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The Beagle 2 space mission to Mars in 90 seconds

More than a decade after Professor John Pillinger and his colleages at the Open University launched Beagle 2 aboard an ESA rocket on a mission to Mars, the lander's fate has continued to fascinate.<p>The probe was sent to detect signs of possible life on the red planet but it never made contact with …

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Wednesday Is Microsoft's Last Chance To Convince The World That Windows Still Matters

There's a lot at stake. This may be Microsoft's last chance to prove to the world that Windows still matters.<p>A decade ago more than 90% of devices on the internet ran Windows. With the rise of smartphones and tablets running smartphone operating systems like iOS and Android, that number is down to …

Windows Phone

Samsung Galaxy S6 review: The first great smartphone of 2015 - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The upscale Samsung Galaxy S6's smooth glass-and-matte-metal body, improved fingerprint reader, and convenient new camera shortcut key make the phone a stunner. Samsung's decluttered take on Android 5.0 brings the beauty inside, too.<p><b>The Bad</b> Longtime fans will bristle at the Galaxy S6's …

Phones

Watch for These Top 5 Sky Events of 2015: Eclipses, Comets, and Planets

Lunar eclipses and the innermost planets will take center stage in the heavens.<p>Stay tuned, stargazers—the year ahead offers many heavenly delights, including a pair of lunar disappearing acts and a potentially surprising comet.<p>While scores of amazing astronomical phenomena are in the offing, here …

A Brief History Of Stephen Hawking

A new film tells the story of how the great scientist transformed the field of cosmology while fighting a degenerative disease.<p>Stephen Hawking is one of the greatest scientists ever--comparable to Darwin, Einstein, and Newton. Yet few people know the story of his life. In a new biopic, <i>The Theory of</i> …

Physics

Tech Heads Unite! CES 2015 in Photos

When Nature And Geometry Collide, These Photos Get Surreal

David Copithorne takes photos of classic subjects, mountains, beaches, street scenes, and then edits them to add floating geometric shapes which reflect the images around them, or twisting them into fractals-like forms. He uses Photoshop CS6 to create his work, and says he came upon his techniques …

15 Worst Tech Predictions Of All Time

There’s an old saying that goes, <i>“Predicting the future is easy … getting it right is the hard part.”</i> As we welcome in the start of another year, we’re greeted with an almost unlimited supply of Nostradamus-wannabes trying to predict how the future of technology will play out. The interesting part …

Ford Motor Company

A Fresh View of the Moon’s Surface

<i>National Geographic’s Dan Vergano contributed reporting to this story, as well as writing and editing. If I could post it with a shared byline, I would!</i><p>The moon is Earth’s nearest celestial companion, but we don’t often see fresh views of the lunar surface.<p>More than 40 years ago, the Soviet Luna …

Inside The New Stealth Arsenal

A top secret class of autonomous drones is changing the way war is waged<p>On May 2, 2011, an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)—locked in a steady, predawn orbit above a residential compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan—transmitted live video of an unfolding military raid to a laptop in the White House …

U.S. Army

The DeanBeat: The $2B mobile game and other bold predictions for 2015

The time has come again to make some wildly inaccurate but reasonably informed predictions about the future of games. Each year, I go through this exercise to show not only what might unfold in the next year, but also to spell out how difficult and unpredictable it is to run a gaming business. I …

Bucks hire facial coding expert

The Milwaukee Bucks are facing facts -- or rather, gleaning facts from faces -- to figure out which NBA and college players have the right stuff to …

NASA Is 3-D Printing Tools In Space Like Crazy

Wrenches, and sample containers, and extruders, oh my<p>Astronauts on the ISS began printing objects on a specially-designed 3-D printer last month. They started small; the first object printed was a component of the printer itself, emblazoned with the logos of NASA and Made in Space, the company that …

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