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With a spacecraft in trouble and the White House watching, SpaceX had to deliver

Within minutes of liftoff, it was clear the Dragon spacecraft was in trouble.<p>Inside mission control on the morning of March 1, 2013, the SpaceX team was desperately trying to figure out what went wrong and soon pinpointed the problem: A few valves were stuck.<p>Lori Garver, NASA’s deputy …

Space Travel

This is the Result of Placing My Camera Lens 300 Feet from a Rocket Launch

My name is John Kraus, and I work as a photojournalist at Cape Canaveral, covering rocket launches with up-close cameras at the various launchpads …

Particles

Overheating battery prompts Fire Service callout to Rocket Lab's Auckland warehouse

New Zealand<p>Overheating battery prompts Fire Service callout to Rocket Lab's Auckland warehouse<p>Source:<p>The Fire Service was called to Rocket Lab's …

France

Eve V review: can a scrappy upstart undercut the Surface Pro?

Back in May, I met a young CEO called Konstantinos Karatsevidis at the Computex Taipei trade show. His company, Eve-Tech, has an unusual pitch — why buy computers from massive companies like Dell or Lenovo if a lean, nimble startup can offer better value by cutting out inefficiencies? And why not …

BUXTON: The kindness of strangers

<i>Above: When cash-strapped Lotus earned a podium in 2015, they realized they had nothing with which to celebrate. A rival team saw to it that they</i> …

Israel hacked Kaspersky, then tipped the NSA that its tools had been breached

In 2015, Israeli government hackers saw something suspicious in the computers of a Moscow-based cybersecurity firm: hacking tools that could only have come from the National Security Agency.<p>Israel notified the NSA, where alarmed officials immediately began a hunt for the breach, according to people …

Cybersecurity

Listen Up, Space Shuttle Lovers — NASA's Dream Chaser Space Plane Is Here

When you think about astronauts blasting off into space, images of the Space Shuttle are likely what flash across your mind. The black-nosed, white, …

Russia and the US pledge to work together on a lunar space station

Tensions between the governments of the United States and Russia are undeniably high as of late, but that isn’t stopping scientists in both countries …

NASA Pluto Probe's Next Target May Actually Be 'Swarm' of Objects

The frigid, faraway body that NASA's New Horizons spacecraft will zoom by 18 months from now may actually be a cluster of small objects, new …

Encrypt all the webpages: Let’s Encrypt to offer wildcard certificates for free

Upgrade will allow even more webpages to be protected by HTTPS.<p>Let's Encrypt, the free and open certificate authority (CA) launched as a public …

South Korean Company Agrees to Pay Hackers $1 Million Bitcoin Ransom to Unlock Its Files

A South Korean web hosting company will reportedly shell out a million dollars to resolve a ransomware crisis at its data center, the highest such …

It’s time to explore Uranus and Neptune again — and here's how NASA could do it

A new report details four missions that could visit the ice giants in the mid-2040s<p>A group of researchers from NASA and various US universities have come up with plans to explore two of the least visited planets in our Solar System: Uranus and Neptune. That’s because compared to the other worlds in …

SpaceX to launch Dragon spacecraft for commercial resupply mission to ISS

<b>Washington:</b> SpaceX will launch its Dragon spacecraft for its 11th commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS) from NASA's …

The Russian Space Shuttle That Never Was

Space Exploration

Don’t trust OAuth: Why the “Google Docs” worm was so convincing

You really think someone would just go on the Internet and tell lies?<p>An evil phishing worm masquerading as "Google Docs" took the Internet by storm …

Intel fixed a business security bug after almost a decade

Intel has released a firmware upgrade that can patch up a security hole that has reportedly been lurking in various enterprise PCs for almost a decade. In a note that came with the update, the chipmaker said the vulnerability can be found in Active Management Technology, Standard Manageability and …

Business Technology

China Has Tightened Its Grip on Online News With Sweeping New Controls

The Chinese government has tightened its grip over news distributed online and on social media, overhauling its Internet regulations for the first …

Windows admins, has Microsoft completely screwed up its security reports?

The old bulletins are gone, and now there's a searchable database.<p>The last three Patch Tuesdays haven't been the straightforward affairs we're used …

Android Pay now works with your mobile banking app

You no longer have to use Google's official app if you want to get started with Android Pay's tap-to-buy features. The internet giant has forged partnerships with several financial institutions (currently including Bank of America, BNZ, Discover, mBank and USAA) that let you add cards and use …

Android Pay

Uber engineer accused of data theft must tell judge why he’s pleading the Fifth

Waymo lawyer: Uber and its star engineer are continuing to delay discovery.<p>SAN FRANCISCO—During a Wednesday court hearing, a federal judge said that …

NASA’s newest missions will explore the solar system’s asteroids

NASA will launch two new missions to asteroids in search of clues about the early solar system, the space agency announced Wednesday.<p>The first mission, scheduled to launch in 2021, will send a probe to study the Trojan asteroids that swarm ahead of and behind Jupiter and are thought to be relics of …

Space

NASA asteroid missions to discover secrets of the universe

NASA will embark on two missions it says could unlock secrets to how our solar system was formed.<p>The Lucy and Psyche missions — both robotic, unmanned endeavors controlled from Earth — will take us back to the time 10 million years after the sun was born.<p>Lucy will visit the Trojan asteroids of …

Collision of two stars will create 'Red Nova' in night sky in 2022, predict astronomers

The new star in the Cygnus constellation will shine so brightly that it will be easily visible from Earth.<p>Light from the collision of two stars 1,800 …

This Rocket Failed to Put Soviets on the Moon

It was so cold on February 20, 1969, that the launch was delayed; even the biggest of all Soviet rockets wasn’t immune to the frigid winters in Kazakstan. Conditions had warmed enough the next day, and at 3:18pm the mammoth N-1 rocket left the Earth for the first time. The combined thrust of the 30 …

When a Rocket Launch Is a Cultural Event

SpaceX’s online broadcast brought a different tone to space exploration.<p>I have watched a lot of rocket-launch live streams. I know how they work.<p>If it’s a big American launch, there is a rocket, a marsh, and an ocean. The rocket sits between the marsh and the ocean. The camera focuses on the rocket …

Space Exploration

The best thing about the SpaceX rocket landing was the human reaction

Last night, SpaceX sent a rocket out into space and then landed it back down on Earth, upright and proud, as if it was no big deal. But the people responsible for making that feat happen, SpaceX's scientists and engineers, knew how maddeningly difficult and complex that task was, so when the Falcon …

Treat yourself to a $250 Nexus 6 for Christmas

Motorola's Nexus 6 is now on sale at Amazon USA and costs $100 below manufacturer's official price. Now you get the 32GB Nexus 6 for $249.99 or the …

A bunch of new handsets show on the Windows 10 mobile horizon

AdDuplex released its monthly report showing Windows Mobile distribution and a snapshot of the data from December 15 shows Windows 10 mobile is …

NASA just released an unbelievable new image of the Earth rising over the Moon

One of the most — if not <i>the</i> most — famous images taken in space is "Earthrise," a photo of the Earth taken by the Apollo 8 crew as they rounded the back side of the Moon. Today, NASA has released an incredible new version of that same type of image, this time taken by the Lunar Reconnaissance …

LG G3 Marshmallow update coming very soon, open source code published

In mid-November we saw a report that the LG G3 will be getting updated to Android 6.0 Marshmallow in December, specifically between the 16th and the …