Paul Tomas

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A 'Pumpkin' Pod For Flying To The Moon Like A Princess

Northrop Grumman performed a viability study on plans from a private startup that wants to send people to the moon for a cool $750 million.<p>Ready to land on the moon like a princess? Private spaceflight startup the Golden Spike Company has released plans for a lunar lander with a round pod, …

3D printed ear binds biology with electronics - Futurity

PRINCETON (US) — Using 3D printing tools, scientists have created a functional ear that can …

3D Printing

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 …

Emergency Spacewalk Likely for 'Serious' ISS Coolant Leak

Astronaut Tom Marshburn: “Suddenly very busy!”<p>Astronauts on the International Space Station are preparing for a potential emergency spacewalk to fix an ammonia coolant leak outside the station. On Thursday, the ISS crew spotted small white flakes floating away from an area of the Station's P6 truss …

Opinion: Forget the Moon. Let's Go to Mars.

Buzz Aldrin says the Red Planet should be humankind's next destination.<p><i>Editor's Note:</i> <i>National Geographic is bringing together astronaut Buzz Aldrin and mountaineer Conrad Anker for a Google+ Hangout on Monday, May 20 at 2 pm ET (7 p.m. UTC). Post your questions below using #LetsExplore.</i><p><b>As an Apollo</b> …

A clever website purporting to show the difference between the speed of Labor’s NBN and the Coalition’s broadband plan has gone viral—but is it a fair and accurate representation? http://bit.ly/191nuqi

Want one? Plans for a genuine "flying car" like this, the Terrafugia TF-X, are advanced enough we could apparently see them in production in the next decade. It takes off vertically with rotors, has a jet engine for cruising, autopilot that should make flying it easy - and a built-in parachute should the worst happen: http://ow.ly/kQSCE The catch? It's expected to cost the same as "very high end luxury cars". Oh, and watch out for other people flying about like lunatics...

PM - Buzz calls for buzz about Mars 09/05/2013

TIM PALMER: Pioneering astronaut Buzz Aldrin has appealed to the United States to lead the way towards establishing a permanent human colony on …