NASA gets us ready for space travel to newfound alien planets

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Wednesday 28 January 2015

In a wonderfully geeky move, NASA has been releasing some vintage-inspired scifi travel posters from the fictitious Exoplanet Travel Bureau for newfound planets such as Kepler-16b (which, as they note, orbits a pair of stars like Tatooine in Star Wars), HD 40307g (dubbed a ‘Super Earth’ for its gravitational pull) and Kepler-186f (the Earth-size planet with red wavelength […]

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This Starship Enterprise Of The Sea will launch its exploration in 2016

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Wednesday 4 December 2013

In 2016, the Starship Enterprise of the sea will explore the depths of the ocean where no man has gone before. The SeaOrbiter is the first ocean lab that 1) researchers can stay in for long term missions and 2) looks like a really, really cool spaceship. Its first mission will be to explore the […]

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Returning to Earth from the International Space Station

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in News on Monday 18 November 2013

We’re a few years away from civilian space flights, so the next best thing is experiencing the dramatic return to earth through video. Released this week by the European Space Agency, this video features landing footage and interviews with former astronauts to give you an insider’s look at the ‘undocking, reentry, and landing of the […]

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Website answers the question: how many people are in space right now?

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in Cool Websites on Wednesday 16 October 2013

How many people are in space right now? Just six, last time I checked. Keep up to date on the number of people, who they are, and where they come from with this neat little web page.

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Bye bye cruel world: tickets going on a one-way trip to Mars

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in Cool Travel on Thursday 10 October 2013

Apparently a lot of people around the world are ready to say goodbye to earth forever and brave the long voyage to Mars. Over 100,000 people have volunteered to take the one-way trip. 40 civilians will be selected by the privately owned, Dutch-based Mars One project to begin training and only 4 will actually take the […]

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Jeremy Geddes’s Cosmonaut series

Marcin Schleifer Contributor

By Marcin Schleifer in New Art on Monday 16 September 2013

I’m a huge fan of Jeremy Geddes’s paintings, especially the Cosmonaut series. The scenography on his creations, for the most part, is deserted, but in the same frame comes out a lost, undefined character. What’s more, the paintings are very moody: they invite the viewer into their world. The way he captures the moment and […]

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A pumpkin spaceship for private moon landings

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in Tech on Tuesday 18 June 2013

With this possible new advance in space technology, anyone can save up the money to take a trip to the moon. This lunar lander design by Golden Spike Company could put ordinary, non-astronaut people on the moon as early as 2020. But you’d better start saving now. The price per seat is being projected at $500 million. Now […]

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Holometer: is our universe really a hologram?

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Trends on Tuesday 9 April 2013

A group of scientists are measuring holographic noise. They have a theory that the world is all just one huge hologram. The proof? All the data they’ve collected from their Holometer.  The Holometer is being built at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. Check out all the rest of their findings here.

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Japanese company to construct space elevator by 2050

Lost At E Minor Contributor

By Lost At E Minor in New Trends on Friday 24 February 2012

Finally, a Japanese invention that doesn’t boggle the mind. Well, not as much as usual, anyway. Tokyo-based engineers at Obayashi Corp have announced plans to build a space elevator by the middle of the century. Yes, that’s right. A genuine Stairway to Heaven, or as close as they can get it. Apparently the elevator will […]

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View of Earth from Mercury

Jonathan Terhaar Contributor

By Jonathan Terhaar in New Trends on Tuesday 22 March 2011

This is a first. We humans created a space-traveling vessel that just orbited Mercury and was kind enough to take a photo to send back to its creators. The earth and moon are the obvious bright spots in the lower left quadrant.

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MORPHotel: a luxury hotel on Mars

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in Architecture on Tuesday 16 November 2010

Everyone knows the world is about to end, so why are people still spending so much money and energy imagining Bond-villain worthy opulence such as this floating luxury hotel that has shifting sections so that the inhabitants can have a different experience every day they are far far away from the starving masses? Oh right, […]

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Alex Schomburg’s science fiction artwork

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Art on Wednesday 24 February 2010

Oh, to have been a fly on a wall within the exotic imagination of American comic book artist, Alex Schomburg! Working throughout the twentieth century, right up until his death in 1998, Schomburg’s artwork predicted a future world of exciting space exploration, full of scintillating colors and aggrieved aliens tackling unsuspecting All-American astronauts.

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Photos from Discovery Mission

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in New Trends on Tuesday 17 June 2008

The Boston Globe has posted some pretty phenomenal pictures taken from the space shuttle Discovery during its recent mission. It’s almost impossible to imagine that one day views like these could become mundane.

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