Category: Science

SpaceX Plans to Colonize Mars

Tony Stark Elon Musk has announced SpaceX’s big plans for getting a human colony set up on Mars, perhaps sometime mid-century or so if everything pans out. That’s some pretty big ambitions, and it’s risky too, but ambition and risk are two things humanity must have in abundance if we...

Rogue One: The Official Trailer

The full two minute trailer for Star Wars: Rogue One has been unveiled! I don’t even know what the say right now! I’m utterly speechless! I keep using exclamation marks even though I know better! So stop reading these random ramblings and just watch the trailer! Do it now!

Wanderers – Humanity’s Expansion Into the Solar System

Wanderers is a short film by Erik Wernquist envisioning the future of humanity’s expansion into the Solar System, based on scientific ideas and concepts of what our future in space might look like. The locations depicted in the film are digital recreations of actual places in the Solar System, built from real photos...

Kepler Finds Even More Exo-Planets

NASA’s Kepler mission has just announced finding some 1,284 new largish balls of rocks and somewhat larger balls of gas orbiting distant stars. That brings the total number of exo-planets discovered to nearly 5,000. That’s 5,000 planets known to exist orbiting distant stars. Wow! They also revealed that 9 of...

Science Kombat!

Now this is a fantastic 8-bit game idea! A Mortal Kombat-style fighting game with legendary scientists and inventors duking it out with superhuman powers and abilities reflecting their most famous discoveries. The game features an evolving Charles Darwin, a space-warping Albert Einstein, a lightning-throwing Nikola Tesla, a spectrum-blasting Isaac Newton, a black...

Everything, the Universe, and Life

The final episode of Phil Plait’s “Crash Course in Astronomy” is out, and it’s a pretty good wrap-up to the series. If you been watching the show, be sure to watch the last episode, and if you haven’t seen the show, but have any interest in space or astronomy, then...

This Is The Way The World Ends

Have you ever wondered how the universe will end? Will it end with a bang, a whimper, a crunch, a fizzle, a freeze? To find out, have a look at the latest episode of Crash Course Astronomy with Phil Plait. Spoilers: it will be a very cold, dark, empty place, but not for a...

More Images From Pluto

NASA has just released a new video showing the highest resolution yet of the surface of Pluto, and it’s looking quite amazing! According to his NPR article, the new images reveal details of craters and mountains, along with icy plains. With a resolution of around 80 meters per pixel, they show...

It’s 2015 and Here’s Your Hoverboard

It’s 2015, and thanks to Lexus, there is a hoverboard. You just need some liquid nitrogen, super conductive rare earth magnets, 1.21 gigawatts, and a little plutonium (okay, scratch the last 2 items). Though very cool (and literally so), the hoverboard only operates on a closed track, which seems to...

Latest Images from Pluto

The latest images of Pluto have been beamed back from the New Horizons probe! You can see the latest image on the New Horizons mission site, or read the article on Space.com. Also, there was a nice informative press conference, so have a look at that as well.