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As you may know, the oceans of Europa are sequestered underneath a layer of ice which is probably ten or twenty kilometers thick. This makes them a little tricky to access, especially given the limited resources available to a logistically-feasible lander. So I was intrigued by this article about a highly miniaturized submersible vehicle that wouldn't require much energy to transport…Continue
Added by Regina Carns on June 20, 2013 at 8:05pm — No Comments
Last month I went to see a talk by Annalee Newitz of io9.com about her new book, Scatter, Adapt and Remember. In the talk, she went over some of Earth's previous mass extinctions and their notable survivors, and discussed how humanity might manage to make it through the next one, whatever its cause might be.
It was an excellent talk and it inspired me to write the…
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Added by Regina Carns on June 4, 2013 at 2:10pm — No Comments