Mar 18, 2011
Not really a tech story here but I just thought it was cool. Tomorrow night, there will be what's really being called "an extreme supermoon". It's...
Posted In: extreme supermoon, Science, space

What's next for the Dragon?

Dec 9, 2010
A Dragon flew to space, you guys. And came back! Well, a rocket called the Dragon anyway. Happened yesterday and it was the first privately funded...
Posted In: dragon, Science, space, SPACE DRAGONS!

Thrilling NASA announcement might be about alien life found in ... CALIFORNIA

Dec 2, 2010
Yeah, not quite intelligent life on other planets, I'm afraid. According to a British paper, the discovery is about:...
Posted In: gratuitous simpsons references, NASA, space


Nov 2, 2010
The plan to send a man back to the moon has been scrapped since at 150 billion dollars, that's just too expensive. But there's a rogue program...
Posted In: ROBONAUTS, robots, space

Checking in from Space

Oct 22, 2010
Commander Douglas Wheelock became the first person to use a location-based service in space. Wheelock checked in on Foursquare, from the...
Posted In: social media, space

Search for artificial intelligence in space, not radio waves

Aug 23, 2010
Seti (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) astronomer Seth Shostak says instead of listening for radio waves and looking for biological signs...
Posted In: artificial intelligence, robots, SETI, space

The Moon is shrinking!

Aug 20, 2010
In an announcement that is sure to throw the world's werewolf community into a panic, NASA announced that they've picked up the rumble of shrinkage...
Posted In: space

You can go into suborbital space and all it will cost you is too much money!

Jul 30, 2010
A company called XCOR Aerospace wants to be the Jet Blue of space travel. They're offering four days of training followed by suborbital space...
Posted In: space

Google's got a space program?

Jul 28, 2010
Yep, Google's got a space program. The NYT has a profile of the woman in charge, Tiffany Montague. Google is not so much thinking in terms of...
Posted In: Google, space

Get energy from the stars

Jun 4, 2010
Well, that would be nice, wouldn't it? Scientists at the wonderfully named National Ignition Facility are conducting an enormous laser fusion...
Posted In: energy, space