Monthly Archives: October 2014
Time travel and teleportation — two things that are used in almost every great science fiction movie. However, most people have accepted the fact that these two concepts will never transition into the non-fiction world of real life.
One of the best things about the Internet is the speed at which it allows information to be shared. Unfortunately, this means all information — even false ones like the news about the six-day darkness that would envelop the world in December.
Defining time seems like a simple task: It’s hours and minutes, and the passage of one day to the next. But the ultimate nature of time is still a mystery, as revealed by all the quirks and ambiguities it presents us throughout a seemingly normal day.
If you’re dreading the winter cold, know that things could be a lot worse. Scientists in Italy have cooled 880 pounds of copper to a temperature approaching absolute zero; that’s 0 Kelvin, or -459.67 degrees Fahrenheit.
At the present moment, the universe is readily approaching its 14 billionth birthday (current estimates put its age between 13.7 and 13.8 billion years old). In an interesting twist of fate, the laws that govern our universe make it possible for us to peer back at pivotal moments in its evolution, leading all the way back to the first epochs in history.
Scientists have experienced a unique astronomical event, that of an exploding Nova Star. The team of astronomers has witnessed the images of a thermonuclear explosion in the form of a fireball coming from a nova star. The astronomers could track down the explosion as it kept expanding.
Moons — also called satellites — come in many shapes, sizes and types. They are generally solid bodies, and few have atmospheres. Most of the planetary moons probably formed from the discs of gas and dust circulating around planets in the early solar system. So, enjoy a range of interesting solar system moon facts.
Dark matter seems to be almost a thing of science fiction rather than science. It cannot be seen, but it’s thought to make up around 85 percent of all matter in the entire universe. It’s a web that, stretching throughout space, is believed to give the actual cosmos its very structure… and yet, so far, its detection has eluded science.
While sitting at your desk make clockwise circles with your right foot. While doing this, draw the number “6″ in the air with your right hand. Your foot will change direction – that is a fact. Pretty interesting, huh? Keep on reading.
Since its beginnings in 1958, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has had to invent everything it needed to make space missions possible, from protective suits for astronauts to the mirrors and software used on the Hubble telescope. Take a look at these five amazing inventions, which were all developed by NASA for use in space but have found some amazing Earth-bound applications.