Oct 1, 2015
[VIDEO] Debra Fischer describes the methods used to find exoplanets, how much we can currently decipher about these planets' properties, what new information some planned ground and space-based observatories might be able to add to that mix—and whether we might find exoplanets that support life.
Jun 3, 2015
June 3 marks the 50th anniversary of the first American space walk, or Extravehicular Activity (EVA) in NASA terms. The technology and design of space suits—called Extravehicular Mobility Units in NASA parlance—has also evolved greatly over the past 50 years. In the September-October 2015 issue of American Scientist, we will feature an article from Dave Cadogan, Director of Engineering at ILC Dover, the only company that currently makes US space suits.
Dec 9, 2015
[VIDEO] Mark Serreze discusses the implications of warming in the Arctic and his thoughts on science communication while the U.N. climate talks in Paris continue.