Reading Time: < 1 minute If you’ve seen the movie Elysium, then this rotating space colony concept probably is still fresh in your mind, but did you know that this concept was first brought up in the 1970s, by NASA? The Stanford torus is a proposed design for a space habitat capable of housing 10,000 to 140,000 permanent residents. The […]
Reading Time: < 1 minute Aisha Mustafa, a young physicist from Egypt, has patented a next-generation quantum propulsion system that could send spacecraft to other solar systems without using a single drop of fuel. Mustafa says that this quantum effect can be harnessed with the dynamic Casimir effect, which utilizes a ‘moving mirror’ cavity, where two reflective flat plates are […]
Reading Time: < 1 minute Most of us know that when viewed from Earth, a solar eclipse is a type of eclipse that occurs when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, and the Moon fully or partially blocks the Sun. Now here’s what the phenomenon looks like from the International Space Station.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Virgin Galactic set a new altitude record with the SpaceShipTwo by reaching an altitude of 71,000 feet, reports NBC. The flight prior to this test reached 69,000 feet. Everything was captured by cameras mounted on SpaceShipTwo, including one on a tail boom, which showed a different view of the rocket soaring into the sky.
Reading Time: < 1 minute No, you aren’t looking at pictures of blueberries scattered over rocks, but real images of the Martian landscape photographed by the Mars Rover Opportunity. The discovery of these Martian clusters a decade ago provided some of the first evidence of liquid water on the red planet.
Reading Time: < 1 minute So, you’re a businessman in London with a crucial dinner in Tokyo just hours away. Even allowing for the nine-hour time difference, you won’t be needing to reset your morning alarm as you’ll be on the ground and knocking back the sake just two hours after take-off, thanks to hypersonic flight. At Mach 6 (4567mph), […]
Reading Time: < 1 minute Scientists have observed the largest and brightest cosmic explosion ever. Astronomers have called the gamma ray burst ‘the monster’ because it created five times more energy than the largest, captured 3.7 billion light years away. This single burst created five times more energy than the largest previously-known blast and if it had been closer to […]
Reading Time: < 1 minute Dr. Ellis Silver claims that supremely intelligent extraterrestrials put humans on Earth as recently as tens of thousands of years ago. Here are just some of the reasons: “[humans are] surprisingly unsuited and ill-equipped for Earth’s environment [because they’re] harmed by sunlight, [have] a strong dislike for naturally occurring foods, ridiculously high rates of chronic […]
Reading Time: < 1 minute Planet Mavas is under attack by mysterious Alien! you, as the saviour of the Utans, must command them and bring an end to the Alien invasion! Build basic melee or range trees, upgrade them, or SEED UPGRADE them! to make them even more powerful! click and execute
Reading Time: < 1 minute This is a 2D, horizontal scrolling shoot’em up in the spirit of classic games such as R-type and Gradius. Play as a small, round mech, Dizzy, and his human co-pilot, Charley, in a search to find and rescue their friends after an alien invasion. The Game features five areas all with completely distinct, parallax scrolling […]
Reading Time: 3 minutes Did you know that there’s a real-life Tatooine planet, complete with two suns? Kepler-16b is a Saturn-mass planet consisting of half gas and half rock and ice, and it orbits a binary star, Kepler-16, with a period of 229 days. “[It] is the first confirmed, unambiguous example of a circumbinary planet – a planet orbiting […]
Reading Time: 3 minutes The most notable claim is that the six manned landings (1969-1972) were faked and that the twelve Apollo astronauts did not walk on the Moon. Conspiracy theorists (henceforth conspiracists) base their claims on the notion that NASA and others knowingly misled the public into believing the landings happened by manufacturing, destroying, or tampering with evidence; […]
Reading Time: < 1 minute For $75000, you’ll soon be able to take trips to the edge of space in this special balloon. Developed by World View, the flight would take 90 minutes to go up at about 1,000 feet a minute, set sail up high for 2 hours with an emphasis on smooth riding, hit an altitude of 19 […]
Reading Time: < 1 minute According to a group of scientists, lead by University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Kevin Baines, both of our solar system’s largest gas giants are home to conditions favorable to the creation of solid diamonds. That’s right, “about a thousand tons of diamonds per year.” Here’s how it works: Massive lightning storms which cut across the gas […]