The “anomalous” or “impossible” space propulsion system EmDrive has been often in the news in the last few months. First, the rumor – then confirmed – that the latest experimental results of the NASA Eagleworks team will be published in December in the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)’s Journal of Propulsion and Power, a prestigious peer-reviewed scientific journal.
Then a select, invitation-only three-day workshop in Colorado, the Estes Park Advanced Propulsion Workshop organized by the Space Studies Institute (SSI), featured presentations by NASA Eagleworks scientist Paul March and Prof. Martin Tajmar, chair for [...]
Gravitational wave astronomy will soon be in full swing, and permit studying subtle gravitational wave physics and intriguing “spacetime memory” effects.
On October 10 the European Space Agency (ESA) sent a message to the stars, ignoring dire warnings from science fiction writers and scientists including Stephen Hawking.
We live in one of the most highly documented eras in history. People take pictures of their food and share it on social media. People the world over are photographed more often than at any time since the technology was invented. Most people carry a device that contains at least two cameras and are able to communicate by video wherever they are – something our ancestors would have considered to be so futuristic that it’d be impossible.
In just a few short years, the ability to transmit records of our existence has gone from a mammoth pursuit to a matter of a few mouse clicks. We may think this all adds up to our era as being one of the most notable, but one of the pioneers of [...]