For five years, a group of self-described techno-archaeologists working in an old, abandoned McDonald's have been on a mission: to recover and digitize forgotten photos taken in the ‘60s by a quintet of scuttled lunar satellites.
Hundreds of thousands of men and women made millions of decisions that got the Apollo missions to the Moon in the 1960s. But none was more important to the program’s success than John C. Houbolt’s decision to press for Lunar Orbit Rendezvous, that mission profile history has made us all familiar with. The Langley engineer, who died last week at 95, should be remembered for his role in Apollo’s success.
Bet you thought winter was over, didn’t you? You even put away your cold-weather clothes, you poor optimist. Well, if you live anywhere east of, oh, say, Colorado, chances are you have a few more chilly nights ahead.
Harold 'Sonny' White, head of NASA’s Johnson Space Center’s advanced propulsion program, has assembled a tabletop experiment designed to create tiny distortions in spacetime, the malleable fabric of the universe.
There are almost 10,000 bird species flying the skies, roaming the lands, and diving the waters of our planet. Some of them are pretty similar to one another, perhaps because the two species diverged only relatively recently. But some of them are so unique you won't believe they're not made up.
What's the oldest living thing you've ever seen? A 2,200-year-old sequoia in California, perhaps? That's a relatively teenage specimen to the artist Rachel Sussman, who has spent the last ten years looping the globe on a wild adventure to meet and document the world's oldest 'continuously living' organisms.
Lewis Dartnell is an astrobiologist in England who wants to help you save the world after civilization collapses. To that end, he's written a book called The Knowledge: How to Rebuild Our World from Scratch. It's the one post-apocalyptic guide you'll ever need. We've got an excerpt.
A genetic disease has been cured in living, adult animals for the first time using a revolutionary genome-editing technique that can make the smallest changes to the vast database of the DNA molecule with pinpoint accuracy.
An ancient technique, revived in the 1970s and rapidly modernized since the days of disco, now promises to squeeze every last drop of THC from top-shelf strains, delivering near-narcotic highs that are orders of magnitudes cleaner than what even the most extravagant vaporizing percolator rig can produce. Welcome to wax.