Comic adapted from a statement by Neil DeGrasse Tyson by Gavin Aung Than from Zen Pencils. [Zen Pencils]
This short video explains the difference between gravity and g-force, and how you can experience zero-g in space even when it’s not zero gravity! [SciShow]
Well, we’ve recently shared videos on what happens if you eat too much on Thanksgiving, and what to do if you can’t eat everything. But exactly how much can you eat (and what can’t you eat)? With the aid of science, Jake Roper investigates…
We already had “cloud” printing that lets people print documents from thousands of miles away. Now NASA has sent a print out of this world — and with an extra dimension. After astronaut Barry “Butch”Wilmore installed a 3D printer in the International Space Station, NASA ground crew sent remote commands for two test calibration prints, […]
NASA has put out details of what the crew of the ISS will be eating this Thanksgiving: it’s a traditional meal but with some very unconventional preparation methods: Their menu will include traditional holiday fare with a space-food flair — irradiated smoked turkey, thermostabilized candied yams and freeze-dried green beans and mushrooms. The meal also […]
Staff at Leicester University in the UK have uncovered a terrible secret: Super Mario Galaxy couldn’t exist because the gravity involved would cause the planets to explode. Writing in the Journal of Physics Special Topics, they explain the problem in great detail. The quick and dirty version is that Mario is able to walk and […]
ThinkGeek is selling this beautiful set of 10 glasses, each bases of the appearance of a body from our solar system. There are eight planet glasses with a 10oz capacity, a 16oz glass for the Sun, and a 4oz one for poor old Pluto. Available for $49.99 from Think Geek.
Six astronauts from the US, Russia and Italy are now on board the International Space Station for the 42nd expedition of its type. And if that number rings a bell, you’re not alone, hence this celebratory poster from NASA:
Another from the American Chemical Society’s informative videos, this one is perfectly timed for those of us who celebrate Thanksgiving…
This 1965 Russian documentary, Luna, is a fascinating mix of history and future-forecasting. The first half includes rare footage of early Russian space exploration, including color video of the first ever spacewalk. The second half is Russia’s take on how one day we’d be living on the moon with our pets, footage that suggests the […]
Amazing video by Andrew Huang who recreated the music of the Beatles’ Across The Universe using nothing but samples of the audio recordings of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko made by the Rosetta probe. The track is part of a forthcoming album that Andrew is producing which will also include eight original compositions using the Rosetta samples.
For each 100 baby girls, Mother Nature gives us 106 baby boys. But why is that? Watch this video to find out! [MinuteEarth]