Category: Science News

After 15 Years, NASA Officially Ends Opportunity Mission on Mars

NASA’s Opportunity rover far exceeded all expectations, but it’s finally time to say goodbye. The agency confirmed today that the mission has officially ended. After...

NASA Finds Second Impact Crater Under Greenland Ice Sheet

Greenland’s ice sheet is the second largest body of ice in the world, so scientists are naturally interested in how it’s changing with the climate and what’s under...

Mars One Is Dead, but It Was Doomed From the Start

We haven’t heard much lately from Mars One, the company that promised to send people to colonize Mars as part of a reality TV show. It’s looking like we won’t hear...

New Star Trek-like ‘Replicator’ Prints 3D Objects With Light

3D printing technology has been around for years, but it hasn’t taken off as many industry-watchers expected. One of the major issues is that 3D printing even small...

Scientists Turn Brain Scans Into Intelligible Speech With Neural Network

Stephen Hawking was perhaps the most famous user of “vocoder” speech synthesis hardware, but he was not alone. People all over the world are unable to speak on their...

Curiosity Snaps New Mars Selfie Before Setting Course for New Location

The Curiosity rover has already made history after covering the most ground on another planet and helping scientists reconstruct the geological history of Mars. While...

MIT Created 2D Material to Convert Wi-Fi into Power

We all know that battery technology has been slow to evolve, and none of the potentially revolutionary next-gen designs have panned out yet. So, why not just skip the...

New Horizons Beams Back Sharper Image of Ultima Thule

NASA’s New Horizons probe was a smashing success when it completed the first-ever flyby of the former ninth planet. Getting a better look at Pluto was only the start,...

SpaceX Plans Crewed Dragon Test Flight for Next Month

It’s been a long time coming, but NASA’s Commercial Crew Program is close to its first launch. SpaceX says it is currently planning for the initial test flight of...

Don’t Miss the ‘Super Blood Moon’ Eclipse This Weekend

You might want to clear some time in your schedule this weekend to look up at the night sky. Those in the western hemisphere will be treated to a rare celestial...