Rock zapping laser not included. (Credit: Stephen Pakbaz) Here's another accomplishment that NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover can add to its resume: the Mars-trotting robot will soon become an official Lego model. LegoShow More Summary
Sascha Pohflepp is an artist and designer interested in the myths and realities shaped by science and technology. During the radio show, we will be talking space exploration, and more specifically space gardening but we will also talk science fiction, complex science and impossible projects
NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission is approaching its biggest turning point since landing its rover, Curiosity, inside Mars' Gale Crater last summer. read more
NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission is approaching its biggest turning point since landing its rover, Curiosity, inside Mars' Gale Crater last summer. Curiosity is finishing investigations in an area smaller than a football fieldShow More Summary
NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission is approaching its biggest turning point since landing its rover, Curiosity, inside Mars' Gale Crater last summer. Curiosity is finishing investigations in an area smaller than a football field where it has been working for...
It's amazing to think of the advances in genetic science and technology made during our lifetime. But when it comes to the idea of resurrecting a woolly mammoth via genetic wizardry in a laboratory, just because we can, does that mean that we should?
Cooking is chemistry, and every time you set foot in your kitchen, you walk into a laboratory, packed with high-tech gear and stocked with supplies, made just for you. People say cooking is an art, and that's true, but the science of cooking is easier to grasp and repeat. Show More Summary
Your kids' childhoods will never be the same. At the recent 25th anniversary event for Sony's Computer Science Laboratories in Japan, Sony announced a partnership with Lego and unveiled their first collaborative project titled "Toy Alive."...Show More Summary
Space travel can be pretty dangerous. The Space Shuttle Challenger or Columbia explosions come to mind, but technical failures aren't the only problem we face. One of the big ones we'll have to confront as we go forward with manned missions is the prospect of major radiation exposure during flight. Show More Summary
We knew that a trip to Mars would expose astronauts to excessive amounts of radiation, but new data from Curiosity's Mars Science Laboratory is showing that it's worse than we thought. Read more...
On November 26, 2011, the Mars Science Laboratory began a 253-day, 560-million-kilometer journey to deliver the Curiosity rover to the Red Planet. En route, the Southwest Research Institute-led Radiation Assessment Detector (RAD) made...Show More Summary
Boulder, Colo. — May 30, 2013 — On November 26, 2011, the Mars Science Laboratory began a 253-day, 560-million-kilometer journey to deliver the Curiosity rover to the Red Planet. En route, the Southwest Research Institute-led Radiation...Show More Summary
At Sony Computer Science Laboratories' recent open house in Tokyo, the company gave the public a glimpse of some of the innovative research its team has been working on. Including a project called Toy Alive: a joint venture between Sony and Lego to develop microchip-embedded bricks that add a new level of electronic interactivity to the popular building toy. Read more...
Measurements taken by NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission as it delivered the Curiosity rover to Mars in 2012 are providing NASA the information it needs to design systems to protect human explorers from radiation exposure on deep-space expeditions in the future.
One of America's corporate giants is putting its billions where the fracking boom is: General Electric is opening a new laboratory in Oklahoma, buying up related companies, and placing a big bet that cutting-edge science will improve profits for clients and reduce the environmental and health effects of the boom....
General Electric announced plans to invest billions of dollars in fracking, a new type of oil and gas drilling. GE will open up a new laboratory in Oklahoma and buy up related companies in a pricey bet that cutting-edge science will improve profits for clients, while reducing the environmental and health effects of the boom. [...]Show More Summary
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Sony and Lego are working together on creating a new generation of products that bridge the gap between toys and video games. A team of researchers at Sony Computer Science Laboratories in Tokyo is embedding tiny motors, cameras, and actuators into Lego blocks. Show More Summary
A tale from the scientific trenches: laboratory work to simulate Titan's rich atmosphere.
The reason mad scientists are pictured in film in labs with interconnected beakers and machinery that does incomprehensible things is because that's the way labs looked at one time. io9 has a collection of pictures of the laboratories...Show More Summary