Thousands of people have volunteered for a potential mission to Mars, but if any of them end up making the trip, they might lose a few brain cells along the way. New research out of UC Irvine finds that exposure to cosmic rays during the long journey, expected to take about six to eight months, … Read moreCould Cosmic Rays Threaten Mars Missions?
The limitations of using solar power on earth can be anything from bad weather to just the fact that it needs to be daytime. What if power could be collected both day and night, rain or shine? National Lab researchers at Lawrence Livermore are studying this possibility by launching solar satellites into space. These orbiting … Read morePowering the world from space
LEGO CUUSO, a website where you can vote on user submitted LEGO ideas, recently featured UC San Diego alum Stephen Pakbaz’s Mars Curiosity Rover model. Pakbaz actually worked at NASA as a mechanical engineer on the actual rover project. Read more about him here →
The OpenLab Network facilitates innovative, creative and collaborative research with art, community, design, technology, and science with the University of California Santa Cruz. “OpenLab is a collaboration between the arts and the sciences where scientists basically are looking for new and innovative ways to view and present their research in a way that is accessible … Read moreArtists & astrophysicists collaborate to create new visualizations