Mechanical Menagerie Compilation #1: New Technology

Voodoo Manufacturing Voodoo Manufacturing is an automated 3-D printing factory. Few humans needed. Imagine shelves and shelves filled with 3-D printing machines. Their website presents the process in the following order: Submit a design or have one made for you 1-10,000 parts will be manufactured within 24 hours Let’s all wait for the inevitable armies…

Space Findings: Astronauts, New Planet?, Harassment

creativemarc / 123RF Stock Photo Chaos at the Heart of the Orion Nebulae  Protecting Astronauts from Radiation Dr. Mohsen Rahmani, an Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Early Career Research Fellow at the Nonlinear Physics Centre within the ANU Research School of Physics and Engineering, has developed a nanomaterial capable of reflecting or transmitting light. It…

New Space: Stellar Collision

The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) captured a massive stellar explosion from what they believe to be two colliding protostars about 500 years ago. Protostars are basically baby stars that are still gathering mass so that they can become a typical star. From the article it seems that these events are quite frequent due to…

New Space: Mars Drone + New Horizons Update

Scientists at NASA want to send a Mars drone now. The Mars Electric Reusable Flyer (MERF) would be capable of flying across the Martian surface, taking pictures and videos for us to observe back home. It can even recharge from a rover on the ground with it. MERF     Update: New Horizons is now…

Alternate Afterlives

This video is about the Bios Urn, one option this article will present. As we all know there are two options for your body after you have died. You’ll be put in a coffin and sent to a cemetery or burned and have your ashes spread. As we push into the first quarter of the…

Asgardia Update 1

creativemarc / 123RF Stock Photo This is the Chaos at the Heart of the Orion Nebula Here is my first update on the proposed space nation Asgardia. The first space nation Asgardia now has over 570,000 citizens, with 23% from China alone. A forum was created to discuss the government and society as a whole…

New Horizons New Finds

Not an accurate depiction of the Solar System The New Horizons probe has sent back a trove of data, over a year after it amazed the world by sending pictures of Pluto to Earth for the first time and inspired hundreds of memes, mainly surrounding the heart shaped feature called the Tombaugh Regio. After being…

Alien Hunt

There is a Russian billionaire looking for aliens. No really I’m serious. Yuri Milner is the man in question and currently he is conducting a $100 million project called the Breakthrough Listen Initiative. Basically, using several telescopes around the world, the project will scour the Milky Way for laser transmissions and radio signals. By no…

Uranian Moons

Researchers believe there may be two undiscovered moons around Uranus. Examining data provided by the Voyager 2 spacecraft they noticed that material in two of Uranus’s rings varied occasionally, suggesting there is an object there influencing it. They also compared this to the data obtained on Saturn’s rings which seem to be comparable in ring…

ExoMars Sad Update

Well it has unfortunately been revealed that the lander the ExoMars team had genuinely hoped was just failing to transmit has been revealed through photography, generously provided by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, to have crashed into the hard Martian surface. The ESA believed that the parachute and heat shield were ejected too early and then…

ExoMars

                             Look at the pretty stars                                    A lander’s descent to Mars may lie in jeopardy as the European Space Agency struggles to contact their beleaguered…

Monkey Lights+Asgardia

Here is some stuff I found: Monkey Lights There is a company called Monkey Lights that has created bicycles which display brilliant light patterns in the wheels including memes too. Check out their Kickstarter video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmxOfXJDPtw Asgardia A nation in space has been proposed by Igor Ashurbeyli, a Russian buisnessman and scientist. The hopeful future UN member…