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NASA sees Tropical Storm Karina get a boost

NASA's TRMM satellite saw Tropical Storm Karina get a boost on August 22 in the form of some moderate rainfall and towering thunderstorms in the center of the storm. read more

NASA sees massive Tropical Storm Lowell close enough to trouble Baja California

Although Tropical Storm Lowell is not over land the storm is large enough to cause strong ocean swells in Baja California. NASA's Terra satellite passed over Lowell and captured an image that shows how it dwarfed Tropical Storm Karina. The...Show More Summary

NASA's infrared data shows newborn Tropical Storm Marie came together

Powerful thunderstorms in newborn Tropical Storm Marie were seen stretching toward the top of the troposphere in infrared imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite. read more

The Prius of Planes Could One Day Replace Helicopters and Jump Jets

Getting an aircraft to launch and land vertically is not difficult. Getting one to launch vertically and then complete a long-endurance flight, however, is an entirely different bag of cats. But a team from NASA's Langley Research Center believe that they've developed a flight system that can do both tasks equally well. The secret: hybrid power. Read more...

This is what your home on Mars could look like

NASA and the 3D printing company Makerbot announce winners of their Thingiverse Mars Base challenge

Why NASA Launched One of the Blackest Materials Ever Made Into Space

A few years ago, we looked at NASA's long project to design a paint so black, it would absorb nearly every bit of light around it (that's it above, in the "D" spot). Now, NASA has finally launched the stuff into space—which means that the six-year effort to make it is finally paying off. So, why is this such a vital project for NASA? Read more...

Mammoet Lifts Space Shuttle atop Carrier Aircraft

Last week, engineered heavy lifting and transport company Mammoet lifted a new attraction at the NASA Space Center Houston to a greater height. As thousands of onlookers watched,

Earth's Eastern Hemisphere Stuns in Photo from Space

Earth's biggest spy may be NASA, as its satellites trek around the blue planet snapping gorgeous views and collecting gobs of data.

Wait, is that... human bones on Mars?

Wait, is that... human bones on Mars? Not quite, conspiracy theorists: in fact it's just a rock that happens to look a little bit like a femur thigh bone. It was snapped by the Mars rover Curiosity using its MastCam. [NASA] Read mor...

Breese Little to present exclusive vintage NASA collection at Photo Shanghai

last weekArts : Artdaily

Breese Little will be presenting the exceptional collection of over 100 rare and vintage NASA photographs. Among those bound for Shanghai number many iconic historical ?firsts?, the presentation of which is timely given recent developments...Show More Summary

NASA Releases Doves Into Orbit To Stalk The Planet

last weekGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The Doves are a series of microsatellites designed to provide rapid whole-Earth satellite images, and to look good while doing it. Astronauts Alex Gerst and Reid Wiseman ejected two Dove satellites from the station on Tuesday to join the flock already in orbit. Read more...

Electric sparks may alter evolution of lunar soil

The moon appears to be a tranquil place, but modeling done by University of New Hampshire (UNH) and NASA scientists suggests that, over the eons, periodic storms of solar energetic particles may have significantly altered the properties...Show More Summary

NASA scientists watching, studying Arctic changes this summer

In this animation, the Earth rotates slowly as the Arctic sea ice advances over time from March 21, 2014 to August 3, 2014. (Photo Credit: NASA) Source: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

How Ancient Japanese Art Could Drive Humanity’s Future in Space

The principles of origami are finding remarkable applications in new NASA technologies

A NASA satellite double-take at Hurricane Lowell

Lowell is now a large hurricane in the Eastern Pacific and NASA's Aqua and Terra satellites double-teamed it to provide infrared and radar data to scientists. Lowell strengthened into a hurricane during the morning hours of August 21. read more

NASA discovers a mysterious source is still wrecking the ozone layer

New research from NASA found that a compound from an unknown source is destroying the ozone layer. The compound, carbon tetrachloride was banned globally, and NASA doesn't know where it's coming from. Carbon tetrachloride has been used in fire extinguishers and dry cleaning in the past, but it was regulated under the Montreal Protocol in 1987. Show More Summary

Tropical Storm Karina looks like a giant 'number 9' from space

Despite being the eleventh tropical cyclone of the Eastern Pacific Ocean Hurricane Season, Karina looked like a giant number nine from NASA's Aqua satellite. read more

4 things NASA can teach you about a good night's sleep

Who knows about sleep? Astronauts. They have to. Their bodies are cut off from many of the normal external cues that remind us what time it is. But actually, it's even worse than that. In orbit they can experience a dozen sunrises and sunsets a day which makes their circadian rhythm go completely haywire. Show More Summary

Mysterious Mars Find Looks Like a Bone

First, Mars was thought to be invaded by jelly doughnuts. Now, some are claiming the latest photos from NASA's Curiosity rover show proof of human or animal life on the Red Planet. UFO Blogger first discovered what it calls a "fossilized thigh bone" in a photo snapped by the rover's...

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