Marcin Uramowski

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Arc to Arcturus, spike to Spica

Tonight, look outside in the evening and learn a phrase useful to sky watchers. The phrase is: <i>follow the arc to Arcturus, and drive a spike (or speed</i> …

Astronomy

Santa Maria! Five more shipwrecks that came back from the deep

<b>Queen Anne's Revenge</b><p>Perhaps the most famous of all pirate ships began life in 1710 as a Royal Navy frigate called the Concord. Almost immediately after launch, she was captured by the French and converted into a slave ship, before being captured again by the pirate Ben Hornigold near Martinique. …

Designing A 1,000-MPH Car

The long journey to make the fastest car on the planet<p>Apart from a brief break in the 1960s and 1970s, British engineering and drivers have played a dominant role in setting the land speed record in the fastest cars on the planet. Starting from Lydston Hornsted’s Benz No. 3, which broke the record …

Is Graphene the New 'Wonder' Material?

NASA's planet-hunting Kepler telescope given new mission | Reuters

CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. (Reuters) - NASA plans to revive its planet-hunting Kepler space telescope for a new mission after a positioning system problem sidelined the observatory last year, officials said on Friday.<p>The telescope was launched in 2009 to search for Earth-sized planets suitably positioned …

NASA Center Renamed on This Week @NASA

Ancient Skeleton In Mexico Sheds Light On Americas Settlement

The nearly complete skeleton of a teenage girl who died some 12,000 to 13,000 years ago in a cave in the Yucatan Peninsula, has yielded DNA clues linking her to Native Americans living today.<p>The connection bolsters the prevailing theory that the sole route of human migration into North America took …

How robots are blazing a trail for manned Mars missions

Whenever humans finally touch down on Mars, they'll be following in the footsteps of many brave robotic pioneers.<p>Right now there are two NASA robots exploring the Martian surface — the Curiosity rover and its older cousin, Opportunity — while a fleet of orbiters from NASA and the European Space …