Orlando R. Rodriguez

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Here's How We'll Touch Down On A Comet This Week (We Hope)

The Rosetta mission is about to land where no spacecraft has ever landed before.<p>About 31 million miles away from Earth, the Rosetta spacecraft is circling a rubber ducky-shaped comet and getting reading for touchdown. On November 12 at around 4 a.m. EST, the orbiter will release the Philae lander, …

Rosetta comet landing on course despite wake-up glitch

On Wednesday the European Space Agency will attempt a risky landing on a comet, and it seems the Philae lander wanted to catch a few extra winks of sleep before its big day.<p>Overnight, the commands were sent to wake up Philae but the robotic lander began using a backup computer rather than the main …

The Creepy New Wave of the Internet

The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The Internet of Things, the Collaborative Commons, and the Eclipse of Capitalism<p>by Jeremy Rifkin<p>Palgrave Macmillan, …

HTC One M8 still tastes great in Windows flavor

HTC One M8 for Windows Review<p>There Can Be Only... Two Ones?<p>Aluminum Unibody<p>Apps, Re-imagined<p>Stereo Speakers<p>Duo Camera<p>Lighter Theme<p>Dot Case<p>A good …

Can “Interstellar” help teach science to the public?

Christopher Nolan has been somewhat secretive about his science fiction blockbuster “Interstellar,” released Friday. One detail that has managed to leak (this is not a spoiler) was the time, effort and actual scientific discovery associated with a central plot construct in the film, a giant black …

Black Holes

iPad App of the Week: Pimp Your Screen

Who doesn’t like great iPad apps? At iPad Insight we definitely do. With that in mind, we offer up a quick review of an excellent iPad app, or a few great iPad apps, here each week.<p>Our weekly picks for Best iPad App of the Week are published here every Saturday. Check out all out picks below and …

How man’s best friend could hold the key to anti-ageing

Scientists are targeting a new set of recruits to test anti-ageing drugs: pet dogs. And according to their plans, not any old pooch will do. The researchers want to concentrate their trials on large canines. Golden retrievers, labradors and German shepherd dogs will do nicely.<p>The researchers are …

In Space, No One Can Hear You Sample

NASA just released a collection of sound effects from both this world and deep, intergalactic space into the Public Domain. They are now available for all of us to enjoy and perhaps use to make music.<p>Transcript<p>KAREN GRIGSBY BATES, HOST:<p>Hear that? That's what our planet sounds like from space. And …

Astronauts Put A Camera Inside An Orb Of Water, And Here's What Happened

Maybe you've seen videos of astronauts playing with floating blobs of water, but how about a video shot from <i>inside</i> the watery blob? That's just what we have here in a new video (above) posted on YouTube by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center.<p>In the video, shot last summer on ISS expedition #40, …

A colony on Mars will be the 'next giant leap for mankind'

Bas Lansdorp, CEO and co-founder of Mars One, is nothing if not ambitious. His dream is the stuff of science fiction -- not only does he want to put humans on Mars in 2025, but he wants to leave them there to establish a self-sufficient settlement. And he plans to fund the enterprise, in part, by …

WATCH: The Robotic Baby Penguin That Spies For Scientists

Emperor penguins are elegant and adorable. They're also quite shy and skittish around humans.<p>Many penguins tracked in Antarctica have data-collecting devices underneath their skin. Usually, researchers have to get close to them and use hand readers to pick up a signal from the devices — which …

The Greatest Video Game Bosses of All Time

The best of video gaming's Big Bads.<p>IGN's Never-Ending Boss Battle pitted more than 100 beloved video game bosses against one another. The Face-Off …