LIGO Should Detect Gravity Waves by 2017
21 August 2012 | 4:15 am

The LIGO sensors are getting upgrades in sensitivity that will help them observe gravitational waves - if gravitational waves exist, of course. Kip Thorne is perhaps the foremost expert on these kinds of waves that are theorized to distort space...

Where Curiosity is Going
18 August 2012 | 7:01 am

Literally. Curiosity has some big plans to climb Mt. Sharp on Mars in the coming months and the Atlantic has a good overview of the route the rover is likely to use as it heads out of the crater that...

Building Curiosity’s Nuclear Power Source
7 August 2012 | 11:16 pm

Idaho National Laboratory painstakingly built Curiosity's nuclear power source that's supposed to outlast the previous two rovers by many years (keep in mind they were designed for 90-day missions!). Even after 10 years on the surface the generator will still...


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