Science1 season, 68 episodes
From taking off in NASA's flight control simulator, to getting a close-up look at the human brain, Ars Technica reports on all things science and exploration.
technologyDuke researcher Rachel M. Lance, Ph.D (now at the Navy Surface Warfare Center Panama City) models the explosion that killed crew of Confederate submarine. Footage courtesy of Duke University.
technologyMoon Express: Harvest Moon Expedition 3 animation
technologyMoon Express: Lunar Scout Expedition 1 animation. Video by Moon Express.
scienceOptimizing an exoskeleton. Video produced by Rahkendra Ice / AAAS. Read the article: https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/06/genetic-algorithm-can-personalize-your-powered-exoskeleton/
technology"KFC and World View will be announcing a partnership to launch the Zinger chicken sandwich to the edge of space and then bring it back, along with telemetry data. Pushing the boundaries of space exploration and fried chicken technology, the mission will be the longest controlled stratospheric balloon flight with a commercial payload in history and the first-ever multi-day mission of the World View Stratollite flight system." Video credit: World View
technologyArs Technica's science editor John Timmer talked about the science being done on board the Woods Hole Oceanographic vessel Neil Armstrong during Fleet Week 2017 in NYC.
technologyArs Technica's science editor John Timmer took a tour of the one-year old Woods Hole Oceanographic vessel Neil Armstrong during Fleet Week 2017 in NYC.
technologyArs Technica's science editor John Timmer took a tour of the one-year old Woods Hole Oceanographic vessel Neil Armstrong during Fleet Week 2017 in NYC.
technologyArs Technica's Nathan Mattise talked with educator, author and former astronaut Mike Massimino at Collision Conference 2017 about his new book, his experience in space, and as an actor on the TV show Big Bang Theory. Read the article: https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/05/once-an-astronaut-now-mike-massimino-cant-wait-to-be-a-space-tourist/
technologyArs Technica's Nathan Mattise talked with Naveen Jain, co-founder of Moon Express at Collision Conference 2017 about their plans to become the first commercial company to land a craft on the moon. Read the article: https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/05/moon-express-chairman-believes-his-teams-ready-to-go-for-the-end-of-this-year/
scienceAn electron’s wave function propagates in time from its starting h-bar shape to a complicated mess. The material in which the wave propagates is modified so that electron is briefly trapped. When the material is returned to its normal state, the wave propagates as if it were moving backwards in time, and returns to its h-bar original shape. Video courtesy of Phillip Reck, University of Regensburg
technologyScenes from the Science March in Austin, TX on April 22, 2017. See the gallery: https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/04/science-keeps-america-great-and-the-march-for-science-reminded-us/
technologyAn animation of Boeing's Starliner launch system. Read the article: https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/04/despite-delays-boeings-starliner-moving-steadily-toward-the-launch-pad/
scienceAnts found their colleague was injured so they carried her back to the nest. Video credit: Science Advances. Read the article: https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/04/in-this-ant-species-21-of-the-colony-has-major-injuries-from-war/
technologyArs Technica's science editor John Timmer sits down with Charles Wohlforth and Amanda Hendrix, co-authors of the new book "Beyond Earth" about the challenges of human space colonization. Read the book review: https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/05/forget-mars-lets-go-colonize-titan/
scienceComplex prey handling of octopus by bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops aduncus). (Dolphins attack octopus). Video courtesy of Marine Mammal Science, Murdoch University, Cetacean Research Unit (K Sprogis, H Raudino, DP Hocking, L Bejder).
scienceArs Technica's Annalee Newitz talks with Paleoclimatologist Lynn Ingram about climate change in front of a live audience in Oakland, CA.
scienceThe video shows a heterotardigrade by DIC microscopy. Read the article: https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/03/water-bears-can-replace-all-the-fluid-in-their-bodies-with-a-glass-matrix/ Image credit T.C. Boothby
scienceThe video shows a Milnesium tardigradum specimen by DIC microscopy. Read the article: https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/03/water-bears-can-replace-all-the-fluid-in-their-bodies-with-a-glass-matrix/ Image credit T.C. Boothby
scienceIntact genome from a mouse embryonic stem cell with 20 chromosomes colored differently. Read the article: https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/03/heres-the-first-3d-glimpse-of-how-dna-is-packaged-up-in-a-single-cell/ DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature21429
scienceStructure of a mouse embryonic stem cell genome. Read the article: https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/03/heres-the-first-3d-glimpse-of-how-dna-is-packaged-up-in-a-single-cell/ DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature21429
scienceResearchers use optogenetics to stimulate the suprachiasmatic nucleus of a mouse, prompting it to scratch itself.
scienceA mouse experiences contagious itching simply by watching a video of another mouse scratching itself.
technologyArs Technica's Annalee Newitz visited the Cahokia Mounds archaeological dig site near St. Louis, Missouri and talked with archaeologists about unearthing the remains of a burned mat that was part of a larger burned offering to the gods. Read the article: http://arstechnica.com/features/2016/12/theres-a-1000-year-old-lost-city-beneath-the-st-louis-suburbs/
technologyArs Technica's Annalee Newitz and Cyrus Farivar hosted the 7th Ars Live with guest Ariel Waldman, author and founder of spacehack.org, and Director of Science Hack Day to talk about the possibilities of human space travel. Recorded in front of a live audience at Longitude tiki bar in Oakland, CA.
technologyShort demo: A flexible hydrogel-based touchpad lets you play chess on your arm. Credit: Kim et al., Science (2016) Read the article: http://arstechnica.com/science/2016/08/gel-based-touchpad-lets-you-play-chess-on-your-arm/
technologyArs Technica's Annalee Newitz visited the Cahokia Mounds archaeological dig site near St. Louis, Missouri and talked with archaeologists about their mapping and digging tools. Read the article: http://arstechnica.com/features/2016/12/theres-a-1000-year-old-lost-city-beneath-the-st-louis-suburbs/
technologyArs Technica's Scott Johnson visited the USGS National Ice Core Lab in Colorado and talked to researchers studying deep ice cores from Antarctica to find clues to climate change patterns up to 50,000 years ago. Read the article: http://arstechnica.com/science/2016/08/from-the-south-pole-to-the-science-section-how-ice-becomes-knowledge/
technologyA robotic ray is guided through an obstacle course using light. Video courtesy of Sung-Jin Park and AAAS/Science. Read the article: http://arstechnica.com/science/2016/07/robot-made-to-swim-using-light-activated-heart-muscle-cells/
technologyArs Technica's science editor John Timmer meets with Solar Impulse 2 pilots André Borschberg and Bertrand Piccard after their NYC landing about their project and goals for sustainability and renewable energy. Read the article: http://arstechnica.com/science/2016/06/solar-powered-aircraft-makes-ny-its-last-stop-before-crossing-the-atlantic/
scienceInterview with lead author Laurent Frantz and Principal Investigator of the Wellcome Trust Paleogenomics & Bio-Archaeology Research Network at Oxford University, Greger Larson, about the research. Includes an animated map of archaeological sites. [Credit: University of Oxford] Read the article: http://arstechnica.com/science/2016/06/where-do-dogs-come-from-genetic-evidence-offers-a-new-origin-story/
technologyCredit: Carla Schaffer / AAAS Science/AAAS recent video: Bio-inspired Robot Perches, Resumes Flight. Shows how a robotic, biology-inspired robot is used in search and rescue. Read the article: http://arstechnica.com/science/2016/05/researchers-get-pint-sized-flying-robot-to-hang-onto-surfaces-like-a-bat/
technologySCUBA diving archaeologists excavate the 14,550 year old Page-Ladson campsite in the Aucilla River, Florida. Credit: Edited by James Waggoner Read the article: http://arstechnica.com/science/2016/05/underwater-discovery-reveals-14550-year-old-florida-mastodon-hunters/
scienceArs Technica's Annalee Newitz and Cyrus Farivar hosted a live chat at Longitude in Oakland, CA with Dr. Krish Seetah, a Zooarchaeologist / Stanford professor, about the history of meat production. WARNING: this video contains images of meat production and animal slaughter. Read the article: http://arstechnica.com/video/2016/04/ars-technica-live-1-the-archaeology-of-meat-and-butchery-with-guest-krish-seetah/
technologyE-skin is an ultra-thin sensors and light-emitting wire that you can stick to your skin. By Carla Schaffer / AAAS Read the article: http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2016/04/cover-your-body-in-light-with-organic-photonic-skin/
sciencePleuroncodes planipes, or red crabs, swarm like insects across the ocean floor in a coastal eastern tropical region of the Pacific near Panama. This swarming behavior, never before seen among red crabs, was filmed using submarine video and autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) photographs. Read the article: http://arstechnica.com/science/2016/04/massive-undersea-crab-swarm-caught-on-video-for-the-first-time/
technologyTouching a Mechanical Body: Tactile Contact With Intimate Parts of a Human-Shaped Robot is Physiologically Arousing." The experiment consisted of instructions spoken by the robot followed by 26 trials. Each trial had three parts. 1. Robot asks participant to touch it. 2. Participant touches robot's body part. 3. Robot teaches participant medical term for the body part. Read the article: http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2016/04/how-would-you-feel-if-a-robot-asked-you-to-touch-its-buttocks/
scienceWhen Ars Technica found out that the infamous Westboro Baptist Church was in NYC protesting NASA's Planetary Defense Coordination Office (PDCO) in front of the iconic Tom's Restaurant from Seinfeld, we had to ask some questions. Read the article: http://arstechnica.com/science/2016/04/god-hates-climate-scientists-ars-meets-the-westboro-baptist-church/
technologyIn part 2 of our 4-part series, Ars Technica's Nathan Mattise tours the big tools of NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility, where the largest welding tools in the world are used to create the largest rocket ever assembled. Read the article: http://arstechnica.com/science/2016/03/for-deep-space-rocket-dreams-nasa-calls-upon-the-worlds-best-and-biggest-tools/
scienceArs Technica's Science Editor John Timmer visited the new "Dinosaurs among us" exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. The exhibit explores the evolution of dinosaurs into birds, and the discovery that dinosaurs like Tyrannosaurs had feathers. Read the article: http://arstechnica.com/science/2016/03/piecing-together-the-history-of-our-backyard-dinosaurs/
technologyIn part 4 of this 4-part series, Ars Technica's Nathan Mattise talks about NCAM, composite production, 3D printing, and R&D used in NASA space projects at the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans.
technologyIn part 3 of this 4-part series, Ars Technica's Nathan Mattise talks with Lockheed Martin's Jim Bray about the Orion crew module which was assembled at NASA's Michoud Assembly facility (the module was still under construction at the time this video was made). Read the article: http://arstechnica.com/science/2016/03/looks-aside-nasas-orion-is-lightyears-ahead-of-what-they-had-in-apollo/
technologyNASA's Michoud Assembly Facility has been under NASA's umbrella since 1961, but many don't know it's right outside New Orleans. In Part 1 of this 4-part video series, Ars Technica's Nathan Mattise talked to Michoud's Director Bobby Watkins and found out its history and what they're up to today. Read the article: http://arstechnica.com/science/2016/03/where-do-rockets-come-from-to-go-to-space-it-must-come-through-new-orleans/
technologyArs Technica's Valentina Palladino explored the 2016 NY Toy Fair at the Jacob Javits Center, and found a large amount of STEM (and STEAM) focused toys, many now marketed toward girls. Read the article: http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2016/02/inside-the-2016-new-york-toy-fair-every-kids-and-adults-dream-expo/
gaming and entertainmentArs Technica's Annalee Newitz and Cyrus Farivar met up with Nick Farmer, language consultant and creator of the "Belter Creole" language on the hit TV show "The Expanse" at the Longitude Bar in Oakland, CA. The language is a big hit with at least one Oakland bartender. Electronic press kit footage courtesy of Syfy and NBC Universal. Read the article: http://arstechnica.com/the-multiverse/2016/02/nick-farmer-knows-dozens-of-languages-so-he-invented-one-for-the-expanse/
technologyArs Technica's John Timmer and Tiffany Kelly learn about the Planetary Deep Drill project for use on Mars by Honeybee Robotics and the American Museum of Natural History. Read the article: http://arstechnica.com/science/2016/04/drill-baby-drill-testing-hardware-that-could-reach-the-waters-of-mars/
technologyArs Technica visits Nest Labs to learn about their programmable, self-learning, sensor-driven, Wi-Fi-enabled thermostats. Read the article: http://arstechnica.com/science/2015/12/the-little-box-that-controls-half-your-homes-energy-use/
technologyArs Technica's John Timmer takes a tour of the Sims Municipal Recycling facility in Sunset Park in Brooklyn, NY, and learns about the state of recycling in NYC. Read the article: http://arstechnica.com/science/2015/12/recycling-matching-high-tech-materials-science-with-economics-that-work/
technologyAviation curator Eric Boehm takes Ars Technica on a tour of the Hubble@25 exhibit at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City. Read the article: http://arstechnica.com/science/2015/11/documenting-the-people-and-tools-behind-a-nasa-human-spaceflight-mission/
technologyArs Technica talks with photographer Michael Soluri about his experience behind the scenes of NASA's Hubble repair missions, and we talk to Eric Boehm, Aviation curator at the Intrepid Sea, Space & Air museum about the photos on display. Featuring photos by Michael Soluri from his book "Infinite Worlds". Read the article: http://arstechnica.com/science/2015/11/documenting-the-people-and-tools-behind-a-nasa-human-spaceflight-mission/
technologyArs Technica's Scott Johnson visits Northern Power Systems in Barre, VT and talks about their innovative wind turbines. Read the article: http://arstechnica.com/science/2015/11/inside-literally-wind-turbines-meant-to-work-at-the-south-pole-and-mars/
gaming and entertainmentArs talks to a physicist about the possibility of humans evolving into energy beings, as portrayed in science fiction. Read the article: http://arstechnica.com/the-multiverse/2015/03/its-a-sci-fi-trope-but-are-beings-of-pure-energy-really-possible/
technologyArs Looks at Space Shuttle Enterprise Wind Tunnel Models at the Intrepid Air & Space Museum in NYC.
scienceArs Tours the Space Shuttle Enterprise at the Intrepid Air & Space Museum in NYC
scienceTo digitize a brain, first slice 2,000 times with a very sharp blade The Digital Brain Library is part open science, part art project. Read the article: http://arstechnica.com/science/2015/03/stepping-into-the-digital-brain-library-the-google-earth-of-neuroscience/
science“Life at the Limits” shows extremophiles aren’t just bacteria AMNH exhibit includes live axolotls, nautiluses, and mantis shrimp. Read the article: http://arstechnica.com/science/2015/04/extremophiles-arent-just-bacteria/
scienceArs Talks to Dr. Marco Tedesco about the study of Glacial Lakes in Greenland and Antarctica.
technologyArs Takes Flight at NASA's Ames Research Center
gaming and entertainmentSci-fi movies have been predicting the future since forever, but which of these predictions have actually become a reality?
gear and gadgetsArs tests a Flir One thermal imaging device for iOS.