Meet NASA’s Susan Finley, still exploring ‘the final frontier’ at 81

By Lauren Monsen At NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, Susan Finley is accustomed to pushing boundaries — “to boldly go where no one has gone before,” as the Star Trek TV show might say. In 1958, Finley was
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SpaceX Successfully Launches Largest Rocket Yet

The private space company SpaceX has launched its largest rocket yet Tuesday, sending a cherry red Tesla Roadster into an elliptical Earth-Mars orbit. The Falcon Heavy rocket lifted off from Florida's Kennedy Space Center on the same launch pad from which NASA's Apollo 11 lifted off in 1969 on the (more...)

In Alaska, Linguists Preserve Russian Dialect

By ShareAmerica The town of Ninilchik seems unremarkable. Located on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula about 185 miles from Anchorage, the sleepy village serves as a pit stop for tourists in need of gas as they head south on the Sterling Highway. But Ninilchik’s unassuming character belies a fascinating cultural history — one that (more...)

U.S. Scientists Win Nobel Prize for ‘Internal Clock’ Research

By Lauren Monsen Three American scientists who have been studying the gene responsible for circadian systems had their own biological rhythms disrupted — with an early-morning phone call telling them they had just been awarded the Nobel Prize. Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young were awarded the 2017 Nobel (more...)

Check Out the Latest And Coolest Tech Gadgets

By Michael Buchanan Want to know what’s next in tech? The International Consumer Electronics Show is a great place to start. Thousands of companies descended on Las Vegas in early January to show off cutting-edge car concepts, super-thin TV screens, next-generation (more...)

Constellations And Their Symbols

NASA SciencePlace Some curious symbols ring the outside of the Star Finder. These symbols stand for some of the constellations in the zodiac. What is the zodiac and what is special about these constellations? Imagine a straight line drawn from Earth through the Sun and out into space way beyond our (more...)

Cassini Probe Beams Back Images of Saturn’s Atmosphere

NASA’s Cassini space probe has beamed back the first close up views of Saturn’s atmosphere. The images show the gas giant’s northern hemisphere, which is home to a hexagon-shaped jet stream. The current phase of Cassini’s mission, called Ring-Grazing Orbits, began November 30, as Casini started 20 week-long orbits that skim the (more...)

To Get to Mars, Head for the Moon

Since the last mission to the moon, half a century ago, space enthusiasts have been talking about a trip to Mars. President Barack Obama this week reiterated the call for a U.S. mission to Mars that he first proposed in April 2010. He called for a partnership with private (more...)

Europe-Russia Relations Warm When it Comes to Mars Mission

Relations between Europe and Russia may be rocky on Earth, but next month's planned landing of a module on Mars — a first step in the broader search for life on the Red Planet — shows that cooperation in space is another story. In a joint mission between the Paris-based European (more...)

Science & Technology Watch a Comet Plunge Toward the Sun at 2 Million KPH

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A comet is seen hurtling toward the sun at over 2 million kilometers per hour.

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Billionaire Yuri Milner Bids Another $100M to Explore Cosmos

VOA News Russian billionaire, Yuri Milner, wants to learn more about Alpha Centauri- one of Earth’s closest neighbors; a solar system with three stars. Milner, along with Physicist Stephen Hawking, announced in a news conference on Tuesday a project generic pharmacy (more...)

NASA Research Could Save Commercial Airlines Billions in New Era of Aviation

The nation’s airlines could realize more than $250 billion dollars in savings in the near future thanks to green-related technologies developed and refined by NASA’s aeronautics researchers during the past six years. These new technologies, developed under the purview of NASA’s Environmentally Responsible Aviation (ERA) project, could cut airline fuel use (more...)

Orion Travels Far, Returns Safely to Earth in 1st Test Flight

Orion, NASA’s new spacecraft built to carry humans beyond Earth’s orbit, launched on its first test flight early December 5. After traveling farther than any vehicle built for humans has gone in more than 40 years, it successfully splashed down in the Pacific Ocean. Shown above is the view back toward (more...)

Penn Engineering & Northwestern’s McCormick School:Annual Design Challenge

The University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering and Applied Science has partnered with Northwestern’s McCormick School of Engineering and thePenn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) for a 24-hour design challenge to encourage healthier eating. Graduate students in the Integrated Product Design program at Penn Engineering and the Engineering Design (more...)

AccuWeather 45-Day Forecast Indicates a Chilly Christmas in Top Ten US Metro Areas

With just 45 days to go, the AccuWeather 45-Day Forecast gives the most detailed picture of what is to come for the biggest holiday of the year AccuWeather Inc., the global leader in weather information and digital media, is the only source for (more...)

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