NASA

NASA Scientists Discover Dinosaur Footprint
Aug 22, 2012 12:53 PM E
NASA may be looking for signs of life on other planets, but they may want to take a better look at their own backyard first.
Johnny 5 is alive ... and he wants your vote.
Carnegie Mellon University In Pittsburgh Wants Your Vote For Robot Hall Of Fame
Aug 21, 2012 16:17 PM E
Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh is seeking public votes for this year’s inductees into its Robot Hall of Fame. The event is designed to be a celebration of actual robotic science and the famous automatons in the media that have inspired and fueled our love affair with robots.
Artist rendition of a planet colliding with a red giant star.
Dying Star Destroys Planet, First Time Astronomers Observe Phenomenon.
Aug 21, 2012 14:57 PM E
Astronomers at Penn State University have discovered the first evidence of a planet’s destruction by a dying star. Astronomers discovered the planet was “missing” from its orbit around a red giant star.
Aerogel
‘Solid Smoke’ Aerogel Stronger Than Ever
Aug 21, 2012 10:01 AM E
Aerogel, a super-light material known as "solid smoke" has gotten stronger, and recent improvements means the material could lead to new, insulated clothing, improved spacecraft heat shields and high-efficiency insulation
Mars
NASA To Launch Mars Drill
Aug 21, 2012 09:40 AM E
With NASA's Curiosity rover roaming around the red planet, the organization announced its next Mars mission, which will delve into the planet's inner core
Curiosity
NASA’s Curiosity Rover Fires ChemCam Laser, Zaps First Martian Rock
Aug 20, 2012 08:31 AM E
NASA's Curiosity rover, which touched down on Mars two weeks ago, fired its rock-vaporizing laser for the first time on Sunday in a target-practice test to show that the rover is truly ready to start examining the red planet.
NASA ChemCam
Curiosity Mars Rover Prepares To Roll Out, Fire Most Powerful Laser Used Off Of Earth
Aug 18, 2012 13:20 PM E
The Curiosity Mars rover is about to take its first tentative trip on the Red Planet, and will also fire the most powerful laser Mars has ever seen.
The sun provides all our energy needs with one hour of energy. Researchers are getting closer to harvesting all that power.
Space Weather: Why NASA Scientists Say Severe Sun Storms Could Destroy Life as We Know It
Aug 16, 2012 14:51 PM E
Due to the incredibly harsh potential strength of upcoming space weather, we may have to start covering our iPhones in sunscreen.
NASA
What The F*** Has NASA Done For You Lately? Quite A Lot, Actually ...
Aug 13, 2012 18:29 PM E
NASA does a lot more than send stuff into space. Unfortunately, most American taxpayers only know about the high-profile NASA success stories, like the Curiosity rover. And while these achievements are undeniably a part of the NASA vision, too often the technological advancements spurned by research and development undertaken by NASA go unnoticed.
Curiosity Color Panorama
Curiosity Prepares to Get Rolling, Sends Back First Color Panorama
Aug 10, 2012 20:36 PM E
NASA's Curiosity rover sends back its first color panorama image from Mars and receives a major software upgrade to help it on its way.
Mars
Plate Tectonics? Scientist Unearths Massive Crystal Plates Under Surface of Mars
Aug 10, 2012 14:54 PM E
Sure, you've all probably heard of earthquakes-- especially those of us science fans who live in Los Angeles-- but chances are you've probably never heard of a Mars-quake.
Morpheus Lander
NASA's Morpheus Lander Crashes And Burns During Test Flight
Aug 09, 2012 18:23 PM E
NASA's experimental robotic Morpheus lander crashed today during its first untethered test flight.
Bruce Willis: Powerful in the box office, powerless against asteroids.
Bruce Willis Can’t Save The World … From Asteroids, At Least
Aug 08, 2012 17:41 PM E
There’s no Yipee Ki Yay solution for blasting asteroids out of the sky with enormous nuclear weapons, according to a student paper published out of the University of Leicester. "Could Bruce Willis Save the World?" was published in the university’s recent edition of the Journal of Special Physics Topics.
Face on Mars
Pareidolia: What Does an Enormous Face Found on Mars Say About the Human Brain?
Aug 08, 2012 14:09 PM E
This isn't the ramblings of that crazy-looking dude who goes on Ancient Aliens and says that space travelers gave the Wright Brothers the idea to not make such stupid-looking airplanes.
Follow iScience Times
us on facebook RSS
 
us on google
 
Most Popular
INSIDE iScience Times
Do Dolphins Get High? BBC Cameras Catch Dolphins Chewing On Pufferfish Toxins
Do Dolphins Get High? BBC Cameras Catch Dolphins Chewing On Pufferfish Toxins
How Many Ways Can You Tie A Tie?
How Many Ways Can You Tie A Tie?
Ribbon Of Charged Particles At Solar System's Edge Acts Like A Wind Sock For Interstellar Magnetism
Ribbon Of Charged Particles At Solar System's Edge Acts Like A Wind Sock For Interstellar Magnetism
How to Turn Your Tap Water Faucet  Into a Coffee Spout [VIDEO]
How to Turn Your Tap Water Faucet Into a Coffee Spout [VIDEO]
Coolest Science Photos Of 2013: From Blobfish To Two-Headed Shark, Comet ISON To Mars Selfie
Coolest Science Photos Of 2013: From Blobfish To Two-Headed Shark, Comet ISON To Mars Selfie
This Is A Scientifically-Proven Rock-Paper-Scissors Winning Strategy (But If Your Opponent Uses It Too, It's A Draw)
This Is A Scientifically-Proven Rock-Paper-Scissors Winning Strategy (But If Your Opponent Uses It Too, It's A Draw)