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WASHINGTON — Do you know the way to San Jose? Quite a few airline pilots apparently don't.
For the rest of this month and a week into the next, residents of Gilbert and Chandler can find out how science plays a very strong and direct role in their day-to-day lives.
Olympia, Wash. - Former Arizona U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who survived a 2011 shooting, testified Tuesday before a Washington state House panel considering an initiative to expand firearm background checks in the state, telling lawmakers that "the nation is counting on you."
Arizona's bid to become a test site for unmanned drones was rejected Monday as federal officials picked six other proposals.
HAVANA — Each summer, microscopic dust particles kicked up by African sandstorms blow thousands of miles (kilometers) across the Atlantic to arrive in the Caribbean, limiting airplane pilots' visibility to just a few miles and contributing to the suffering of asthmatics trying to draw breath.
Climate change, and the consistently hotter and drier weather that comes with it, is largely the cause of the recent “sharp increase” in the number and intensity of wildfires, NASA officials said Friday.
A recent national STEM related event hosted in Tempe last Saturday combined a few components that may appear mismatched at first glance, but are much more logical when given a steadier second look.
A popular graphic making the rounds on the Internet shows Boston Marathon bombing terrorist brothers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev with the caption: "Apparently Not Verizon Customers." It refers to news reports that under a secret court order in April, the National Security Agency was collecting the telephone records of tens of millions of American customers of Verizon. P.S. That revelation was quickly topped.
Prolific documentary-maker Alex Gibney delivers a gripping account of the wins and losses of hard-charging idealism on the front lines of the information wars in "We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks." Exhaustively researched and balanced in its view of the controversial key player, the film slips in ahead of DreamWorks' dramatic take on the exploits of Julian Assange, "The Fifth Estate," which is currently shooting.
Reader David Rich seems to be in full-flight hysteria as he preaches against eating meat (We can mitigate effects on our planet, May 26). He claims 97 percent of scientists think global warming is “human caused.”
On the second floor of a back building on the campus of Chandler High School, wires, metal and ingenious student planning come together to make an inanimate object come to life.
NASA’s Destination Station: Experiences in Orbit - Astronaut Cady Coleman, pictured, discusses her experience onboard the International Space Station and the research she conducted there. She will be available for autographs and pictures after the presentation. The planetarium will also be showing a special about the International Space Station throughout the evening. Registration is required at http://tinyurl.com/nasatalk2.
Astronauts from NASA will land across the Valley to participate in events for the public in the coming weeks. The astronauts, specifically chosen by NASA for these events, are in Arizona to promote and raise awareness on space programs and exploration — just as the state’s “SciTech Festival” fires its boosters.
Saying students are getting only one side of the debate, a state senators wants to free teachers to tell students why they believe there is no such thing human-caused "global warming.''
Leroy Chiao, former NASA astronaut, has been chosen as the 2013 John J. Rhodes Chair in Public Policy and American Institutions in Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University and will deliver the 2013 Rhodes Lecture titled “Warp Speed: How Technology is Accelerating and the Importance of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education.”
Children crowd around touch screens as their parents and teachers look over their shoulders. The group is huddled together in a tunneled, dark room reminiscent of a space ship control room — with walls lined with lit up diagrams and interactive video screens.
Sometimes we all need to step back and see the big picture. You can do that Jan. 10 and 12 at Phoenix Symphony’s performances of Gustav Holst’s “The Planets,” augmented by big screen images and videos from NASA, the Hubble Telescope and Mars Rover.
The past and the future are currently colliding at Mesa’s Arizona Museum of Natural History.
A satellite designed, built and tested in Gilbert will be launched in February to circle the globe collecting data for NASA and the Department of Interior.
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PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Known to the Twitterverse and the president of the United States as "Mohawk Guy" of the Mars mission, Bobak Ferdowsi could be the changing public face of NASA and all of geekdom.
He's chronically short of funds, but Morris Jarvis is bent on building a ship that will make trips beyond Earth affordable to all.
For those of you who took the news hard that the world will not end this December, NASA has new hope and an approximate date — 4 billion years from now.
“Hello, Discovery, this is Mission Control. How are things going up there on your final mission, over?”
Sit in the front row at a rock concert and 110 decibels of music will rock your eardrums.