Science, Space & Technology
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.
The sun released a huge X-class flare on Monday night, the largest in six years. The coronal mass ejections aren't expected to cause damage but could lead to widespread auroras.
NASA has released a set of images from its Stardust-NExT mission, which had a close flyby of comet Tempel 1 on Feb. 14th.
After an eight month 'flight,' the Mars 500 project has 'arrived' on the Red Planet. Aimed at simulating an entire journey to and from Mars...
Scientists have developed a thought-controlled prosthetic arm that works by rewiring the nerves from an amputee's arm to muscles in his chest.
The Kepler spacecraft, launched in 2009, may have discovered as many as 1,200 new exoplanets, scientists announced today. They also shared details of a newfound planetary system with six worlds.
We've dug through the vaults of the old Coast to Coast AM website, and now happily present to you the best of our listener submitted images from 2004. View the gallery of 100 photos.
Check out some of the items that have recently caught George Knapp's attention, including a paper by Jacques Vallee, an interactive UFO map, and a report of a 'Dogman' sighting.
Minnesota astronomy professor Parke Kunkle set the internet abuzz this week after suggesting the astrological calendar is all wrong -- off by about a month.
Pictured is an artist's concept of Kepler-10b, a newly discovered rocky planet that is the closest size to Earth of the all exoplanets yet found.
Astronomer Mark Thompson may have been slightly embarrassed after missing a meteor during the live broadcast of the BBC's Stargazing Live series.
A futuristic water-powered jet pack was unveiled at the recent London International Boat Show.
'Historian of the future,' Charles Ostman, provided us with this diagram of an ionic engineered weather system.
George Knapp has selected a group of year-end Top 10 lists for your perusal, including the top news, paranormal, cryptozoological, and weird stories of the year. Pictured: 'The Montauk Monster.'
Check out some of the items that have recently caught George Knapp's attention, including articles on men with glowing red eyes, the monitoring of America, and a video related to New Zealand's release of UFO information.