Tagged: NASA

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Katherine Johnson, RIP

Whenever someone tells me that women can’t do math, I gently remind them that the term “computer” used to literally mean a roomful of women doing math

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Mini-Throughput: We’re All Doomed Edition

So, no, PZ39 is not a danger. This is not a sudden discovery that we are worried about. It’s not passing particularly close to us nor is it likely to. But the overall danger of objects like PZ39 — while low — is real.

Thursday Throughput for 3/28/2019

This entire nontroversy is a result of two things colliding: one good and one bad. The bad part is that NASA’s spacesuits were built in 1978, The good part is that NASA has recruited more women.

What’s in this Black Box?

Speculation as to the possible existence of a secret coterie of advanced beings who filter knowledge down to NASA scientists.

Space

The other day David posted a video of Neil deGrasse Tyson. Tyson has become a passionate and outspoken advocate for NASA and continued space exploration. His distinct voice, his intellect and, I daresay, his race, have...

The Future of Screen Technology

This is neat, but I’m so paranoid that I immediately started thinking about all the privacy implications, which sort of colors my viewing in an unfortunate way. There’s a lot of very graceful and...

Why did Avatar’s script suck?

James Cameron’s op-ed on space exploration in today’s Washington Post offers a clue. Favorite line: “So it could be said that rockets really run on dreams.” (All snark aside, I like Cameron’s enthusiasm for...