Across the globe, 1058 hopefuls have been selected as candidates to begin human life on Mars in 2025. Details of the 2014 selection phases have not been agreed upon due to ongoing negotiations with media companies for the rights to televise the selection processes.
NASA Television will provide live coverage of the Jan. 7 launch of the Cygnus cargo spacecraft...
Six states were named this week by federal officials to develop test sites for drones - a...
On August 3, 2004, NASA’s Mercury Surface, Space Environment, Geochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) spacecraft began a seven-year journey, spiraling through the inner solar system to Mercury. One year after launch, the spacecraft zipped around Earth, getting an orbit correction from Earth’s gravity and getting a chance to test its instruments by observing its home planet.
Using data from NASA's Van Allen Probes, researchers have tested and improved a model to help forecast what's happening in the radiation environment of near-Earth space -- a place seething with fast-moving particles and a space weather system that varies in response to incoming energy and particles...
With cutting-edge technology, sometimes the first step scientists face is just making sure it actually works as intended. The University of Southern California (USC) Viterbi School of Engineering is home to the USC-Lockheed Martin Quantum Computing Center, a super-cooled, magnetically shielded facility specially built to house the first commercially available quantum computing processors
The World Digital Library reached a milestone on March 6, 2014, surpassing 10,000 items with the addition of ancient manuscripts from the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore. Officials said the digital library's collection has grown to include 10,037 digitized manuscripts, maps, books, prints, photographs, films, sound recordings and other cultural items.
An Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket is seen as it is rolled out to Launch Pad-0A at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility, January 5, 2014, in advance of a planned January 8 launch on Wallops Island, VA. The Antares launched a Cygnus spacecraft on a cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station.
Particle Fever, an award-winning documentary that has garnered international attention, follows six brilliant scientists during the launch of the Large Hadron Collider at the CERN facility in Switzerland, marking the start-up of the biggest and most expensive experiment in the history of the planet, pushing the edge of human innovation.
NASA is plotting a daring robotic mission to Jupiter's watery moon Europa, a place where astronomers speculate there might be some form of life. The space agency set aside $15 million in its 2015 budget proposal to start planning some kind of mission to Europa. No details have been decided yet, but NASA chief financial officer Elizabeth Robinson said March 4, 2014, that it would be launched in the mid-2020s.
This 5x image of peripheral nerves in an E11.5 mouse embryo won 14th place in the 2013 Nikon Small World Photomicrophotography Competition. It was taken by Mr. Zhong Hua of the Department of Molecular Biology & Genetics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, in Baltimore, MD, using confocal microscopy.
The Galápagos Islands are home to some of the most active volcanoes in the world, with more than 50 eruptions in the last 200 years. Yet until recently, scientists knew far more about the history of finches, tortoises, and iguanas than of the volcanoes on which these unusual fauna had evolved.
The UK Science and Technology Facilities Council and Rogue Wave Software have signed a collaboration agreement to work together on software tools to increase significantly the productivity of software development for scientific computing. As part of this new agreement, they will collaborate to develop next-generation HPC software tools to enhance the software development capabilities of the newest supercomputers.
According to a current study from the University of Cambridge, software developers are spending about the half of their time on detecting errors and resolving them. Projected onto the global software industry, according to the study, this would amount to a bill of about 312 billion US dollars every year.
Two days before the scheduled launch to Mars, the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket and NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft rolled out of the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Space Launch Complex 41 Vertical Integration Facility to the launch pad, Saturday, November 16, 2013, Cape Canaveral, FL.
Astronomers at the University of Washington have developed a new method of gauging the atmospheric pressure of exoplanets, or worlds beyond the solar system, by looking for a certain type of molecule. And if there is life out in space, scientists may one day use this same technique to detect its biosignature — the telltale chemical signs of its presence — in the atmosphere of an alien world.
When the sun sets on a remote desert outpost and solar panels shut down, what energy source will provide power through the night? A battery, perhaps, or an old diesel generator? Perhaps something strange and new. Physicists at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences envision a device that would harvest energy from Earth’s infrared emissions into outer space.
A new type of giant virus called "Pithovirus" has been discovered in the frozen ground of extreme north-eastern Siberia. Buried underground, this giant virus, which is harmless to humans and animals, has survived being frozen for more than 30,000 years. It is the largest virus ever discovered.