An Alphabet Soup of Absurd Astronomy Acronyms

Astronomy loves acronyms. Some of them are evocative, charming, and memorable. Others are more laboured in their execution. This is an ode unusual acronyms, from the cleverly complex to the eye-rolling fail. » 8/01/14 5:36pm 8/01/14 5:36pm

The Pentagon is launching projects BaTMAN and RoBIN to create…

DARPA, the Department of Defense's R&D agency, has two new projects: BaTMAN (Biochronicity and Temporal Mechanisms Arising in Nature) and RoBIN (Robustness of Biologically-Inspired Networks). Their goals? To increase troop efficiency using quantum mechanics. They're making superheroes! » 7/06/10 9:03am 7/06/10 9:03am