Hilarious webcomic story imagines the lunar colonies turned into the…

Zach Weinersmith's Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal is always funny and thoughtful, but he's at his sharpest when he's spinning quick comic science fiction stories. This week, Weinersmith takes us to a moon populated entirely by winners of silly contests, and what happens when the lunar colonies are turned into a… » 3/02/13 12:30pm 3/02/13 12:30pm

3D printers could fabricate tools out of moon dust

One of the challenges of putting a colony on the moon is the need for stuff: building materials, food, and tools. Fortunately, researchers at Washington State University are working on a project that would help lunar colonists make some of those tools right at home: developing 3D printers that can print tools out of… » 12/01/12 11:00am 12/01/12 11:00am

Could Helium-3 really solve Earth's energy problems?

If you watched the movie Moon, you remember Helium-3 as the substance Sam Bell was sending back to Earth, during his onerous three year tenure on the Sarang lunar base. Helium-3 is not a piece of science fiction, but an isotope of helium that really could provide for all of our energy needs in the future. With… » 5/11/12 2:40pm 5/11/12 2:40pm