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January 31, 2013

SciFi to SciFact #5 Laser Beams

Although Star Trek and Star Wars seems to be at the center of the media frenzy reporting the first tractor beam technology, they have long forgotten […]
January 31, 2013

More Evidence That Mars Once Had Flowing Water

Mars is cold, dry, and apparently dead. But it wasn’t always this way. I’ve written before aboutthe evidence of past liquid water on Mars; there are […]
January 31, 2013

Building a Lunar Base with 3D printing

Setting up a lunar base could be made much simpler by using a 3D printer to build it from local materials. Industrial partners including renowned architects […]
January 31, 2013

Governor General & students speak with Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield

Governor General David Johnston and grade 5 and 6 students will be speaking with Canadian Space Agency astronaut Chris Hadfield over the noon hour while he […]
January 30, 2013

See the Andromeda Galaxy in a Cool New Light

At 2 million light-years distant, Andromeda is the closest large spiral galaxy to the Milky Way — it is also one of the most studied. Now, […]
January 29, 2013

Iran Launches Monkey Into Space

TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian officials say that they successfully launched a monkey into space and returned it safely to Earth on Monday in an apparent move […]
January 29, 2013

In a Week of Space Tragedy Anniversaries, We Must Continue to Venture Onward

Today marks the second in a week of three tragic anniversaries in space exploration. On Jan. 27, 1967, we lost three astronauts in the Apollo 1 […]
January 28, 2013

Scientists develop Star Trek style tractor beam

Taking a page out of Gene Roddenberry’s popular “Star Trek” series, researchers have announced the development of a “tractor beam“. Scientists from Scotland’s University of St. […]
January 28, 2013

Remembering Apollo 1, NASA’s First Major Disaster

46 years ago today, veteran astronaut Gus Grissom, first American spacewalker Ed White, and rookie Roger Chaffee were killed in a cabin fire during an Apollo […]