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Voyage to Pandora: First Interstellar Space Flight

Voyage to Pandora: First Interstellar Space Flight

The year is 2154. Our planet has been ruined by environmental catastrophe. In the movie Avatar, greedy prospectors from Earth descend on the world of an innocent hunter-gatherer people called the Na’vi. Their home is a lush moon far beyond our solar system called Pandora. Could such a place exist? And could our technology… and …

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How We Design Buildings To Survive Earthquakes

How We Design Buildings To Survive Earthquakes

DNews is based in grand old San Francisco. Known for it’s culture, or counterculture, giant reddish orange bridge, and earthquakes. Earthquakes happen when tectonic plates shift. This sudden burst of energy sends seismic waves shooting in all directions. These waves can violently shake buildings both up and down and side to side with enormous force. …

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New Human-Like Species Discovered in the Philippines

New Human-Like Species Discovered in the Philippines

If you head to Luzon Island in the Philippines, you’ll find Callao Cave hidden in the jungle. “What’s so special about an old cave?” you may ask. Well, this is exactly where archeologists discovered a previously unknown ancient species related to us humans! NO it’s not the kid down the street, this one is almost …

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Why we need all-new space suits to survive Mars

Why we need all-new space suits to survive Mars

(air pressurizing) – Ooh! – You OK? – Yeah. – All right. – What happens if you fall over? – Uh, it hurts. (laughs) – OK, don’t fall over. Designing a spacesuit is an incredibly complicated process combining knowledge of textiles, engineering, biology, and atmospheric science. That means there’s no one size fits all for …