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Meet the hardware, software and science projects bound for the International Space Station this month

After problems forced a delay from a scheduled launch this weekend, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled to take off later this month carrying …

The Women Who Mapped the Universe And Still Couldn’t Get Any Respect

In 1881, Edward Charles Pickering, director of the Harvard Observatory, had a problem: the volume of data coming into his observatory was exceeding …

Sun will 'flip upside down' within weeks, says Nasa

The sun is set to “flip upside down” within weeks as its magnetic field reverses polarity in an event that will send ripple effects throughout the …

PhoneSat 2.4: Ready for Launch

[image-78]<p>[image-51]<p><b>*** UPDATE ***</b> <b><br>A Minotaur I rocket carrying the DOD's Operationally Responsive Space-3 mission successfully launched at 8:15 p.m.</b> …

Space Exploration

First Satellite Built By High School Students Launches Tonight

Onboard the Minotaur 1 rocket, there's a gaggle of CubeSats.<p>Orbital Sciences' Minotaur 1 rocket is carrying some historic cargo to space today. Alongside NASA's latest smartphone-enabled PhoneSat 2.4 is another tiny satellite, called TJ3Sat, built by students at Thomas Jefferson High School for …

Space Exploration

You Built What?! A Homemade Scanning Electron Microscope

The hardest DIY project ever<p>Ben Krasnow has built his share of odd contraptions, including a liquid nitrogen generator made from an air conditioner, and the "thirst extinguisher," a commercial-grade fire extinguisher that cools, carbonates, and dispenses his homemade beer. Now, for no other reason …

Tracked Since Birth: The Rise Of Extreme Baby Monitoring

Does tracking a baby’s every movement, cry, and wet diaper mean happier parents and healthier infants, or are we turning our kids into Tamagotchis for no reason?<p>Elle Lucero has been tracked since birth.<p>For the first 10 months of her life, her mother, Yasmin, kept detailed records of Elle’s sleep …