Space barbershop: Russian cosmonauts trim & count white hair after Soyuz depressurization (VIDEO)

It turns out Russian cosmonaut Sergey Prokopyev has grayed quite a bit following the drop in air pressure on board the ISS, his colleague has discovered, while giving the commander of the Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft a haircut. In his latest enlightening video report from aboard the International Space Station, cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev has detailed the […]

Daily Podcast: Marvel TV Shows, Avengers 4, Space Jam 2, Child’s Play, House With A Clock In Its Walls, Girl in the Spider’s Web

On the September 19, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film senior writer Ben Pearson and writer Chris Evangelista to talk about the latest film and tv news, including Marvel tv shows, Avengers 4, a VHS festival, Space Jam 2, and the Child’s Play reboot. And in Our Feature […]

The math of why it’s so hard to build a spherical Death Star in space

Enlarge / Geometry puts some real design constraints on Darth Vader’s desire for a spherical Death Star. (credit: Ben Orlin) Opting to build the Death Star in the shape of a sphere may not have been classic Star Wars villain Darth Vader’s wisest move, according to math teacher Ben Orlin. He investigates this burning question, […]

OnePlus wants to build smart TVs, move into connected home space

Enlarge / OnePlus’ last phone, the OnePlus 6. (credit: Ron Amadeo) Here’s an unexpected news item that popped up over the weekend: OnePlus, the Android smartphone maker, wants to start making televisions. OnePlus CEO Pete Lau made an announcement on the company forums that a smart TV was on the way. “We are building a […]

ISS hole rumors undermine relations among crew, Russian space boss warns

The head of Russian space corporation Roscosmos has called on reporters and the public to stop speculating about a recently discovered hole in the ISS hull, saying that such rumors harm the relations between crew members. “Spreading rumors and speculation about what has happened on the ISS [International Space Station] does not help experts in […]

TVLine Items: Flash Favorite in Space, Sabrina Casts NYCC Spell and More

Gypsy is hanging with Amunet Black, what? The Flash fave Jessica Camacho is among the latest batch of actors to board Another Life, Netflix’s sci-fi drama about an astronaut (played by fellow Flash alum Katee Sackhoff) who is focused on searching for alien intelligence. Camacho will play the exploratory spacecraft’s brutally honest communications expert, our […]