Author Archives: Lisa Paitz Spindler

Revisiting The Moon

So, there. Yeah, I’m talking to you conspiracy theorists. We really did go to the Moon. This is conclusive proof, amiright? OK, so Photoshop can do amazing things and this footage probably will not convince a die-hard conspiracy theorist. I, on the other hand, am in awe. Even though the Space Shuttle program is now […]

Eyecam, Eyecam, Eye Conquered

In 2005, Tanya Vlach nearly lost her life in a car accident. As she describes it: “Centimeters away from death, I managed to pull through. Although grateful to be alive, I lost my left eye in the tumble and suffered frontal lobe minor brain injury and severe depression.” After chronicling her recovery in her blog […]

Starlight, Starbright

Researchers at MIT have figured out a way to drastically improve the design of the semi-solid flow cell: “…solid particles are suspended in a carrier liquid and pumped through the system. In this design, the battery’s active components — the positive and negative electrodes, or cathodes and anodes — are composed of particles suspended in […]

Space Shuttle Endeavor Away!

Photo from Business Insider The space shuttle Endeavour launched this morning from Kennedy Space center at 8:56 a.m. EDT. Now on its way to the International Space Station, this is the shuttle’s final flight. During the 16-day mission, Endeavour will deliver the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS), which is a “particle physics experiment module that is […]

The Galactic Alignment

Are you prepared? During the winter solstice on December 21, 2012, the plane of the ecliptic — the rough flat plane which the objects of our Solar System inhabit — will intersect with the Dark Rift so prominent in our night sky. This Galactic Alignment occurs only once every 26,000 years and signifies the end […]

Mercury Up Close and Personal

NASA’s Messenger probe began transmitting up close and personal images of Mercury early in the morning on March 17. The probe is the first spacecraft to orbit Mercury and over the next six hours transmitted over 350 images to Earth of the innermost planet. The dominant crater in the upper corner of the image is […]

The Spiral Path Is Out!

Today is the release day for my debut Carina Press novel THE SPIRAL PATH. I’ll be blogging all over the place this week and also offering a contest. As part of the Out Of This World Blog Tour, I am giving away a copy of THE SPIRAL PATH and this Retro Saturn T-shirt to one […]

The Spiral Path Book Trailer

Tell your friends and loved ones! My book trailer is out! Does that music give you goose bumps or what?

When Do I Get My Own Flashy-Thing Memory-Messer-Upper?

Inception, The Matrix, Total Recall, Minority Report, Men in Black, Dollhouse. In science fiction we seem to have a fascination with manipulating memories. Now scientists have figured out a way to delete traumatic memories. According to DVICE, Johns Hopkins researchers have removed scary memories in mice: It’s generally thought that the amygdala is responsible for […]

Ultimate SciFi Mash-Up

Do you know how when your favorite TV show has a spin-off and the network hosts a crossover event to promo the new show? Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel did this so often that my friends and I started making up our own crossover events by mixing up TV shows you’d never see together: […]