| Jan 3, 2015
| 7:20 PM
Years before an unmanned rocket erupted in a fireball in October, NASA officials knew the metal in its 50-year-old Soviet-made engines could crack, causing fuel to leak and ignite, government documents show.
As early as 2008, a NASA committee warned...
| Jan 10, 2015
| 8:16 PM
The pilot of a small plane that crashed at a Los Angeles intersection was a NASA and Jet Propulsion Labs researcher who helped determine that there was once water on the surface of Mars, his colleagues said.
Alberto Behar, 47, of Scottsdale, Arizona,...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 3:05 PM
That's the geocentric gist of "The Principle," a shrewdly orchestrated documentary that's intent on restoring Earth's former status as the center of the universe — the going belief until a guy named Nicolaus Copernicus gave...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 6:30 PM
Google Glass may have flopped in the marketplace, but Microsoft is pushing its own version of computer eyewear, Microsoft HoloLens.
The surprise announcement came Wednesday at an event meant to advertise Microsoft's latest operating system, Windows 10....
| Jan 20, 2015
| 6:02 PM
This is the full text, as prepared for delivery, of President Obama's sixth State of the Union address.
Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, my fellow Americans:
We are fifteen years into this new century. Fifteen years that dawned...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 12:33 PM
What if I told you that Islam once produced the world's most scientifically advanced and intellectually productive civilization?
It's true, and you'll probably hear more about it, this being 2015, the United Nations International Year of Light and...
| Jan 17, 2015
| 12:32 PM
What could your business do with a machine or software app that could come up with better informed solutions than you?
While "big data" has become an industry buzzword lately, NASA Langley Research Center has been dealing with it for decades, said...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 2:24 PM
Turns out Hollywood celebs aren’t the only stars who hide their age well – small cool stars are very good at frustrating astronomers’ efforts to determine how old they are, because they essentially look the same for most of their lives....
| Jan 16, 2015
| 4:21 PM
As part of a research team studying galaxies, two University of Maryland scientists recently helped find a wild one.
It doesn't fit into the two main galaxy shape categories and is even a bit too odd to belong with those astronomers call "irregulars,"...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 9:22 PM
Entrepreneur Elon Musk's SpaceX is planning to launch a rocket early Tuesday that could ultimately be most notable for what happens as it returns to Earth.
The rocket, scheduled for liftoff at 3:20 a.m. Pacific time from Cape Canaveral, Fla., will be...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 4:09 AM
SpaceX called off its early morning rocket launch to the International Space Station, citing a last minute malfunction.
NASA said the SpaceX team had detected an “actuator drift,” causing the launch to be scrubbed. The next possible launch...