Rajan Phadnis

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New Buildings in San Francisco Will Require Solar, Says New Rule

San Francisco will soon become one of the first big cities in the U.S. to mandate solar power for new buildings, thanks to new legislation that is …

LiFi internet: First real-world usage boasts speed 100 times faster than WiFi

Li-Fi, a super-fast alternative to Wi-Fi, is finally moving from research labs to the real world after an Estonian startup implemented the technology …

Historic Rocket Landing

Emirates Mars Mission

5 Exciting Technologies NASA's Developing So We Can Make It To Mars And Back

If you can make it here, you'll make it anywhere<p>NASA really wants to go to Mars in the 2030s. Last week, the agency released a report about its progress and plans for the #JourneyToMars. Though the report is mostly filled with optimism and abstract goals, it does outline a few of the …

Leak reveals a brand-new Android phone made by… Pepsi

Wait, what? And why? A new leak has revealed that Pepsi — yes, that Pepsi — is making an Android phone. <i>Android Headlines</i> has spotted a listing for a …

Why I’m Volunteering to Die on Mars

NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS/EPA<p>NASA/JPL<p>University of Arizona/JPL-Caltech/NASA<p>NASA<p>University of …

Destination Mars: five short films that explore Mars One’s human mission to Mars - Press Releases - News - Mars One

<b>Amersfoort, 1st October 2015</b> - Mars One is proud to announce the release of DESTINATION MARS, a short-form documentary series that explores Mars …

The Curiosity Mars rover could tap into the greatest mystery behind liquid water on Mars, but there's a big problem

These water flows are related to unique features on Mars called recurring slope linae (RSL) — identified in the photo to the right — that pop up in a handful of locations near and along the Martian equator.<p>As it turns out, the Curiosity rover is within driving distance of a mountain called Mount …

Science

New era beckons for supersonic air travel

Passengers could break the sound barrier again as technology delivers faster but quieter jets<p>Supersonics are back. Around the world, aerospace companies and organisations, including Nasa, are developing the technology that will allow passengers once again to fly at faster than the speed of sound. …

Aviation

Final proof? THREE separate 'UFOs seen watching moon landings' in new Nasa photos

NASA•YouTubeA Nasa image with a "UFO" plus the three found so far as insets<p>And already, researchers claim to have uncovered THREE separate pictures …

Google’s $30m race to the moon is ready for lift-off

Israeli non-profit space exploration company SpaceIL has announced that it’s become the first company to successfully deliver a launch contract in pursuit of Google’s $30 million lunar XPRIZE payout.<p>Google has supported the lunar XPRIZE initiative since 2007 to try and spur “a new era of affordable …

The simple reason Microsoft's new laptop won't make Mac owners switch

On Tuesday, Microsoft unveiled its first-ever laptop.<p>It's called the Surface Book , and it comes with a detachable 13-inch display that can double as a tablet. The physical design is sleek and eye-catching. It looks like the best Windows laptop ever made .<p>The natural comparison to be made with the …

Tim Cook

Google's smartwatches get one critical thing wrong

Android Wear is Google's smartwatch operating system that runs on several different smartwatches models from companies like LG, Motorola, Huawei, Asus, and Sony.<p>For the last week, I've been using the Huawei Watch, which runs Android Wear. It looks great and I love being able to chose my own watch …

Wearable Tech

NASA is recycling Space Shuttle engines for a very important purpose

When finished, this rocket will be able to launch up to 2.16 million pounds into space. That kind of weight requires a powerful engine — four of them, to be precise.<p>NASA will use four RS-25 engines — along with two rocket boosters — to get the SLS from ground to space and on its way to Mars. …

Space Exploration

Boeing’s new Starliner will shuttle astronauts and private citizens into space

Say hello to the CST-100 Starliner, the newly revealed name for Boeing’s future commercial crew transportation spacecraft. Still in the research and …

Samsung has an idea that could blow Google Glass out of the water

Google Glass has not proved to be as successful as the internet giant previously hoped it would, with Google discontinuing sales of the device worldwide in January and announcing a need to rethink its strategy. For now, the gadget is regarded by many in the industry to be a rather expensive toy …

Google Glass

Elon Musk has the perfect argument for raising NASA's budget

There's a story Musk likes to tell about the time he went surfing on the NASA website looking for a timeline for when NASA would be going to Mars.<p>He didn't find a date, so now he's planning on doing it himself using his rocket company SpaceX, and hope that it inspires people enough that the …

What is with this hellish airplane seat arrangement from Airbus?

Don't be fooled: this isn't a torture device, nor is it a geometric painting from one of the abstractionist masters. It is, somehow, a proposed seating arrangement for aircraft brought to you by the sadists at Airbus, who have now resorted to <i>physically stacking passengers on top of one another</i>.<p><i>What?</i><p>…

The Science Behind “The Martian” And Its Partnership With NASA

By Susan Karlin7 minute Read<p>After the blood moon lunar eclipse and the announcement of flowing water on Mars, the third in this week’s astronomical …

Habitats

Lockheed Martin just cleared a key hurdle in the construction of its futuristic ‘Space Fence’

After a rigorous three-day demonstration and testing review, the United States Air Force just officially signed off on Lockheed Martin’s …

This SpaceX competitor thinks they have a better way to make rockets reuseable

When it comes to building reusable rockets, SpaceX isn't the only game in town.<p>Private companies can make space travel a lot cheaper by reusing the rocket boosters that lift space-bound cargo off the ground.<p>After carrying a package dozens of miles above the Earth, a typical rocket's first stage …

Space Travel

Project Moonspike wants to send the first crowdfunded rocket to the Moon

A group of independent rocket engineers wants to send the first-ever crowdfunded rocket to the Moon. The group — known as Moonspike — has come up with a design for a rocket that will deliver a 1-gram payload, shaped like a spike, to the lunar surface. To help fund the project, the engineers have …

A company just booked a ride to space for the first private moon landing

A private company aiming for the moon now has a contract for a rocket ride to the lunar surface.<p>The spaceflight company Moon Express penned an …

Can You Hear Me Now?

It’s great to build projects just to do something neat, to learn; to impress friends and other hackers. It’s even better to address a real need.I’ve …

Headphones

New Pluto pictures astonish scientists -- again

Of the spectacular new images sent back of Pluto from NASA's New Horizons July 14 flyby of the icy dwarf planet, perhaps most stunning is a color …

NASA’s rover banned from examining water on Mars

Using an image on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, the space agency was able to discover chemical evidence of liquid water on the Red Planet.<p>While …

NASA sets sights on Venus or bizarre asteroid for new mission

NASA has narrowed the choices down to five for its next planetary science mission, with options such as sending a probe into Venus's atmosphere to …