Science, Space & Technology
A new Earth-like planet, the first to be observed residing in the habitable zone from its star, has been found by the Kepler telescope. Seen here in an artist conception, the world dubbed Kepler-22b is 600 light-years away, and orbits its sun every 290 days.
Scientists from Russia and Japan believe it may be possible to recreate a woolly mammoth within five years.
A newly discovered nest of dinosaur fossils, which boasts a whopping 15 baby protoceratops, appears to shed new light on how the creatures raised their young.
In anticipation of his appearance on the 11/30/11 edition of Coast, Richard C. Hoagland shared some images of where NASA's Curiosity rover will land on Mars. You can view them, along with Hoagland's commentary, here.
Drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have been employed by the US military for decades. But now, more than 50 other countries have or are developing the technology.
A number of items have recently caught George Knapp's attention, including an article about an alien signal, and two pieces about the Federal Reserve.
The blog io9 has posted a video of time lapse sequences taken from the International Space Station by the crews of Expeditions 28 and 29, from August-October of this year.
In tandem with his 11/17/11 appearance, Dr. Cliff Pickover shares two images featured in his new work, The Physics Book: From the Big Bang to Quantum Resurrection.
NASA announced today that Jupiter's moon Europa may contain a giant ice trapped body of water, equal to about the size of the Great Lakes.
A University of Texas Dallas physicist has demonstrated a technology that may one day lead to Harry Potter-like invisibility cloaks.
Three friends in south-west Germany have built a remarkable aircraft that looks similar to a yoga balance ball surrounded by 16 model helicopters.
From their lofty perch 225 miles above Earth, the crew of the International Space Station snapped a series of photos of the planet that were spliced together into a single spellbinding sequence.
This smoothed X-ray image captured by NASA astronomers shows a cluster of galaxies in the constellation Perseus that bears an uncanny resemblance to a Halloween Jack-o'-lantern
On Monday night, the Northern Lights were seen much farther south than usual, visible in such states as Kentucky and Georgia, due to an unusual solar storm.
Check out some of the items highlighted by George Knapp, including his I-Team report on the 'Roadrunners' reunion, former workers at Area 51 who gathered at the Little A'Le'Inn in Nevada.
'Doomsday' Comet Elenin made its closest approach to Earth today, though it was some 22 million miles away. Broken up in August after being blasted in a solar storm, it's now thought to be a stream of debris rather than an intact comet.
Amateur astronomers have for the first time spotted a space rock—asteroid 2011 SF108—that it could pose an impact threat to Earth.
The cockpits of America's Predator and Reaper drones have been infected by a computer virus that logs every keystroke as pilots fly remote missions over war zones around the world.
Check out the first photo taken by the new ALMA radio telescope located in Chile. The image, which shows details never seen before, depicts a combined view of the Antennae Galaxies.
Robotics manufacturer Boston Dynamics unveiled video this week showing its 'AlphaDog' quadrupedic robot prototype.
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station recently photographed the sensational display of the Southern Lights (aurora australis), as they passed over the Indian Ocean.
Check out some of the items that have caught George Knapp's attention in the last week, including an article about mysterious lines in the Middle East that can be seen only from the air (pictured), and an investigation into the Jerusalem UFO videos:
An amateur skywatcher in Blaine, Washington, has captured footage of what appears to be remains of NASA's doomed satellite plummeting back to Earth.
The Urbee is the world's first 'printed' car. The ultra-thin composite material from which the vehicle's body is made was built up and fused together using a special printer in a process called 'additive layer manufacturing'.
An amateur astronomer in Paris has captured footage of the UARS climate satellite due to return to Earth sometime this weekend.
Unforgettable footage captured by the European Space Agency's orbiting Solar and Heliospheric Observatory shows a comet's fiery end as it collides with the Sun.
Skeptics of Near-Death Experiences have had their arguments bolstered thanks to a series of scientific studies which claim to explain all major facets of the classic paranormal phenomenon.
Recent observations of the Comet Elenin suggest that its nucleus may have either broken or disintegrated, and its brightness has declined by 50%.
Japanese researchers have developed a technique to make biological tissue transparent, as demonstrated in this photo of two mouse embryos.
In tandem with his 8/29/11 presentation, Richard C. Hoagland sent us two images (click on to view larger) and this description: "Here is the latest Enterprise Elenin imaging -- produced from an original NASA STEREO-B satellite video, the latter recorded during Elenin's recent encounter with a solar CME (coronal mass ejection), August 19th..."