Category Archives: Living in Space

Astronauts tweet latest great snapshots of earth

Check out this great collection of photos taken by astronauts on the International Space Station and posted to earthlings via Twitter: NASA Shutdown Unleashes Beautiful Astronaut Photos on Twitter – News Watch

US astronaut Karen Nyberg tweeted this striking photo of storm clouds above Ghana on October 8, 2013. Credit: Karen Nyberg/NASA

US astronaut Karen Nyberg tweeted this striking photo of storm clouds
above Ghana  as seen from the International Space Station.on October 8, 2013.
Credit: Karen Nyberg/NASA

See many more such photos at The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth, which also includes videos taken by the astros.

Sci-Tech: Human hibernation is nearly in reach + Simple, self-assembling robots

I’m surprised how close bio-medical technology is to providing the capability to induce hibernation, or an extended “torpor” state, for humans, which could allow for crews to be suspended for long space trips: Space Travel’s Efficient, Cheaper Future: Sleeping Your Way To Mars In A Stasis Habitat – Forbes.

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Here’s an interesting report on simple cube-shaped robots that can move, jump and rotate in ways that allow them to assemble themselves into any configuration: Surprisingly simple scheme for self-assembling robots – phys.org

Journal of Space Philosophy, Vol. 3, Fall 2013

The Kepler Space Institute has posted the latest issue of the Journal of Space Philosophy, Volume 3, Fall 2013. All the papers are available for download.

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