Stephen Lomas

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What Are Gravitational Waves, and Why Should You Care?

<b>The short answer:</b><p>Gravitational waves are an important prediction of Einstein's general theory of relativity, published a century ago. Because this theory changed the way we understand the nature of space, time, and gravity, it also fundamentally changed our perception of how we fit into the …

Gravitational Waves

Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli review – quantum theory made charming

A brief attempt to engage readers in the biggest questions of physics dwells on beauty and wonder<p>In the early 1960s, famed physicist Richard Feynman developed a new lecture course for new undergraduates at the California Institute of Technology. Feynman aimed to turn the standard physics curriculum …

NASA's new spaceship looks sleeker than a sports car

SpaceX already has a contract with NASA to deliver supplies to the ISS, but now it has finally convinced the space agency that its Dragon spaceship can safely transport humans.<p>Take a look inside the sleek new space capsule that future astronauts will travel in.

Space Travel

Best Space Books and Sci-Fi: A Space.com Reading List

There are plenty of great books out there about space — so many, in fact, that it can feel a little overwhelming to figure out where to start, …

Nasa planning ‘Earth Independent’ Mars colony by 2030s

Humans will be living and working on Mars in colonies entirely independent of Earth by the 2030s, Nasa has said.<p>The US space organisation today released its plan for establishing permanent settlements on the red planet, setting out in detail plans to create ‘deep-space habitation facilities’ which …

Curiosity Rover Confirms Ancient Lake Filled Gale Crater, Boosting Chance of Life

A view from the “Kimberley” formation on Mars taken by NASA’s Curiosity rover. The strata in the foreground dip towards the base of Mount Sharp, …

Why ‘teleportation’ is no longer science fiction

For many people the word “teleportation” conjures up “Beam me up, Scotty” images from <i>Star Trek</i>. But in the last two decades, quantum …

10 things you should know before seeing 'The Martian'

In the movie, Damon plays the character Mark Watney, an astronaut who relies on engineering, chemistry, and botany to survive after his crewmates leave him for dead on Mars.<p>With so much science at every turn in the film, we think you'll enjoy it more with a little background knowledge. Thus, we've …

The Greatest Director in Sci-Fi Goes to Mars

With his new film, The Martian, acclaimed director Ridley Scott adds a new dimension to his legacy. Science, a frequent backdrop to the stories he tells, becomes a main character.<p>When you stand on Mars, it's hard to figure the horizon. It looks a smidge too close, disconcertingly dim. Dark even. …

What The Martian Gets Right (and Wrong) About Science

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“The Martian” and the big Mars discovery: Here’s why we have to go, no matter what it costs

<b>(Twentieth Century Fox)</b><p>Was this week’s big NASA announcement a movie tie-in or a leftist plot? Either way, Mars is calling<p>Andrew O'Hehir<p>September 29, 2015 11:57pm (UTC)<p>I believe it was the film historian Mark Harris (also the undisputed heavyweight champion of Oscar bloggers) who first injected a …

Nasa: Mars mystery 'solved'

Nasa has announced it will unveil a major Mars discovery on 28 September, with a press conference set to take place at 3pm (GMT).<p>The agency's …

Space Science

See the Mysterious Photos of Water on Mars

Recurring slope lineae (RSL) are a type of dark streak seen on Martian slopes and are thought to form from flow of liqui<p>... VIEW …

Proof That the Human Body is a Holographic Projection of Consciousness

In this article we will explore how your body is a holographic projection of your consciousness, and how you directly influence that hologram and …

USAF's first two combat-coded F-35s take flight

The US Air Force’s first two combat-coded Lockheed Martin F-35s have come off the assembly line at Fort Worth in Texas, with the second aircraft …

Fort Worth

Scientists discovered the last lake on Mars, which might be preserving ancient life

Though Mars has no liquid water today, the Red Planet was submerged under vast oceans billions of years ago. And where there's water, there's the potential for life.<p>Scientists suspected that after the oceans evaporated, that was it for water — and life — on Mars. But a recent paper published in the …

Earth Science

Humanoid figure photographed on Mars

This mysterious humanoid figure was photographed on the red planet by the Mars Curiosity Rover.<p>At UFO Sightings Daily, Scott C. Waring writes:<p>This …

MIT designs small, modular, efficient fusion power plant | Kurzweil

A cutaway view of the proposed ARC reactor (credit: MIT ARC team)<p>MIT plans to create a new compact version of a tokamak fusion reactor with the goal …

Prominent Scientist Says Consciousness Is Key to a ‘Theory of Everything’

Dr. Robert Lanza, who was selected by Time magazine as one of the world’s 100 most influential people last year, believes science must recognize the …

Quantum Physics

DARPA hopes to terraform Mars with human-engineered organisms

Mars may look like an inhospitable and barren landscape, but a new program underway at the Pentagon’s advanced research division is looking to create …