Science, Space & Technology
When the final shuttle mission launches in early July, it will include a pair of unlikely on-board companions: two Apple iPhones. Equipped with special software to determine altitude, document the Earth below, and detect radiation changes, the inclusion of the interstellar iPhones was only allowed after NASA was assured that they would not interfere with flight equipment. More on the story at Wired.
Astronomers have found blue stragglers, also known as "vampire stars", in the heart of our own Milky Way galaxy.
Using the map program Google Mars, David Martines, a self-described "armchair astronaut," discovered an anomalous structure on the Red Planet he's dubbed "Bio Station Alpha."
An inspiring image of a gigantic Milky Way 'clone' has been captured by astronomers at the European Southern Observatory.
George Knapp shares a number of items from the last week including a music video about chemtrails (pictured), his I-Team report on the FBI's Secret Vault, and an article on rogue planets.
Marine archaeologists off the coast of North Carolina are sifting through a veritable treasure trove of artifacts recovered from the infamous pirate Blackbeard's wrecked ship
An ancient spider trapped within an amber cocoon for 49 million years has finally been revealed.
A surprising new finding has come from Japanese astronomers about a new class of exoplanets: A huge population of Jupiter-sized planets float through the cosmos without orbiting any parent star.
Check out some of the items that have recently caught George Knapp's attention, including an article on 'Superflares' in the Crab Nebula (pictured), a piece about ESP, and a new theory about Roswell.
A new project from the California Academy of Sciences, dubbed 'AntWeb,' aims to catalog the world's 12,000 different ant species using advanced imaging technology...
On Saturday, Yves Rossy completed a flight over the Grand Canyon in his custom jet suit. The Swiss adventurer was airborne for over eight minutes, as he flew 200 feet above the canyon rim.
A Soyuz rocket carrying a military communications satellite into orbit produced a stunning display of blue light as it blazed over the Russian city of Ekaterinburg.
Check out some of the items that have recently caught George Knapp's attention, including an article on 'Zohal,' a purported Iranian made flying saucer (pictured), two reports on the CIA, and a revealed FBI memo on animal mutilations.
A new science exhibit, Body Worlds of Animals, opened Friday at the Cologne Zoo in Germany. The bizarre display features a selection of 20 animals that have been turned into statues through plastination.
Amid the announcement of two small asteroids flying by Earth today, April 6, 2011, comes a report that a huge asteroid-- 1,300 ft. in diameter-- will have a close flyby of our planet this November 8th. While the round-shaped asteroid 2005 YU55 won't be a threat to Earth this time around, it will be closely monitored by scientists.
In what could be the coolest display of useless technology, scientists have constructed hovering platforms, called quadrators, that can keep a ball in the air by bouncing it back and forth in a game of robotic hacky sack.
The first color images of Mercury are coming in via NASA's Messenger spacecraft, which is in orbit of the heavily cratered planet. The different colors indicate different chemical compositions on the surface.
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded a spectacular plasma tentacle, known as a solar prominence, as it erupted into space on March 19.
Andrea Rossi, pictured with his cold fusion device at an Italian press conference.
A number of items have recently caught George Knapp's attention including an update on the Phoenix Lights, an article about what is beyond the visible universe, and a report on higher food prices.
PhotoBlog on MSNBC.com has posted several photos of Saturday night's "supermoon," so called because it's the closest to Earth in more than 18 years, and appears larger and brighter than usual.
Iran has unveiled an unmanned flying saucer, according to the Fars news agency. Dubbed the Zohal (Saturn), the vertical flyer is designed for aerial imaging and other missions.
Xin Xin, a two-month-old baby in China, was born with an extremely rare condition where his heart is growing on the outside of his body
This composite image, created by combining data from several different telescopes, shows the center of spiral galaxy NGC 4151, dubbed the "Eye of Sauron" by astronomers for its likeness to the malevolent ever-watching eye in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings.
A time lapse video documents a dramatic solar eruption that took place two weeks ago. The solar prominence was so large that the entire Earth would fit under the wave of exploding gas.
Photographer Anton Jankovoy spent several months camping at the foot of the Himalayas in order to capture this amazing image of swirling star trails over Mount Everest.
John DeSalvo sent us some images to accompany his presentation. In the first picture, a Himalayan crystal skull is shown separately, and then positioned inside in a Scanning Electron Microscope. Second image: a copy of a page from the Book of Enoch.
Joshua P. Warren sends us this pic of him testing a subject in his lab's "Manpacitor" prototype. It's used to charge a person with electricity to enhance experiencing tulpas like Santa Claus.
Check out some of the items that have recently caught George Knapp's attention, including articles on the development of an anti-laser (pictured), a review of John Alexander's book on UFOs, and a timeline animation of the ISS.
Nearly 30 ambitious teams have signed on to participate in the Google Lunar X Prize, which could see a veritable armada of craft en route to the moon's surface over the next few years.