This Mission Plan Could Get NASA To Europa On The Cheap

NASA is currently accepting ideas for a mission to Europa — the moon voted most likely to harbour alien life. But thanks to recent budget cuts, it can only consider the most affordable solutions. The fine minds at Draper Labs may have just come up with the answer. » 6/20/14 11:01am 6/20/14 11:01am

NASA has approved funding for 12 futuristic projects, including a submarine to explore the methane lakes of Titan, an aerial drone for Mars, and a probe to analyze the surface of Europa. You can learn about each individual project here. » 6/06/14 6:00pm 6/06/14 6:00pm

Is the Pentagon ready for an alien invasion?

Foreign Policy has published an extremely cool overview of highly advanced military technologies currently under development — technologies that will soon be at the disposal of the U.S. military. It's written with tongue firmly in cheek, but there's still a hint of seriousness to the article as the FP reviewers… » 6/04/12 2:20pm 6/04/12 2:20pm