Tag: Space

A most incredible NASA promotional video

“We Are NASA” thrills me more than any science fiction movie trailer, and it’s real. <!– David Pescovitz David Pescovitz is Boing Boing’s co-editor. On Instagram, he’s @pesco. –> OK, it’s not quite Dr. Crusher’s dermal regenerator (seen above), but Arizona State University researchers have demonstrated a laser system for sealing wounds. The […]

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California Fires: From space, NASA JPL maps damage from Woolsey and Camp blazes

The Advanced Rapid Imaging and Analysis (ARIA) team at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, created these Damage Proxy Maps (DPMs) that show the areas in California that were probably damaged by the Woolsey and Camp Fires. From NASA JPL: The Advanced Rapid Imaging and Analysis (ARIA) team at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in […]

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Prototyping the betentacled, inflatable soft robots of zero gee

The MIT Media Lab’s Spatial Flux Project was created by Carson Smuts and Chrisoula Kapelonis to imagine and prototype soft inflatable robots that would be designed to operate in zero-gee, where there is no up or down and “we do not have to contend with architecture’s greatest arch-nemesis, gravity.” Their work is […]

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Astronomers suggest shooting a laser into space to attract aliens to Earth like a ‘porch light’

Science fiction has taught us for decades that when alien arrive on Earth, it’s going to be a bad day for mankind. Those fictional horror stories haven’t deterred some scientists from thinking up ways that we might attract alien civilizations to Earth, and a new feasibility study suggests that we could send a laser beam […]

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