Outerspace

11.18.14
The Big Picture: giving birth to a solar system
11.18.14

The Big Picture: giving birth to a solar system

While one hot topic regarding outer space lately is a work of science fiction, here's some fact to...

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11.11.14
'Interstellar' makes the case for humanity's return to space
11.11.14

'Interstellar' makes the case for humanity's return to space

Interstellar achieves a rare feat for a blockbuster. Like the best science fiction, it manages to...

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07.25.14
A solar storm in 2012 just barely avoided devastating our planet
07.25.14

A solar storm in 2012 just barely avoided devastating our planet

If you've spent time on a beach without protection, you probably have a good idea of just how dama...

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08.20.12
NASA InSight tapped for Mars drilling mission in 2016
08.20.12

NASA InSight tapped for Mars drilling mission in 2016

The surface of Mars? Psh... been there. With the Curiosity stage well under way, our exploration o...

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08.18.12
MIT 'microthrusters' are the size of a penny, could reposition tiny satellites
08.18.12

MIT 'microthrusters' are the size of a penny, could reposition tiny satellites

Bus-sized satellites require massive engines for even the slightest movements, but as far smaller...

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07.20.12
NASA ISERV Pathfinder to link up with ISS, keep an eye out for natural disasters
07.20.12

NASA ISERV Pathfinder to link up with ISS, keep an eye out for natural disasters

It's easy to assume that the greater mysteries of the universe should require our space agency's u...

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05.17.12
Nike and Tom Sachs reach for the stars, create NikeCraft sportswear with space-grade materials
05.17.12

Nike and Tom Sachs reach for the stars, create NikeCraft sportswear with space-grade materials

Just because you're not an astronaut, it doesn't mean you can't dress yourself in clothes that are...

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04.25.12
Project Aether films northern lights at 100,000 feet using a GoPro camera on a balloon (video)
04.25.12

Project Aether films northern lights at 100,000 feet using a GoPro camera on a balloon (video)

Sadly we can't all be spacemen. Commercial travel beyond the atmosphere is getting closer but stil...

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04.02.12
IBM: 'We must build an Exascale computer before 2024' (video)
04.02.12

IBM: 'We must build an Exascale computer before 2024' (video)

ASTRON has enlisted the help of IBM to lead a five-year, $43 million project to develop and build...

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