From NASA Johnson: "Astronauts on the International Space Station dissolved an effervescent tablet in a floating ball of water, and captured images using a camera capable of recording four times the resolution of normal high-definition cameras. The higher resolution images and higher frame rate videos can reveal more information when used on science investigations, giving researchers a valuable new tool aboard the space station. This footage is one of the first of its kind. The cameras are being evaluated for capturing science data and vehicle operations by engineers at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama."
The European Space Agency's Gaia mission is using a one billion pixel orbiting camera to generate a 3D map of more than a thousand million stars in our Milky Way. The researchers have just released a trove of new data and were surprised by the instrument's ability to detect starquakes—"tiny motions on the surface of… READ THE REST
NASA announced that the agency is commissioning a new independent study of Unidentified Aerial Phenomena, also known as UFOs. In their statement, NASA states that "there is no evidence UAPs are extra-terrestrial in origin." Led by David Spergel, former chair of the Princeton University astrophysics department and president of the Simons Foundation, the study is slated… READ THE REST
Heritage Auctions is selling a slew of space artifacts that once belonged to Michael Collins, the heroic astronaut who in July 1969 piloted the command module above the Moon while Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin leapt around on the lunar surface. The Space Exploration Signature Auction featuring items provided by Collins family is tomorrow through… READ THE REST
If you like to live by the phrase "work hard, play hard," then Muff Waders has the perfect product for you. This lifestyle brand was started by Taylor "Earl" Nees, who defines himself as a simple man who enjoys "fishing, hunting, playing sports, drinking beer, chasing girls, and loving life." He and his business partner Garret… READ THE REST
Want to give your brain a boost? Want to overcome mental blocks and brain fog? Think clearly? Stop procrastinating? If you answered yes to any of those questions, you might want to try something a little more advanced than coffee, colas, and energy drinks. Those things are great for a little jumpstart every once in… READ THE REST
Going on vacation is supposed to help you take a break from your real life and relax. But if you've ever spent hours hunched over your laptop looking for flight deals, it probably didn't take long to reconsider. From confusing ticket prices to pages and pages of options, booking your next trip will make you want to take a… READ THE REST