Amy Shira Teitel

history

The Story of Ceres, the Not-Quite-a-Planet Planet

There are signs that Ceres contains large amounts of water ice beneath its surface and water vapor perhaps rooted in sublimating ice.
Amy Shira Teitel
1.22.15
nasa

The Story of Beagle 2, the Long-Lost Martian Rover That's Finally Been Found

More than 12 years later, and sadly a year after Pillinger’s death, NASA has found Beagle 2.
Amy Shira Teitel
1.16.15
nasa

Why NASA Reshot One of Its Most Iconic Space Photos

A much fancier Hubble camera helped make the "Pillars of Creation" even better.
Amy Shira Teitel
1.9.15
Space

Building Floating Colonies on Venus Isn't Entirely Outrageous

Venus is a hellish world, but not if we stick to the clouds.
Amy Shira Teitel
12.2.14
physics

How To Stop Light and Make Objects Transparent

New research offers hope for optical cloaking and much more.
Amy Shira Teitel
11.2.14
machines

To Teach Computers to See, Give Them Imaginations

A team of MIT researchers offers a novel solution to an old computer science problem.
Amy Shira Teitel
11.1.14
Travel

If You're Ultra-Rich and Often Late, You Might Want Aerion's New Supersonic Jet

Most of us travel subsonically, but that might change before too long—at least for a wealthy few.
Amy Shira Teitel
10.22.14
lights

Today's Super-Fast LED Lights Might Mean Tomorrow's Quantum Communication

For the light-based communication of the future, it just takes a plasmonic patch antenna, two silver nanocubes, and a bit of gold.
Amy Shira Teitel
10.19.14
Space

This Planet Has Supersonic Wind That Can Melt Steel

And that is why we won't be moving there.
Amy Shira Teitel
10.15.14
Space

Why NASA Has 13 Spacecraft Watching a Single Comet This Weekend

Comet C/2013 A1, also known as comet Siding Spring, will pass about 87,000 miles from Mars, and a whole fleet of spacecraft and rovers have been lined up to image it.
Amy Shira Teitel
10.15.14
nasa

NASA's MAVEN Probe Is Already Sending Back New Data on Mars' Climate Past

The agency's newest Mars mission is already shaping up to be awesome.
Amy Shira Teitel
10.11.14
Science

Science Found a New Way to Save Bridges and Planes from Cracking Metal

Being able to detect micro cracks from fatigue could change the way we fly.
Amy Shira Teitel
10.10.14
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