Sean Hiebner

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A Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME) undergoing a full power level 290.04 second test firing at the National Space Technology Laboratories (currently called the Stennis Space Center) in Mississippi in May 1981. Learn more: http://oak.ctx.ly/r/inu7 Check out more space history photos here: http://oak.ctx.ly/r/inud

Humanity's long-held dream of putting boots on Mars may become reality soon. Here are five possible manned Mars missions, one of which hopes to launch soon: http://oak.ctx.ly/r/iofq

The Particle at the End of the Universe, by Sean Carroll – review

In the early 80s, the US decided to build a massive particle accelerator which was called – with typical American excess – the Superconducting Super Collider. During its early planning stages, the great machine was enthusiastically supported by the vast majority of US congressmen who each hoped the …

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WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

Rescue Robot ATLAS Breaks Its Ankle During Public Debut [Video]

"We have discovered its weakness! Humanity has a chance!"<p>There's a good case to be made that the media overhypes how scary some robots are. Point taken. But I don't think anyone would deny that the 'bots created by the company Boston Dynamics are at least a little on the creepy side--so it's good …

A map of the universe based on its oldest light is giving astronomers hope that they may be able to answer some of the deepest questions of the cosmos, including how it got started. http://bit.ly/124WPLL

10 Outdoor Pools from Members of the Remodelista Architect/Designer Directory

Is there any better fantasy than someone else’s pool? When the weather warms, we think not. Here, 10 favorites from members of the Remodelista …

New light cast on dark matter

Following the discovery of the Higgs boson, perhaps the most pressing problem in particle physics is to determine the nature of dark matter. The …

Expedition 36/37 Soyuz Rocket moves to Launch Pad

Light-beam 'twins' take data farther

Optical fibres carry huge amounts of data for their size, but data appetites grow ever more voracious<p><b>An idea similar to that of noise-cancelling headphones has proved useful in increasing the data-carrying properties of light.</b><p>Researchers reporting in Nature Photonics suggest putting not one beam of …

3-Planet Conjunction Involves Venus, Jupiter, Mercury (+Video)

There will be a three-planet conjunction throughout the week, involving Mercury, Venus, and Jupiter. The closest approach, however, was on Sunday …

Consciousness; it's a science thing | Jon Butterworth | Life & Physics

TEDxCERN was a lot of fun. The speakers were amazing, covering cosmology, cancer cures, underwater earthquakes, gender politics, ignoble bras, the …

Astronauts Preparing for Trip to Space

Three astronauts will launch into space on May 28, headed to the International Space Station.<p>The three are two men, a Russian and a European, and an …

Beneath A Glacier's White, Researchers See Green

In the news business, an evergreen is a story that doesn't have to run on a particular day, but can stay fresh for a long time.<p>This is an evergreen story about an evergreen. In particular, a group of plants called bryophytes. Turns out they may be evergreen quite a bit longer than most people …

Mataerial: a 3D printer that seemingly defies gravity

You might think that 3D printing is a mature technology, the way guns and pizzas and pieces of jet engines are popping out these days, but you haven't seen it all: a company called Mataerial has built a contraption that can print gravity-defying strands of material right onto a wall.<p>Where existing …