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NASA Opportunity rover finds sign of past non-acidic water on Mars

The hunt for evidence of water on Mars that could support life has been a long and exciting one (depending on your definition of exciting). While …

The Flood Plains of Mars

This stunning image of Mars shows how massive floods once carved an intricate system of channels into the surface of the red planet.<p>This picture, …

New Mars Rock Mystery: What Has Curiosity Discovered Now?

NASA's Curiosity rover is still uncovering new headscratchers for its science team as it finishes up exploration at its second drill site, nicknamed …

Mars Society Proposes A Year-Long Arctic Mission To Better Prepare for the Red Planet

The Arctic’s a lot like Mars, according to the Mars Society. It’s cold, it’s isolated, and it’s kind of dangerous. And, the society says, it’s ready …

Mars Mission

Human Voyages to Mars Pose Higher Cancer Risks

New measurements of the energetic space radiation environment present in interplanetary space taken by NASA’s Curiosity rover confirm what has long …

Space Exploration

No Internet? No Problem: YouTube Getting Ready to Let You Watch Videos Offline, on Your Phone.

YouTube streams more than six billion hours of video a month. Soon it will let people watch some of those videos even if they’re not connected to the …

Windows 8.1 to bring back Start Menu in free download

Microsoft will release its Windows 8.1 update on 17 October, bringing back the Start Menu among other bug fixes and feature enhancements.<p>The update, which will be free for Windows 8 users, is a response to concerns among users and businesses who found the interface changes in Windows 8, released in …

Google's Self-Driving Cars: A Quest for Acceptance

Robots can already outdrive humans. Now everyone needs to get out of their way.<p>Every morning, at about 8 a.m., Anthony Levandowski walks out of his house in Berkeley and folds his six-foot-six-inch frame into the driver's seat of his white Lexus. Levandowski is embarking on his daily commute to …

YouTube's offline video for mobile explained

Need more clarification on how YouTube's offline video feature for mobile will work? Well, <i>All Things D</i> has shed a little light on the process via a memo Google sent to its YouTube partners. Turns out, offline video will be enabled <i>by default</i> in the YouTube app when it goes live in November, but wary …

Europe’s Space Agency Is Going to Harpoon a Comet And Ride It Into the Sun

The European Space Agency is gearing up to do its best Captain Ahab. For nine years the ESA’s Rosetta probe has been careening through the solar …

Associated Press News

Progress

<i>[Editor's Note: This piece was originally published on September 6, 2006.]</i><p>Crossfit is extraordinary in its breadth. The physical tasks we undertake …

Zatsiorsky, Scaling, and Power

<i>[Editor's Note: This article was originally published on June 18, 2010.]</i><p>You could struggle like a rocket trying to take off on regular unleaded, or …

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The Next Space Shuttle: Hybrid Engines Make Runway-To-Orbit Missions A Reality

A new type of engine could usher in an era of affordable spaceplanes<p>A disembodied jet engine, attached to a hulking air vent, sits in an outdoor test facility at the Culham Science Center in Oxfordshire, England. When the engine screams to life, columns of steam billow from the vent, giving the …

NASA Confirms: Yes, Voyager Has Exited The Solar System

Pushing the frontier of space exploration, Voyager became the first man-made object to leave the solar system. NASA confirmed Thursday that the spacecraft left the solar system more than a year ago, traveling in the space between stars.<p>Voyager 1 first launched into space in 1977 to study the outer …

Space

The Big Bang May Not Have Spawned The Universe After All

Our universe might actually be the result of the collapse of a four-dimensional star.<p>According to a new paper posted on Arxiv, the Big Bang may not have been what we think it is. In fact, there may have been no Big Bang at all--our universe may have come from an entirely different source.<p>The Big …

Long-range forecast: sunny spell will wipe out life on Earth

If the end of the summer, the short, cold days, and party conference season were not enough to bring on the gloom, scientists have calculated when life on Earth must come to an end.<p>In a report that manufacturers of diaries may wish to note, researchers worked out when the sun will grow so warm that …

Mars Is Probably Not Home To Life, According To Sad New Study

A new analysis from the rover Curiosity found just one-sixth as much methane as previous studies. Methane gas can be a sign of microbial life, so this is disappointing news.<p>Hold your horses (cows?), guys. A new analysis of data from the Curiosity rover found there's very little methane in the …

NSA spying on millions of Visa transactions

The NSA’s own financial databank contained over 180 million records in 2011, 84 percent credit card transactions<p>Der Spiegel on Sunday posted its latest revelations on NSA surveillance based on leaks from whistle-blower Edward Snowden. According to top-secret documents, the NSA "widely monitors …

littleBits modules aim to make electronic invention a snap

"Why not be able to combine felt with wood and light, or popsicle sticks with sound and motion sensitivity?" asks Bdeir, a TED Senior Fellow and MIT …

6 Apps You Don't Want to Miss

Apps You Don't Want to Miss 9/14/13<p>PEOPLE CelebFood<p>Marvel's Iron Man 3 - JARVIS: A Second Screen Experience<p>Where's My Water 2<p>Foursquare<p>Reeder 2<p>Roku<p>It …

iFixit does its ritual teardown of the gold iPhone 5s

So here they go. We got a whiff of a teardown earlier today from an Australian company but iFixit generally digs down a little deeper, has some great pictures, and damn, they got a GOLD iPhone 5s. What’s so good about the gold? Well besides the fact that it is the bling-iest phone in existence, it …

Yes, Apple Is Working on a Fix for the iOS 7 Lock Screen Hack

Apple<p>When it debuted Wednesday, iOS 7 brought with it a slew of bug fixes to Apple’s mobile operating system, but it brought a new vulnerability as …

Seagrass Below Sunken Cruise Ship Worries Biologists

While the Costa Concordia may soon leave the Mediterranean, damage may linger.<p><b>When Italian salvage workers propped up the Costa Concordia this week, they cleared a major hurdle in the long saga of the cruise ship that sunk off the coast of Giglio in January 2012. Over the next few weeks, crews will</b> …