Technologist and Storyteller Mark Harris takes a look at a kind of microscopic life form that might just be cut out to be the real interplanetary explorers. Certainly a better natural fit for the job than humans are.
Space junk came dangerously close to the International Space Station over the weekend. NASA’s response? Everyone into the lifeboats! But what about protecting the space platform America spent hundreds of billions of dollars building in the first place?
NASA ran through a lot of different plans after the launch of Skylab for space stations. One was truly interesting. But, of course, what we ended up with was the ISS.
A bunch of Australian, Peace Keepers the lot of them, have proven that the Alcubierre field, otherwise known as the Warp Drive, has some problems with the math that would blow the socks off those awaiting your arrival. Is this a problem that should be addressed in the storyworld? Or will someone one day figure out a way around it? Where’s my PK Tech Girl when I need her?
Wired hired a blogger to cover the possibility of life elsewhere as well as life in extreme places on Earth. It’s a fascinating beat that might give clues as to the both the formation of life and the hardiness of it. If it can live in harsh places here, who’s to say it didn’t form elsewhere?