The emerging technology has printed out a life-saving implant for a baby—and is poised to make pizzas that are out of this world.
"G.I. JOE: RETALIATION" (2013) Review
I wrote this REVIEW of "G.I. JOE: RETALIATION", the recent action thriller and sequel to the 2009 movie, "G.I. JOE: RISE OF THE COBRA". Directed by Jon M. Chu, the movie stars Dwayne Johnson, Bruce Willis, Byung-Hun Lee, Adrianne Palicki, Ray Park, D.J. Controna and Channing Tatum.
A depiction of Larry Niven’s Ringworld. Credit: Hill/Wikimedia Commons
It’s a big galaxy out there. Even the most skeptical scientist has to accept that if a civilisation like our own exists, then there’s a good chance we’re not the only one to have ever done so. When most people think about SETI (the search for extraterrestrial intellgence), they imagine someone like Ellie Arroway searching the skies for radio transmissions. But what about looking in other ways? Perhaps a highly advanced alien civilisation might build structures large enough for us to see.
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How to watch Mercury, Venus, and Jupiter meet in the night sky this weekend.
Is it just us, or has there been a lot — a LOT — of talk about getting humans to Mars lately?
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Three evening planets – Jupiter, Venus and Mercury — on May 23, 2013 at about 9pm CDT, as see from Salem, Missouri. The photographer noted a fourth planet is also visible in this photo: Earth! Credit and copyright: Joe Shuster.
Images are starting to come in of the bright planetary conjunction in the western sky at dusk! Jupiter, Venus and Mercury are snuggling up together, and we’ve got a wonderful weekend coming up with alignments including three separate conjunctions and ever-changing triangular arrangements as the nights go by. Mercury and Venus pair up on Friday; Mercury and Jupiter on Sunday and Venus and Jupiter on Monday. See our preview article for more detailed info on how to see the planetary trio each night, and there are more images below:
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On May 23, NASA hosted a Google+ Hangout from the Johnson Space Center with three recently returned International Space Station Astronauts. NASA astronauts Kevin Ford, Tom Marshburn and Canadian Space Agency astronaut Chris Hadfield answered questions about daily living in a weightless environment, all the scientific research they did, the spacewalk conducted by Marshburn, how they hope they helped the people of Earth “fall in love with their planet,” and what it is like to return back to Earth after 5-6 months in space.
Below are two more astronaut videos. The first is a post landing interview with the very popular Chris Hadfield, and the second is a video with several ESA astronauts — including Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano who is heading for the ISS next week — talking about living and working in space.
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