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This travel photographer takes his dog around the world with him

Hunter Lawrence is a photographer that specializes in incredibly unique shots of nature.<p>He has worked with a number of national brands and isn't stopping anytime soon.

Aspen

'The Martian' Movie Review by a Rocket Scientist

As a person who helped build and launch rockets for NASA's Space programs, I naturally became curious about seeing the 20th Century Fox motion picture, <i>The Martian</i> directed by Ridley Scott, starring Matt Damon. As a rocket scientist, I am typically skeptical of science fiction movies dealing with …

Space Travel

Handheld DIY Railgun Created Using Arduino And 3D Printer (video)

If you are looking for a project to keep you busy for the next few weekends you may be interested in a handheld DIY railgun that has been created by …

Robots teach themselves martial arts to avoid smashing into the ground

A few weeks ago, I slipped in the shower, and after a cartoonish sequence of body contortions, I caught myself while landing. Robots aren’t as lucky. …

I Was a Drone Warrior for 11 Years. I Regret Nothing.

I’ll never forget the time I prevented a young Predator pilot from making an illegal shot. The incident stands in stark contrast with the expert conduct that I typically witnessed from professional aviators flying the U.S. Air Force’s remotely piloted aircraft (RPAs), commonly known as drones.<p>The</i> …

War

This Hubble image shows thousands of galaxies — and that's only a tiny fraction of the sky

What happens when you take a 2.4-meter telescope, launch it into space, and command it to stare at one spot in the sky for a solid 14 hours, taking data both in visible light (like our eyes see) and infrared?<p>This. This.<p>Can I get a "Yowza!" from the congregation? No? Maybe that's because when I …

Universe

NASA Just Released 8,400+ Incredible Apollo Moon Mission Photos

Not long ago we showed you the amazing 7-mile scale model of our solar system, which gives you an understanding of what role Earth plays in the …

Space Science

Fantastic GoPro video of French Navy Rafale and Super Etendard jets during aircraft carrier ops

These are flight deck ops. French style.<p>This cool video filmed with GoPro cameras, shows launches and recoveries aboard the 38,000-ton, …

Military Aircraft

The Fourth Man To Walk On the Moon Also Paints Beautiful Space Art

Since you consume the internet excessively, you’ve probably at some point seen the image above, maybe with the added text: MY NOSE ITCHES. This is a …

The world's fastest plane flew its last flight 16 years ago today

On October 9, 1999, the storied run of the Lockheed Martin SR-71 came to an end after more than 30 years of carrying out covert surveillance missions at an altitude three times as high as Mount Everest.<p>The SR-71, or "Blackbird" as it's commonly known, was developed by Lockheed Martin's legendary …

Aviation

These Are The Earth Cars Of A Space Agency

NASA is best known for its work with space-faring vehicles, including some very cool space cars. But the agency has a rich history of unique vehicles …

There's a crazy true story about NASA mentioned in 'The Martian'

In the new sci-fi blockbuster movie "The Martian," there's a critical scene involving rocket fuel and an explosive fireball.<p>The blast happens when astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) tries burning rocket fuel to make water, which he then uses to grow food on Mars. Shortly before the fateful scene, …

Jet Propulsion

9 tripped-out sci-fi technologies in 'The Martian' that NASA really uses

The movie is based on the best-selling recent novel by Andy Wier and explores the story of Mark Watney, a man marooned on Mars, and his struggle to survive.<p>While the premise is science fiction, much of the NASA equipment and technology featured in the film is scientifically accurate.<p>Here's a …

Space

The complete astronomy guide of what to see during tomorrow night's rare lunar eclipse

There is a rare total lunar eclipse on Sunday night that won't happen again until 2033. Learn more about how to watch here.<p>So while you're looking up enjoying the view, we wanted to tell you about some of the other spectacular sights that will be out that night.<p>Especially because when the moon is …

Astronomy

The U.S. Air Force Built a C-130 That Could Land Inside a Soccer Stadium

In April 1980, the Pentagon sent elite troops into Iran to rescue American hostages held by student revolutionaries. For a host of reasons, …

'Tesla Drone' Poised to Revolutionize Unmanned Filmmaking

With the Tesla Drone, South African industrial designer Fraser Leid aims to take drone filmmaking to the next level.<p>After the surge of interest in civilian drone culture, it didn’t take long for filmmakers to exploit their aerial footage capabilities (see: <i>Drone Boning</i> for a titillating example). …

Drones

Abandoned Ship: Spacecraft Discovered in Huge Derelict Hangar

[ By WebUrbanist in Abandoned Places & Architecture. ]Remarkably intact and beautifully documented by a Russian urban explorer, this space shuttle …

Urbanism

A Star Wars fan favorite may be officially coming back from the dead

Chuck Wendig's <i>Star Wars: Aftermath</i> tells the story of what life is like in the Star Wars galaxy after the events of Return of the Jedi, and the book contains multiple Interludes that set up other stories and might be setting up future books or films.<p>One such interlude takes place when an individual …

‘Star Wars‘ Interactive Map Guides You Through the Universe

Now in the back half of 2015, we have officially entered the <i>Star Wars</i>-dominated portion of the year as we prepare for the release of <i>Star Wars: The</i> …

Is this the future of video games? New virtual reality system called The Void puts player INSIDE the action and could launch as soon as next summer

• <b>Virtual reality company based in Pleasant Grove, Utah, has constructed multiple levels that transport players to distant worlds</b>• <b><br>Users wear headsets</b> …

The Weird Science of the Hot Nickel Ball

To me, this is citizen science at its reckless best. Very dangerous, don’t try this at home unless you’re a pro, type of stuff, but still fascinating to watch.<p>The series, called “Red Hot Nickel Ball,” on the YouTube Channel <i>Cars and Water</i>, currently contains 74 videos of a red-hot ball of nickel …

It's Official: DARPA Will Build a Flying Aircraft Carrier

Marvel's S.H.I.E.L.D. "helicarrier" -- fictional (for now). Image source: Marvel.<p>Ever since Marvel Comics first popularized the idea, the world has been waiting for someone to invent an honest-to-goodness flying aircraft carrier. Now, DARPA says it's going to give it a try.<p><b>Baby steps</b> <br>Not all at …

Watch This Rugged Cylinder Take To The Skies

Bring the drone on hikes, where it makes a mockery of legs<p>From the body type alone, Sprite looks less like a drone and more like a sleek and modern water bottle aimed at hikers. It's a far cry from the standard four-rotored body of most drones, but that forms the Sprite’s central sales pitch: a …

Drones
Military
Theology

2017 Year in Review

SALT LAKE CITY | Friday, 15 December 2017 |Take a look back at some of the significant Church-related stories and events covered on …

Salt Lake City