Category Archives: Science

Quantum Mechanics Axiom Confirmed

Longtime reader Chad points us to this Arstechnica article about a recent result confirming one of the axioms of quantum mechanics: the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle is not simply about measurement, but is indeed a fundamental property of the Universe. Better tools will not make it go away. While physicists have believed this for years, they haven’t always communicated it effectively, nor have they had verified documented proof such as this.

SpaceX Successfully Launches Capsule to the Space Station

A successful launch after a scrubbed launch last week put SpaceX in the lead for private contractors to handle missions to the ISS. The unmanned capsule is planned to dock with the ISS if everything is go. This is only the second launch for the Dragon capsule and the third for the Falcon 9 rocket.

The overall goal is to make space flight more cost-effective, something that NASA has not been able to do.

Space.com has the details here.

So, the question is: Do you think switching away from government-based to commercial-based space flight will hurt or hinder our exploration of the stars?