The European Space Agency announced that its third automated transfer vehicle (ATV) is ready for launch on March 9, 2012, and the space agency is expecting to process and launch one a year beginning with this one: ATV-3 Edoardo Amaldi.
Central Connecticut State University compiles the annual list of the most literate cities in the United States based on such factors as the number of bookstores, size of libraries, sales of books/e-books on the Internet, and newspaper circulation. Can you guess which one is in the top spot?
Officials with Virgin Galactic announced on Monday, February 27, 2012, that SpaceShipTwo will be tested on its first suborbital flight later in 2012, with the first commercial suborbital passenger flight sometime in 2013 or 2014.
NASA is funding a study by Cornell University and the University of Hawaii to find good foods that can be cooked in a gravity environment such as one found on Mars. They are looking for simulation astronauts to apply for the program. You have only a few more days to make a decision.
Traditional medical thinking says women are born with only a certain number of eggs that can be fertilized to produce babies. A team of American/Japanese scientists says this thinking is wrong - that scientists can isolate stem cells so they are able to produce an endless number of immature eggs in the ovaries of women in her reproductive years.
The Obayashi Corporation in Japan says it can use carbon nanotube technology to build a space elevator into space - extending from Earth's surface to more than 96,000 kilometers (59,520 miles) in altitude. And they hope to do it by 2050. My fingers are crossed in anticipation!
By the end of 2012, Dutch scientists hope to have developed the world's first hamburger grown entirely in a laboratory, what could be called the lab-burger.
Scientists at Griffith University's Centre for Quantum Dynamics have advanced quantum computing in a big way with their ability to manipulate one atom within an electrical circuit, what is called atom-based quantum communications. They have been able to use a single atom to transfer information within an electrical circuit.