9 Reasons to Explore Space Jul 13, 2016

On July 4, 2016 NASA announced the successful arrival of the Juno Spacecraft into Jupiter’s orbit. The $1 billion mission will study the largest planet in our solar system for the next eighteen months and give scientists a better idea of the gas giant’s weather system, magnetic environment and answer questions about its formation.

Three Bleeding-Edge Neuroscience Frontiers May 13, 2016

As some scientists build larger and larger telescopes to probe the immensity of the universe around us, others are turning inward to observe what is happening inside our brains. The significance of ability for us to contemplate our own minds was not lost on the great scientists Carl Sagan, “We have begun to contemplate our origins: starstuff pondering the stars; organized assemblages of ten billion billion billion atoms considering the evolution of atoms; tracing the long journey by which, here at least, consciousness arose.”

Veggies Grown in Virtual Martial Soil Mar 25, 2016

With interest in Mars continuing to ramp up, so are the number of missions to the red planet. But beyond the need for speed to get there, the payload needs energy as well. With computers and machines it is a straight forward process – power down for the flight and shut down when the mission ends.