One proposal that recently won funding for NASA’s Innovative Advanced Concepts Program: an idea to build a Super Ball Bot that could bound across the surface of another world, going where rovers fear to tread.
One of my favorite topics: space probes.
Gold. Titanium. Oxygen. Some elements get all the glory. But even the least practical residents of the periodic table can find a purpose.
Kepler-76b is about 25 percent bigger than Jupiter and twice as massive. It orbits so close to its star that it goes around in 1.5 days. But what’s truly curious about this exoplanet is the way scientists found it. Their method is called BEER, or beaming,
I’m living a vicarious childhood dream: talking to someone who discovered a planet.
Tunisia, why are you turning your nose up like that at poor Sicily? Who can you possibly think you’re better than? You’re where George Lucas was allowed to have
My first collaboration with Vicky Johnson in a while. Read on!
You’ve probably set off a firework or two in your time, but do you know how fireworks work? This Fourth of July, we’ll burn our way through a few common examples of every stripe, flash, and boom. You’ve seen the lights. Now know the science.
I’ve got writings and things in the works, I swear, but I’m dropping by to let people know to pick up the new Green Lantern Corps series, which begins the run of my friend Van Jensen as writer. I picked my copy up this afternoon and it was a fast, fun read and I know a lot of good things are in store for this series.
As a side note, when I was an intern at a newspaper where Van was a staff member, we used to take an extended lunch break that we called “research” that was really just us going to get our pull lists.