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Hacked e-cigarette vaporizer can send smells…in space!

This 3D printed scent distributor was put together by eight people from three states during the 2014 NYC NASA Space Apps Challenge. The team went on to take 1 st place in the competition. The project is called Senti8 and uses a FLORA Arduino micro-controller and a Neopixel LED strip purchased from Adafruit. Show More Summary

No human has ever been to Mars. But NASA wants to put commercial satellites there.

Humanity's research on the red planet keeps getting ever more sophisticated. Between the little rovers we keep sending, the images that come back and the larger payloads NASA hopes to land there in the future, it'll only be a matter of time before research agencies are going to need far more communications capacity with Mars […]

No human has ever been to Mars. But NASA wants to put commercial satellites there.

5 days agoTechnology : Post Tech

Humanity's research on the red planet keeps getting ever more sophisticated. Between the little rovers we keep sending, the images that come back and the larger payloads NASA hopes to land there in the future, it'll only be a matter of time before research agencies are going to need far more communications capacity with Mars […]

Chandra X-ray Observatory celebrates 15th anniversary with new supernova images

5 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Today is the 15th anniversary of the launch of the Chandra X-ray Observatory. Chandra is one of NASA's "Great Observatories," along with the Hubble Space Telescope and Spitzer Space Telescope. Since its launch, its x-ray vision and high...Show More Summary

NASA sees Typhoon Matmo making second landfall in China

NASA's Terra satellite passed over Typhoon Matmo when it was moving through the Taiwan Strait for its final landfall in mainland China. read more

What’s Next For NASA? Asteroids!

NASA aims to continue their space exploration with their Asteroid Redirect Mission.

America's Next Big Space Launch Rocket Is a Total Beast

5 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

With its forthcoming Space Launch System, NASA hopes to send astronauts farther into space than it ever has ever before—to Mars and beyond. And when the first crew does leave to make interplanetary history, they'll do so aboard these rocket engines. Read more...

White House and Congress mark the 45th anniversary of Apollo 11

On Tuesday, the White House hosted a private event with the two surviving members of the Apollo 11 crew, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, along with Neil Armstrong’s widow, Carol, and NASA administrator Charles Bolden. The White House has traditionally hosted the Apollo 11 crew on five-year anniversaries like this; previously, President Obama met with [...]

Astronomers discover exoplanet with longest known year

5 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

With the aid of NASA's Kepler spacecraft, a team of astronomers, including members from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, has discovered an exoplanet with the longest yearly cycle ever recorded. The planet, imaginatively...Show More Summary

Ken Ham: NASA Is Wasting Taxpayers' Money Because God Only Made Humans

5 days agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

"I’m shocked at the countless hundreds of millions of dollars that have been spent over the years in the desperate and fruitless search for extraterrestrial life. Of course, secularists are desperate to find life in outer space, as they...Show More Summary

Mad Cat BattleTech Treehouse [Pic]

NASA scientist Jim Martin built this huge Mad Cat mech treehouse for his kids with just a few hundred dollars of budget for some metal, wood, and cement. [Source: Bored Panda | Ronin Fortress | Via]

OCO: I can see your house emitting CO2 from here

From NASA JPL and the department of future CO2 emissions ticketing: OCO-2 Data to Lead Scientists Forward into the Past NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2, which launched on July 2, will soon be providing about 100,000 high-quality measurements each day of … Continue reading ?

All the supernovas ever photographed

6 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

NASA has revealed spectacular, newly reprocessed images of four of the most amazing supernovas ever captured by a human science instrument—the Crab Nebula (top), Tycho, G292.0+1.8, and 3C58—to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Chandra observatory. I decided to go one step further and collect them all. Read more...

The clearest image of our nearest planet: Mercury as you've never seen it

6 days agoOdd : Boing Boing

This NASA image of Mercury has been making the internet rounds anew this week, but has been widely reposted with some not-entirely-accurate information. Read the rest

Obama meets Apollo 11 crew to mark moon landing's 45th anniversary

President Obama celebrated the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing by meeting with the surviving crew members of the NASA mission that put the first humans on the moon.

NASA's HS3 mission spotlight: The HIRAD instrument

The Hurricane Imaging Radiometer, known as HIRAD, will fly aboard one of two unmanned Global Hawk aircraft during NASA's Hurricane Severe Storm Sentinel or HS3 mission from Wallops beginning August 26 through September 29. One of the NASA Global Hawks will cover the storm environment and the other will analyze inner-storm conditions. Show More Summary

NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory celebrates 15th anniversary

Fifteen years ago, NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory was launched into space aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia. Since its deployment on July 23, 1999, Chandra has helped revolutionize our understanding of the universe through its unrivaled X-ray vision.

NASA's Fermi finds a 'transformer' pulsar

In late June 2013, an exceptional binary containing a rapidly spinning neutron star underwent a dramatic change in behavior never before observed. The pulsar's radio beacon vanished, while at the same time the system brightened fivefold in gamma rays, the most powerful form of light, according to measurements by NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope.

NASA's Fermi finds a 'Transformer' pulsar

"Astronomers have long suspected millisecond pulsars were spun up through the transfer and accumulation of matter from their companion stars, so we often refer to them as recycled pulsars," explained Anne Archibald, a postdoctoral researcher at the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy (ASTRON) in Dwingeloo who discovered J1023 in 2007. read more

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