Source: Live Science Guest Writer: Ker Than (Live Science Staff Writer) Scientists Mess with the Speed of Light Researchers in Switzerland have succeeded in breaking the cosmic speed limit by getting light to go faster than, well, light. Or is it all an illusion?
Source: News Day Guest Writer: Robert Tuttle Inspired by the communicators seen on ‘Star Trek,’ two companies seek to beam up big sales. Two tech companies have announced plans to boldly go where no wireless phone company has gone before, with the release next month of a mobile telephone that resembles the communicators featured on […]
Source: New York Times & Trek United Written by: Eugene F. Kranz Guest Contributor: Tim Brazeal – President, Trek United Eugene F. Kranz, author of “Failure Is Not an Option: Mission Control From Mercury to Apollo 13 and Beyond,? is a former Apollo flight director. To read and listen to the coverage of the ongoing […]
Written by: S.K. Sloan The crew of the Discovery was awaken today with “Where My Heart Will Take Me” – “Faith Of The Heart”, the opening theme song to “Star Trek: Enterprise”. The Discovery Space Shuttle Program Deputy Manager, Wayne Hale, broadcast it up to them as a thumbs-up for the crew as they begin […]
Source: Yahoo News Guest Writer: Pam Easton [AP Press Writer] Submitted by: S.K. Sloan Discovery’s astronauts took a call from President Bush on Tuesday as they prepared for a task that’s never before been attempted: sending a spacewalker beneath the shuttle to repair filler sticking out between the tiles on the ship’s belly. “I want […]
Source: Space.com submitted by: S.K. Sloan Astronomers have discovered an object in our solar system that is larger than Pluto. They are calling it the 10th planet, but already that claim is contested. It is the first time an object so big has been found in our solar system since the discovery of Pluto 75 […]
Source: Live Science Guest Writer: Bjorn Carey (Live Science Staff Writer) Chemotherapy ‘Bomb’ Developed in Cancer War Scientists have developed a cancer drug that kills with James Bond stealth. It breaks its way into a cancer cell, seals the exit, cuts off the cell’s blood supply, and then detonates a chemotherapy bomb.
A s t r o A l e r t Solar Terrestrial Dispatch POSSIBLE STRONG SUNSPOT COMPLEX TO ROTATE INTO VIEW SOON Roughly two weeks ago, an active region known as Region 10786 (or simply Region 786) increased in complexity as it approached the western limb of the Sun. As it rotated out of view […]
Source: TrekToday.com Submitted by: ST47 The U.S. military is working on a phaser-type weapon described by several sources as “Star Trek-style ray guns” to keep security threats from penetrating the Department of Energy’s nuclear sites, but the weapons, which will not be in use till 2008, are already being criticised as inadequate and unnecessary. Space […]
Source: Yahoo News (Reuters-Science) Written by: Guy Faulconbridge Submitted by: S.K. Sloan Science’s quest to find a cheap and inexhaustible way to meet global energy needs took a major step forward on Tuesday when a 30-nation consortium chose France to host the world’s first nuclear fusion reactor. After months of wrangling, France defeated a bid […]
Source: The Planetary Society and NASA Written by: S.K. Sloan The Planetary Society has announced that its $4,000,000 Cosmos 1 solar-sail powered spacecraft has ended in failure. As we have been reporting on Slice of Sci-Fi’s Sci-Fi to Sci-Fact segment, The Planetary Society beat NASA to the launchpad for the historical launching of the first […]
Podcast: Play in new window | Download (17.3MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSSSource: Hanson Robotics Edited and Submitted by: S.K. Sloan In an unparalleled technical collaboration, a team of artists, writers, engineers, literary scholars, and freethinkers are creating a lifelike, android portrait of one of America’s well-known science-fiction writers Philip […]