NASA's Curiosity rover successfully landed on Mars the evening of Aug. 5 PDT (morning of Aug. 6 EDT). See and hear the team inside JPL mission control along with a visualization of the spacecraft's entry, descent and landing.
Getting a shot at the doctor's office may become less painful in the not-too-distant future. MIT researchers have engineered a device that delivers a tiny, high-pressure jet of medicine through the skin without the use of a hypodermic needle. The device can be programmed to deliver a range of doses to various depths — an improvement over similar jet-injection systems that are now commercially available. Read more at MIT News: http://tinyurl.com/7s3sovt
The SKA the Square Kilometre Array is more sensitive than the world's best existing radio telescopes, it will be one of the largest and most ambitious international science projects ever devised. It will answer fundamental questions about the evolution of the universe.
Google announced its self-driving car project in 2010 to make driving safer, more enjoyable, and more efficient. Having safely completed over 200,000 miles of computer-led driving, Google wanted to share one of its favorite moments. Here's Steve, who joined Google for a special drive on a carefully programmed route to experience being behind the wheel in a whole new way. Google organized this test as a technical experiment, but think it's also a promising look at what autonomous technology may one day deliver if rigorous technology and safety standards can be met.
James May from Top Gear fame. The chase cars on take off and landing are a standard part of U-2 cruises at 70,000ft as the sky above turns black and the curvature of the Earth is visible. The only people to have gone gone higher on any sort of regular basis were SR-71 pilots.
Starring and directed by Emmy nominated actress Elizabeth Banks. A little film about a super mom who takes care of everyone except herself. Starring Elizabeth Banks
Space shuttle Atlantis' seven-member crew arrived at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla. on Friday, May 8, for its STS-125 mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope. /nThe crew members are Commander Scott Altman, Pilot Gregory C. Johnson and Mission Specialists John Grunsfeld, Mike Massimino, Megan McArthur, Andrew Feustel and Michael Good. /nAtlantis is scheduled to launch at 2:01 p.m. EDT on May 11. The 11-day mission will include five spacewalks to refurbish Hubble with state-of-the-art science instruments designed to improve the telescope's discovery capabilities by up to 70 times while extending its lifetime through at least 2014.
Millions of people around the world at risk for disease are taking a statin drug to help lower bad cholesterol, known as LDL [Low Density Lipoprotein]. But statin drugs are not as effective in raising HDL [High Density Lipoprotein], the good cholesterol in the blood that helps fight disease. Now doctors are excited about a new drug that dramatically increases those HDL levels. But as VOA's Melinda Smith reports, patients may still have to wait a few years before the drug is available to the public. Video streamed by www.AllThingsScience.com