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SpaceX Dragon makes history by docking with ISS

SpaceX Dragon makes history by docking with ISS

| May 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

After several decades of NASA controlling the ability to launch into space, SpaceX launched its first successful rocket on the morning of May 22, 2012, making it the first private corporation to launch into space. Its mission is to rendezvous with the International Space Station by having the space station’s grappling arm hook onto the […]

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Sequel to Carl Sagan’s “Cosmos” coming

Sequel to Carl Sagan’s “Cosmos” coming

| August 9, 2011 | 1 Comment

Growing up with an avid interest in astronomy, it was disappointing that there were no television shows about the universe. Oh sure, there was “Nova” and other shows, but they didn’t have the heart or sense of wonder that “Cosmos” had. “Cosmos” was an award winning television show by astronomer Carl Sagan which took the […]

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Time travel cannot be done. Yet.

Time travel cannot be done. Yet.

| August 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

Science fiction stories about time travel will have to stay fictional, at least for now. Scientists at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology released a statement proving that a single photon cannot go faster than the speed of light. This has been a theory since Albert Einstein said that the speed of light […]

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On losing the space race

On losing the space race

| July 8, 2011 | 0 Comments

As a young American with a fascination for astronomy, I felt proud that our country led the space race. I would lie on the roof of my house and gaze up at the stars and think that our country would be the first to go up there, beyond where we are now. If you look […]

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Imperial March using a floppy stepper motor

Imperial March using a floppy stepper motor

| February 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

This is the Imperial March from “The Empire Strikes Back” being played on a floppy drive’s stepper motor. All I can say is: impressive….most impressive.

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Current tech catching up to Star Trek

Current tech catching up to Star Trek

| February 15, 2011 | 2 Comments

Star Trek is the ultimate geek show. Combining science fiction with gadgets and tech, it has become the de facto standard by which all other shows are compared against. In 1966, the technology used in the show seemed far beyond what could be made in the real world. In fact, some people didn’t even have […]

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Pictures and video from last night’s eclipse

Pictures and video from last night’s eclipse

| December 21, 2010 | 0 Comments

Despite the cold, I stood outside with my EOS 20D and took some pretty spectacular shots with my 300mm lens. I would have liked to get a closer shot of the moon, but I’m happy with the results. I had to put the pictures through Photoshop to get rid of the digital noise, but other […]

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Lunar eclipse on Dec. 21, 2010

Lunar eclipse on Dec. 21, 2010

| December 20, 2010 | 0 Comments

Lunar eclipses are a sight to behold if you’re in a good viewing area. Tonight will be the first lunar eclipse in North America in three years. Starting around 12:30AM ET, the earth will pass in between the sun and the moon, casting a shadow on the moon which will make it look like it’s […]

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