Science

A No-Spin Zone for Astronauts and Space Tourists

A No-Spin Zone for Astronauts and Space Tourists

Skydivers spinning out of control have just a few seconds before becoming unconscious. With nothing to stop them, many fall helplessly to Earth, unless they are rescued by a fellow diver, or regain enough situational awareness to deploy their parachute.





Exploring Algae for Sustainable Nutrition

Exploring Algae for Sustainable Nutrition

By the year 2050 it is estimated that the number of people who will be deficient for protein will drastically increase. Innovations with Ed Begley Jr. will take a look at Triton Algae Innovations’ solution for the global protein shortage through its development of novel green algae products.



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The Transit of Venus – Not To Be Missed

The Venus transit of June 8, 2004, as viewed by NASA’s sun-observing TRACE spacecraft. NASA/LMSAL How big is our solar system? How far away are our planetary neighbors? Back in the 18th century, astronomers had…


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The Year of the Higgs?

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN. (cc) John McNab This month, researchers are renewing their search for one of the universe’s most elusive mysteries, the Higgs boson — a hypothetical particle that if found…


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Life Built With Arsenic

Image of GFAJ-1 grown on arsenic. Researchers conducting tests in the harsh environment of Mono Lake in California have discovered the first known microorganism on Earth able to thrive and reproduce using the toxic chemical…


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Super Massive Galaxy Cluster in the Constellation Pictor

An infrared/optical representative-colorimage of the galaxy cluster Pictor. NASA/JPL-Caltech/M. Brodwin (Harvard-Smithsonian CfA) Astronomers using the South Pole Telescope report that they have discovered the most massive galaxy cluster yet seen at a distance of 7…