Jeffrey Perkins

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First picture drawn in space to appear in cosmonauts show in London

Sunrise sketch by Alexei Leonov, the first man to walk in space, is part of ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ Science Museum exhibition on Russian space programme<p>The first artwork created in space, a small yet remarkable view of a sunrise drawn as Alexei Leonov was hurtled around Earth on board a tiny Voskhod 2 …

Spectacular Images of Mars From India’s Most-Ambitious Space Mission

By<p>Aditi Malhotra<p>Aditi Malhotra<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@A4iti<p>aditi91<p>Google+<p>aditi.malhotra@wsj.com<p>Next month, India’s mission to Mars is expected to complete a year in orbit around the red planet and its photo album so far is out of this world.<p>The spacecraft, named Mangalyaan, Hindi for Mars …

We are not alone? NASA’s Kepler telescope finds first planet similar to Earth

NASA scientists have found the first planet outside of the solar system that could be similar to Earth and capable of sustaining life. Unlike other …

See New Horizons' Best Images of Pluto

Solar System

NASA tested their giant flying saucer on Monday June 8

After back-to-back cancellations last week, NASA appears to be ready to launch their low-density supersonic decelerator— that looks a lot like a flying saucer — on Monday, June 8 at 1:30 pm ET.<p>This flying saucer is one of the many projects fulfilling NASA's big plans to land the first humans on …

Science Pics of the Week: The most important pics ever taken

Scott Sutherland<b><br>Meteorologist/Science Writer</b><p>Sunday, April 26, 2015, 2:57 PM - The Hubble Space Telescope has captured some incredible views of our …

Universe

Dwarf galaxy that reveals the history of the universe

The first galaxies were formed some 13.3 billion years ago, mainly composed of hydrogen and helium, the primary elements that emerged from the Big …

Universe

Life Exists On 'Billions' Of Alien Planets Says Study

Billions of stars in our galaxy, the Milky Way, have between one and three planets which could potentially support life, according to …

NASA wants you to help space mining corp strip mine the Solar System

NASA is crowdsourcing the hunt for asteroids in Earth's purview, and has teamed up with the proposed space mining corporation Planetary Resources to …

Underwater Aussie wave farms pump both power and water

It isn't the motion of the ocean that matters so much as what you do with the waves. At one Australian naval base, those waves are being put to use providing steady streams of both electricity <i>and</i> potable water, all while generating zero emissions. It's all thanks to an innovative green energy …

NASA tests LEAPTech: a crazy experimental 18-engine electric wing

NASA is testing their latest experiment; the new idea is the LEAPTech electric wing. LEAPTech stands for Leading Edge Asynchronous Propeller …

Aviation

Solar Impulse - 2 completes second leg of journey, lands in Ahmedabad

Having taken off from Muscat, Oman in the morning, Solar Impulse landed in Ahmedabad at 11.25 pm on Tuesday. Pilot Bertrand Piccard flew the zero – …

'From Atoms to Bits': A Brilliant Visual History of American Ideas

A new paper employs a simple technique—counting words in patent texts—to trace the history of American invention, from chemistry to computers.<p>One night in the the spring of 1983, the scientist Kary Mullis was driving with his girlfriend along Highway 128 from Berkeley to Mendocino, California. As …

Curiosity Rover Shows Off Its Digs on Mars in a Selfie

The latest selfie from NASA's Curiosity rover isn't just a vanity shot — it serves as a guide to the Martian locale where it's been working for the past five months.<p>Two and a half years into its Mars mission, the six-wheeled, nuclear-powered robot is exploring Pahrump Hills, an outcrop at the base …

Mars Mission

Climate Change Will Hit America in the Breadbasket, Scientists Say

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Climate experts have seen the future of America's breadbasket — and from their perspective, it doesn't look pretty.<p>"I don't want to be a wheat farmer in Kansas in the future," said Harold Brooks, a senior scientist at the National Severe Storms Laboratory in Norman, …

Climate Change

Drone warfare: life on the new frontline | Chris Woods

Safely ensconced behind flickering computer screens, military personnel are waging war in lands thousands of miles away. But is there a hidden human cost to remote-controlled combat?<p>Just a three-hour drive from Washington DC on the scenic Virginia coast, Langley Air Force Base is home to one of the …

Military