Skip to Main Content

Technology Topics

  • Mixed Up in Space

    2001April 6, 2011

    Humans can become confused and disoriented (and even a little queasy) in an alien world where up and down have no meaning.

  • Brainy 'Bots

    2001Sept. 20, 2011

    NASA's own 'Bionic Woman' is applying artificial intelligence to teach Robotshow to behave a little more like human explorers.

  • Bright Asteroid

    2001April 6, 2011

    A big and bright near-Earth asteroid will glide by our planet on Dec. 16th within easy range of powerful radars and backyard telescopes.

  • Comet Borrelly Revealed

    2001April 6, 2011

    Against all odds, NASA's Deep Space 1not only survived its daring encounter with Comet Borrelly but also returned stunning pictures of the comet's hidden nucleus.

  • Weird Geminids

    2001April 6, 2011

    What are the Geminid meteors? Scientists aren't sure. Perhaps chips off an exotic asteroid or dust from an extinct comet. In either case, they'll soon be here.

  • Halley's Comet Returns ... in Bits and Pieces

    2001April 6, 2011

    The annual Orionid meteor shower peaks this weekend on October 21st. Sky watchers will see as many as 20 fast shooting stars each hour -- each one a tiny piece of Halley's Comet.

  • Anticipating the Perseids

    2001Sept. 20, 2011

    The 2001 Perseid meteor shower peaks on August 12th. Will it be an extraordinary sky show like last year -- or a moonlit disappointment? This story explains how to see for yourself.

  • Floating Fertility

    2001April 6, 2011

    Researchers have found that gravity -- either too much or too little of it -- affects the behavior of sperm in puzzling ways.

  • It's Not Over Yet!

    2001April 6, 2011

    Following one of the softest planetary landings ever, ground controllers have decided to extend the NEAR mission and gather unique data from the very surface of asteroid Eros.

  • Apocalypse Then

    2001April 6, 2011

    A violent collision with a space rock, like the one that doomed the dinosaurs, may have also caused our planet's greatest mass extinction 250 million years ago.