NASA conducts largest fire experiment in space

Posted in Science on 17th Jun, 2016
by Alex Muller

It was the first in a series of three planned fire experiments, which seek to better understand the dynamics of fire in microgravity so that astronauts will be well-prepared.

Tim Peake's space seeds on their way to schools

Posted in Science on 14th Apr, 2016
by Alex Muller

Thousands of schools in the UK will be receiving seeds that have been in space. Tim Peake has launched a mass experiment to grow the seeds.

6 experiments launching to the ISS next week that may help us get to Mars

Posted in Science on 29th Mar, 2016
by Alex Muller

On April 8, the SpaceX Dragon capsule will carry 3,800 lbs of supplies into orbit, including more than 250 science experiments.

Studying 'ripples' in the brain that could underlie memory formation

Posted in Medicine on 21st Feb, 2016
by Alex Muller

Caltech neuroscientists have looked inside brain cells as they undergo the intense bursts of neural activity known as "ripples" that are thought to underlie memory formation.

Learning to fly a plane from expert-pilot brainwave patterns

Posted in Science on 15th Feb, 2016
by Alex Muller

Novice pilots who received brain stimulation via electrode-embedded head caps improved their piloting abilities, with a 33 percent increase in skill consistency.