build a brain. He is about to publish a book with instructions, which describes the grey matter’s architecture […]
December 3, 2012

Russian-made rocket lifts observation satellite into orbit

KOUROU, French Guiana — A Russian-made rocket has put an observation satellite into orbit after blasting off from a European space consortium’s launchpad in French Guiana. […]
December 2, 2012

Do Robots Rule The Galaxy?

Astronomy news this week bolstered the idea that the seeds of life are all over our solar system. NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft identified carbon compounds at Mercury’s […]
December 1, 2012

Astronaut, cosmonaut to spend year on space station as prelude to Mars

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A former space shuttle commander whose twin brother is married to former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will attempt the longest spaceflight ever by […]