How Long It Takes to Burn Off a Thanksgiving Dinner 10 Different Ways

For once, let's not lie to ourselves about how we're going to "take it easy" this Thanksgiving. Most of us are going to give thanks by indulging like gluttonous pigs. It's okay, we can give ourselves a pass every now and then, but let's be real: if we don't want to have more chins on our chin's chins by New Year's,… » 11/28/14 2:30pm Today 2:30pm

Microgravity University: Testing the Future of Spaceflight in Zero G

How do you test a new method for CPR in space without actually going into space? You take flight in a microgravity plane, obviously. For the last 20 years, NASA's Reduced Gravity Office has opened up its zero-g planes to college students from around the country, who get the once in a lifetime opportunity to test… » 11/28/14 12:00pm Today 12:00pm

I fully agree with LGA as the number one, but my second place would go to Denver. I have been stuck in Denver so many times. Why? Because its roof is a goddamn tent. When it snows too much, the whole airport breaks for days. DIA can go to hell. » 11/25/14 9:44am Tuesday 9:44am

Inside "The Domes," Where NASA Drives the Spacecraft of the Future

Deep in the belly of the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, lie "The Domes." Step into one of them and suddenly you're standing on the surface of Mars, or you're flying high above the Earth, looking out from the International Space Station. This is the Systems Engineering Simulator, where we learned to fly,… » 11/19/14 12:16pm 11/19/14 12:16pm

The NASA Playground That Takes Virtual Reality To a Whole New Level

We've seen how NASA recreates the vacuum of space right here on Earth, but what about the gravity of space? What about the forces of inertia? When large objects move and behave so differently, how to you train for a mission so you know what to expect when you get there? Like this. » 11/18/14 2:00pm 11/18/14 2:00pm

"If you're a side sleeper, you need a thick pad with lateral baffles (running across your body, from side to side). These provide the level of cushion and support you'll need to keep hips and shoulders off the ground. Longitudinal baffles are the side sleeper's enemy, you tend to get "stuck" in one of the grooves." » 11/14/14 3:03pm 11/14/14 3:03pm