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NASA Wants Your Help Figuring Out How to Build Space Habitats

If and when we send colonists to Mars and beyond, we’re going to need habitats unlike any we’ve built before. To encourage out-of-the box thinking, NASA and America Makes are kicking off a $2.25 million dollar competition to design and build 3D printed space habitats. Read more...

Cloudy with a chance of geek: New science of sunshine and shade

New images from NASA show where clouds tend to gather and where they don't.

NASA Selects Honeybee Robotics for Self Refueling Prospector Spacecraft

NASA has selected Honeybee Robotics for four Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and one Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR) Phase I contracts, including one that would help develop a resource prospecting spacecraft capable...Show More Summary

Behind the indie video game sensation that caught NASA’s attention

Kerbal Space Program’s spirit of open-ended experimentation has the gravitational pull of 1,000 suns.

From space, NASA shows Virginia vineyards how they really look

RICHMOND — Virginia’s young and fast-growing wine industry is taking a good look at itself — from outer space.Using satellite images, NASA scientists recently mapped vineyards across the commonwealth to take stock of an enterprise that bedeviled Thomas Jefferson and countless fellow Virginians before finally taking root about 40 years ago.Read full article >>

Announcing NASA’s 3D Printed Habitat Challenge

Today at Maker Faire Sam Ortega — the Program Manager of NASA’s Centennial Challenges Program — announced a new $2.25 million competition to design and build a 3D printed habitat intended for deep space exploration. Read more on MAKE The post Announcing NASA’s 3D Printed Habitat Challenge appeared first on Make:.

Giant Antarctica ice shelf about to disintegrate, says NASA

The 10,000 year-old ice shelf is half the size of Rhode Island; its collapse will add greatly to global sea level rise.

NASA's Greased Lighting Drone is Part Helicopter, Part Plane, All Awesome: VIDEO

last weekLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

NASA's latest drone prototype, GL-10 (better known as the 'Greased Lighting') is a sight to behold - combining a helicopter's maneuverability and vertical take-off with an airplane's speed and endurance. Oh, and its also quieter than your neighbor's lawnmower. Via...

NASA: 10,000-Year-Old Antarctic Ice Shelf Will Disappear By 2020

A team of researchers from NASA are predicting a 10,000-year-old Antarctic ice shelf will disintegrate by 2020, accelerating global sea rise. In addition, glaciers and the remaining ice shelves are showing dangerous signs. The Antarctic Larsen B Ice Shelf, located on the Antarctic Peninsula, is only a remnant of what it was last century. Show More Summary

Sunset on Mars Is Blue

last weekHumor / odd : mental_floss

In contrast to the red and yellow hues that fill the sky during a sunset on Earth, watching the sun go down on Mars is a much bluer experience.  Curiosity, NASA’s Mars rover, observed the sunset above in April, snapping an image with its Mast Camera. Show More Summary

NASA: 10,000-Year-Old Ice Shelf in Antarctica Will Soon Be Completely Gone

Earth’s polar regions are in the midst of a stunning transformation. As global warming accelerates, evidence of change is perhaps most obvious in our planet’s ice. More than a decade ago, scientists watched in awe as Antarctica’s Larsen B Ice Shelf shattered almost completely in just six weeks. Show More Summary

EOscc2 electric car can drive sideways and make itself shorter

Nissan's Pivo 2 and NASA's Modular Robotic Vehicle are both rather special prototype vehicles, in that they can rotate all four of their wheels 90 degrees in order to drive sideways – a feature hat would definitely make parallel parking easier. Show More Summary

NASA: Major Antarctic Ice Shelf to Disintegrate Within Few Years

For the last 10,000 years, the Larsen B Ice Shelf has clung to the edge of the Antarctic Peninsula. Two-thirds of that mass collapsed in 2002, and according to a NASA study, the remainder could break away and disintegrate by 2020.

Massive Antarctic Ice Shelf Will Be Gone Within Years, NASA Says

last weekNews : The Two-Way

What's left of the Larsen B shelf, two-thirds of which underwent a spectacular collapse in 2002, will disappear by the end of the decade, according to a new study.

Antarctica’s Larsen B Ice Shelf Will Likely Disintegrate By Decade's End

last weekGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Antarctica’s Larsen B Ice Shelf, which has existed for at least 10,000 years, will likely crumble completely away before the end of this decade, according to a new NASA study. “Although it’s fascinating scientifically,” says JPL researcher Khazendar, who led the investigation, “it’s bad news for our planet.” Read more...


PROGRESSIVE POLITICS OF GLOBAL WARMING CLIMATE CHANGE:  NASA scientists are now warning that the Antarctic Larsen B ice shelf is going to detach and disappear: [R]esearchers with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the University of California at Irvine say that this remnant now faces its “approaching demise.” In a news release, NASA adds that “it is likely […]

Massive Antarctic Ice Shelf Will Disappear Completely In A Few Years, According To NASA

NASA scientists estimate that by 2020, the remaining portion of the Antarctic ice shelf Larsen B will disappear completely. The post Massive Antarctic Ice Shelf Will Disappear Completely In A Few Years, According To NASA appeared first on ThinkProgress.

NASA's Kepler catches Neptune dancing with its moons

Captured in a video, scientists hope new images could be used to track Neptune's weather and probe its internal structure

This was the first spacesuit designed for astronauts headed to the moon

A decade before Neil Armstrong ever took that first small step on the moon in 1969, NASA engineer Allyn B. Hazard was already thinking about manned missions to the moon in a very big way by designing one of the first ever spacesuits....Show More Summary

Antarctica’s Larsen B ice shelf will disintegrate before end of decade

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

An Antarctic ice shelf that has existed for at least 10,000 years is "quickly weakening and likely to disintegrate completely before the end of the decade," according to a new NASA study. Read the rest

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