Topic: space

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

In the coming months, we’ll take a look at some of the stranger names in our Solar System to prepare for a challenge from the International Astronomical Union (IAU). Over the last 20 years, astronomers have found over 1,800 exoplanets - planets orbiting other stars. These alien words are...

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Space, the final frontier…if you can get there, that is. The United States has decommissioned the space shuttle program. So, how can we take our astronauts and scientists off the Earth to continue their research work?  How will Americans go to space?    In 2011...

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

When we think about a trip to Hawaii we usually conjure up images of rest, relaxation, and recreation.  Though millions of people flock to this tropical paradise every year, vacation is not always the reason for the trip.  So, why did scientists just spend four months in Hawaii?...

Monday, July 7, 2014

Coffee is one of the most traded goods on this planet, and regardless of location or language, it continues to be a part of humanity's morning traditions.  As we have explored various aspects of our natural world, coffee has followed us along.  But what about space?  Can we...

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

In the 1990's, the computer market in America started to bloom.  This was the era of dial up modems which connected machines to the internet via telephone cables.  Soon after, we started to see things go to wireless, and the internet became more accessible in various parts...

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Somewhere around 4.5 billion years ago a gigantic ball of mass started to take shape and would eventually become where we all live.  So, the notion of a planet that can harbor life is not a strange one - after all, we happen to live on one.  Are there any other places that are similar?...

Monday, March 10, 2014

Living on the top floor of a building gives one the opportunity to truly appreciate the modern wonders of science, specifically the elevator.  This transportation lift makes it a lot easier to reach higher and taller destinations.  Scientists have recently been considering putting the...

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Knowing something is a pretty relative concept.  For a long time we knew that the Earth was the center of the universe, later we learned we were wrong about what we once knew.  So, accuracy means a lot for when we say we know things.  Using technology we've been able...

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Right around the holiday season we start to see a lot of top 10 lists that go over all the major highlights of the year. Entertainment, politics, sports, and day-to-day living are all discussed in the yearly recap. So, what happened in science this year?   2013 was a very productive...

Monday, December 2, 2013

For a long time humanity has relied on technology to help us understand more about the natural world.  For example, we can look up at the moon all we want, but without technology we would never see the detailed ridges on its surface or know what its dust is like.  Observations and...

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