Nasa has a date on Monday evening South African time with “six minutes of terror”, a high-stakes plunge across the surface of Mars that will hopefully end with a successful landing of the Mars InSight.
Scientists have spent nearly two decades discussing how the kilogram could be defined in relation to constant measurements of nature. And now they have finally reached a decision.
In this episode of the podcast, TechCentral editor Duncan McLeod interviews Major-General Charles Boden, who served as the administrator of Nasa from 2009 until his retirement last year.
Unlike the Higgs particle, which confirmed our understanding of physical reality, a new particle seems to threaten it.
Elon Musk’s rocket company launched a commercial satellite for Argentina on Sunday evening, marking SpaceX’s 17th mission of 2018 in the type of steady success that so far has eluded his electric-car maker Tesla.