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Tonight’s SpaceX rocket launch: start time, live stream, and what to expect

SpaceX is gearing up for its next launch this week, and this one is taking place well past bedtime (at least for those of us on the East Coast). The company's Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled to launch a Japanese communications satellite, JCSAT-14, from Cape Canaveral, Florida at 1:21AM ET on Friday. …

Space Exploration

GoPro hitched a ride on a rocket and the video is incredible

Today, GoPro released some pretty incredible footage of a suborbital rocket launch that climbed to 396,405 feet at speeds as high as Mach 5.5. Check out the <i>very real</i> footage below.<p>The launch in the video took place from Spaceport America in New Mexico on November 6, 2015, with a 20-foot tall …

Space Exploration

Japanese Monks Are Secretly the World's Greatest Climate Scientists

Followers of Shintoism have been tracking ice since the 1400s, long before anybody was worried about global warming.<p>One of the pesky things about climate change is tracking down reliable data about what the Earth was like decades and centuries ago, before scientists began tracking all the …

Space chimpanzee alive and well: archive, 1 February 1961

1 February 1961: Ham the chimpanzee, part of Nasa’s programme to put a man in space, flew 155 miles up in the Mercury capsule<p><b>Cape Canaveral, January 31.</b><p>A chimpanzee named Ham, fired into space by United States scientists today in a rehearsal for the American man-in-space project, went higher, …

Space Exploration
Floods

Under-Ocean Military Bases: There Is More Than Just One Area 51… See For Yourself

I'm in!<p><b>“It is ironic that the U.S. would begin a devastating war, allegedly in search of weapons of mass destruction, when the most worrisome</b> …

Artist Redraws Cartoon Characters in Other Artists' Styles

Cartoonists like Jim Davis (<i>Garfield</i>) and Charles M. Schulz (<i>Peanuts</i>) spent years developing their own unique drawing styles, and it's their …

No arrests made after Denver brawl between biker clubs

DENVER (AP) — A heated argument among as many as 30 members of two biker clubs preceded a weekend brawl at a Denver motorcycle show that left one dead and seven others injured, an attorney who witnessed the commotion said Monday.<p>Wade Eldridge said he walked past the crowd, preferring not to get …

Crime

Near miss with airliner should spur review of drones, says Labour

Labour calls for urgent review of rules after UK Airprox Board reveals plane came within 20 metres of drone above Houses of Parliament<p>The near collision of a drone and a passenger plane over the Houses of Parliament should be a wake-up call for the government to speed up its review of unmanned …

United Kingdom

Samsung's Gear 360 VR camera to make its debut alongside the Galaxy S7

The successor to Project Beyond to be announced alongside the Galaxy S7.<p>Samsung could be joining the 360-degree video camera space, with a device dubbed the Gear 360.<p>Sammobile reports that Samsung will announce the Gear 360 alongside the Galaxy S7. That phone, the latest Samsung flagship, should be …

Electronics Industry

WhatsApp passes 1 billion monthly active users

WhatsApp has joined a growing club of services that can now count having more than 1 billion monthly active users (that means 1 in 7 people in the world use it), Jan Koum, the head of the Facebook-owned company, posted on the popular social network of the achievement. It comes just less than five …

Samsung to unveil Gear 360 virtual reality camera, report says

Just one day after Samsung announced the debut date of its Galaxy S7 smartphone, there are new rumblings that the company will also release a …