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  • Scientists think they have dust specks from outside our solar system

    Scientists think they have dust specks from outside our solar system
    Call them the seven wonders of interstellar space: Tiny specks of dust captured by a NASA spacecraft may be the first material from outside the solar system ever caught and brought to Earth. Researchers studying the contents of a capsule returned to...
  • Kennedy Space Center's quiet rebirth slowly taking shape

    Kennedy Space Center's quiet rebirth slowly taking shape
    Kennedy Space Center is relatively quiet these days, but there’s a rebirth taking shape in the historic buildings and grounds. On a recent tour, I was able to see ongoing work to retool large areas of the complex for a new era of space flight. I...
  • Celebrate National S'mores Day — every day!

    Celebrate National S'mores Day — every day!
    It’s hard to beat the classic combo of marshmallows + chocolate + graham crackers, but if you’re looking for a new way to enjoy this tasty treat, try these fresh takes. Make “campfire cones,” a.k.a. s’mores in sugar cones...
  • Kathy Van Mullekom: Native plants offer minimum maintenance, maximum benefits

    Is there such a thing as a low-maintenance garden? Some landscapers and horticulturists will tell you no – every garden needs maintenance of some kind. For the most part, they are right. From personal experience, I can tell you there are high-...
  • Perseid meteor shower peaks tonight: Tips on how to see it

    Perseid meteor shower peaks tonight: Tips on how to see it
    The Perseid meteor shower peaks tonight and you don't want to miss it. The Perseid meteor shower is usually one of the most prolific meteor showers of the year, with an estimated peak of 30 to 40 meteors zooming across the sky per hour. This year,...
  • UCF optics whiz turns lab work into marketable products

    UCF optics whiz turns lab work into marketable products
    Like a kindly uncle, physicist Shin-Tson Wu banters with his students as they work in an optics lab at the University of Central Florida. They become respectfully silent, however, when he sits down at a microscope to peer at the pixels of an iPhone...
  • Newport News Public Schools to break ground on new STEM academy

    Newport News Public Schools to break ground on new STEM academy
    A groundbreaking ceremony will be held Tuesday afternoon to celebrate the new Magruder Elementary Discover STEM Academy in Newport News. The $27 million campus is scheduled to open in the fall of 2016. According to the school division, it will be one of...
  • Students design, pitch products to 'Shark Tank'-like investor panel in Hampton

    Students design, pitch products to 'Shark Tank'-like investor panel in Hampton
    Imagine this all-too-familiar scenario: you get to the gym, ready to hit the treadmill, and start digging in your pocket or purse for your earbuds. You fish them out and the cord is tangled in ways that would make a quantum physicist's head spin. You...
  • Vintage ISEE-3 satellite makes long-awaited flyby on Sunday

    Vintage ISEE-3 satellite makes long-awaited flyby on Sunday
    ISEE-3, the vintage satellite that was retired by NASA and reactivated by a private group of scientists and engineers, will make an historic swing past the moon on Sunday as part of its long journey around the sun. The lunar flyby will occur on Aug....
  • NASA's flying saucer takes a supersonic flight, and you can tag along

    NASA's flying saucer takes a supersonic flight, and you can tag along
    By the time NASA’s flying saucer splashed down in the Pacific in June, the engineers who designed it already knew their experiment had been a huge success. From the control tower at Kauai’s Pacific Missile Range Facility, they had watched...
  • Fighter jet captures dramatic 'fire clouds' over California wildfires

    Fighter jet captures dramatic 'fire clouds' over California wildfires
    New photographs taken from a fighter jet above massive wildfires raging along the California-Oregon border show the formation of so-called "fire clouds," which can introduce pollution and smoke into the atmosphere. The camera of an Oregon Air National...