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  • Google Jew in Space!

    By Adam Wills

    June 11, 2008 | 8:17 am

    Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google, has booked himself a ride to space courtesy of Space Adventures, a Virginia company that arranges trips to the International Space Station on a Russian Soyuz rocket. His journey is scheduled for 2011.

    What, he can’t wait for the Virgin Galactic joy... read on

  • March Geekiness—Caltech basketball doc ‘Quantum Hoops’

    By Adam Wills

    March 28, 2008 | 4:12 pm

    Caltech has more Nobel laureates than any other university, and is considered among the top five academic institutions in the world. The Pasadena campus’ contributions to science and technology are vast.

    And then there’s the Beavers.

    It figures that athletics at such a... read on

  • International Space Station getting space-themed mezuzot

    By Adam Wills

    March 26, 2008 | 5:38 pm

    Two rocket-shaped mezuzot by Tel Aviv-based Judaica designer Laura Cowan are scheduled to be sent into space in May on the Discovery mission to the International Space Station. Flight Engineer and Science Officer Greg Chamitoff will carry the works to the ISS (no word yet on where... read on

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  • Hubble finds organic molecule on exoplanet

    By Adam Wills

    March 20, 2008 | 12:02 am

    JPL announced today that astronomers have detected methane on a Jupiter-sized exoplanet in the constellation Vulpecula. While the planet itself is not capable of supporting life, the presence of the organic compound was detected by using an instrument about the Hubble Space... read on

  • Which Asimov robot law does this violate?

    By Adam Wills

    March 3, 2008 | 10:50 pm

    Sure, Baltar gets it on with Cylon hotties in the reboot sci-fi series “Battlestar Galatica,” but now London A.I. researcher David Levy is predicting those of us on Earth will be interfacing with artificial life forms by the mid-century mark.

    The March issue of Scientific American... read on

  • Blogger encouters puke ray in Jerusalem

    By Adam Wills

    February 24, 2008 | 10:31 pm

    A recent blog post by Sharon Weinberger on Wired’s Danger Room details her encounter with a puke ray in Jerusalem.

    Dr. Maurice Goldman, a retired dentist, is the U.S. managing director for Inferno, a line of products that markets itself as a “sound barrier.” The primary effect of the... read on

  • Weizmann team finds ‘telepathy’ between particles

    By Adam Wills

    January 2, 2008 | 8:23 am

    As a follow-up to the famous double-split experiment, which offered proof of quantum mechanics (that one object can be in two places at the same time), a team at the the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot has found that identical particles used a form of remote communication... read on

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