While there is still more ground to cover, if we work together as a global industry, these immediate steps can help ensure a dramatic movie plot does not become our stark reality.
As someone who's taken a fair share of science classes, I know that it can be difficult to tie the daily homework assignments of configuring compounds in chemistry or calculating velocity in physics to a broader world perspective.
Some of the stories that most need telling are not the big-ticket tales of human spaceflight and new exoplanet discoveries. For most people, it's the less flashy things that can mean the most in the lives of people right down here on Earth.
The agreement caps a year of negotiations between the pay-TV industry and efficiency advocates and is great news because it will save three power plants' worth of electricity -- and 5 million metric tons of carbon pollution that contributes to climate change -- every year by 2017.
If Richard Godwin's biotech company can do what it thinks it can, no one in the world need go hungry, and we might be able to live forever.
Ecuador's first and only satellite collided with a Russian rocket fragment last week, reigniting the debate over the need for an international organization that would monitor space debris and find those who ignored international norms liable for costs.
As broadband continues to evolve, our economy and marketplace will continue to evolve with more products and services than we've ever seen before.
Paglen's The Last Pictures is a generation of 100 images nano-etched into a thin, silicon wafer sent to space, and built to last eons such that it will "explain to somebody in the future what happened to all of the people who built the dead spaceships in orbit around the earth."
The dinosaurs didn't fare well. Man, on the other hand, has a better chance. Whether or not we can deflect a large meteor as in the Hollywood movie, Armageddon, remains to be seen. But brilliant minds are at work. And nothing like an external threat to galvanize humanity.
Most of America, however, sympathizes with Israel and supported the Iraq war. So what is the station's plan for the U.S. market?
The North Korean leadership has used its nuclear program for theatrical purposes from the very beginning. It has relied on the spectacle of rocket launches and covert nuclear facilities to keep the attention of its foreign and domestic audiences.
From an iPhone (or Android), consumers will be able to request an image from the satellite, orbiting 600 kilometers above the Earth. They will be able to send a message to SkyCube from their phone as well.
Scientists say oil and gas seeps surrounding BP's Deepwater Horizon well appear to be mostly natural and to pre-date the 2010 spill.
Outer space is roughly analogous to the high seas: free for all to use for peaceful transit. We must condemn the initiation of hostilities in outer space rather than supporting unrestrained freedom of action.
Prof. Alan Strahler's current work involves a ground-based LiDAR instrument called ECHIDNA, after the spiky Australian egg-laying mammal.