Category Archives: Science

Newspace: Robot Ships may be Mining Asteroids in Two Years

Deep Space Industries plans to send tiny robotic ships to explore and eventually mine asteroids, and they expect to launch the first ones by 2015.

While they’ll have no room for crew, much less a licensed companion, the tiny craft have been designated “FireFly” probes. Habitable colonies form part of the long-range plan.

In other space news, a petition encourages the use of Space Race technology that was previously considered, but not used, to go to Mars.

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Bigfoot Study Reveals Samples Contain Human DNA…

…though whether that means, “there’s an actual hairy hominid hiding in the bushes that’s half-human” or “researchers who believe the Sasquatch and similar beasts exist have been testing samples of something that’s been contaminated with human DNA” is another matter.

LiveScience handles the story with some skepticism here, while The Huffington Post covers the story here.

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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.