telescopes Archive

Movie Arrival and the Simpsons

Arrival has been out for a while and is actual mostly out of theaters I just want to point something out that I noticed. Minor spoiler. The pair of aliens are called Abbot and Costello. They look more like Kang …

DARPA has drop-in removable autopilot kit for existing aircraft

DARPA’s Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System (ALIAS) program envisions flight operations with reduced onboard aircrew while improving mission performance and flight safety—all through a tailorable, drop-in, removable kit that would provide advanced automation to existing aircraft. In two important steps …

Cern uses lasers to analyze antimatter

Scientists at Cern have found a new way to unlock the secrets of antimatter. In a major technological advance, physicists shone a laser on trapped anti-atoms to detect whether they behaved any differently to atoms. The work could shed light …

Carnival of Nuclear Energy 338

1. Forbes James Conca – Oops! – Rick Perry Chosen To Head Energy Department The former Texas Governor is President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to become the next Secretary for the Department of Energy (DOE). This is amazing given that Governor …