Tagged: NASA

The view from on high - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden May 27, 2011

NASA’s Earth Observatory has just undergone a web makeover — all very shiny and nice — and yesterday celebrated with a very beautiful image of New Zealand, captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite (click on the image above for the full hi-res 17MB file). As the site says, it [...] … Read More

Working on Mars - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott May 16, 2011

Book Review: Martian Summer: Robot Arms, Cowboy Spacemen, and My 90 Days with the Phoenix Mars Mission Price: US$18.16; NZ$42.97; eBook NZ$20.95 Publisher: Pegasus (April 15, 2011) ISBN-10: 1605981761 ISBN-13: 978-1605981765 This book describes Andrew Kessler’s experience when he left … Continue reading → … Read More

Paul Nurse: science under attack - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Jan 29, 2011

Paul Nurse is the new President of the Royal Society. His predecessor Martin Rees was firm in his insistence on the seriousness of climate science and climate change, and Nurse is equally so. In a striking BBC Horizon documentary Science Under Attack he examines why public trust in scientific theory appears to have diminished, especially [...] … Read More

NASA: science shouldn’t be debated in media and blogs?! - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Dec 07, 2010

A few minutes ago Ed Yong tweeted: NASA deems it inappropriate "to debate the science using the media and bloggers" http://t.co/a3VFOa2 But runaway hype okay? HT @david_dobbs [caption id="attachment_4968" align="alignright" width="220"] GFAJ-1 grown in ‘arsenic media’ (Source: Wikimedia Commons.)[/caption] The link points to an article on the Canadian Broadcasting Centre* website, discussing Prof. Read More

Fresh out: extraterrestrial life _not_ discovered! - misc.ience

Aimee Whitcroft Dec 03, 2010

You can thank the rampant speculation caused by NASA’s press release for this blog post’s title1. [UPDATE: There’s now a lot of controversy over the paper, which a number of microbiologists says it’s not, um, terribly good…] Very, very tough little bacteria And the thing is, … Read More

The Climate Show: Beta 1 - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Oct 26, 2010

[Video] Introducing The Climate Show, the first (beta 1) stab at a web-based “radio with pictures” programme about climate news science, policy, politics and solutions. It’s the brainchild of KIWI FM’s Radio Wammo breakfast host Glenn Williams, one of the most innovative young broadcasters in New Zealand, and he’s roped me in to add, er, [...] … Read More