Fifty years ago, a mammoth effort by hundreds of thousands of Americans culminated in Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the moon. This week, the Brainwaves podcast looks at the history and future of lunar exploration.
Artificial gravity has long been the stuff of science fiction. Picture the wheel-shaped ships from films like 2001: A Space Odyssey and The Martian, imaginary craft that generate their own gravity by spinning around in space. Now, a team from CU Boulder is working to make those out-there technologies a reality.
Want more accurate weather forecasts? You’re in luck: Last month, the first in a planned fleet of satellites launched that will one day record weather data at every point on the globe every 15 minutes.