Daily Archives: March 10, 2015

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How Internal Explosions Make These Crystals Leap Around

By Esther Inglis-Arkell One day, a scientist looked at those jumping beans that get sold at novelty stores and thought, “I can do better than that.” That’s how the world got the “photosalient effect,” or “photo-induced leaping” — or, better yet, “making crystals rupture themselves internally and jump around.” … Read Full Article Here For…

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@NASASocial is a Little Confused About SLS

By Keith Cowing Tomorrow’s @NASA_SLS booster test will burn 5.5 million tons of propellant every SECOND. #SLSFiredUp #JourneytoMars #NASAsocial — NASA Social (@NASASocial) March 10, 2015 Keith’s note: If the QM-1 SRB engine is going to burn for 126 seconds (per NASA) that means that 693 million pounds of Read Full Article Here For more…

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The Enchanted Green Leaves of Golfo Dulce, Costa Rica

By Kike Calvo This post is the latest in the series Places, Experiences and Objects to Dream About, which profiles marvelous locations, unique life experiences and objects of interest to modern explorers that Kike discovers during my travels. After hiking for hours around endless Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Voices

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Where is Dava Newman?

By Keith Cowing Keith’s note: Dava Newman was chosen as the nominee for NASA Deputy Administrator 5 months ago in October 2014. We have heard nothing since then. Dava Newman has yet to testify before the Senate (and get their approval) so it is unclear when she will be formally confirmed. With Read Full Article…

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