At around $10,000 per pound, shipping anything into space is extremely expensive. Most of the brain power in the new space race has focused on more efficient, multi-use rockets. But a small company called Made In Space has turned that idea on its head: Instead of designing and building better vehicles to get things into orbit, why not just build those things in space? In March 2016, Made In Space sent their second 3D printer to the International Space Station, giving interplanetary travel a huge boost in the process.
It's the most important meal of the day. But depending on where you are in the world, it can mean a multitude of things. From beans and ham to a club sandwich, Nowness explores how people like start their day.
When Johann Kepler wrote Galileo Galilei that humans would reach the stars on the heavenly winds, it turns out he wasn't just making a metaphor. While we might not ever make it, spacecraft with sails designed to ride a massive beam of light to Alpha Centauri, the nearest star to Earth, can. The Atlantic looks at how this technology could get us to the stars, with spaceships that cost as much as a smartphone.
Now Netflix is just being cruel. After leaving Barb in the Upside Down with no explanation about her health or safety, they're making a mockery out of our favorite Stranger Things character by turning her into a soup. Although we're totally against the treatment of Barb, we have to admit she does look rather tasty as a bowl of french onion soup.