Jack Harrison Hellkamp

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NASA satellite pulls a 360 flip while staring at the sun, for science

Twice a year, NASA instructs its Solar Dynamics Observatory to complete a 360-degree rotation while meticulously capturing photographs of the sun. It …

Physicists Achieve Atomic Data Storage

A new memory technology could pack the entire Library of Congress into a .1 mm-wide cube.<p>Researchers from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands have created a rewritable data-storage device capable of storing information at the level of single atoms representing single bits of …

Juno was a success—but there is precious little coming after it

Advisor claims Obama "revitalized" planetary science, but the opposite is true.<p>Juno's insertion into orbit around Jupiter on July 4th made the US …

Obama Administration

How the fastest spacecraft ever reached 165,000 miles per hour

It also secured a Guinness World Record. Not bad for a Monday night!<p>Reaching Jupiter and getting into the giant planet's orbit required some complicated physics. In the process of executing the necessary maneuver, the probe became the fastest spacecraft ever, toppling a record that had stood for …

This innovation could change space travel forever

In the final hours of Monday, July 4, NASA's Juno spacecraft completed a tricky maneuver with pinpoint accuracy, and in doing so, became the second …

Bill O'Reilly Finally Proved That Obama Has 'Secret Muslim Ties'

Some "hard to verify" photos from a '90s wedding were all he needed.<p>For a while there, it seemed like Bill O'Reilly was among the last prominent conservatives refusing to climb aboard the U.S.S. Batshit. Granted, he had been holed up on the gangplank for years as everyone else streamed on by him. …

Barack Obama

NASA’s Kepler spacecraft tweeted a sexy butt photo

Subscribers to the Twitter feed for NASA’s Kepler spacecraft often see beautiful images of exoplanets or the occasional habitable world light years …

Juno is collecting the most amazing sounds as it gets close to Jupiter

NASA spacecraft Juno is just a few days away from getting close enough to Jupiter, hopefully to be swept into its orbit. The goal is for scientists …

Astronomers discover new one-of-kind giant planet

In a new discovery in space, astronomers took an “exciting” step forward in understanding how planets are formed, after a new giant planet was …

Mars Mobile

July 4 2016 Juno Arrival at Jupiter and<br>First Day of Spring for Mars Rovers Curiosity and Opportunity!<p><b>On July 4, 2016, NASA's Juno spacecraft arrives</b> …

Tesla driver's death on 'Autopilot' triggers safety debate

A digital video disc player was found in the Tesla car that was on autopilot when its driver was killed in a May 7 collision with a truck, Florida Highway Patrol officials said on Friday.<p>Whether the portable DVD player was operating at the time of the crash has not been determined, however, and …

Automotive Industry

In Petra, 'massive' monument found in Jordan's desert | CNN Travel

Travel

The 25 best waterfront cities to visit in your lifetime

Chicago Line Cruises recently compiled a list of the top 25 waterfront cities in the world, using Mercer's Quality of Living survey and Euromonitor's measures of international tourist arrivals. They also used Numbeo's "Basket of Goods and Services" tool, which allows you to compare total prices …

Two New Particles Have Sent Physicists Scrambling for Theories

There’s <b>excitement</b> in the <b>physics</b> community over a <b>couple of new particles</b>: One they <b>may have observed</b>, and a <b>theoretical description</b> of another that …

Physics

Underwater 'lost city' is a natural phenomenon, say scientists

<b>(CNN) —</b> When divers discovered circular columns and paved floors, they thought they had found the ruins of a long-forgotten civilization on the shores of the Greek island Zakynthos.<p>But what was once thought to be an ancient underwater "lost city" is actually a naturally occurring phenomenon, …

Earth Science

The Best Things To Do In Hawaii Absolutely You Need To Do

Many people long to visit a tropical island, dip their toes into the turquoise waters, or lay on the soft sand of a faraway place. The Hawaiian …

Recipe for ISIS Disaster: Sunni Terrorism. Western Bombs. Repeat.

The first Western journalist to embed with ISIS on why Western bombs won’t defeat it.<p>The West has been waging its war on terror for 14 years. The …

Middle East

Canadian killed by terrorist group in Philippines, another held hostage

A terrorist group in the Philippines has killed John Ridsdel, the 68-year-old Canadian kidnapped last September – an execution Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called "cold-blooded murder" and the man's family said was "senseless."<p>A second Canadian, 50-year-old Robert Hall, remains captive, a Canadian …

Cambodian Royal Turtle nearly extinct _ less than 10 in wild

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia's Royal Turtle is nearly extinct, with fewer than 10 left in the wild, because increased sand dredging and illegal clearance of flooded forest have shrunk its habitat, a conservationist group warned Monday.<p>The New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society said in …

How The 'Impossible' Space Drive Engine May Work

A while back, I wrote about a very exciting if baffling new space propulsion system: the EmDrive. It’s a space propulsion system that doesn’t appear …

Ford Isn't Interested in a Merger With Fiat Chrysler

Ford Motor (f) is not interested in a tie-up with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, Chief Executive Mark Fields said on Saturday, when asked about FCA …

NASA moves to begin historic new era of X-plane research

Although it may not wind up being the first of the New Aviation Horizons X-planes to actually fly as part of the three-legged stool of research, …

Volkswagen Posts Deep Loss After Taking $18.28 Billion Hit on Emissions Scandal

Charge represents large increase on sum initially set aside to cover recalls and repairs<p>FRANKFURT—Volkswagen AG took a €16.2 billion ($18.28 billion) charge related to the emissions-cheating scandal, forcing it to slash its 2015 dividends and post a deep loss.<p>Volkswagen on Friday posted a net loss …

Volkswagen

The 30 Most WTF Moments From 5 Years Of Game Of Thrones

<i>Game of Thrones</i> has a history of eliciting rather strong reactions from viewers. From its premiere in 2011 to last year's season five finale, this …

Nasa and Aerojet develop experimental solar electric propulsion ion engines to transport us to Mars

Nasa has awarded $67m (£47m) to Aerojet Rocketdyne to develop futuristic ion engines that use experimental solar-electric propulsion (SEP) to power …

Show's Over? Trump Pledges To Be 'So Presidential You Will Be So Bored'

You might have noticed something different about Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump lately.<p>His Tuesday night victory speech at Trump Tower in New York City was brief, relatively subdued, and relatively on-message. The roughly ten-minute speech was a far, far cry from the night in …

Donald Trump

Canada Formally Unveils Plan to Completely Legalize Weed

For those celebrating 4/20 yesterday, don’t stop now. Today is cause for even further rejoicing, as Canada has officially unveiled its plan to make …

Canada

Scott Aaronson Answers Every Ridiculously Big Question I Throw at Him

<i>Scott Aaronson has one of the highest intelligence/pretension ratios I’ve ever encountered. I wasn’t really aware of him before last fall, when I</i> …

Death Plunge Of Venus Spacecraft Reveals Surprisingly Cold Temperatures On The Hottest Planet

Space Photo credit: Venus Express began entering the Venusian atmosphere in June 2014. ESA/C. CarreauIn December 2014, the European Space Agency’s …

Astronomy