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Giddy for Google Fiber
April 11, 2013
An announcement Tuesday morning from Google made it official: Austin is getting Google Fiber.
Mars mission doesn’t address risks
March 28, 2013
The “Inspiration Mars Foundation” wants to put two people in a small capsule for a 501-day Martian flyby. This is a little easier said than done.
The Dreamliner: Smoking hot
February 14, 2013
Air travelers have a lot competing for their attention: the probing procedures of TSA employees, the lack of legroom, the fascinating pages of SkyMall. Few likely stop to consider how much the plane weighs.
Organics about more than better health
February 5, 2013
When college students go to the grocery store, one of the biggest decisions they face is the choice between conventional and organic foods.
Protect the Internet, in Syria and in Texas
December 4, 2012
On Nov. 29, all of the Internet Protocol addresses in Syria simultaneously became unreachable.
Obama and our future in space
November 29, 2012
In response to Obama’s decision, the late Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong attempted to reverse the decision by testifying before Congress, but to no avail.
Don't slight space flight
November 14, 2012
Half a century ago, humans decided to leave this planet. On April 12, 1961, 87,000 pounds of thrust forced Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin out of our atmosphere and into low earth orbit.
When I grew up
November 2, 2012
In many ways, I got lucky. My 18-year-old self made a choice from which my 20-year-old self is benefitting today.