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NASA confirms water on Mars

By Adam Wills

August 1, 2008 | 11:30 am

NASA’s Phoenix Mars Lander’s solar panel and the lander’s robotic arm with a sample in the scoop.
Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona/Texas A&M University

NASA scientists reported Thursday that they have found evidence of water on Mars.

Tests aboard the Phoenix Mars Lander identified water in a soil sample, which had been delivered via the... read on

  • Monster terror grips Long Island

    By Adam Wills

    July 31, 2008 | 8:46 pm

    Gawker published photos on Tuesday of what’s being dubbed the Monster of Montauk—or the Montauk Monster—under the headline: “Dead Monster Washes Ashore in Montauk.”

    Three friends walking along the beach apparently stumbled onto the creature, which some have described as a... read on

  • Forget the air car. Jetpacks are here!

    By Adam Wills

    July 29, 2008 | 9:45 pm

    The Bell Textron Jet Pack in the James Bond film Thunderball (yes, and Die Another Day) might look like fun, but it’s only good for about 30 seconds and it’s incredibly expensive to run. And the jetpack featured in The Rocketeer would probably burn your legs off faster than it... read on

  • UFO panic grips Israel

    By Adam Wills

    July 8, 2008 | 8:18 pm

    A meteor entered the skies of central Israel on Tuesday night at about 8:15 p.m. Astronomers had failed to predict the arrival of this large hunk of rock, which apparently freaked out a number of Israelis, JPost and Haaretz reported.

    Yigal Pat-El, chairman of the Israeli Union of... read on
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  • Guitar Hero, Rock Band co-creator is Tel Aviv native

    By Adam Wills

    June 20, 2008 | 8:53 am

    The worldwide video game phenomenon of “Guitar Hero” and “Rock Band” can be partly traced back to an MIT grad from Tel Aviv, Eran Egozy. Listed as one of Time’s 100 most influential people of 2008, his love of music came from his childhood in Israel. But given his musical... read on

  • 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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