NASA wants your ideas to reuse trash and waste on a Mars mission

NASA just opened a challenge seeking ways to go to Mars and back with a minimum of wasted materials. The agency’s tournament lab, along with crowdsourcing platform HeroX, have launched a “Waste to Base” challenge looking for ideas to recycle trash, waste, carbon dioxide and foam packaging materials during a two- to three-year crewed Red … Read more

Let the space games begin! Ideas for off-Earth sports move to center court

An alliance of experts in space, sports and the entertainment industry are designing and developing original games exclusively for low or microgravity playing fields.  The group, known as the Space Games Federation, has already identified a number of prospective game concepts, from guiding a magnetic ball through hoops in space to space dodgeball, as well … Read more

We may finally be able to test one of Stephen Hawking’s most far-out ideas

We may soon be able to test one of Stephen Hawking’s most controversial theories, new research suggests. In the 1970s, Hawking proposed that dark matter, the invisible substance that makes up most matter in the cosmos, may be made of black holes formed in the earliest moments of the Big Bang.  Now, three astronomers have … Read more