BREAKING NEWS: Russia to launch missions to Mars NEXT YEAR as part of bid to colonise the Red Planet

BREAKING NEWS: Russia to launch missions to Mars NEXT YEAR as part of bid to colonise the Red Planet

Vladimir Putin has unveiled Russia ‘s plan to launch a series of missions to Mars Russian President said programme will start with an unmanned launch in 2019 The announcement comes just days before the country’s presidential elections Comes after NASA unveiled its own £1.5billion Mars 2020 exploration mission By Julian Robinson for MailOnline Published: 08:54 […]

Top bottled water brands contaminated with plastic particles

Top bottled water brands contaminated with plastic particles

Miami: The world’s leading brands of bottled water are contaminated with tiny plastic particles that are likely seeping in during the packaging process, according to a major study across nine countries published Wednesday. “Widespread contamination” with plastic was found in the study, led by microplastic researcher Sherri Mason of the State University […]

Stephen Hawking's warnings: What he predicted for the future

Stephen Hawking's warnings: What he predicted for the future

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionStephen Hawking on God, artificial intelligence and mankind’s future Stephen Hawking’s fame was founded on the research he did on general relativity and black holes. But he often stepped outside his own field of research, using his recognition to highlight what he saw as the great challenges […]

The Indian physicist who contested Stephen Hawking's theory about black holes

The Indian physicist who contested Stephen Hawking's theory about black holes

In his long and spectacular career as the world’s most iconic physicist, Stephen Hawking wrote a lot about black holes. He discovered that they emit electromagnetic radiation (which later became known as Hawking Radiation) and proved theoretically that they could eventually disappear for good. Then, in 2014, he shocked the scientific community by saying there […]

Lawmaker's tweet after physicist Stephen Hawking's death draws criticism

Lawmaker's tweet after physicist Stephen Hawking's death draws criticism

Texas state Rep. Briscoe Cain has come under fire over a Steven Hawking tweet.  (Facebook/Briscoe Cain) A Texas state representative came under fire on social media Wednesday over a tweet about famed British physicist Stephen Hawking that some found insensitive. Just hours after Hawking died, Rep. Briscoe Cain, a Republican, tweeted: “Stephen Hawking now knows the […]

ULA, SpaceX secure nearly $650 million in Air Force launch contracts

ULA, SpaceX secure nearly $650 million in Air Force launch contracts

CLOSE 2018 ROCKET LAUNCHES FROM THE SPACE COAST SpaceX launches Hispasat satellite on Falcon 9’s 50th mission | 2:00 A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket takes off on its 50th mission on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, with the company’s largest payload contract to date – the Hispasat 30W-6 communications satellite. 1 of 6 CLOSE 2018 ROCKET LAUNCHES […]

Nanowire-zapping lasers unlock micro-scale nuclear fusion efficiency record

Nanowire-zapping lasers unlock micro-scale nuclear fusion efficiency record

Researchers at Colorado State University (CSU) have broken the efficiency record for nuclear fusion on the micro-scale. Using an ultra-fast, high-powered tabletop laser, the team’s results were about 500 times more efficient than previous experiments. The key to that success is the target material: instead of a flat piece of polymer, the researchers blasted arrays […]

NASA's Kepler Space Telescope Has Only a Few Months to Live

NASA's Kepler Space Telescope Has Only a Few Months to Live

Artist’s depiction of Kepler.Illustration: NASA The space-based telescope responsible for detecting 2,245 exoplanets, and another 2,342 yet to be confirmed, is running out of fuel and may have just a few months left before its lights go out. The Kepler spacecraft will go down in history as one of the greatest astronomical tools ever used […]

Students of all ages participate in Onizuka Space Science Day

Students of all ages participate in Onizuka Space Science Day

Last Saturday, March 10, a line of excited kids and parents started forming outside Marsee Auditorium at 8 a.m. Students of grades 5 to 12 were selected from local schools to participate in Onizuka Space Science Day 2018, a program designed to promote interest in science and technology. El Camino College hosts this annual event […]

Stephen Hawking Never Answered His 'Most Interesting' Scientific Question

Stephen Hawking Never Answered His 'Most Interesting' Scientific Question

Stephen Hawking died today (March 14), leaving behind a massive legacy of work as an astrophysicist, science communicator, activist, and figure of pop culture admiration. And on the day of his death, a question he raised and worked on until the last years of his life remains unanswered: Can information really be lost to […]