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Going the distance: How NASA launches spacecraft so far on so little

Going the distance: How NASA launches spacecraft so far on so little

Saturn orbiter Cassini traveled nearly 5 billion miles on less than four tons of fuel

By | Posted April 23, 2018

Your smart speaker records you more often than you think

Your smart speaker records you more often than you think

And there’s no way for you to know when it will start

By | Posted April 20, 2018

Why fungi adapt so well to life in space

Why fungi adapt so well to life in space

In many ways, these little microbes are better prepared for space travel than we are

By | Posted March 7, 2018

Space has weather, too

Space has weather, too

Here’s how it affects you (and how we study it)

By | Posted February 26, 2018

Can computers forecast avalanches better than humans digging holes?

Can computers forecast avalanches better than humans digging holes?

In the world of avalanche forecasting, manual methods are state of the art. But meteorologists are honing a computer model for the job

By | Posted January 24, 2018

Size isn’t the only thing that matters during an earthquake

Size isn’t the only thing that matters during an earthquake

A tale of two identical earthquakes

By | Posted December 18, 2017

We’re flushing energy down the toilet

We’re flushing energy down the toilet

But engineers are trying to reclaim it downstream

By | Posted December 15, 2017

Let's talk about the latest godawful cybersecurity plan

Let’s talk about the latest godawful cybersecurity plan

A federal “hack-back” bill is in the news again. It might be good for vigilantes, but it’s definitely bad for the rest of us

By | Posted December 4, 2017

The layers of the sun

Tiny solar flares may explain the sun’s ridiculously hot atmosphere

New evidence suggests tiny solar flares heat the sun’s atmosphere to thousands of times the temperature of its surface.

By | Posted October 30, 2017

Cassini was a heart-breaker

Cassini was a heart-breaker

Social media made us love—and mourn—a space robot

By | Posted October 23, 2017

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