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March 1, 2013

SpaceX Working to Save Dragon Mission

Following a beautiful launch of Space Exploration Technologies’ fifth Falcon 9 rocket on Friday, engineers were working to fix a problem with its payload — a Dragon capsule […]
March 1, 2013

SpaceX capsule hits snag on resupply mission to space station

A commercial vessel carrying a ton of supplies for the International Space Station ran into trouble shortly after liftoff Friday. SpaceX‘s billionaire founder Elon Musk reported […]
March 1, 2013

NASA, SpaceX set for launch to space station this morning (Friday)

The second U.S. commercial space flight to resupply the International Space Station is set for launch Friday morning. Space Exploration Technologies, better known as SpaceX, is scheduled […]
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, […]
February 27, 2013

How 'Minority Report' has distorted our vision of interface design

It’s been more than a decade since Minority Report hit theaters, but its influence on product design doesn’t seem to have waned — much to the dismay of designers like Christian Brown. […]
February 27, 2013

Scifi-Scifact #7: The Tablet Computer

The tablet computer is currently revolutionizing the gadget world. People are finally embracing the lightweight, fast, mobile nature of tablets, and electronics companies are scrambling to […]
February 27, 2013

Russian Meteor Likely An Apollo Asteroid Chunk

On Feb. 15, the Urals region of Russia played host to a noisy cosmic visitor. A meteor entered the atmosphere and broke up over the city […]
February 26, 2013

On Cereal and Scientists

As the sun sets on a beautiful cloudless evening, slowly the sky begins to sparkle with shining gems of light. The lights shine at once separately, […]
February 26, 2013

"I Want To Be An Astronaut"

“I Want To Be An Astronaut” is a documentary about a young man that has aspired to be an astronaut since he was 3 and the […]