A New Engine Sends NASA’s Dawn Spacecraft on Its Way
Dawn spacecraft's mission to Ceres is made possible by a brand new ion engine that runs off individual atoms.
A Once and Future Digital Dark Age
At the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Vint Cerf warned about an impending "digital dark age."
So You Want to Move to Mars?
A Dutch non-profit plans to send voyagers on a one-way trip to Mars
The Cassini Saturn Mission and the Allure of the Unknown
What the Cassini Saturn Mission teaches us about scientific discovery
For the Next Generation in Solar Power, Talk to the Clam
The next generation of solar power might be waiting beneath the Pacific waves, in the form of an armchair-sized clam.
Laika: The First Earthling in Space
The first Earthling was Laika, a Russian mongrel found on the streets of Moscow.
Declassifying Operation Argus
Operation Argus marked the first time the earth’s magnetic field was visualized experimentally.
Women in Video Games: A Critique
Women make up a growing percentage of video gamers. Research investigates the role of gender and sexism in gaming.
The Origins of Silicon Valley
Some scholarly sources behind the origins of Silicon Valley and the tech sector
Scientists Have an Answer to How the Egyptian Pyramids Were Built
Using sand, water, and a scale model of an ancient Egyptian transport sled, a team of international scientists ...