You might not be smarter than these three fifth-graders in Henderson. At 11, they’re giving directions to rocket scientists about testing soybeans at the International Space Station.
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An unmanned cargo ship pulled away from the International Space Station on Tuesday to stage the first of three planned NASA experiments on how big fires grow in space, an important test for astronaut safety.
What comes out of our taps meets safe drinking water standards, though it does contain trace amounts of some heavy metals, radioactive minerals and other regulated contaminants, according to an annual report released Monday by Las Vegas Valley Water District.
Nearly 4 out of every 5 people on Earth - including 99 percent of those living in the United States and Europe - now live under light-polluted skies, according to scientists who have created a state-of-the-art atlas of the problem across the globe.
Space station astronauts opened the world’s first inflatable space habitat Monday and floated inside.
Researchers are still assessing the damage from an April 30 break-in at Devils Hole, but experts are hopeful that the beer-fueled romp by three men won’t amount to an extiction-level event for Nevada’s most endangered fish.
Their prototype finally blew u p on live TV Saturday afternoo n, and the folks at Bigelow Ae rospace couldn’t be happier ab out it.
NASA is taking a second crack at inflating an experimental room at the International Space Station. The attempt is scheduled to begin at 6 a.m. PDT on Saturday.
NASA aborted its first attempt to inflate an expandable space habitat early Thursday morning after the North Las Vegas-built module did not perform as expected.
In 1964, a bristlecone pine tree in Nevada’s Snake Mountains was cut down in the name of research.
On April 29, through a partnership between the Desert Research Institute and the Reno-based manufacturing company Drone America — a fixed-wing drone successfully deployed flares containing silver iodide crystals as part of a cloud-seeding experiment.
A 64-year-old cancer patient has received the first penis transplant in the U.S. and is recovering well from the delicate surgery, doctors said Monday.
An unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on Friday blasted off from Florida to put a communications satellite into orbit, with the launch vehicle’s main-stage booster then making a swift return landing on an ocean platform, a live webcast showed.
Great Basin National Park just won certification as an International Dark Sky Park, a rare designation that places it alongside other starry wonderlands such as Death Valley National Park, Capitol Reef and Canyonlands.
Catsharks aren’t harmful to humans, but they also aren’t too much to look at - by the light of day, that is.
SpaceX plans to send an unmanned Dragon spacecraft to Mars as early as 2018, the company said on Wednesday, a first step in achieving founder Elon Musk’s goal to fly people to another planet.
At the Bioblitz at Clark County Wetlands Park, citizen scientists can observe organisms, count creatures and catalog critters. The two-day event, planned for April 29 and 30, is part of the fifth annual Las Vegas Science & Technology Festival,
Officials at Zion National Park in Utah are anxiously watching a nesting pair of California condors that could deliver the park its first fledgling.
Nevada is home to some of the quietest spaces in the country, according to an analysis by the National Park Service. On detailed soundscape maps produced by the agency, much of the Silver State scarcely registers for either human-caused noise or the background buzz of nature.
The population of the endangered Devil’s Hole pupfish appears to be rebounding, according to a recent count in the water-filled cavern the species calls home 90 miles west of Las Vegas.
An Ohio man paralyzed in an accident while diving in waves can now pick up a bottle or play the video game Guitar Hero thanks to a small computer chip in his brain that lets his mind guide his hands and fingers.
Bigelow Aerospace employees in North Las Vegas got free T-shirts and a catered lunch with pizza, chicken fingers, cake and ice cream then watched something they’ve worked on for years get shot into space.
Officials from a North Las Vegas aerospace company are gathering at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida Friday to witness what they hope will be a giant leap for their inflatable space habitat.
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