Izaak Magdich

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SpaceX is about to launch one of its final expendable rockets

Company betting on its "Block 5" version of the Falcon 9 for easy reusability.<p>After successfully returning to flight on January 14, SpaceX will make …

Space Travel

This Is Why Solar Windows Have Yet to Become Popular

They're just not as efficient as solar panels yet.<p>The future of solar energy in the U.S. has largely been a vision of panels on every roof and silver fields of solar farms. But what about other surfaces, like windows?<p>Window pane solar panels don't have a large presence in the solar energy market. …

Japanese Spaceship Makes Christmas Delivery at Space Station

It may not be a sleigh driven by a jolly old elf, but a Japanese cargo ship arrived at the International Space Station today (Dec. 13) to make a …

Space Exploration

NASA Just Published Hundreds Of Stunning Gifs – These Are 10 Of The Best

You'll be blown away.<p>With access to Earth’s best telescopes and most distant spacecraft, it’s no surprise that NASA’s space photography is …

A buggy built for a mission millions of miles away

The kind of rovers that drive on the Moon would be useless on Mars. So how will astronauts get around the Red Planet?<p>The mission statement for Journey to Mars declares that Nasa expects to land an astronaut on the Red Planet by the mid-2030’s. But in order to achieve this goal, Nasa will need to …

Space Exploration

NASA is helping Stephen Hawking get a tiny ship to Alpha Centauri

NASA is helping Stephen Hawking and Russian venture capitalist Yuri Milner with the monumental task of getting a tiny probe to Alpha Centauri, the nearest star system to Earth. Project Starshot aims to propel a lightweight silicon "StarChip" to one-fifth the speed of light by hitting it with lasers …

These NASA inventions are saving thousands of lives on Earth

When most people think of NASA, they think of astronauts, space shuttles and men on the moon. What’s less well known is that in making space travel possible, the US space agency has created new technology that’s saving lives all over the planet.<p>NASA’s Technology Transfer Program makes the …

Inventions

To explore deep space, an astronaut says we need to build a rocket factory on the moon

Strong gravity and a thick atmosphere allow us to live here on Earth, but also what make it so difficult to leave the planet.<p>Rockets have to exceed at least 25,000 mph to escape Earth's gravity. That means spacecraft may end up using a substantial portion of their fuel before they even start …

These 7 Steps Will Make It Possible for Humans to Live on Mars

'Next, we have to worry about what we will breathe. Frankly, I was really shocked to find out that NASA has this problem worked out.'<p>Elon Musk says …

Beyond Tesla: solar-powered battery could challenge Australia's soaring electricity prices

Australia is at the dawn of a battery storage revolution. A recent report from US-based IHS Technology states that Australia’s energy storage market will grow from less than 500 battery installations in 2015 to 30,000 installations by 2018, while Morgan Stanley has found that half of all households …

Clean Energy