Soyuz Thruster Malfunction Has ISS Crew Running Two Days Late

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. » 3/26/14 1:30pm 3/26/14 1:30pm

This Oil and Vinegar Dispenser Stores One Inside of the Other

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… » 11/12/13 5:00pm 11/12/13 5:00pm

This Is the Newest Most Amazing Video From Space Ever

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. » 1/19/12 8:35am 1/19/12 8:35am

Would You Risk Looking Like An Idiot Who Can't Tell The Time for These…

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,… » 4/20/11 9:00am 4/20/11 9:00am

The Best of the Year in Space

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. » 12/27/10 4:20pm 12/27/10 4:20pm

Remainders - The Things We Didn't Post: Long and Winding Road Edition

In today's Remainders: journeys. The Xof1 solar-powered saucer car readies for a trek across a Canadian ice road; analysts rain on the Verizon iPhone rumor parade; Google Buzz headaches reach the White House; planetary orbits, visualized and musicalized; and more. » 3/30/10 5:40pm 3/30/10 5:40pm