Tomorrow is the vernal equinox! You might think that it’s simply the mid-point between each solstice, but that’s not exactly correct. Joe Hanson, host of It’s Okay to be Smart, explains.
What a hypnotizing look at the red planet. We get to see the view that ESA’s Mars Express see as it explores Mars, specifically a stunning look from orbit. I just love seeing it spin and twirl and then zoom in and then repeat the beautiful process all over again. I can see this in my dreams.
Astronaut Daniel T. Barry thinks NASA's mission to Mars is humanity's most important endeavor yet, for reasons including the birth of Captain Kirk. We talked to him about what it's like to explore the Final Frontier.
Since it seems like every company and its mother-company has a fitness tracker these days, it's refreshing when we see one that actually brings something unique to the table. Runtastic (the company behind my current favorite running app) has a new tracker called the Orbit. It's different!
If you think a fancy new lid is the only way you can upgrade a disposable coffee cup, you clearly haven't seen what ad agency DDB came up with for a South African chain called the Seattle Coffee Co. For a limited time its paper sleeves that prevent burns (and lawsuits) were upgraded with a free sample of Orbit mint gum
Yesterday afternoon's Soyuz launch has hit a snag. A thruster misfire means the planned six-hour flight, delivering U.S. astronaut Steven Swanson and Russian cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev to the International Space Station, will now take two days. Talk about a terrifying flight delay.
Why waste counter space with separate bottles of both olive oil and balsamic vinegar when the talented folks at XD Design have come up with a better all-in-one solution? Their Orbit features a pair of mouth blown glass globes sitting inside each other, keeping the two liquids separate—while also playing up the fact…
It's what the New York Times calls "the latest in a parade of spacecraft falling from the sky": the imminent crash of the European Space Agency's Gravity Field and Steady-State Ocean Circulation Explorer satellite (or GOCE).
Summer is really over. For real. Today. No. Stop making cutoffs. Actually, if you're in the southern hemisphere summer is just beginning. You may proceed. The Earth will reach the equinox at 4:44 EST and the Slooh Space Camera is livestreaming now. If you haven't started talking about nutmeg and using words like…
It never fails. Every month or so, the astronauts at the International Space Station capture Earth in the most amazing, astonishing, rock-your-socks-off way imaginable. Every time it's better than the previous one. This one is the current winner by far.
Just like the rendering from last year, the now completed ArcelorMittal Orbit looks like a brain-liquifying roller coaster. Or a metal spaghetti monster twice the size of the Eiffel Tower, stranded in the rainy city, sad and confused.
Nathan Bergey wanted to know when that manmade wonder, the International Space Station, was shooting by above his head in orbit, so he did what any skilled tinkerer would do: He built a lamp that lights up whenever it's overhead.
This high definition short is a fascinating document. Narrated by NASA's Dr. Justin Wilkinson, it shows a tour of planet Earth as seen by astronauts, explaining what are the places that they first focus on while in orbit.
The Orbit Stereo might not be the most powerful laptop speakers in the world, but they're sleek, unobtrusive, and they've pretty much gotta be an improvement over the tinny noise that's coughing out of your keyboard about now. A single USB cord tethers the pair to your PC, and they snap together for easy transit.…
Yes, watchmaker Ziiiro has come out with other neat, futuristic watch designs before. And it's true that you may never get used to their quirky method of telling the time. In fact, it'll most likely get you squinting and peering at the accessory for an extended period, causing your friend with the innocent "Hey man,…
Yesterday, ISS denizen Paolo Nespoli snapped this photo of the space shuttle Discovery on approach to the station.
We're lucky, all things considered, to have as gorgeous and unobtrusive a dance partner as the moon. But what if the other planets in the solar system were in its place, orbiting a mere 380,000km from Earth? Terrifying beauty.
It's been a big year for the space sciences. The first privately-held spacecraft orbited our world, the blackest material in history was created, researchers expanded the list of possible sources of life threefold; and that was just in December.
Sure it's a commercial for Orbit gum. That doesn't mean we can't enjoy smiles being fruvigorously faceblasted—periodontry by pericarp.