"The selection process, which the paper said is for the second batch of Chinese astronauts, will disqualify those who have runny noses, ringworm, drug allergies or bad breath. "The bad smell would affect their fellow colleagues in a narrow space," said Shi Bing Bing, an official with the 454th hospital of People's Liberation Army air force based in Nanjing, one of the six astronaut health screening hospitals."
"I know science thinks it can do everything. I know robots will soon be ordering us around like wait staff at the Ritz. But I am gravely concerned about an experiment that has been going on up there in space. Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata, who returned to earth Friday, had been on the International Space Station since March. And, well, I don't know quite how I am to put this, but he didn't change his underwear for a month. I know what you're thinking. We're both thinking the same thing."
"Eyal: No, we did not, but the producers went down to NASA. They spent a bunch of time talking with NASA; and I think NASA would have endorsed the show had they not had a little trepidation of the sort of, Grey's Anatomy, Desperate Housewives pedigree of the producers. They felt like, okay, well, we don't want our [space] program to be turned into a sex romp. And I can guarantee that's not exactly what it is. There are relationships but it's not like sex left and right. It's more psychological and nuanced. It's very well written and very human."
CLEVELAND -- NASA invites members of the news media to a tour of Glenn Research Center's Plum Brook Reactor Facility at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 28. Program Manager Keith Peecook will lead the tour for Decommissioning community workgroup members. The tour is limited to media and workgroup members.
As the entire world celebrates the 40th anniversary of humankinds' first steps on the moon, gamers will soon have the chance to race other players on the moon's surface in their very own lunar racers.
"A multi-touch and multi-user version of the classical Risk game. As a platform Nasa World Wind (WWJ) and the Java implementation of Risk "Domination" by yura.net were used. A authentication method (that was also integrated in the game) can be found in the last video. Thanks to Klaus Drerup & Wadim Hamm."
Everyday human interaction is not what you would call perfect, so what if there was a third party added to the mix - like a metallic version of us? In a new article in Perspectives on Psychological Science, psychologist Neal J. Roese and computer scientist Eyal Amir from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign investigate what human-android interactions may be like 50 years into the future.