Synesthesia Music EmailEmail Synesthesia actually lets you paint with the colors of the wind, if it’s loud enough. This rare neurological phenomenon also enables Melissa McCracken to paint music. Synesthesia means that some of your stimuli are joined in unusual combinations. Melissa actuals experiences music with colors and textures. Japanese Robot Bound for Space in August A 13.4 inch-tall humanoid robot named Kirobo will be launched into space in August. Kirobo, which has the capability to speak and carry out conversations, will join Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakada aboard the International Space Station as a conversation partner. Great news, so long as Kirobo will not be given control of the pod bay doors. Kirobo fielded questions from journalists in Tokyo in a scene that must have been strangely familiar to them. Canned, robotic responses from a mindless drone at a press conference? This seems exactly like what most journalists have experienced previously.
SpaceX successfully lands its rocket on a floating drone ship for the first time SpaceX has finally landed its Falcon 9 rocket on a drone ship at sea, after launching the vehicle into space this afternoon. It's the first time the company has been able to pull off an ocean landing, after four previous attempts ended in failure. Today's success is a crucial milestone for SpaceX, as it shows the company can land its rockets both on solid ground and at sea. The company can land its rockets both on solid ground and at sea This is the second time SpaceX has successfully landed one of its rockets post-launch; the first time was in December, when the company's Falcon 9 rocket touched down at a ground-based landing site in Cape Canaveral, Florida, after putting a satellite into space. Now that SpaceX has demonstrated it can do both types of landings, the company can potentially recover and reuse even more rockets in the future.
Five Nice NASA Resources for Teachers and Students NASA's website full of excellent educational resources. I just did a quick look through my archives and over the last few year I've written about NASA-related topics more than sixty times. Here are five of the most popular NASA resources for teachers and students that I've covered over the years. NASA-backed fusion engine could cut Mars trip down to 30 days High performance access to file storage NASA, and plenty of private individuals, want to put mankind on Mars. Now a team at the University of Washington, with funding from the space agency, is about to start building a fusion engine that could get humans there in just 30 days and make other forms of space travel obsolete. Rocket fuel is just so last century
Ordnance Survey releases digital map of Mars surface Image copyright Ordnance Survey British mapping agency Ordnance Survey (OS) has released an easy-to-read map of terrain from the planet Mars. Open data published by Nasa was used to make the map, which has been posted on the OS Flickr account. This is the first time that OS has produced a map of territory from another planet. It has also been printed in a one-off edition for a British scientist helping to plan the landing of a rover on Mars in 2019. "It was a little hard at first to actually understand the data itself in terms of things like the elevation and the scale and so on," said the OS cartographer behind the map, Chris Wesson.
Universe's Ordinary Matter Detailed in New Study Dec 03, 2015 10:14 AM EST By Russell Westerholm, UniversityHerald Reporter (firstname.lastname@example.org) Whereas the universe is made up mostly of dark matter, which is only detectable when it interacts with other objects, another material ever-present is ordinary matter. Like Us on Facebook Advertisement Jinns in Islamic Art – Islam and Science Fiction Jinns are intelligent beings in Islamic belief system which have free will just like human beings. Unlike humans however they are made of smokeless fire. Jinns are also supposed to have different religions just like humans e.g., Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism etc and even Atheism. Jinns are supposed to live in the unseen world which can be thought of as a parallel dimension co-existing with our own.
NASA Snaps the First 360-degree Image of the Sun - Technology News by ExtremeTech A little more than four years ago, NASA launched a twin pair of spacecraft as part of their STEREO (Solar TErrestrial RElations Observatory) mission. The crafts traveled in opposite directions along the Earth’s orbit en route to positions on opposite sides of the sun. This past Sunday the two crafts reached their respective destinations and—for the first time—captured a 360-degree view of our local celestial heavy. The space agency is now being fed a steady stream of images of the sun from opposite sides that they are able to combine into 3D models. The STEREO probes are specifically tuned to four wavelengths of extreme ultraviolet radiation which can be used to trace key aspects of solar activity such as solar flares, tsunamis, and magnetic filaments.
Viewing Distant Galaxies - On Your Computer If you’re interested in astronomy then here is some exciting news. You can now view distant galaxies, in good definition, from your own computer. Peering down a telescope for a faint image is still fun, but new software offers some spectacular images. Developed by astrophysicists, an “expansion pack” that provides a virtual tour of the universe.
A Year In Space Photos 2015: Pluto First Look, Water On Mars, EPIC View Of Earth And More Space exploration re-entered the public consciousness in a big way in 2015. From the box-office success of "The Martian" to the groundbreaking discoveries on Mars and elsewhere, space dominated the headlines several times this year. And the accompanying images were pretty dramatic. Here's just a small sampling of the many highlights of space photography in 2015. Water On Mars Planetary scientists detected hydrated salts on these slopes at Hale crater, corroborating their original hypothesis that the streaks are indeed formed by liquid water.
Nature Blows My Mind! The Flamboyant Sea Slug nicoboxethai/CC BY 2.0 Nudibranch, or what we usually call sea slugs, blow my mind. Ever since spotting one for myself during a tide pool trip about a year ago, I've been fascinated with these creatures. NASA and DARPA Want a "100-Year Starship," As Long as They Don't Have to Build It Since its inception (okay, since the early 1960s) the United States has been the world leader in space travel and exploration, taking the lead in crafting mankind's vision and agenda for humanity's role in space. So it made sense when NASA and DARPA announced their joint "100-Year Starship" study last year to explore the possibility of a one-way manned mission to another planet. But this initiative isn't quite as exciting as it seems; sure, the United States government would like to see humans explore and settle deep space. It just wants someone else to do it.