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F-1 Engine Recovery

Looks like some of Bezos’ sea-bottom treasure belonged to AS-506, aka Apollo 11’s Saturn V: SERIAL NUMBER 2044

Today, I’m thrilled to share some exciting news. One of the conservators who was scanning the objects with a black light and a special lens filter has made a breakthrough discovery – “2044” – stenciled in black […]

J-2X Engine Test at Stennis Space Center

Grab your marshmallows and check out the impressive flames coming out of this J-2X engine.


On Tuesday, NASA released new high-definition video of a June 26 nighttime J-2X engine test at Stennis Space Center in southern Mississippi. During the five and a half minute firing, the J-2X gimbaled, pivoting in multiple directions like it […]

Advanced Prosthetics

Granted, these ideas have been around since I was reading Omni in high school, but what’s different is that nowadays we’ve got the right technology to make them feasible: DARPA Pushes Bionic Arm Boundaries

What’s particularly interesting about this is the possibility – as they improve the granularity of motor and feedback signals – of […]

The Next Moral Crusade

…will be against Orson Scott Card: Why I’m (Proudly, this Time) Boycotting Orson Scott Card

Indeed, this is just one not really especially noteworthy example of what’s already been going on. But expect it to heat up as the release date of the Ender’s Game film approaches – it’s an irresistible opportunity for grandstanding moral […]