The latest, and possibly greatest, update to Kerbal Space Program has just been released, featuring: * Docking Connecting vessels together is now possible! Build space stations, surface bases, or assemble huge spacecraft in orbit. * Flight Planning Getting to other planets and moons just got a lot simpler. Place maneuvers along your orbit to create […]
Very cool of the fine folks at Google to recognize the 31st anniversary of the Canadarm’s use in space with today’s Google Doodle.
There’s a great ‘simulated’ preview of what you can expect to see over at TimeAndDate.com. And do check out the awesome resources that Dr. Phil Plait (@badastronomer) has curated here: Eclipse followup part 2: tons o’ links on how to safely watch
Well there’s only 5 days left (as I write this) for students world-wide complete their experiments, write-up their summaries, and create their supporting video (or slide presentation) for entry into the Google Science Fair (http://google.com/sciencefair). I’m really looking forward to seeing the creativity shown in these entries — especially any that relate to living in a […]
I loved Portal. It was a challenging, entertaining and darkly humourous puzzle game in a First Person Shooter style. And later this month, Valve will release Portal 2. Yes, it’s more Fun, with Science! Basically, you have a gun that creates a portable hole that is a gateway to another portable hole. The Blue-ringed hole […]
A few years back my wife introduced me to an entertaining book called Earthweb; a science fiction novel set in the near future. The book introduced to me a couple of interesting concepts that are just being realized in our daily life today — the first is that of a social currency or rating system […]