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  • United Launch Alliance looking at 3D printing for its Vulcan rockets
    United Launch Alliance looking at 3D printing for its Vulcan rockets
    According to s Tuesday story in Science Now, United Launch Alliance is looking at additive manufacturing, more commonly known as 3D printing, to create many of the parts of its next generation launch vehicle, the Vulcan. In so doing, it joins its...
  • United Launch Alliance rolls out the Vulcan rocket
    United Launch Alliance rolls out the Vulcan rocket
    The space race of the 1960s proved that competition drives innovation. The new space race of the 2010s, now between private sector companies rather than nation states, is proving much the same thing. On Monday, the same day that the launch and...
  • The vulcan hand salute from Leonard Nimoy
    Vulcan hand salute: Space, the final frontier, honors the late Leonard Nimony
    The Vulcan hand salute seems fitting as a way to honor the late Leonard Nimoy. His "Star Trek" character Mr. Spock was known to pose with that same hand gesture during the TV series, the movies from the franchise, and even when he was...
  • Leonard Nimoy explains origin of LLAP gesture
    Star Trek's Leonard Nimoy explains Vulcan salute origin: Watch
    Before Leonard Nimoy died on Feb. 27, the 83-year-old man, in an interview conducted with the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, explained how he arrived at the iconic forked-finger Vulcan salute. That video was shared on...
  • Live long and prosper…Leonard Nimoy dies at age 83
    Live long and prosper…Leonard Nimoy dies at age 83
    I'm writing about this today, because Leonard Nimoy, the original Spock to Trek fans, died this morning (Feb. 27, 2015) at age 83. I found this out the way most people these days learn about anything. On social media. On Twitter, in fact. I...
  • Leonard "Mr. Spock" Nimoy
    Leonard "Mr. Spock" Nimoy passes away
    Beloved Leonard “Mr. Spock” Nimoy has passed away at his home in Bel Air, he was 83. An outstanding career that had branched into many projects, his well-known Vulcan slogan, “live long and prosper” did him justice. The...
  • Actor Leonard Nimoy
    Leonard Nimoy, aka Mr. Spock, lives long and prospers no more
    Leonard Nimoy, the 83 year old actor best known for his portrayal of the logical alien from the planet Vulcan, Mr. Spock in television’s “Star Trek,” died at his home in the Bel-Air section of Los Angeles, according to the New...
  • Snow around South Shore Golf Course Sign
    Vulcan batters Chicago golf courses
    On Wednesday, March 12, 2014, snowstorm Vulcan battered Chicago golf courses and the Chicago-land area. This precipitation began at approximately midnight. Instruments at Midway Airport recorded six inches of wet, heavy snow.At South Shore Golf...
  • Winter Storm Vulcan
    Winter Storm Vulcan: Latest winter storm to slam snow-weary Midwest, Northeast
    Winter storm Vulcan – the latest storm in what has seemed like an endless winter – is intensifying into a powerhouse blizzard, bringing large amounts of snowfall and high winds as the system pushes across the Midwest and into the...
  • Orbits of Pluto's moons
    New moons of Pluto named Kerberos and Styx but popular choice Vulcan snubbed
    The International Astronomical Union announced on July 2, 2013 its picks to name the two recently discovered moons of Pluto, hitherto known as P4 and P5. They will now be known as Kerberos and Styx respectively. In Greek and Roman mythology...
  • Vulcan: Gabriel Summers
    Vulcan: The Third Summers Brother
    “By right of blood and combat! By right of succession! I name myself Emperor Vulcan, Ruler of the Shi’ar Imperium!” – Gabriel SummersLittle was known about Gabriel Summers but he made his reappearance in 2006 during Deadly...
  • Pluto
    Naming Pluto’s moon Vulcan: The Twitter community sounds off
    Former planet, newly reclassified dwarf planet Pluto has two moons in need of names. Their images were captured by the Hubble telescope in 2011 and 2012 and have been referred to simply as P4 and P5. The SETI Institute opened up voting online...
  • Vulcan Materials Company
    Dividend approved for rising construction and raw materials stock
    The Board of Directors forVulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC) approveda quarterly dividend of one cent per share forthe company'scommon stock on Friday. The dividend is payable Sept. 10 to shareholders of record Aug. 27.Based in Birmingham,...
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