In laid-back, SoCal style, the space shuttle Endeavour was more than fashionably late to its final home, the California Science Center, but people along its 12-mile route from LAX to Exposition Park didn't seem to mind the extra viewing time.
The Endeavour got to its destination today at 1:10 p.m. ... More >>
If the space shuttle Endeavour's trip from LAX to Exposition Park seems slow going this afternoon, that's just another day on the streets of L.A.
The latest TomTom quarterly report on traffic congestion, Los Angeles is maintaining its top-dog status in the nation.
Issued this week, the study says ... More >>
When experimental electronic producer Amon Tobin takes the stage at the Greek Theatre tomorrow, his audience will barely be able to see him. He'll be ensconced inside a massive, 2.5-ton structure made up of white, interlocking cubes, stacked Tetris-like atop one another.
A sci-fi kaleidoscope of 3 ... More >>
Despite what those freeze-dried ice cream sandwiches from the museum gift shop might lead you to believe, designing astronaut food is a lot more complex than it might appear. Nobody understands this better than the NASA food scientists who are currently planning a menu for the prospective 3-year mi ... More >>
"Thank you for having me!" he says at the end. "Any questions?" In a tiny, hole-in-the-wall art gallery in central L.A., a rocket scientist is wrapping up a talk titled "Getting There: Science Fiction ... and Fact." The gallery founder, wanting to add a bit of oomph to a space-related exhibit, had r ... More >>
While astronauts clearly get a kick out of taking advantage of zero gravity and eating M&Ms like Pac-Man eating Pac-Dots, what they want the most isn't candy. According to recent reports from NPR and ABC News, the men and women who boldly go where few have before constantly reach for a hot pepper o ... More >>
Are you unemployed? Hungry? Have you always wanted to be an astronaut? NASA may have just the job for you.
The space agency is seeking six volunteers to live on a simulated Mars base on a Hawaiian lava flow for four months to test meals that could be served on an eventual mission to Mars, Sci-Tech ... More >>
SpaceXDragon.The Space Shuttle might be a relic of the past, but that doesn't mean America isn't still going to space. More and more, it's becoming a private affair.
Elon Musk's Hawthorne-based SpaceX was given a preliminary green light by NASA today for its second space mission. This one wi ... More >>
Source images from dominos.jpThe Japanese out-innovate America? Yes, they do!
From: Shuji Sakai, LA Weekly
To: Scott Oelkers, C.E.O. of Dominos Pizza Japan
In re: Your wacky video to build a Domino's on the moon.
Dear Mr. Oelkers:
We realize you planned and spent the money on y ... More >>
NASAThe launch of space shuttle Atlantis on the morning of July 8, 2011. It will be NASA's final space shuttle mission.When NASA's final space shuttle mission successfully launched this morning, along with four astronauts and thousands of pounds of jet fuel Atlantis was carrying some unusual ... More >>
NASAEndeavor.Updated after the jump with reaction from Exposition Park-area county leader Mark Ridley-Thomas.
As NASA retires its space shuttle program, L.A. will get a piece of that history -- permanently.
The space agency announced today that the California Science Center in Exposition Pa ... More >>
NASATemple City High, Class of 1978Updated after the jump: NASA has postponed the 39th and final Discovery mission until at least Nov. 30. Well, that was anticlimactic. Originally posted at 11:04 a.m.
Venice has Morrison; Long Beach has Snoop; Compton has the venerable Coolio.
Now, the San ... More >>
Sushi PopperSushi on a Stick!
Here's a pop quiz: Name a few items, food or otherwise, that are sold in a tube. Toothpaste? Check. Push Pops? Double check. Yoplait Go-gurt? Yuck (but a check nonetheless). Soon we can add sushi to that list as culinary entrepreneurs Lucas Furst and Evan Kaye a ... More >>
It's been 40 years since the lunar landing, when the idea of food in space suddenly became more fascinating than, well, the food on your plate. Remember Space Food Sticks and Tang? (Check out the old commercials, on YouTube, after the jump.) These days space food has gone more upscale than, say, Ast ... More >>