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  • NASA Langley Research Center envisions virtual helpers

    NASA Langley Research Center envisions virtual helpers
    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...
  • Snapshot returns: 'Rehab Sunglasses' on repurposed multimedia gal

    Snapshot returns: 'Rehab Sunglasses' on repurposed multimedia gal
    So there’s this great piece of music courtesy of Dan O’Connor. It’s called “Rehab Sunglasses” and I’ve used this song at least twice in my documentary short work as a multimedia journalist, now for Chicago Tribune Media...
  • Ceres in sight: NASA's Dawn spacecraft eyes mysterious dwarf planet

    Ceres in sight: NASA's Dawn spacecraft eyes mysterious dwarf planet
    It's the home stretch for NASA’s Dawn spacecraft, which after a 3-billion-mile journey has finally got the dwarf planet Ceres in its sights. Now, Dawn's newest images reveal fascinating features on Ceres' surface that will only grow clearer in the...
  • Maryland scientists in team studying oddball galaxy

    Maryland scientists in team studying oddball galaxy
    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,"...
  • How hot was it? 2014 was Earth's warmest year on record, data show

    How hot was it? 2014 was Earth's warmest year on record, data show
    The average surface temperature on Earth was higher in 2014 than at any time since scientists began taking detailed measurements 135 years ago. The 1.4-degree Fahrenheit rise since 1880 confirms long-term warming patterns and renewed alarm about changes...
  • Beagle lander thought lost since 2003 is found on Mars

    It turns out the Beagle has landed after all — but it never called home. The gone-but-not-forgotten spacecraft went AWOL on Christmas Day, 2003, when it was supposed to land on Mars and start transmitting data back to Earth. Instead, the...
  • 2014 was globe's warmest year on record, say NASA, NOAA

    2014 was globe's warmest year on record, say NASA, NOAA
    Despite the “polar vortex” that made news across much of the United States in 2014, last year was the warmest on Earth since record-keeping began in 1880, according to two reports released Friday. The globe's average temperature of about...
  • Scientist tackles mystery of ancient astronomical device

    The shoebox-size chunk of bronze didn't attract much attention when divers retrieved it from an ancient shipwreck off the Greek island of Antikythera in 1901. Archaeologists on the expedition had their hands full with far more impressive finds,...
  • What happened to Islam?

    What happened to Islam?
    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...
  • Scientists watch stars spin to gauge their age

    Scientists watch stars spin to gauge their age
    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....
  • SpaceX shoots for supply launch to space station, unprecedented rocket landing on ocean barge

    SpaceX is making another supply run to the International Space Station for NASA. But it's the rocket's return — not its takeoff — that has space fans talking. Minutes after Tuesday morning's planned launch from Cape Canaveral, the first stage...