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The Implications of the Privatization of Space Exploration

By Lina Shi<p>Background<p>The dream of space exploration has existed throughout human history. Like many other scientific breakthroughs in the US, the …

The Privatization of Space: When Things Go Wrong

The explosion was likely caused by a failed strut. In October of last year, Orbital Sciences had a rocket destined for the ISS explode for unrelated …

Time to Privatize NASA

John Glenn’s 1962 spaceflight and the Apollo moon landings were inspiring achievements. Unfortunately, the recently announced plan to give the …

Space Exploration

The Pros and Cons of Privatized Space Exploration

Not everybody is over the moon about it<p>This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Last week, Avatar director James Cameron painted a rosy picture of privatized space exploration, suggesting that the president's anemic NASA budget will clear the way for competitive market forces to jump-start …

The Privatization Of Space Offers A New Hope For Humanity

Private space travel was effectively illegal until 2004. Then came along the Commercial Space Launch Amendments Act of 2004, which ripped away the …

$10 DIY Alarm System That Calls Your Cellphone

Ever wanted to make your own DIY alarm system? Believe it or not, you can make your own wireless DIY home security for only $10 with a few simple …

Meet the 18-year-old who left his job at 'Yo' to spread the joy of coding

Now, at 18, Latta is living in San Francisco and working on his rapidly expanding coding organization called Hack Club.<p>"I've always found myself able to learn the most when I can completely throw myself at something," Latta told Business Insider.<p>Latta has certainly thrown himself intensely into his …

College & University

These 8 in-demand programming languages are the ones to have on your resume in 2016

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Tech Hub/flickrIn early 2015 Glassdoor.com made a list of the 25 highest paying in-demand jobs in the country. Of the 25 careers …

Coding bootcamps are replacing computer science degrees

In recent years, a growing number of coding boot camps have helped address the large gap between available software engineering positions and qualified candidates to fill them. Coding bootcamps have been so successful that observers have wondered whether these programs are beginning to replace …

NASA has figured out how Mars was stripped clean of water

What happened to Mars’ atmosphere? NASA thinks it knows.<p>Around 3.7 to 4.2 billion years ago, the red planet’s atmosphere was the same size or bigger than the Earth’s, but today it’s about 100 times thinner than on our planet. The answer, it turns out, is blowing in the wind.<p>Solar winds, to be …

Someone Wore A Hulkbuster Costume To Comic Con, And It Was Obviously Awesome

Tony Stark would be proud.<p>Comic Con returned to New York last week, which meant everyone from superheroes to cartoon characters were roaming the streets and subways.<p>As expected, the costumes were <i>awesome,</i> but one person in particular stood out -- Thomas DePetrillo, who dressed as the "Iron Man …

Iron Man

Young amputees will soon get 'Iron Man' and 'Star Wars' bionic hands

A heroic set of prosthetic hand designs will soon allow young amputees to transform into their favorite Disney characters. Whether they prefer a red Iron Man gauntlet, one of Queen Elsa's sparkling blue gloves or a hand inspired by <i>Star Wars</i>' iconic lightsabers, they'll be able to take on the world …

Iron Man

Why did Batman change so much in 2015?

An interview with Batman scribes Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV<p>Last year, Batman turned 75. This year, everything changed. The Caped Crusader is one of the most important and celebrated superheroes in comics. Part of that pedigree, however, is a certain resistance to change. Batman will always be …

Without this equation there would have been no internet

It showed how to make communications faster and take up less space on a hard disk, making the internet possible<p>This equation was published in the 1949 book <i>The Mathematical Theory of Communication</i>, co-written by Claude Shannon and Warren Weaver. An elegant way to work out how efficient a code could …

Covergirl Chose A Huge 'Star Wars' Fan To Be The Face Of Their New Line

As you anxiously await for the newest installment of "Star Wars" to hit theaters, COVERGIRL has something that may tide you over until then with a …

The Future Of Coding Is Here, And It Threatens To Wipe Out Everything In Its Path

APIs — the rules governing how software programs interact with each other — not user interfaces, will upend software for years to come.<p>When Intel CEO Brian Krzanich doubled down on the Internet of Things at the company’s annual Developer Forum in August, he emphasized what many of us have already …

‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ Casting Hints At What Happens In ‘The Force Awakens’

Yes, we know, <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> isn’t even out yet, and won’t be for another three months. But, hey, movies are big, complicated things, and besides, without sequels already filming, we wouldn’t have fun bits to speculate about.<p>First of all, this may or may not be a spoiler, so you’ve …

6 Top Programming Languages For Mobile Development

The language you choose for mobile development can be the difference between great success and tremendous frustration. There are options -- but only …

12 Gorgeous Engagement Rings For The Most Intense ‘Star Wars’ Fans

There's a terrible stereotype out there that nerds are incapable of finding love because they're too busy collecting "Star Wars" action figures in …

Star Wars

Sphero

Say hello to my new robotic friend...<p>I purchased a Sphero as part of the recognition of National Robotics Week (in April of 2014). I have had it out …

Robotics

Let John Green Give You The Back-To-School Pep Talk You Really Needed

It feels like any time you get hung up on the monotonous or suck-tastic parts of every day life, John Green comes out with a video that forces you to …

First look Sphero's BB8 droid toy from Star Wars The Force Awakens

Star Wars

Sphero BB-8 is the 'Star Wars' toy you're looking for (hands-on)

Robotic ball toy Sphero and "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" astromech droid BB-8 are a match made in the Netherworld of the Force.<p>When the " Star Wars: The Force Awakens" trailer dropped last November, one little astromech droid was the talk of the town: BB-8, the adorable spherical robot spotted …

'MythBusters' tackles 'Star Wars' lightsaber science

Still wondering what sort of tactical advantage "Star Wars" character Obi-Wan Kenobi was boasting about when he informed friend-turned-foe Anakin Skywalker that their long lightsaber battle was over due to his "higher ground" positioning? Is it possible for a lightsaber to deflect blaster fire? If …

Los Angeles

Holy Photo Set! 6 New 'Batman V Superman' Pics That Have Us PUMPED

Note to self: <i>Never</i> piss off Superman. True, Superman doesn't seem to take every little thing so personally like Batman does, but he's definitely …

Andrew Garfield Was ‘Petitioning’ For Spider-Man to Join The Avengers

Remember a few years ago, when <b>Spider-Man</b> fans clamored for the wall crawler to make his way over to the Marvel Cinematic Universe from Sony, but it …

LEGO To Produce Doctor Who Sets And Minifigures

The LEGO Group has signed a deal with the BBC to create LEGO playsets and minifigures based on <i>Doctor Who</i>.<p>Minifugres will include the various …