I’m really enjoying this trend of having a bit more reality in our sci-fi, which looks to be the case in the upcoming Europa film.
Thanks to Space X, the future is still on schedule.
Finally we have both presidential candidate’s views on some of the most important topics facing the world.
Well here’s something on Kickstarter that I just might have to fund…
Here’s a video describing the landing sequence of the newly named Curiosity rover.
Firmly securing his status as the new Carl Sagan, here’s the latest from Neil Degrasse Tyson eloquently expressing the need to re-emphasize exploration.
Here’s a short film composed entirely of footage taken by the Cassini and Voyager missions.
Here’s a great mashup of Neil Degrasse Tyson’s thoughts on NASA and our slowly disappearing space program.
Here’s a great video with one of my favorite Richard Feynman audio files, where he articulates my own views on life, beliefs, and science.
A volcano in the Caulle Cordon of southern Chile has been erupting recently…
Here’s an amazing image of the wave heights as modeled by the Center for Tsunami Research at the NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory.
Here’s an interesting experiment…
As sometimes happens in people’s professions, I have questioned why I do what I do and if it’s at all important…
Here’s an interesting video done by the BBC a while back that shows the changes in life expectancy and wealth of people in different countries in the last 150 or so years.
Here’s an image that I recently came upon on Gizmodo of the ill-fated Challenger Space Shuttle crawling towards its final lift-off.
Here are some of the best pieces of footage from recent space shuttle launches, brought together with a commentary by Matt Melis and Kevin Burke.
There are still too many people on this planet, but how it changes in the future should be interesting.
Getting a handle on the crime statistics of San Francisco using elevation as a way of representing the data.
There’s a cool interactive feature that Scientific American has up right now…
Every year on April 12 the world remembers a certain Russian cosmonaut who boldly went where no one had gone before.
The director of District 9(one of the more interesting films to come out last year), Neill Blomkamp was invited by the ubiquitous and always interesting TED organization to give a talk.
I generally try to filter out the noise and lambast of political discourse from my everyday life…
Yet another theory if that whole asteroid/bird/outgassing thing falls through…
Now that Spirit has essentially kicked the bucket (you can almost hear the “I’m not dead yet” from here), it’s time to look to the future.
As you’ve probably noticed based on some of the entries on this blog, I’m very familiar with the HiRISE camera…
Here’s another worthwhile podcast to check out on the internets.
Here’s a cool timelapse of the observatory doin’ work on the top of Mauna Kea in Hawaii. It’s short but sweet.
President Obama has just released his budget and plans for the NASA agency, increasing the budget by $6 Billion dollars over the next 5 years.
It’s time to pour one out for the little MER rover Spirit.
The image below is of a dune field located inside a large impact crater on Mars, taken by the HiRISE camera on the MRO orbiter.