Archive for the 'Science' Category

Put your message into orbit! Buy ad space on MIT satellite

A group of students at MIT and Georgia Tech are trying to raise money for their space mission by selling advertising on the spacecraft to companies and individuals. To allow sponsor to bid for advertising space on the satellite they have last week opened the YourNameIntoSpace.org web site. The program is an initiative of the [...]


Clean Energy: HiPER a future energy source?

After two years intensive work involving over 1000 top-level scientists, the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) has published on Thursday 19 October the roadmap outlining 35 opportunities for major science facilities over the next 20 years. The HiPER laser project has been included in the list as a key opportunity to demonstrate a [...]


How NASA imagined space colonies in the 1970s

During the 1970s NASA Ames has conducted a series of space colony summer studies. Colonies housing for about 10,000 people were designed and a number of really amazing artistic renderings of the concepts created. The Library with the full size images is accessible here Thumbnails of some of the images are shown below. images courtesy [...]


Full length (updated: was) online: Who killed the Electric Car?

Those of us that did not get a chance to watch Chris Pane’s documentary “Who killed the Electric Car?” when it was released during June 2006 now, thanks to Google Video, got a chance to watch it in full length from our computers. Wikipedia and IMDb both provide additional information on the movie. We have [...]


Test your food before you eat it

Another piece of future-ware shown at the 2006 designboom / BUESSEL competition. David Tsai, the designer of the so called “Nutrinator” imagines its use in assessing and tracking food content to allows for more conscious and careful food consumption.…Are there peanuts in it? Is there MSG? How many calories is this meal? Nutrinator will let [...]