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February 28, 2017

Astronomers Have Found A Real Life ‘Tatooine’

On Monday, Astronomers seemingly stumbled across a planet orbiting two suns, similar to the Star Wars planet Tatooine. Tatooine is the home planet of one Luke Skywalker, and is most known for their unique double sun and triple moon star system.

The planet was discovered amongst rocky debris in a system named SDSS 1557 – between two stars, a white dwarf and a brown dwarf – some 1,000 light years away.

The University College London (UCL) took part in the study and said that “the debris appears to be rocky and suggests that terrestrial planets like Tatooine…. might exist in the system.” Terrestrial planets are planets that are usually rocky, [...]

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February 8, 2017

Bill Nye Returns To TV With ‘Bill Nye Saves The World’

Bill Nye is returning to our TV screens and I couldn’t be more excited! Beginning in April, Bill Nye will begin hosting his own talk show titled ‘Bill Nye Saves The World.’ The format of the show will be mostly conversational, and will center around the hot topics of the day. Nye said he wanted to take a “fact-based” approach to informing his audience, which is most certainly a direct shot to the recent anti-fact antics of the Trump administration. I’m hoping this show is a mix between The Tonight Show, and Bill Nye The Science Guy, because let’s face it…. That would be great.

The show will debut on Netflix, who [...]

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October 20, 2015

Nerd News Interview With The Geek Group

We had a chance to meet and have a discussion with several members of The Geek Group and things got really nerdy, really fast. The Geek Group is a collection of people who all share the same passion: A love of science. Their mission is to generate excitement around, about and get people of all age groups more interested in science, technology, design, and mathematics. Founded in 1994, The Geek Group has grown to include over 26,000 members worldwide. Based in Grand Rapids, MI The Geek Group is a dream for those with a mind geared towards creation. A makerspace deluxe, The Geek Group has a high voltage lab, a machine shop, robotics lab, 3D printers, and audio/visual production spaces [...]

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