Next week, the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP21, will be held in Paris. The goal is to achieve an international agreement to stem climate change—in particular, an agreement on how to keep global warming below a 2°C rise, or less, over preindustrial levels. As the newly elected chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), I am […]
Supersonic aircraft are loud. Engine noise and transonic ‘booms’ made high speed airliners unwelcome visitors. Langley Research Center engineers are hosting focus groups to determine public annoyance and the space agency is looking into way to make s
Researchers are using NASA's sharp-eyed Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) in an attempt to locate the final resting place of the Soviet Union's Luna 9 probe, which made the first-ever soft landing on the moon, in 1966.
A faraway star's mysterous and dramatic dimming was most likely caused by comet fragments, a new study suggests — though it doesn't rule out the much-ballyhooed possibility of an "alien megastructure" in the system.
John Biehler, technology guru and 3D printing evangelist, shows off the current state of affordable 3D printing and talks about how rapidly things have evolved over the past couple years. In the process, he clones new heads for the talking head hosts on the Global BC TV channel in Canada. Related links: johnbiehler.com - 3D printing, […]
One of the great things about the Maker Movement is that people express their creativity, no matter how mainstream or bizarre, with complete freedom of expression and using an unlimited palette of media. David Aiken’s 2 meter tall wooden robot suit is a great example. Like a cross between Geppetto and Tony Stark, Aiken’s creation is […]