Michael Laine founded the space elevator company LiftPort in 2003 after spending most of his career as a Marine and then an investment manager. More than 10 years later, he’s still dedicated to the project because he believes it can change the world.
Feature | Science August 11, 2015
Earthlings got new access to something that humans launched into space nearly 40 years ago and also learned about why humans launched kombucha microorganisms into space more recently. Plus, alien auroras, a gorgeous new shot of Earth that spotlights Africa, and more.
Feature | Science July 31, 2015
Drugs, chaos, and snakes were just a few of the sources of amazing science images this week. As always, we got some breathtaking perspectives from space, plus some inspiring science-based art.
Feature | Science July 30, 2015
Research ecologists warn that the continued occurrence of wildfires in Alaska could potentially lead to more carbon emissions in the air, especially when the carbon deposits in the permafrost are to be released.
Feature | Science July 30, 2015
Until recently, Pluto was that once-upon-a-time planet that remained a mystery. However, thanks to NASA's New Horizons informative fly-by, we can now rewrite textbooks with everything we've learned about the dwarf planet.
Feature | Science July 28, 2015
Moths’ eyes are exquisitely adapted for seeing in the dark, so they absorb almost all of the light that hits them. This same property may help researchers create solar panels capture more light so that they can generate more energy.
Feature | Science July 27, 2015
If you thought that space news was going to quiet down now that last week’s Pluto flyby climax has passed, you were wrong. New plans to return to the moon, the announcement of the largest-ever project focused on finding intelligent alien life, and the successful journey of three new people to the International Space Station were just a few of this week’s exciting developments.
Feature | Science July 24, 2015
NASA has unveiled the latest scientific discoveries made by its New Horizons team, such as new images of the icy mountains on the Pluto system as well as its nitrogen-filled atmosphere.
Feature | Science July 18, 2015
Tiny Pluto dominated space news this week as the New Horizons spacecraft successfully flew past the dwarf planet. However, space research beyond Pluto carried on with exciting discoveries, including a Jupiter 'twin' orbiting a sun-like planet in the distant universe.
Feature | Science July 17, 2015
Researchers at the Christian-Albrechts-Universität in Germany have found how nematode worms invade the digestive system of larger invertebrates in order to gain some form of transportation.
Feature | Science July 16, 2015
Every so often, people around the world work to accommodate an extra second on a particular day so that our atomic clock doesn’t speed ahead of the solar clock. But all of the time, expense and headaches that go along with this "leap second" have many questioning whether it’s worth the effort.
Feature | Science June 30, 2015
This week, the European Space Agency received a signal that alerted them that the Philae Lander, currently sitting on the surface of Comet 67P woke up. Also, is there life on Mars?
Feature | Science June 19, 2015
Researchers at the Imperial College London have discovered remnants of what appear to be soft tissue and red blood cells in 75-million-year-old dinosaur fossils. These specimens may help explain whether dinosaurs were warm-blooded like birds or cold-blooded like reptiles.
Feature | Science June 10, 2015
This week in space, say hi to Pluto, celebrate the first space walk and learn what we've discovered about comets. We also saw the first interspace handshake and learned just how hardy microbes really are.
Feature | Science June 5, 2015
Hardware startup TZOA has announced a wearable designed to monitor air pollution in developing nations.
Feature | Science June 2, 2015
This week in space was like the movies, at least with a Death Star-like beam inside a black hole observed by Hubble. We also cleared a path to Pluto and captured new images of Ceres.
Feature | Science May 29, 2015
Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology received two nominations for best paper at the International Conference on Robotics and Automation for designing a new algorithm that can potentially reduce robot teams' planning time significantly.
Feature | Science May 29, 2015
John Nash, the inspiration for the film ‘A Beautiful Mind,’ is well-known for his contributions to economics. But his ideas were so big they have made a mark in fields as varied as quantum physics, evolutionary biology and public health.
Feature | Science May 26, 2015
This week in space is full of supernovae, bright galaxies and a star astronomers call 'Nasty.' We've been warned about Chinese space technology, but we've got some top-secret tech of our own, too.
Feature | Science May 22, 2015
From a cartwheeling spider to the ‘chicken from Hell,’ this year’s list of the Top 10 newly discovered species proves that our planet is still full of hidden wonders.
Feature | Science May 21, 2015
Researchers from the University of Georgia are studying a large deposit of ancient carbon, frozen in Arctic permafrost for thousands of years, and how it could possibly release massive amounts of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere once it begins to thaw and decompose.
Feature | Science April 24, 2015
SpiderFab technology will allow spiderlike robots to build large structures in outer space.
Feature | Science April 9, 2015
From the highest resolution photo we've ever seen of the Andromeda Galaxy to a new solar system with five Earth-like planets, January 2015 has been a busy month for space exploration.
Feature | Science January 30, 2015
Researchers claim a spectral particle that looks like a wisp of smoke could be proof that we aren’t the only living creatures in the universe.
Feature | Science January 20, 2015
A scientific report reveals intense and severe flooding could be experienced in the U.S. 15 to 30 years from now. Find out if your city is at risk.
Feature | Science October 8, 2014
Tech Times' picks for the best science fiction books of September. From vampires to intergalactic smugglers, deadly viruses and, surprisingly, utopian societies, September's pick of sci-fi is not to be missed.
Feature | Science October 1, 2014
Have you ever wanted, or needed, to visually see what kinds of diversity different regions of the U.S. offer? University of Cincinnati researchers just released two large-scale, high-resolution maps that let you do just that.
Feature | Science September 23, 2014
Getting caught up in the action may be the best way to inspire everyone to get involved and care. Here's why the People's Climate March on Sept. 21 reminded me that I'm not a useless bystander.
Feature | Science September 23, 2014
Researchers have mapped the genome of a spider for the first time in history. The international team of researchers were able to map the genome of a velvet spider.
Feature | Science May 11, 2014
A new study focusing on the Martian meteorites found on Earth reveals that the early atmospheres of these two planets were very varied, but the nature of their differences remains unclear.
Feature | Science April 20, 2014
Could there really be NADA into this North Korea space agency's choice of acronym and logo, said to be a rip-off of the logo of their opponent NASA? See what their government has to say.
Feature | Science April 5, 2014
Scientists from Australia have finally proven that the dingo is a separate species from dogs. Thanks to the new findings, the dingo has finally taken its rightful place as a distinct Australian animal.
Feature | Science April 2, 2014
Genghis Khan may have had more than a fierce horde of warriors behind his back when he established his empire in Asia. New research has shown that the weather may have played an important part in the rise of the Mongol Empire.
Feature | Science March 12, 2014
For the second day in a row an asteroid will narrowly miss Earth, however, NASA does have a plan in place that may some day give a level of protection against the massive destruction that could be caused by a direct hit..
Feature | Science March 6, 2014
Geneticists at Oxford University, University College London and the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Germany had published a report, "A Genetic Atlas of Human Admixture History,", which is an analysis of the blending of people in human populations around the world. They noted historical events in our own and our ancestors' DNA. They used DNA to characterize significant historical blending events, and identified 100 historical events of human contact over the last 4,000 years.
Feature | Science February 17, 2014
Hundreds of thousands of people were glued to the debate between Bill Nye and Ken Ham in Kentucky on creation versus evolution.
Feature | Science February 5, 2014
One of the most famous brains in the field of neuroscience, the brain of "H.M." was dissected into 2,401 slices in 2009. Now, the researchers have published their findings.
Feature | Science January 29, 2014
Scientists exploring the currents underneath the Rose Ice Shelf in Antarctica have stumbled onto a new species of sea anemone that had tentacles, burrowed upside down in the ice, and glowed orange.
Feature | Science January 17, 2014
The mothballed launchpad at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, which dispatched Neil Armstrong and his crew on their historic Apollo 11 mission in 1969, is the focus of a battle of another sort, between two billionaire techies seeking to dominate a new era of private space flight.
Feature | Science October 3, 2013
A string of cancelations and delays caused by thefederal government shutdown rippled across the United States on Wednesday.
Feature | Science October 2, 2013