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March 18, 2009

 

Star Trek Tricorders, For Real

Of course, most of the technology on Star Trek doesn't exist for real. But at least one cool bit of Star Trek science has been made real.

January 21, 2009

 

Rowing in Space

NASA is planning to send astronauts back to the moon for long missions. How are the astronauts going to stay in shape in zero or low gravity?

January 2, 2009

 

The Dangers of Lunar Dust

NASA is planning to send astronauts back to the moon fairly soon. However, there are a few kinks to work out, like what to do about moon dust.

December 11, 2008

 

Terrestrial Planet Finder

Most extrasolar planets are about the size of Jupiter, not Earth. So, is Earth's size and orbit unique?

November 5, 2008

 

Urine Signalling, Part 2

We found that lobsters and crayfish communicate by shooting streams of urine into each others' faces. Now, we look at urine signaling from the receiver's end.

June 15, 2008

 

The Vibrating Moon

The startling experience of five British monks from the twelfth century who saw an enormous explosion occur on the moon. The moon still be vibrating today.

April 17, 2007

 

Mars Attack

It was a great moment in the history of NASA, especially since people had been working so long at trying to get a probe to Mars

March 26, 2007

 

Sentinel of the Sun

How will future space explorers protect themselves against dangerous solar flares?

January 9, 2007

 

Exogenesis

What is exogenesis? Is it possible that life on earth did not begin here... on earth?

November 21, 2006

 

Whose Moon?

Another space race? Probably not, but space programs around the world are making exciting plans for the moon.

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