Archive for the 'Space' Category

Mysterious Tubular Clouds Defy Explanation

• October, 2009

Mysterious Tubular Clouds Defy Explanation By Betsy Mason August 24, 2009 These long, crazy-looking clouds can grow to be 600 miles long and can move at up to 35 miles per hour, causing problems for aircraft even on windless days. Known as Morning Glory clouds, they appear every fall over Burketown, Queensland, Australia, a remote town with fewer than 200 residents. A small number of pilots and tourists travel there each year in hopes of “cloud surfing” with the mysterious phenomenon. Similar tubular shaped clouds

China weather “magic” conjures blue sky for parade

• October, 2009

China weather “magic” conjures blue sky for parade BEIJING (Reuters) China’s air force deployed a “magic-like” range of chemicals and technology to clear Beijing’s smoggy air for a grand parade marking the 60th anniversary of Communist China. Chemists and officials worked for weeks on the country’s most ambitious ever attempt at weather modification, with air force technicians fanning out across the region to help teams operate complex equipment, the official Xinhua agency said. The evening before the parade chemicals were fired into the hazy skies,

Airplane Built To Launch Spaceships Flies

• September, 2009

Airplane Built To Launch Spaceships Flies: Todd Richmond, Associated Press, July 28, 2009 Hundreds of earthlings turned their faces to the sky Monday to see an airplane built to launch a ship into space, watching the gleaming white craft soar overhead. The twin-fuselage craft named WhiteKnightTwo, looking like two planes connected at the wing tips, circled the runway several times before touching down at the Experimental Aircraft Association’s Air Venture annual gathering. It was the first glimpse the public had of the plane, which was

Electrical flying with Solar Impulse

• July, 2009

Electrical flying with Solar Impulse La Cinyc Beneath you can find a photo gallery of the prototype of solar flight. wiki:: Solar Impulse (official name HB-SIA) is a long-range solar plane project currently under study at the EPFL. The project is promoted by Bertrand Piccard, and aims at completely solar-powered circumnavigation. The first aircraft is intended to be a one-seater, capable of taking off autonomously, and to remain airborne for days. Once the efficiency of the batteries makes it possible to reduce the weight, a

Nikola Tesla – Google Celebrates

• July, 2009

Nikola Tesla – Google Celebrates Nikola Tesla, the inventor and pioneering electrical engineer, is being honoured by Google with a special logo to mark the 153rd anniversary of his birth. The search engine is celebrating July 10 with a logo featuring purple sparks of electricity leaping from the letter “g”, which is drawn in the shape of his famous Tesla Coil transformer. It pays tribute to the Serb born scientists, who is best known for several revolutionary contributions in the field of electricity and magnetism

Michio Kaku on future civilizations!

• June, 2009

Michio Kaku on future civilizations! Michio Kaku On Future Civilization – video powered by Metacafe <<Editors notE>> Funny fella thinking bout the right things! Go do some looking up on Michio Kaku! Definitely worth the effort.

Greenhouse Designed to Grow Veggies on Moon

• May, 2009

Greenhouse Designed to Grow Veggies on Moon Bryn Bailer, AFP Astronauts’ meals have come a long way from the freeze-dried powders and semi-liquid pastes of decades ago: now U.S. scientists want to grow vegetables in mini-greenhouses on the moon. Although space fare has steadily improved over time, a team of scientists says the best is yet to come. They look forward to when residents of future lunar or even Martian outposts can dine on luxuries such as fresh vegetables. Paragon Space Development Corporation has unveiled

Earth Critters Hitch Ride to Martian Moon and Back

• April, 2009

Earth Critters Hitch Ride to Martian Moon and Back Irene Klotz No one knows if there is life on Mars, but if all goes well with a Russian science mission later this year, there will be life on the Martian moon Phobos — for a short time anyway. An assortment of critters and microbes are scheduled to make a round-trip journey to Phobos as passengers aboard a Russian spacecraft, scheduled to launch in October. The mission, called Phobos-Grunt, aims to return samples of the Martian

Solar power plant goes hybrid

• March, 2009

Solar power plant goes hybrid An Israeli company wants to prove it doesn’t need constant sunshine for a solar power plant to make non-stop electricity to power off-grid communities.