Final Discovery Now12/16/11
This is our final Discovery Now podcast. Please look for our new podcasts under the name 'Innovation Now'
NASA's Take on 2012
December 21, 2012. It's the last date on the Mayan calendar and the cataclysmic storyline of a Hollywood blockbuster. Now NASA weighs in on what threatens to set this day apart from any other.
In two decades, a very large, fast and destructive asteroid is headed towards our planet ; so who's keeping an eye on these space rocks anyway?
Well-heeled travelers will soon have the chance to get their feet far off the ground in accommodations that are out of this world!
Einstein's Theories Tested
A race in space tests Einstein's theories of relativity
Technologies Toll on the Brain
Between computers, cell phones, and the good old-fashioned boob tube, is technology taking a toll on some basic functions of the brain?
To Be Clean in Space
Cleanliness may be next to Godliness, but on a spacecraft it's a matter of life, death and accurate scientific research!
Keeping Up the Communication
Over forty years ago David Bowie's Major Tom lost communication with Earth while in space. Now the European Space Agency may have found a way to keep fiction from ever becoming fact!
A hundred and twenty-five years ago, a cosmic misfit was unveiled as one of our closest galactic neighbors. Now, new images reveal that this glowing beauty is filled with stellar pyrotechnics and splendor!
More to the Equator
The equator divides the earth equally, north and south. But is it just an imaginary line? Or is this a middle that makes a muddle of our planet's climate?
Airplane Sensors of the Future
When it comes to aircraft safety, minor dents, dings and cracks can be major. Now science is putting its energy towards early damage detection!
They say that diamonds are a girl's best friend , but while we may live in a material world, the wealth of our planet's precious metals could have extraterrestrial origins!
The Chemistry of Life
Science has yet to discover life on other planets, but the chemistry for life? Well, that's a whole new ball of gas.
A Ring Around Saturn
When it comes to giant rings, diamonds may be a girl's best friend, but they ain't got nothin' on a certain planet in our solar system!
Going Back to Venus
They've been out of touch for almost three decades, but now Russia is planning a reunion with Venus and inviting the international community to come along!
Mysterious Magnetic Fields
Unraveling the mysteries of magnetic fields requires a closer look at plasma.
Moondust and Microwaves
NASA has another trick up its sleeve, but there's no magic hat - just moondust and microwaves!
A New Type of Messaging
Ones and zero's of the digital world unite! Quantum messaging is right around the corner.
Buttering Up Pilots
If you're training for a triathlon, watching your fat intake is a good idea. But if you're piloting a fighter jet, recent findings say, - bring on the butter!
New Screening Possibilities
Remember when you could keep your clothes on at the airport? Those days may not be gone for good - if a new screening program proves successful.
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