Browsing the "NASA" Tag

The Impact Of Fracking On America’s Economy… From Space

January 25th, 2013 | by Andrew Meggison

See that cluster of lights by North Dakota? That’s the result of fracking. Six years ago that light cluster did not exist. The reason is over the past years natural gas extraction though the use of fracking has increased exponentially as a result of the push for alternative fuel use and technological achievements


Celebrating Progress: A Martian Rover Party On Earth

August 7th, 2012 | by Susanna Schick

As most of you know, NASA landed their most advanced rover yet on Mars. However, many Americans were not aware that this was about to happen, or why they should care that we (the taxpayers) just spent $2.6 billion on a nuclear vehicle with a top speed of 5mph. That none of us will ever get to drive. What is the point of this vehicle, and why should we be glad to have spent that money


Space! The Final Frontier! | BIL and TED's Next Adventure

February 27th, 2012 | by Susanna Schick

This Wednesday, LA Space Salon will host SpaceX's Vice President of Propulsion Development, Tom Mueller. Also coming up in the world of space exploration, is BIL, a tounge-in-cheek name for a great un-conference to the TED conference happening in Long Beach. The list of speakers just on their "Space Stage" reads like a who's who of the space travel industry


Green News Roundup: Friday, October 21st, 2011

October 21st, 2011 | by Christopher DeMorro

TGIF dear readers! I have a long, long weekend ahead of me, what with the replacing of my Jeep’s clutch and all over the weekend (it won’t be pretty...) Some of today’s highlights include NASA throwing open its tech vaults, eco-driving could save truckers 22% more fuel, and Congress moves to kill Big Oil subsidies...again


Electric Airplane Flies 200 Miles on 0.5 Gallon Equivalent Per Passenger

October 4th, 2011 | by Christopher DeMorro

They say flying is the safest form of transportation, but it is also a big-time contributor to global emissions. Now I’m not saying electric airplanes are going to take over the sky anytime soon, but the winner of NASA’s Green Flight Challenge did manage to fly an electric airplane 200 miles in under two miles, using the equivalent of half a gallon of gasoline per passenger


Fill 'er Up, in SPACE! Antimatter Found in Earth's Orbit

August 15th, 2011 | by Jo Borras

A recent discovery of antimatter in the Earth's upper magnetic fields have scientists claiming that these tiny specks of matter might one day be used to fuel inter-planetary spacecraft. Tremendous potential energies are tapped matter and antimatter interact (or, "annihilate") in a reaction that produces energy more efficiently than the nuclear fusion at the sun's core


Farther and Faster: More Electric Aviation Records Fall

July 10th, 2011 | by Jo Borras

These are exciting days for aviation. In the last few weeks, we've seen transatlantic crossings made - for the first time! - on clean, renewable fuels. We've seen new developments in powertrain technology, and we've seen daring pilots in featherweight electric planes push themselves to new limits and new speeds ...



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