Tag: mars

Who’s to blame for the neurotoxin poisoning the Pacific?

Who’s to blame for the neurotoxin poisoning the Pacific?

The crabbing industry in California is under siege: from toxic algae, climate change, and, some argue, Big Oil. We spent a day on a fishing boat to find out what’s really threatening commercial crabbing, and what can be done about it. http://bit.ly/2Fn7MQq Further reading: InsideClimate News: http://bit.ly/2CrJ1Rn Los Angeles Times: http://bit.ly/2TK6MP2 Supran, G., & Oreskes,…

How astronauts train for a worst-case spacewalk

How astronauts train for a worst-case spacewalk

Underwater space stations, Mars rover simulators, and space walk VR: NASA has built quite the futuristic playground to help its astronauts prepare for missions. Loren Grush visits NASA’s simulations lab and tries some scary space scenarios out for herself. This is an episode of The Verge’s original series Space Craft, and we thought you’d like…

Moon exploration is coming back in a big way

Moon exploration is coming back in a big way

You might think of old Apollo missions as the heyday of moon exploration, but that may soon change. After years of relative quiet in lunar missions, many governments have their sights set on some exciting new science on Earth’s satellite. But this time, they’ll be joined by newcomers: private companies who see a fortune to…

Can AI help crack the code of fusion power?

Can AI help crack the code of fusion power?

Practical fusion power, as the joke goes, has been “decades away…for decades.” But recent advancements in advanced algorithms and artificial intelligence promise to speed up the slow, slow progress towards a fusion-powered utopia. We visit one company that’s using machine learning to try and crack the code on fusion once and for all. Read more…

This is SpaceX’s very first human crew

This is SpaceX’s very first human crew

This year, if all goes well, astronauts will launch to space on a private craft for the first time in history. It’s SpaceX’s big chance to show NASA that it can be trusted with the work of ferrying astronauts to and from the international space station. We met the two astronauts selected for this historic…

How deaf researchers are reinventing science communication

How deaf researchers are reinventing science communication

Science is a language unto itself, and scientists rely on precise, standard terminology for common ground in their work. But for deaf researchers and students, American Sign Language isn’t “up to date” with terms for new concepts and ideas. The solution? Create new signs from scratch. We follow a deaf grad student who explains how…

NASA’s InSight Mars landing: what it really took

NASA’s InSight Mars landing: what it really took

After a six-month long journey, NASA’s InSight spacecraft successfully landed on Mars. The probe will now begin to collect data on Mars’ crust, mantle, and core, providing a never-before-seen look at the red planet’s inner workings. Getting a new spacecraft on the surface of the red planet is no easy feat – The Verge’s Loren…

Still on the Verge of Fake Space with LT Dan | mild language | UAP Channel

Still on the Verge of Fake Space with LT Dan | mild language | UAP Channel

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