NASA Explores Virtual Reality Applications


NASA is the latest organization to embrace virtual and augmented reality. Thomas Grubb, an engineer at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, is leading a team to develop six multidisciplinary pilot projects highlighting the potential of VR and AR applications that could be used by NASA in the future.“Anyone who followed the

Cassini continues on its final Saturn jaunt

Cassini Saturn Orbit

After 13 years of exciting discoveries, NASA's Cassini spacecraft is making its final orbits of Saturn. On September 15 it will commence its mission-ending plunge into the thick atmosphere of the gas giant, but recent observations are proving that Cassini still has some surprises in store.Dubbed the "Grand Finale", this

The Moon’s Interior Could Contain Lots of Water


Ancient volcanic deposits on the moon reveal new evidence about the lunar interior, suggesting it contains substantial amounts of water.Using satellite data, scientists from Brown University studied lunar pyroclastic deposits, layers of rock that likely formed from large volcanic eruptions. The magma associated with these explosive events is carried to the

Eight Other Worlds In Our Solar System Might Have Life Beyond Earth


In all the known Universe, to the best that we've examined it, only our home planet, Earth, contains confirmed signs of life. But the raw ingredients required for life appear everywhere, from the interiors of asteroids to interstellar gas clouds to protoplanetary nebulae to the exploded remnants of supernovae. The

Game Of Thrones Could Actually Exist

Game Of Thrones

'Game Of Thrones' Home World Could Actually Exist, Says Science Winter is coming. Here on Earth, we can accurately predict when it will arrive, how long it will last, and even — to a large extent — how severe it will be. But that isn't the case for the continents of Westeros and

A Look at the Future of Virtual Reality

Palm Springs

Virtual Reality content creators talk about the promises and reality of this emerging platform. Virtual Reality holds big promises, but so far the new technology has been slow to catch on. Recently, I hosted a panel on Virtual Reality with three content creators to find out why.It was held at the