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December 1, 2012

Photo Of The Day

In its first glimpse of the heavens following the successful December 1999 servicing mission, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has captured a majestic view of a planetary […]
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 […]
December 1, 2012

Space telescope spies vast, cometary debris in distant star systems

Peeping into the vastness of our galaxy, NASA reported that the Herschel space telescope of the European Space Agency (ESA) took images of vast comet belts […]
December 1, 2012

Japan's space agency says computer virus may have caused leak of data on its Epsilon rocket

TOKYO – Japan’s space agency says it is investigating a possible leak of data about its Epsilon rocket due to a computer virus. The Japan Aerospace […]
November 30, 2012

Anywhere on Earth in four hours?

Top-secret Skylon space plane could replace jets and rockets, company claims… LONDON — A small British company with a dream of building a re-usable space plane […]
November 30, 2012

Everybody Chill, NASA Says: No Martian Organics Found

Relax everyone. There are no little green men or even a hint of organics on Mars… not yet, anyway. “Everybody, chill,” Tweeted the Curiosity rover today. […]
November 30, 2012

Japans fastest train floats on magnets

Japan’s JR Central Railway Company recently unveiled plans for a new high-speed train propelled by magnetic fields. Reaching speeds of more than 310 mph, the Series […]
November 29, 2012

Cambridge to open centre for Terminator studies

Threats to humanity “Cambridge is to open a centre for ‘Terminator studies’ where leading academics will study the risks that super-intelligent robots and computers could become […]
November 29, 2012

Countering the new horsemen of the apocalypse

Nuclear war, climate change, lab-created viruses and out-of-control machines need to be understood, but there are risks to lumping threats together CALL them the modern horsemen […]