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Neil deGrasse Tyson: 'The delusion is thinking that SpaceX is going to lead the space frontier'

Neil deGrasse Tyson is the most ubiquitous presence in popular science these days. Coming off of a successful reboot of Carl Sagan's <i>Cosmos</i>, he started a new television show (called <i>StarTalk</i>, based on a long time radio show and podcast of his), he hosts panels and Pluto brunches at the Hayden …

Startups Rocket To The Front Of The Space Race

Tim Reyes Contributor<p>Tim Reyes is a freelance writer residing in Silicon Valley. With degrees in Physics, he has been an engineer for NASA supporting development of flight software of robotic spacecraft to the planet Mars.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Elysium Space Finds A Taker For Its Moon …

A 300 Year Old Mystery Solved: Why Saturn's Moon Iapetus Is Half-Light, Half-Dark

In 1671, the famed astronomer Giovanni Cassini was observing Saturn when he found a new, faint moon orbiting it along its western side. As he attempted to follow its orbit, however, he found something incredibly unusual: the moon was completely invisible when it ought to have been along Saturn’s …

Astronomy

U.S. Air Force Mulls Proposals to Replace Russian Rocket Engines

A U.S. Air Force competition to develop a rocket propulsion system to end dependence on Russian rocket engines drew broad response from companies, the Air Force said on Friday. "There is interest," Lt. General Samuel Greaves, who heads the Air Force’s Space and Missiles Systems Center, said during …

Space Aurora, Popeular Science, and Other Amazing Images of the Week

Superfast Lasers Create A Hologram You Can Touch

At quadrillionth-second bursts<p>The halls of science fiction are well-decorated with dreams of holograms—Jules Verne introduced holography to literature in 1893 with <i>The Castle of the Carpathians</i>, and how else would we know that Obi-Wan was Leia’s only hope?<p>Now, researchers at the Digital Nature …

PayScale report on college and ROI: Is it better to go to a public or private college? - Denver Business Journal

By Caitlin Hendee <br>– Associate Editor, Denver Business Journal<p>Jun 19, 2015, 2:02pm MDT<b><br>Updated</b> Jun 19, 2015, 2:45pm MDT<p>You may have heard that …

The Quantified Student: An App That Predicts GPA

<i>It sees you when you're sleeping ... it knows when you're awake ... it knows if you've been hitting the books, so be good for goodness' sake!</i><p>No, it's not Santa Claus. It's the digital Jiminy Cricket each of us carries in our pocket, otherwise known as a smartphone.<p>In a small experiment, researchers …

What is a Wormhole?

A wormhole is a theoretical passage through space-time that could create shortcuts for long journeys across the universe. Wormholes are predicted by …

Hundreds come out to NASA on the Square in downtown Huntsville

A hot summer day did not stop people from turning out to learn about spaceflight.<p>People filled the courthouse square in downtown Huntsville for NASA …

Space Exploration

July 2015

Diversity