Atlantis Returns

The Space Shuttle Atlantis took its first flight on October 3, 1985. 25 years and 33 missions later, it was retired at the end of the shuttle program in 2011. But it won’t be forgotten. On January 18, a groundbreaking ceremony was held at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, to launch the …

Video: Non-Newtonian Fluids

It looks like something out of a horror movie: An animated ooze stirring to life, climbing out of a bowl to, what else, destroy humanity one blobby hand at a time. But it’s not The Blob. It’s a non-Newtonian fluid on a speaker.

The Phobos-Grunt Probe Cries Out From A Watery Grave

Remember when Roscosmos Director Vladimir Popovkin didn’t want to “accuse anybody” of shooting down the Phobos-Grunt Mars Probe? That isn’t so much the case anymore. Phobos-Grunt fell to Earth on Sunday and splashed down (in pieces) somewhere in the Pacific Ocean. We’re still not sure where, exactly, but it’s safe to say that, clearly, the …