Mar 092014
[REPOST] Who Will be the 21st Century Sagan? Michio Kaku vs. Neil deGrasse Tyson: FIGHT!

Kaku vs. Tyson – Who can bring the science? Who can BE the Sagan? And, do we really have to pick a team?

Nov 202012
Google's 100,000 Stars & the Paradigmatic Disruption of Large-Scale Innovation Revisited

Google’s built a beautiful galactic simulation. Go look at it. Oh, and private companies doing stuff like this, but on grand scales – is this the future of big, bold science?

Sep 262012
On Leaving the Earth. Like, Forever. Bye-Bye.

When one of the U.S. Air Force’s top future strategy guys starts dorking out on how we’ve gotta at least begin considering what to do when a progressively decaying yet apocalyptically belligerent sun begins BBQing the earth, attention is payed.

Aug 112012
Remember NASA's other Robot? Dear Robonaut 2, What is it that YOU do?

After STS-133’s February 2011 delivery, the handsome and sleek and high-tech NASA/General Motors collaboration has kept a pretty low profile. What’s he doing up there? Also, R2’s got competition and an impending Space Torso Love Triangle!

Aug 082012
There's a New Machine on Mars. Again. It's Different this Time, Right?

About this Mars mission: What’s up here? Why is it so much more exciting this time? Maybe just the global convergence of social media around an aggressively virile meme? What do you think? Ideas? Suggestions? Derision?