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  • Setting Times stories to music: From Stereolab to Spiritualized

    Setting Times stories to music: From Stereolab to Spiritualized
    I don’t want to play favorites with the Great Reads (like a parent, I love them all equally, if differently). But... If you did an algorithm of my tastes, Friday’s Great Read might pop up. Not only was it about music, it was – be still...
  • Bum parachute mars NASA saucer test flight

    Bum parachute mars NASA saucer test flight
    CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. - A helium balloon carrying an experimental saucer-shaped NASA spacecraft floated off a launch tower at the U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii, on Saturday to test landing systems for future missions to Mars....
  • NASA calls test for future Mars landings a qualified success

    NASA calls test for future Mars landings a qualified success
    A NASA vehicle launched high into the atmosphere to explore how to land heavy spacecraft, and possibly human beings, on Mars splashed down off Hawaii on Saturday, completing a mostly successful test, the agency announced.  The Low-Density Supersonic...
  • Metric system switch is long overdue, as illustrated in Trexlertown

    On Dec. 11, 1998, a spacecraft carrying the Mars Climate Orbiter was launched from Florida and — after traveling through space for 669 million kilometers (or 416 million miles, although it's disgusting to even mention that figure) —...
  • Hopkins scientists pursue origins of the universe

    Hopkins scientists pursue origins of the universe
    Johns Hopkins University scientists are building a telescope meant to look at space in a way no one has before, hoping to probe the blackness between planets, stars and galaxies, into deep time and the mystery of how it all began. For decades,...
  • Budget cutbacks spurring defense mergers

     Budget cutbacks spurring defense mergers
    With protracted federal budget cuts at the Pentagon and NASA on the horizon, aerospace companies across the nation are choosing to combine forces as they vie for fewer dollars and brace for the tough times ahead. In the first quarter of this year, there...
  • SpaceX gets closer to making a reusable rocket, sues Air Force

    Elon Musk, founder and chief executive of Hawthorne rocket maker SpaceX, hastily called a news conference Friday in Washington, D.C., where he outlined an array of matters confronting his upstart company. A cryptic email was sent to media around 9 p.m....
  • See the universe form before your eyes: Most accurate re-creation yet

    See the universe form before your eyes: Most accurate re-creation yet
    Researchers at MIT and Harvard have created the most accurate model yet of how our universe formed, and you can watch it right here in the beautiful, trippy video below. "Watching the video is like flying through the universe way faster than the speed...
  • Evidence found of 'impact winter' after asteroid that killed dinosaurs

    Evidence found of 'impact winter' after asteroid that killed dinosaurs
    Sixty-six million years ago, the massive Chicxulub asteroid slammed into Earth, setting off a chain of events that wiped out the dinosaurs and countless other species. For decades, scientists have tried to reconstruct the events immediately following...
  • Chelyabinsk meteor had violent history before striking Earth

    Long before the Chelyabinsk asteroid slammed into the atmosphere over Russia last year, it struck another space rock in a high-intensity mash-up that put it on a collision course with Earth, scientists say. A research team from Japan and Russia analyzed...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown approves property tax exemption for space companies

    Gov. Jerry Brown approves property tax exemption for space companies
    Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed into law a 10-year exemption from state taxes for certain property used for space flight operations in California. Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) introduced the bill to help the state retain businesses...