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Tags results for 'colony'

An Open Source Hive To Save The Bees

Posted in Business on 14th Nov, 2013 01:06 AM
by AlexMuller
Bees are dying in droves. Maybe automated manufacturing could give them some help.

Mars One will work with Lockheed Martin and Surrey Satellite Technology for a 2018 robotic mission

Posted in Business on 10th Dec, 2013 10:00 PM
by AlexMuller
The Mars One Roadmap is to land a crew on Mars in 2025.

Mars: First Radiation Measurements from Planet’s Surface

Posted in Science on 29th Dec, 2013 01:31 AM
by AlexMuller
The measurements provide crucial information for human missions to Mars.

Mars One Narrows List Of Wannabe Martians For 2025 Colony

Posted in Science on 3rd Jan, 2014 12:05 AM
by AlexMuller
A private company hoping to populate Mars has narrowed its applicant pool by 99.5 percent.

This startup is test-driving buildings for a Martian colony in 2024

Posted in Hardware on 27th Mar, 2014 11:47 PM
by AlexMuller
Soon, we’ll be able to gauge what life might be like on Mars, despite never having landed a human being on the planet’s surface.

Open-source "intelligent" beehives developed to tackle Colony Collapse Disorder

Posted in Science on 19th Apr, 2014 12:59 AM
by AlexMuller
Bee colonies are in decline worldwide. This is a growing problem, and a number of theories and solutions are being explored.

Honeybees abandoning hives and dying due to insecticide use

Posted in Science on 10th May, 2014 11:46 PM
by AlexMuller
Harvard study shows neonicotionoids are devastating colonies by triggerring colony collapse disorder.

Russia eyeing the Moon for colonization

Posted in Science on 14th May, 2014 10:48 PM
by AlexMuller
The colony will eventually function as a staging ground for human expansion across the solar system.

Rate of honey bee losses in the US 'economically unsustainable'

Posted in Business on 17th May, 2014 11:31 PM
by AlexMuller
Bee populations have been dying at a rate which is economically unsustainable. Honey bees pollinate plants that produce about a quarter of US consumer foods.

US sets up honey bee loss task force

Posted in Science on 21st Jun, 2014 11:50 PM
by AlexMuller
The White House has set up a taskforce to tackle the decline of honey bees.

Widespread impacts of neonicotinoids 'impossible to deny'

Posted in Science on 24th Jun, 2014 11:58 PM
by AlexMuller
Neonicotinoid pesticides are causing significant damage to a wide range of beneficial species and are a key factor in the decline of bees, say scientists.

NASA thinks that the moon's underground caves and tunnels could one day house astronauts

Posted in Science on 19th Jul, 2014 12:00 AM
by AlexMuller
A habitat placed in a pit would provide a very safe location.

Tiny flying robots are being built to pollinate crops instead of real bees

Posted in Hardware on 5th Aug, 2014 04:58 AM
by AlexMuller
Honeybees, which pollinate nearly one-third of the food we eat, have been dying at unprecedented rates because of a mysterious phenomenon known as colony collapse disorder.

Of bees, mites, and viruses:

Posted in Science on 25th Aug, 2014 01:15 AM
by AlexMuller
Virus infections after arrival of new parasitic mite in New Zealand honeybee colonies.

Crops Grow On Fake Moon And Mars Soil

Posted in Science on 10th Sep, 2014 08:19 PM
by AlexMuller
That means future space colonizers may be able to farm their own food using local dirt.

Mars One design not feasible, MIT researchers find

Posted in Business on 16th Oct, 2014 11:11 PM
by AlexMuller
MIT researchers have developed a detailed settlement analysis tool to assess the feasibility of the Mars One plans to establish the first human colony on Mars by 2025.

A Virus May Be the Cure for a Deadly Honeybee Disease

Posted in Science on 28th Oct, 2014 09:28 PM
by AlexMuller
Help may soon be on the way in the form of a virus that attacks bacteria and self-replicates until the job is done.

Plan bee: New measures to protect pollinators

Posted in Science on 5th Nov, 2014 12:26 AM
by AlexMuller
The government has made an agreement with landowners including Network Rail and the Highways Agency to restore bee-friendly habitat throughout England.

Why Thousands Of People Are Willing To Die On Mars

Posted in Science on 8th Nov, 2014 12:37 AM
by AlexMuller
More than 200,000 aspiring space explorers have volunteered for a one-way trip to Mars. Are they insane?

Bees Decline Along with Their Favorite Flowers

Posted in Science on 29th Nov, 2014 11:00 PM
by AlexMuller
Everything from pathogens, pesticides and even diet have been blamed, but now researchers are pointing the finger at flowers.

A 3D Printed Moon Base: Science Fiction?

Posted in Science on 25th Dec, 2014 02:10 AM
by AlexMuller
One day everything that can be made in space will be made in space, and this will radically increase the potential for human space exploration.

Growing greens on the Red Planet

Posted in Science on 4th Jan, 2015 02:33 AM
by AlexMuller
When the first living visitor from Earth lands on Mars we might well expect it to be a man or a woman, but if students have their way, it could be one small step for a lettuce.

The US is Planning How to Regulate the Moon

Posted in Business on 4th Feb, 2015 04:59 PM
by AlexMuller
The US's Federal Aviation Administration will extend its framework for licensing space launches to licensing developments on the Moon.

The first people on Mars could be in for a serious case of jet lag

Posted in Science on 28th Feb, 2015 12:04 AM
by AlexMuller
Sleep scientists now worry that our Earthly circadian rhythms could be one more major headache for the first humans on Mars.

Lava tubes could be safe enough for a Moon base

Posted in Science on 19th Mar, 2015 08:21 PM
by AlexMuller
Natural tunnels known as lava tubes could safely house permanent bases on the Moon, scientists have said.

Europe's Next Space Chief Wants a Moon Colony on the Lunar Far Side

Posted in Science on 2nd May, 2015 11:31 PM
by AlexMuller
The incoming leader of the European Space Agency is keen on establishing an international base on the moon as a next step outpost beyond the International Space Station.

Proposed US Legislation to Make Space Settlement a National Goal

Posted in Business on 4th May, 2015 10:16 PM
by AlexMuller
Legislation that a congressman plans to introduce in the future would make space settlement a national goal and require NASA to take action to support it.

Parasites Are Wiping Out Entire Honeybee Colonies

Posted in Science on 29th May, 2015 05:41 PM
by AlexMuller
Although parasites have long been associated with colony collapse disorder, where entire hives are wiped out, only recently has the magnitude of the threat been realized.

What It Will Take for Humans to Live on the Moon?

Posted in Science on 20th Jun, 2015 10:04 PM
by AlexMuller
The last time we put a human on the moon was 1972, over four decades ago.

How We'll Live on Mars:

Posted in Science on 8th Jul, 2015 09:39 PM
by AlexMuller
'What’s really important is to get people off this planet and become a spacefaring society.'

Research shows that honey bees can rapidly evolve to overcome new disease

Posted in Science on 22nd Aug, 2015 07:31 PM
by AlexMuller
Some good news for the struggling honeybee, and the millions of people who depend on them to pollinate crops.

Micro-sensors stuck to honey bees to help solve mass deaths

Posted in Science on 25th Aug, 2015 11:22 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists use micro-sensors attached to honey bees as part of a global push to understand the key factors driving a worldwide population decline of the pollinators.

Buzz Aldrin developing a 'master plan' to colonize Mars within 25 years

Posted in Science on 29th Aug, 2015 12:03 AM
by AlexMuller
Aldrin and the Florida Institute of Technology are pushing for a Mars settlement by 2039, the 70th anniversary of his own Apollo 11 moon landing.

Nasa starts year-long isolation to simulate life on Mars

Posted in Science on 29th Aug, 2015 10:38 PM
by AlexMuller
A team of Nasa recruits has begun living in a dome near a barren volcano in Hawaii to simulate what life would be like on Mars.

Russia is Returning to the Moon, Paving the Way for a Crewed Landing

Posted in Science on 3rd Sep, 2015 11:35 PM
by AlexMuller
Luna 25 is a test-bed for the real thing: a south pole moon base.

Who Will Become the First People on Mars?

Posted in Science on 1st Oct, 2015 11:11 PM
by AlexMuller
A rundown of the ongoing race to the Red Planet:

Life on Mars: NASA unveils plans for human colonies by 2030s

Posted in Science on 11th Oct, 2015 08:57 PM
by AlexMuller
NASA released its plan for establishing permanent settlements on Mars, setting out how it aims to create 'deep-space habitation facilities' as stepping stones to Mars.

Elon Musk: We need to leave Earth as soon as possible

Posted in Science on 12th Oct, 2015 07:17 PM
by AlexMuller
If something catastrophic happens one day, like a nearby star exploding, we may all get vaporized. Musk says we can't afford to wait around and find out.

Within 80 days Elon Musk should reveal a detailed design for the Mars Colonial Transport vehicle

Posted in Hardware on 13th Oct, 2015 06:39 PM
by AlexMuller
"It's going to put over 100 tons of cargo on Mars." We are expecting something absolutely enormous.

US wild bee numbers decline as land is converted for biofuel

Posted in Science on 22nd Dec, 2015 08:23 PM
by AlexMuller
The researchers say that the conversion of land to grow corn for biofuels is a key element in the decline.

Bee virus spread manmade and emanates from Europe

Posted in Science on 5th Feb, 2016 06:03 PM
by AlexMuller
The spread of a disease that is decimating global bee populations is manmade, and driven by European honeybee populations, new research has concluded.

Elon Musk says early Mars missions will establish crucial cargo routes

Posted in Science on 11th Jun, 2016 09:07 AM
by AlexMuller
"You can count on it. It’s going to happen every 26 months. Like a train leaving the station," said Musk.

First Mars crew be pioneers who build up Mars facilities for colonization

Posted in Science on 12th Jun, 2016 06:35 PM
by AlexMuller
"having an architecture that would enable the creation of a self-sustaining city on Mars with the objective of being a multiplanet species"

On Sept 27 Musk will give a live-streamed talk on how SpaceX plans to colonize Mars

Posted in Business on 21st Sep, 2016 06:51 PM
by AlexMuller
'Making Humans a Multiplanetary Species'. The talk will be delivered at the International Astronautical Congress.

Boeing CEO Vows to Beat SpaceX and Elon Musk to Mars

Posted in Hardware on 5th Oct, 2016 09:07 AM
by AlexMuller
'I’m convinced the first person to step foot on Mars will arrive there riding a Boeing rocket,'

US to work with private firms on Mars plan

Posted in Science on 12th Oct, 2016 07:25 AM
by AlexMuller
President Barack Obama says the US will work with private companies on its plan to send humans to Mars in the 2030s.

Elon Musk says SpaceX could put 'miner/tunneling droids' on Mars

Posted in Science on 26th Oct, 2016 02:18 PM
by AlexMuller
'Initially, glass panes with carbon fiber frames to build geodesic domes on the surface, plus a lot of miner/tunneling droids.'

Moon village concept attracts worldwide support

Posted in Science on 3rd Dec, 2016 04:08 PM
by AlexMuller
European Space Agency says proposals for permanent lunar outpost have generated international interest.

Grail satellite indicates lava tubes on the moon would be ideal sites for moon colonies

Posted in Science on 21st Dec, 2016 05:38 PM
by AlexMuller
These natural tunnels provide protection from cosmic ray radiation, meteorites, micrometeorites, and ejecta from impacts.

With the New Administration, NASA Just Got Real About Returning to the Moon

Posted in Business on 18th Feb, 2017 03:03 PM
by Alex Muller
President Trump has signalled his interest in a robust manned space program.

Amazon boss Jeff Bezos wants to start shipping packages to the Moon

Posted in Science on 3rd Mar, 2017 07:55 PM
by Alex Muller
He says an Earth-to-Moon shipping route will be key for human colonies.

Bigelow Aerospace offers plan for an expandable space station orbiting the moon by 2020

Posted in Science on 4th Mar, 2017 08:48 AM
by Alex Muller
By 2020, NASA and commercial astronauts could be living and working in lunar orbit inside a functional space station.

Civilization on Mars could take 100 years to establish, says Elon Musk

Posted in Science on 18th Jun, 2017 12:54 PM
by Alex Muller
The SpaceX leader publishes his plan to colonize Mars, outlining challenges for bringing lots of people to the red planet.

Musk Sets September as a Target for Mars Mission

Posted in Hardware on 12th Jul, 2017 06:08 PM
by Alex Muller
After teasing updates to SpaceX's plans for Mars over Twitter, CEO and founder Elon Musk has now set a potential date and venue for their actual arrival:

Starship Congress presentations make the case for permanent moon colonization

Posted in Science on 19th Jul, 2017 01:23 PM
by Alex Muller
Since the 1960s, humanity seriously discusses the idea of a permanent lunar settlement.

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