Thursday, April 30, 2015

Quote of the Month


"A central lesson of science is that to understand complex issues (or even simple ones),
we must try to free our minds of dogma and to guarantee the freedom to publish,
to contradict, and to experiment.
Arguments from authority are unacceptable."

- Carl Sagan

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Quote of the Month


"The skeptic does not mean him who doubts,
but him who investigates or researches,
as opposed to him who asserts and thinks that he has found."

- Miguel de Unamuno

Monday, March 30, 2015

Reinventing the NASA Mobile App


For the Behance presentation, click on the image!
(and do not forget to push the "appreciate this" button ;)

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Quote of the Month


"I'll believe anything,
no matter how wild and ridiculous,
if there is evidence for it.
The wilder and more ridiculous something is, however,
the firmer and more solid the evidence will have to be."

- Isaac Asimov

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Quote of the Month


"Do not go where the path may lead,
go instead where there is no path
and leave a trail.”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The Future of Space Exploration

If there is one company I admire, it is SpaceX. Elon Musk's team not only makes space exploration cheaper by bringing the competitive prices of the private sector to government agencies, but they also try to innovate. Let's face it, today's rocket technology, in many sense, is old and hasn't changed much over the past decades. We still discard booster rockets, dumping billions of dollars into the ocean. And that is where SpaceX comes in with their vision of reusable rockets, of which they actually came pretty close last month when they almost landed a rocket on a barge, floating in the Atlantic ocean. It did not quite work out the way they hoped, but they are on track and the future is looking bright. Here is their vision that can become reality pretty soon. Sometimes I feel we truly live in an age of wonder!



Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Quote of the Month


"There's nothing magical about science.
It is simply a systematic way for carefully and thoroughly observing nature
and using consistent logic to evaluate results.
Which part of that exactly do you disagree with?
Do you disagree with being thorough? Using careful observation?
Being systematic? Or using consistent logic?”

- dr. Steven Novella

Monday, December 1, 2014

Quote of the Month


"Anyone who stops learning is old,
whether at twenty or eighty.
Anyone who keeps learning stays young.
The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.

- Henry Ford

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Wanderers

The short movie below was made by Erik Wernquist. It is a vision of humanity's expansion into the Solar System, based on scientific ideas and concepts of what our future in space might look like, if it ever happens. The locations depicted in the film are digital recreations of actual places in the Solar System, built from real photos and map data where available.

Without any apparent story, other than what you may fill in by yourself, the idea with the film is primarily to show a glimpse of the fantastic and beautiful nature that surrounds us on our neighboring worlds - and above all, how it might appear to us if we were there. Oh, and did I mentioned that for the narration, Wernquist used one of Carl Sagan's speeches? ;)


Friday, October 31, 2014

Quote of the Month


"We often fear what we do not understand.
Our best defense... is knowledge."

- Tuvok
Star Trek Voyager