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Vizio SmartCast TVs can now stream Amazon, join modern world

Owners of late-model Vizio TVs have had to resort to external streaming devices to watch Amazon video. Until now.<p>Vizio is the second-best selling TV brand in the US after Samsung, and Amazon Video is the second most popular TV and movie streaming service after Netflix. But it took until today for …

Televisions

NASA's newly released video archives contain a skyfull of goodies

Feast your eyes on the friendly skies.<p>NASA is forever linked to space, a plucky government agency bravely hurtling people and robots into the great beyond. Yet the agency has always had as much of an earth-bound mission as an outer space one. The “Aeronautics” at NASA may get short shrift, but with …

Military Aircraft

Here's an SR-71 Story That'll Make You Laugh

Messin' with air traffic controllers, and the Navy.<p>If you're going to show off, make sure you really are top dog.<p>In this great little clip, an SR-71 pilot tells a story about flying around the Western United States to build up crew hours when small plane pilots started calling into air traffic …

Brrr! How Much Can Temperatures Drop During a Total Solar Eclipse?

During the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, 2017, the moon will completely cover the disk of the sun from Oregon to South Carolina. During this period …

How Does Earth Move Through Space? Now We Know, On Every Scale

Ask a scientist for our cosmic address, and you’ll get quite a mouthful. Here we are, on planet Earth, which spins on its axis and revolves around the Sun, which orbits in an ellipse around the center of the Milky Way, which is being pulled towards Andromeda within our local group, which is being …

Universe

NASA photo archive comes to life in Apollo mission film

A graphic designer taps thousands of photos from public archives to recreate the moon landing in a beautiful new short film.<p>There's a ton of available archival footage of the United States' first moon landing. A quick search on YouTube reveals an endless list of videos (and a bunch claiming the …

Archives

'Giant Hurricane' on Saturn: 1st Images Back from Cassini's Epic Ring Dive

NASA's Cassini spacecraft dove between Saturn and its rings yesterday (April 26), snapping the closest-ever views of Saturn's atmosphere. The raw …

Astronomy

My Struggle To Tame The Mighty F-14A Tomcat - The Drive

A Tomcat Pilot's Early Struggles to Tame the Mighty F-14<p>The F-14 proved to be a handful for many pilots, but for fighter pilot-in-training Paul …

Information About Gadget and Latest Technology

Latest<p>Every year, a number of electronic vendors are competing to issue new products. But it does not seem to apply to Apple laptops. Because in 2018 …

RAF - Aircraft between 1939 and 1945

<b>Picture:</b> Hawker Tempest.<p><b>Aircraft types first flown between 1939 and 1945 -</b> <b>Either used or tested by the Royal Air Force</b><p><b>World War II 1939-1945</b><p>Avro …

NASA's Top 10 Innovations (Countdown)

Photo Credit: NASA<p>Slide 1 of 21<p>NASA's Top Innovations<p><i>Rod Pyle is a space author and documentary producer. He led leadership training at NASA's</i> …

Space Science

Phobos: A Doomed Moon | Space Wallpaper

About this Image<p>Astronomy is filled with references to Roman and Greek mythology and Mars is no different. The Red Planet, named for the Roman god of …

Astronomy

When Astronomers Chased a Total Eclipse in a Concorde

In the 1970s, a small group of astronomers used the first prototype of the Concorde to pursue a total eclipse across the Sahara at twice the speed of sound.<p>On Wednesday, a solar eclipse gave people across a swath of Indonesia and the South Pacific the chance to see a generous 4 minutes and 9 …

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