Posts Tagged ‘space’

‘I’m planning to retire to Mars’

‘I’m planning to retire to Mars’
Elon Musk, The SpaceX founder, is convinced that humanity’s survival rests on its ability to move to the red planet. He here speaks of how his company is making the leap to the stars an affordable dream The fresh-faced 39-year-old man, in a dark T-shirt and jeans, is talking about travelling to...
August 6th, 2010 | Science & Technology | Read More

Feathering the Falcon’s nest

Feathering the Falcon’s nest
ELON MUSK is not, to paraphrase James Watson’s bon mot about Francis Crick, a man given to modest moods. Today, though, he might be forgiven a little hubris. The co-founder of PayPal, and developer of the Tesla, the first modern electric sports car, has long wanted to get into the space business as...
June 13th, 2010 | Science & Technology | Read More

Entrepreneurs leading the Space Race

Entrepreneurs leading the Space Race
NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. — At the Bigelow Aerospace factory here, the full-size space station mockups sitting on the warehouse floor look somewhat like puffy white watermelons. The interiors offer a hint of what spacious living in space might look like. From the New York Times by Kenneth Chang “Every...
June 11th, 2010 | Science & Technology | Read More

Has dark matter finally been detected?

Has dark matter finally been detected?
Hunt may well be over for a mysterious and invisible substance that accounts for three-quarters of the mass of the universe. This article was written by Ian Sample for The Guardian A computer simulation shows how invisible dark matter coalesces in halos (shown in yellow). Photograph: Science Photo...
December 18th, 2009 | Science & Technology | Read More

The Future of the Universe

The Future of the Universe
Gardner’s book, The Intelligent Universe, examines the past and future of the universe and proposes that the universe might end in intelligent life, one that has acquired the capacity to shape the cosmos as a whole. by James N. Gardner from KurzweilAI There is a time machine clearly visible right...
December 2nd, 2009 | Big Ideas | Read More