Big Bang Science

September 20, 2012 at 1:37 pm | Posted in Big Bang, Regular Feature, Science News | Leave a comment
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Mayan Doomsday Update: You’re going to have to pay your taxes after all.  In the last known, still mostly unexplored Mayan megacity, researchers have discovered unique wall murals and a calendar that predicts the world not being destroyed, but instead continuing.

“In addition to a still vibrant scene of a king and his retinue, the walls are rife with calculations that helped ancient scribes track vast amounts of time. Contrary to the idea the Maya predicted the end of the world in 2012, the markings suggest dates thousands of years in the future.”

The image at the right is a wall mural of Mayan warriors.  It and it’s companion murals are unprecedented, having never been found anywhere else.

You can watch a video on this discovery on the National Geographic website. Continue Reading Big Bang Science…

The Robot Apocalypse – Phase 1 – Robonaut 2

August 23, 2011 at 12:28 pm | Posted in Regular Feature, Science News | Leave a comment
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Greetings Dear Readers. Today for Science Tuesday on Roqoo Depot it is my awkwardly creepy distinction to inform you that NASA has fired up Robonaut 2, the first humanoid robot to get a mission in space.

"Oh no you did-n't?!?!"

This creepy fellow goes by the nickname (it hurts my soul to tell you this) R2. While it seems clear to the casual observer that this abomination of nature is one of the early steps toward a post apocalyptic future dominated by Cylon overlords, I thought we might get to know this remorseless monst er… marvel of modern technology as it is likely our descendants may well be of some use to Robonauts descendants as… I don’t know, human batteries or maybe breeding stock of some sort. Hmm… Anyway… Continue Reading The Robot Apocalypse – Phase 1 – Robonaut 2…

Space Shuttle Atlantis Blasts Off Into History

July 9, 2011 at 11:51 am | Posted in Regular Feature, Science News | Leave a comment
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Good morning Earth. As I write this on Saturday morning, July 9TH 2011 I sit here once again astounded at the level of human achievement in my lifetime. I have wondered at what point those wonderful stories we read about a galaxy far far away, or a television show in which we travel through stargates to other worlds, would stop being science fiction and just become fiction. Just stories of people doing things in an environment which might be very real. In places where the science is secondary to the story.

Continue Reading Space Shuttle Atlantis Blasts Off Into History…

Space Shuttle Retiring – So What’s Next Mr. President?

July 7, 2011 at 7:55 am | Posted in Miscellaneous, Regular Feature, Science News | 1 Comment
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This week for Science Thursday we get some suggestions from the Commander In Chief as to the direction the space program should take now that the NASA Space Shuttle program will be retired after the completion of STS-135 which is due to launch aboard the Shuttle Atlantis on Friday July 8TH, weather permitting (which it is looking like it won’t).

In a “Twitter Town Hall” meeting, a user going by the name “Ron” asked the President, “Where does America stand in space exploration?”

Continue Reading Space Shuttle Retiring – So What’s Next Mr. President?…

Space Shuttle Atlantis Crawling To Launchpad

May 31, 2011 at 8:25 am | Posted in Regular Feature, Science News | Leave a comment
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I found an excellent article by NPR this morning about how the Space Shuttle actually makes it to the launch pad using the worlds largest land vehicle, known as “The Crawler”. While Cmndr. Kelly and the crew of Endeavor (STS 134) prepare to land , the Crawler is slowly wheeling Atlantis (STS 135) to the ready position. So for this science Tuesday click the link and you can read about this behemoth vehicle and the people who make it work or you can even click the audio button NPR provides and listen to the story while you work.

A vehicle that travels at 18,000 MPH gets wheeled out at less than 8 MPH.

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Ride Into Space With The space Shuttle Endeavour

May 26, 2011 at 6:20 am | Posted in Regular Feature, Science News | Leave a comment
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From comes this awesome video of a ride into space from the angle of a solid rocket booster for our science Thursday. Enjoy the ride. Click here to watch the video.

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May 12, 2011 at 6:40 am | Posted in Miscellaneous, Regular Feature, Science News | Leave a comment
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"Houston...we have an awesome."

This week for science Thursday why not watch a Space Shuttle try to be an airplane.

Shuttle Endeavour’s astronauts are flying a Shuttle Training Aircraft to Kennedy Space Center This morning. Arrival at 9a ET. Watch all the atcion on NASA TV by clicking here.

NASA Television Now in HD
NASA TV now has a full-time HD Channel available at no cost to cable and satellite service providers. Live coverage of space shuttle missions, on-orbit video of Earth captured by astronauts aboard the International Space Station, and rocket launches of advanced scientific spacecraft are among the programming offered on NASA HD. Also available are imagery from NASA’s vast array of space satellites, as well as media briefings, presentations by expert lecturers, astronaut interviews and other special events, all in the improved detail and clarity of high-definition.

Contact your local cable or satellite service provider about carrying any NASA HD or any NASA TV channel.

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The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer

April 19, 2011 at 8:05 am | Posted in Science News | 1 Comment
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I gotta get me one o’ these! I mean, who wouldn’t want their own antimatter detector, right? I say for this week’s Science Tuesday we all pool our money and buy one. Just remember not to cross the streams. It would be bad.

The hunt for cosmic rays. What could go wrong?

The spectrometer will be the largest instrument on the International Space Station and will be delivered by the Space Shuttle Endeavor (STS-134) which will be launching on April 29TH with astronaut Mark Kelly commanding the flight. Besides anti-matter the device will also be searching for what NASA describes as “cosmic rays” emitted from far off supernova as well as gathering other data on the make up of our universe.

Good luck to the crew of Endevour as they hunt for more answers to the very nature of our existence.

Video courtesy of Check them out. it’s an awesome site.

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Tweetup With Nasa

March 31, 2011 at 11:06 am | Posted in Events, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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NASA Twitter followers now have the opportunity to join a two-day  tweetup for the April 19th launch of the space shuttle Endeavor.  150 tweeps will be randomly selected and NASA is strongly urging those who’ve already experienced a space shuttle launch to allow someone else this incredible experience.  All the information needed to apply for this once-in-a-lifetime experience can be found here at NASA’s official website.  Be advised that NASA is not providing transportation to Florida.  You must be able to get there on your own.  This event also does not qualify anyone for media accreditation.

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