Geoff Brumfiel appears in the following:
Monday, July 06, 2015
After nearly a decade of traveling through space, NASA's New Horizons probe is about to arrive at Pluto. On Tuesday it will begin an intensive, weeklong study of the distant world.
Thursday, July 02, 2015
After a string of launch failures, NASA says astronauts have just four months of supplies left. A Russian rocket launching early Friday could provide relief.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
There is an extra "leap" second in Tuesday's clock. The second is designed to keep the clocks in synch with earth's rotation, but some people would like to take it away.
Monday, June 29, 2015
In Florida, an unmanned supply rocket blasted off for the International Space Station, but something went wrong. The loss of the rocket, which was also carrying experiments, is a setback for NASA.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
New data suggest that many regions in the world are overusing their underground water supplies. And researchers aren't sure how much remains.
Monday, June 08, 2015
A nonprofit has successfully tested technology that could one day be used to explore the solar system on a budget.
Friday, June 05, 2015
A competition in California is trying to ready robots for disaster response. But the bots have a ways to go.
Thursday, June 04, 2015
Though past measurements have suggested global warming all but stopped in the late 1990s, newly refined figures show Earth's warming has continued unabated.
Thursday, May 28, 2015
The chief disease agency in the U.S. is looking into why the spores shipped to laboratories in nine states and a military base in South Korea hadn't been properly neutralized. So far no one is sick.
Thursday, April 30, 2015
A NASA spacecraft plunged into the planet Mercury on Thursday. It's demise comes after four years of studying our solar system's innermost planet.
Friday, April 24, 2015
Launched shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Hubble telescope isn't showing its age. Astronomers and other fans hope this old charmer will be useful for many years to come.
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Gazing into your dog's eyes apparently triggers happy feelings in both parties - suggesting that dogs really may love us back. (This piece originally aired on All Things Considered on April 16, 2015.)
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Research shows the mutual gazing between pooches and people spurs release of a "trust hormone" in both. The results suggest dogs really may love us back.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Italy is sending a high-tech espresso machine to the International Space Station. And NASA is worried it might be too popular.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
To keep its code-breaking prowess, the National Security Agency must recruit scores of the brightest students in math and computer science each year. The Snowden revelations are hurting those efforts.
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Researchers have finally determined the length of a day on the ringed planet (gas shrouds any landmarks, so it was tough). Precision matters: A faster spin influences the speed of surface winds.
Thursday, March 26, 2015
An official investigation into a 2014 accident at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant has concluded that cat litter is the culprit. Organic material in the litter caused a drum to burst.
Thursday, March 12, 2015
A new analysis of particles believed to be from the bottom of oceans inside Enceladus suggests the moon is toasty warm.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Environmentalists and Democrats have launched investigations into the funding of climate skeptics. Some say the probes are necessary, while others worry they could rightly be seen as harassment.
Friday, March 06, 2015
NASA's Dawn mission has reached its destination and is orbiting the dwarf planet Ceres. It's the end of an odyssey to explore an odd, in-between world.