Wearable technology has a long way to go. Sure, a smartwatch that lets you read text messages on your wrist is neat, and a pair of glasses that take pictures is innovative (or whatever). But what about technology we can really wear? Like clothes?
Chris Hadfield—CSA Astronaut, ISS Commander and the human explainer for all things space related—answers another question with his latest video: how do astronauts exercise with that zero gravity and all? Turns out, they do a lot of the same stuff we do: running on a treadmill, deadlifts, squats and more. Only their…
In space, even the most mundane routines become elaborate tasks. Like cutting your nails: if you're not careful, your fellow astronauts will have face full of clippings. Gross. Fortunately, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield has taken time out to explain how the folks on the ISS cope.
On the back side of most gadgets, there's a string of hieroglyphs that look like the bottom line on the eye chart from hell. But this mishmash of symbols and letters is actually essential to international trade. Here's what each one means and why it's on there.
In the realm of
decrees that don't make sense in the real world: France has officially banned Twitter and Facebook from being spoken by news anchors unless they're part of a news story. Formspring must feel pretty lucky.
The question of how astronauts go to the bathroom has been answered before (vacuum, thigh clamps, peen tube, in-bowl camera — sounds like a night out at my favorite after-hours) but do you know what happens to the, ahem waste product? Well, according to Col. Chris Hadfield from the Canadian Space Agency, it gets…