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  • Universities are focusing more on undergraduate research projects

    Universities are focusing more on undergraduate research projects
    John Derby spent his last summer vacation hobnobbing with famous astronomers as though they were old friends. Studying the cosmos at the SETI Institute in Mountain View, Calif. — famed for its explorations of space and search for...
  • Actress Jones picked up unusual insights from Hawking's wife

    TORONTO Actress Felicity Jones has nothing against comedy. In fact, she would love to do one. "I'm available for hire. I don't want to do any more crying." The tears this time, though, came with the rich, real-life role of Jane Hawking, wife of Stephen...
  • SpaceX may upset firm's monopoly in launching Air Force satellites

    SpaceX may upset firm's monopoly in launching Air Force satellites
    Entrepreneur Elon Musk and his upstart company SpaceX are on the verge of upsetting a cozy and pricey military deal that for years has given two aerospace giants the exclusive right to launch the Air Force's most crucial satellites into orbit. In recent...
  • Adler's Doane Observatory reopens to public

    Adler's Doane Observatory reopens to public
    With an Adler After Dark event last week, the Adler Planetarium's Doane Observatory quietly reopened for public use after a renovation that improved access to the building's 20-inch mirrored telescope, put in a lakeside ground-floor classroom/meeting...
  • DNA survives sub-orbital trip on the exterior of a rocket

    DNA survives sub-orbital trip on the exterior of a rocket
    DNA molecules smeared onto the exterior of a sub-orbital test rocket are capable of surviving a 13-minute trip into space and a scorching re-entry, European researchers say. The scientists' surprising finding, which was published Wednesday in the...
  • Cixin Liu's 'The Three-Body Problem' a compelling sci-fi journey by way of China

    "The Three-Body Problem" by Cixin Liu, translated by Ken Liu; Tor (400 pages, $25.99) If you delight in science fiction that delivers the shock and thrill of something strange, Cixin Liu's "The Three-Body Problem" is your novel this year. It combines...
  • UF converts human waste to rocket fuel

    The University of Florida has developed a new source of fuel that's cheap and will never run out – human waste. Researchers developed a process to convert waste into rocket fuel at the request of NASA. But it may also turn up on earth, Pratap...
  • At the Adler, paintings that fired outer space imaginations

    At the Adler, paintings that fired outer space imaginations
    His name sounds like one you'd give a character in a parody of patrician privilege. But the real story of Chesley Bonestell, pronounced BON-uh-stell, has nothing to do with mixing G&Ts or being one of the strongest doubles partners at the club....
  • Michener's 'Starstruck' exhibit features wonders of the night sky

    Michener's 'Starstruck' exhibit features wonders of the night sky
    Few endeavors embrace the disciplines of both science and art as vividly as astrophotography. While astronomical subjects such as the moon, stars, and of course the sun, have inspired artists for centuries, unprecedented advances in photographic...
  • NASA Wallops to break ground on new educator center

    NASA Wallops to break ground on new educator center
    Educators, students and groups will gain better access to NASA expertise and missions as plans progress for the Educator Resource Center at NASA Wallops Flight Facility on the Eastern Shore. Officials plan to break ground Monday afternoon on the new...
  • NASA's trippy video shows a year of C02 emissions in 3 minutes

    NASA's trippy video shows a year of C02 emissions in 3 minutes
    The trippy video you see above is the highest-resolution model yet of how carbon dioxide moves around the Earth's atmosphere. The scientists at Goddard Space Flight Center who created the computer model call it "Nature Run," and though it's hypnotic...