One Small Step for a Robot in Space

KIROBO’S JOURNEY SO FAR Kirobo was first unveiled at a press conference in Tokyo in June. It was created by Tomotaka Takahashi in collaboration with the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, the University of Tokyo, Robo [...]

BepiColombo Composite Spacecraft Separation Shock Testing

The BepiColombo Mercury Composite Spacecraft Structural and Thermal Model has undergone testing to demonstrate that it can withstand the shocks induced by the jettisoning of the launcher fairing and by the separation of the spacecraft stack [...]

Live Chat: The 2012 Transit of Venus, with SA Editor George Musser

Musser, who covers space for SA, will help us prepare to watch Tuesday’s transit and explain the science behind this rare astronomical event The 2012 Transit of Venus Venus will pass in front of the solar disk on Tuesday, June 5. The next [...]

Pacific coasts in line for solar eclipse

Moon will block sun, almost, for four minutes on Sunday Black Hole Sun Look down late Sunday afternoon, and you might notice that shadows littering the ground seem different — perhaps they’re a bit more curvy, a bit more ringlike? That’s [...]

What is Carbon Capture & Storage?

What is Carbon Capture & Storage? Carbon Capture and Storage is a mitigation technology essential in tackling global climate change, and ensuring a secure energy supply. CCS technology captures carbon dioxide from fossil fuel power stations. The [...]

NCSE on Facebook

A milestone: there are now over 15,000 fans of NCSE’s Facebook page. Why not join them, by visiting the page and becoming a fan by clicking on the “Like” box by NCSE’s name? You’ll receive the latest NCSE news [...]

Friedrich Nietzsche composition for piano and violon

Friedrich Nietzsche composition for piano and violonchelo with Pinokio from tokio philosophical video. To Princess Ariadne, My Beloved. It is a mere prejudice that I am a human being. Yet I have often enough dwelled among human beings and I [...]

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, the German philosopher and classical philologist

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (October 15, 1844 August 25, 1900)was a nineteenth-century German philosopher and classical philologist. He wrote critical texts on religion, morality, contemporary culture, philosophy, and science, using a distinctive [...]

DragonCon 2011 3

Brian Thompson & DJ Grothe take a look at the Dragon*Con attendees in the immense atrium of the Marriott Marquis in Atlanta.

DragonCon 2011 Part 2

Brian Thompson takes us through the JREF’s table and its offerings at Dragon*Con 2011