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MIT breakthrough may bring night vision to smartphone cameras

Shutterstock<p>Ever wonder why your smartphone doesn’t have night vision? I mean, it can’t be <i>that</i> advanced of a technology, right? They used night vision goggles in World War II, for crying out loud. My phone can recognize my face and read my fingerprint. Why no night vision?<p>Well it turns out that …

Breakthroughs

Watch Scientists Test New Jetpack Tech For Exploring Asteroids

On a vomit comet<p>When astronauts go on spacewalks, they use jetpacks. Not the fire-spewing kind, but a backpack that lets out streams of nitrogen gas, which astronauts can use to steer themselves to safety. These devices, called Simplified Aid for EVA Rescue (SAFER), are intended for emergencies …

Space Exploration

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Sales<p>Sweater season is coming.<p>18 Photos1 day agoView More<p>Drinking<p>Say goodbye to the stuffy speakeasy.<p>By The Editors of GQ2 days agoView …

Lifestyle

What Happens If An Astronaut Floats Off In Space?

In short: he's in trouble.<p>In the film <i>Gravity</i>, which opens this month, two astronauts are on a spacewalk when an accident hurtles them into the void. So what would actually happen if you went, in NASA's terminology, "overboard"?<p>NASA requires spacewalking astronauts to use tethers (and sometimes …

NASA just released a close-up of Saturn’s moon Enceladus, taken 30 miles above the surface

The Cassini spacecraft has beamed back the closest image taken yet of Saturn’s moon Enceladus, from above its south pole.<p>On Oct. 28, Cassini dived through the moon’s icy plume, snapping the following unprocessed photo from just 30 miles above Enceladus’s surface. Cassini—a joint project from NASA, …

Astronomy