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Will Many Of Our Kids Go To Space?

Pradeep Aradhya | Posted 03.24.2017 | Education
Pradeep Aradhya

The teens' rockets did not quite touch space but one of their satellites did go into orbit! The passion and knowledge being built up along with the imminent commercialization of space travel makes it seem inevitable that many of these kids will get past the stratosphere! If they are not rocket scientists already, they are going to get there soon enough and more than likely to space as well in their lifetime!

The Relationship Between Rocket Science and Human Resource Management

Brian Cheung | Posted 03.06.2017 | Science
Brian Cheung

It's too early to tell but if Bezos and Musk can prove themselves to be the great creators of our generation, these undeniably demanding work environments will be validated as its own innovation, one independent of the ingenuity that gave us online shopping, electric cars and rockets to outer space.

What If There Was a Better Way to Reach Space?

José Mariano López-Urdiales | Posted 01.05.2017 | Technology
José Mariano López-Urdiales

Some say that fundamental advances in technology have stalled since the end of the Cold War. In the words of Buzz Aldrin: "You Promised Me Mars Colonies. Instead, I Got facebook." However, progress need not hinge only on power politics. As a species we have to learn how to continue inventing while reducing our reliance on military research.

2016's Big Growth Industry

Thaddeus McCarthy | Posted 12.29.2016 | Business
Thaddeus McCarthy

Space X in particular has set itself up as the company that holds the 'gateway' to space. Chairman Elon Musk has previously discussed launching 4000 satellites to bring internet access to the most remote parts of Earth.

What's Wrong With James Harden?

The Huffington Post | Jordan Schultz | Posted 11.19.2015 | Sports

When you're an elite NBA player, subpar play and losing aren't supposed to be par for the course. And earlier in James Harden's career, both of these ...

The Journey to Mars: Past, Present and Future

Dr. Sten Odenwald | Posted 10.20.2016 | Science
Dr. Sten Odenwald

The spectacular computer graphics effects and designs of the recent movies Interstellar and The Martian remind us that it is easy to get to Mars and beyond via fantasy technology, but real-world travel is still a hard nut to crack.

9 College Courses That Will Have You Geeking Out And Rethinking Your Major

Posted 08.04.2015 | Technology

Colleges across the country are getting creative with their curriculum. Each year, universities are inspiring new generations of students to debate th...

Celebrating July 4th in France

Peter Mandel | Posted 07.01.2016 | Travel
Peter Mandel

It's the July 4th weekend. My wife, Kathy, and I have a bag full of red, white and blue pinwheels, some Stars and Stripes-brand snack cakes and a packet of mini-flags. We're nearly set for a holiday blowout in the country. Strangely, none of the stores is stocked with hot dogs or chips. No one around us seems to be doing the same.

'Thank You NASA!'

Clayton Anderson | Posted 06.08.2016 | Science
Clayton Anderson

It's a big time at NASA. Scientific probes are sailing through our solar system, gathering legions of data and amazing photographs. Rovers are crawling all over intriguing extraterrestrial bodies, boring little holes into their surfaces and gathering samples.

Rocket Fired From Gaza Hits Southern Israel

Reuters | Posted 05.26.2015 | World

JERUSALEM, May 26 (Reuters) - A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip landed near the Israeli port city of Ashdod on Tuesday but no casualties or damage we...

Jordan Schultz

James Harden Showing Why He Is Everything You Thought He Was And Then Some | Jordan Schultz | Posted 05.26.2015 | Sports

When you score 45 points in an NBA playoff game, you put yourself in an elite category that few players before have reached. When you do it and your n...

The NBA Needs To Create The 'DeAndre Jordan Rule' ASAP

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 05.11.2015 | Sports

Again, ASAP.

Jordan Schultz

Here's Why The Houston Rockets Are So Hard To Stop | Jordan Schultz | Posted 05.18.2015 | Sports

Shoot three-pointers and layups. Don't shoot mid-range shots. It's a simple philosophy that has proven very effective for the Houston Rockets. At i...

Countdown For SpaceX Rocket Launch Aborted

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 01.06.2015 | Science

UPDATE: The launch countdown was aborted today due to a "Falcon 9 launch vehicle issue." The launch has been rescheduled for 5:09 a.m. EST Friday, pen...

Interstellar, Virgin Galactic and the Dream of Space

Rick Tumlinson | Posted 01.07.2015 | Science
Rick Tumlinson

There are moments in time when the coincidence of art and reality interact to allow us a glimpse into the context of history. The release of the Christopher Nolan film Interstellar a few days after two catastrophes in our space endeavor gives us one of those moments.

100 Years On: The Forgotten Founder of JPL

Scott Hobbs | Posted 12.10.2014 | Los Angeles
Scott Hobbs

Last week marked the 100th birthday of Jack Parsons, a founder of Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Aerojet-Rocketdyne and the inventor of the solid fuel that put man on the moon. In a display of pure serendipity this week, his widow Cameron, will be honored with the first-ever retrospective of her art at MOCA Pacific Design Center.

War-Weary Southern Israel Starts School Year

Anav Silverman | Posted 11.03.2014 | World
Anav Silverman

On Monday, September 1, schools across Israel opened for the new the school year, as 2,105,394 children took their places in the classroom -- merely a week after a 50-day war with Hamas ended in a cease-fire agreement.

Kibbutz Families Return Home to More Rockets

Anav Silverman | Posted 10.20.2014 | World
Anav Silverman

On Thursday, August 7, busses brought back about half of the families of Kibbutz Kfar Aza who decided to return after the Egyptian-brokered 72-hour ceasefire went into effect.

When New York Ruled the Universe: 50 Years Later, Revisiting the Dreamscape of the 1964-65 World's Fair

Peter Mandel | Posted 10.18.2014 | New York
Peter Mandel

To try and reach back there, I'm going straight to the source. Not to new books like Joseph Tirella's Tomorrow-Land, but to a dust-blanketed old one. It's one that's been wedged in the back of my shelf since the summer of 1964: The Official Guide to the New York World's Fair.

My Child Is There -- My Child Is Fighting Now

Saloona | Posted 10.05.2014 | World

He will do all that he can to complete all his missions the best way possible, and will safeguard his soldiers and himself as best he can, and I am with my head held up high, and functioning -- because this is my mission, and I know -- that he is certain that this is what we are doing here.

The Gaza War: Who Is Just? Who Is To Blame? And Why These Are The Wrong Questions

Mickey Bergman | Posted 10.04.2014 | Impact
Mickey Bergman

It seems that most people on either side have lost the emotional ability and space to recognize the humanity and suffering of the other. While this is understandable, it is still critically important to do our best to keep the emotional space to process and empathize.

A Weekend at Adult Space Camp Is Cooler Than You'd Think

David DiGregorio | Posted 10.01.2014 | Travel
David DiGregorio

If you grew up in the late '80s watching Double Dare, Nick Arcade and Guts, you probably regarded a trip to Space Camp as the ultimate grand prize. I, however, can clearly remember watching those shows with no desire to go to Space Camp.

Despite Rockets and Tunnels, Israeli Farmers Remain Hopeful

Anav Silverman | Posted 09.28.2014 | World
Anav Silverman

Originally from Argentina, Cohen is the head of the kibbutz's emergency response team and is among the 60 kibbutz members who have remained on the kibbutz despite the rocket fire and Hamas infiltrations into the region.

Deconstructing Israeli Claims

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 09.22.2014 | World
Daoud Kuttab

War is ugly and truth is certainly the first casualty of war. But the fact is that this war on Gaza, which began with a lie, has continued with Israelis and their apologists hoodwinking the world that they had little choice but to go into this war to protect their own people.

Leaders vs. Israeli & Palestinian People

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 09.21.2014 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Well, what if world political "leaders" continue to engage in the politics of fear, who demonize the "other," who call for and enact war on their so-called "enemies"? And what if nobody came?