After InSight, What’s Next On NASA’s Mars Geophysics Radar?

By | 2018-11-30T07:30:51+00:00 November 30th, 2018|Articles, Education, Environment, Science & Technology|

As seen in Forbes Science | November 30, 2018 But more importantly, what can Mars’ inner workings tell us about the formation of planets like our own? In December, the InSight (Interior exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport) spacecraft will position its French-built surface seismometer only a few feet from where it landed. [...]

Climate change fueled witch hunts… Then and now

By | 2018-11-01T14:06:35+00:00 October 25th, 2018|Articles, Education, Environment|

By Author Gregory Wrightstone October 31, 2018|GLOBAL WARMING, CLIMATE CHANGE, FAMINE More Viewpoints of a Climate Contrarian can be found here:  European witch hunts of the 15th to 17th centuries targeted witches that were thought to be responsible for epidemics and crop failures related to declining temperatures of the Little Ice Age. A belief that [...]

Mars May Be Loaded With Dissolved Subsurface Oxygen

By | 2018-10-24T15:37:23+00:00 October 24th, 2018|Articles, Education, Science & Technology|

As seen in Forbes Science By Bruce Dorminey October 24, 2018 Mars may be rife with dissolved oxygen in a liquid water subsurface, a team of geochemists at Caltech and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory now say. Mars captured by the Viking orbiter.  CREDIT: NASA/JPL/USGS Their findings, just published in the journal Nature Geoscience, appear to upend [...]

French Astronomer Aims For Space-Based Hypertelescope

By | 2018-10-24T13:58:23+00:00 October 24th, 2018|Articles, Education, Science & Technology|

As seen in Forbes Science By Bruce Dorminey October 23, 2018   French astronomer Antoine Labeyrie likes walking fences. He's now advocating a space-based hypertelescope.  CREDIT: BRUCE DORMINEY A French astronomer with a long history of innovation is planning a low-cost hypertelescope that would revolutionize optical astronomy from space. Composed of a million [...]

Gregory Wrightstone At The 2018 EASTERN REGIONAL MEETING In Pittsburg

By | 2018-10-09T11:11:36+00:00 October 9th, 2018|Education, Events|

Gregory Wrightstone at the 2018 EASTERN REGIONAL MEETING October 7th-11th, 2018 Please come join us in Pittsburgh, PA for the 2018 annual joint meeting of the AAPG-SPE Eastern Section. The Pittsburgh Section of the Society of Petroleum Engineers will be collaborating with Eastern Section of AAPG to host this meeting. The meeting will [...]

Astronomers Mount Massive Optical Search For Aliens In Andromeda

By | 2018-10-02T12:04:08+00:00 October 2nd, 2018|Articles, Education, Environment, Science & Technology|

Bruce Dorminey | Contributor | Forbes Science I cover over-the-horizon technology, aerospace and astronomy. Using one-meter class telescopes at Las Cumbres Observatory in Chile, astronomers are targeting the whole disk of the nearby Andromeda Galaxy in what is arguably the most ambitious optical SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) campaign ever undertaken. It’s part of a trillion-planet survey led [...]

Early Sun’s ‘Goldilocks’ Rotation Rate May Be Why We’re Here

By | 2018-09-24T08:04:36+00:00 September 24th, 2018|Articles, Education, Environment, Guest Statements, Science & Technology|

Author Bruce Dorminey As seen in Forbes Science | Sep 23, 2018, 05:24pm Our early Sun’s rate of rotation may be one reason we’re here to talk about it, astrobiologists now say. The key likely lies in the fact that between the first hundred million to the first billion years of its life, our G-dwarf star [...]

When will peace come to Israel?

By | 2018-09-14T10:49:03+00:00 September 14th, 2018|Articles, Authors, Culture, Education, Guest Statements, Israel|

The Jerusalem Connection Report | September 14 2018 Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office Michael Oren (Kulanu), a former ambassador to the United States said: “US President Donald Trump’s administration’s decision Tuesday to close the Palestine Liberation Organization’s mission in Washington will help bring about peace between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. Oren said [...]

Rogue Planets Wandering Through Interstellar Space Are Rare, Says Study

By | 2018-09-09T20:32:22+00:00 September 9th, 2018|Articles, Education, Science & Technology|

As seen in Forbes Science I cover over-the-horizon technology, aerospace and astronomy. Aug 31, 2018, 08:00 pm Written by Bruce Dorminey Free-floating planets --- planets that have been kicked out of their home solar systems and into the interstellar medium --- have long fascinated the exoplanetary science community for both their novelty and their potential to [...]

Lessons in managing public-speaking fears

By | 2018-08-21T16:08:47+00:00 August 21st, 2018|Articles, Culture, Education|

By Rusty Wright This article first appeared in Duke Magazine, Special Issue 2018, and is used by permission. Being an introvert can complicate life. As a teen, sometimes I was afraid to introduce myself to a stranger or to ask a young woman for a date. At Duke, the frosh-faces picture book struck fear in [...]