This flight has been delayed many times within the last year or so, and this is the second time it has been delayed just within the last month. SpaceX has claimed that they want to make sure they do their due diligence before the launch happens.
If Planetary Resources is successful in their asteroid mining attempt, then they could potentially provide a very viable new resource for obtaining nickel, iron and other essential minerals.
Availability of power has become a concern in recent years as renewable sources of energy run dry. NASA has come up with a new idea about how to make solar power from space practical.
The world and his dog seem to be harping on about the end of the world these days. If it isn’t the rapture, then it’s a zombie apocalypse. On the flipside, such doom and gloom has inspired creative architects to construct these pretty awesome safe houses.
Sometimes you just get lost in the interwebs and you find the coolest stuff. I started off down the rabbit hole and here are three cool things that I found right in my own state.
One of the most common misconceptions is that Sci-Fi is for children. While the genre is peppered with phasers and space ships, underneath it all lies so much more, allowing the reader to ponder “What if?”
You don’t need to leave your love for all things science, maths and technology at home, plan your next holiday to one of the 7 great nerdy destinations and get ready to geek out abroad.
A space suit consists of many different layers of garments, environmental systems and equipment. There is one function that all space suits were designed for, and that is to keep astronauts alive while in space.
NASA recently announced that their Kepler spacecraft, which was launched from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in 2009, has found evidence of an alien planet located within the habitable zone of it’s sun.
A conflict that is decades old involving a captain of the Starship Enterprise and a gold bikini clad princess from a galaxy far far away has recently resurfaced. The actors portraying these iconic characters have taken a few jabs at one another over which science fiction franchise is superior.
While trains that have stations in outer space might sound like something out of a steampunk science fiction novel, proponents of the StarTram system feel that it is a technology that is truly worth looking into.
Star Wars has entered the hearts and homes of fans everywhere. Game manufacturers have tapped into the popular sci-fi franchise and now lucky followers of George Lucas’ creation can buy detailed and inventive board games built with the Star Wars theme. Star Wars Monopoly Monopoly has been recreated numerous times and has included several Star [...]
The Mars rover that was supposed to have been launched on Friday, November 25, 2011, has taken flight today. The launch had been rescheduled for the replacement of a suspect battery that is in the flight termination system. This was enough time for engineers to work on the rocket. This is a protective measure in [...]
Alien planet number 700 has been discovered by astronomers. The discovery comes less than 20 years since the first world beyond our own solar system was discovered. The total number of exoplanets is at 702, according to Extrasolar Planets. Extrasolar Planets is a database that was put together by Jean Schneider, an astrobiologist. There are [...]
Every so often I visit my girl friend in Tampa, and during my visits it is common practice for us to sit down and enjoy a night of watching Discovery Science. Don’t ask me how I found a dame as interested in Quantum Physics and parallel universes as I am; I still haven’t figured it [...]
I recently checked my Google Analytics visitor logs to see what people are searching for when they come across the site. Surprisingly, there are some very weird things that people are looking for. That is for another post though. One thing that comes up quite often (could be the site title, huh?) is a list [...]
July’s “last” NASA shuttle launch may have been the end of an era, but it isn’t the end of Florida’s heart for space exploration. Would-be space loving travellers should not fret. I still remember my first trip to Florida in the early ‘90s. A school trip took me and about twenty other students from Canada [...]
Only discovered on June 22nd, an asteroid the size of a house (estimates are from 10 to 50 yards in diameter) will come within 7,630 miles from Earth’s surface on Monday, June 27th at 17:00 UCT (noon in the centeral U.S.). For reference the moon is 200,000 miles away from the Earth. Kudos to LINEAR [...]
Humans have long questioned whether or not the Earth is home to the only intelligent life in the universe. As technology has advanced, more people have become interested in searching for extraterrestrial intelligence, creating a field known as “SETI.” SETI is an acronym that stands for the “Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence,” and professional astronomers and [...]
“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” Dr. Carl Sagan The question of whether or not we are alone in the universe has plagued humanity for ages. With the advance of science and space exploration, the possibility of finding life occurring elsewhere in the universe is becoming more and more likely. However, the gulf [...]
Professor James F. Bell III is an astronomy scientist who has recently received the Carl Sagan Medal for Excellence in Public Communication in Planetary Science for his contributions in bringing the public greater understanding of current discoveries and research in the planetary sciences. Professor Bell’s work focuses on creating complete pictures of the different physical [...]
Discovered on December 28, 2005, the asteroid 2005 YU55 made its first pass of the Earth on April 19th. Passing within 1.5 million miles of Earth, which is roughly six times the difference between us and the moon, the asteroid then continued on its trip around the sun. While this asteroid has been deemed harmless, [...]
June 2nd will mark the 12-year anniversary since the series finale of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Having recently re-watched all seven seasons in sequential order over the last few months, primarily while working at my computer, I am left with quite a mixed reaction to the series finale. Whether you think the Bajorans were [...]
From childhood, I was entranced by all things geeky. While other kids were out playing tag and riding bikes, I was in the basement setting up my first underground lair. My lab centered around my interests and was quickly cluttered with comic books, chemistry sets, empty Mountain Dew cans, and gutted computer towers. My friends [...]
Just popped open the box on my new flatbed scanner. I have always wanted one for some unknown reason. Only took just a few minutes to set up and install. But I discovered a problem. With 2 printers, cell phone, keyboard, mouse, camera, desktop hard drive and NOW a scanner I’m getting low on USB [...]
It happens to all webmasters. We run our first site for a while. What was at first a formidable task becomes less daunting. The natural impulse is to expand.
With the space shuttle due to be retired in mid-2011 after almost 20 years of service, geeks everywhere are wondering what the future of space exploration will hold. Was the Narrator of Fight Club right? Will the big corporations name everything in deep space exploration: IBM Stellar Sphere, Microsoft Galaxy, Planet Starbucks? Not exactly. Where [...]
Now I have a geeky excuse to watch the Super Bowl pregame show on Fox. Robonaut 2 (R2) is going to make an appearance there today. R2 is scheduled to launch into space via the shuttle at the end of this month. Although I don’t like the implications that something like this could effectively end manned [...]
The curiosity of people has always been piqued by the cosmos, as for thousands of people have turned their eyes towards the sky in a state of amazement. People’s understanding of the universe was incredibly limited until the birth of the telescope in the early 17th century, a technological innovation that completely expanded the common [...]
Should the Q ever indulge a sci-fi cross-over, Star Trek versus Star Wars would be the ultimate confrontation. Initially, First Contact and diplomatic relations would be established. Chewbacca and Worf would spar on the holodeck, Leia and Captain Janeway could discourse on the merits of one bun or two, and of course Luke and [...]