Aug 282015
Robonaut 2: Alive and Suddenly Super Busy (FLASHBACKERY)

NASA is finally letting Robonaut 2 do some stuff, and they’re sharing it with the public – there’s actually a steady feed of news, only mildly cheesy 1st-person commentary, and some decent R2 photos & video beaming down from the ISS.

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!