The Force Awakens, reawakening my love for Star Wars

I saw it. I had my doubts. After the prequels, we all did. After hearing it was sold to Disney, I got a bit excited, but then Abrams made 'Into Darkness' and... well, we know how that one went. I feared a senseless, impossible to follow plot. I feared endless battle and fight scenes that …

Cloud City on Venus

NASA has plans for a Cloud City on Venus, seriously.¬† Our nearest neighbor, Venus, is always ignored when it comes to explorations, probably because the surface is around 465C (870F). Venus is very similar to Earth otherwise, though, and is called Earth's twin. It's nearly identical in size and composition and gravity, we just can't …