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SpaceX Releases Photos of Its Undamaged Falcon 9

The rocket not only pulled off a vertical landing, but just got a little dirty in the process and was otherwise unharmed.<p>SpaceX pulled off a dramatic vertical landing, wowing the world. But it's not enough to return a rocket: it still has to be reusable. The ORBCOMM-2 rocket is going to be put on …

Space Travel

Johanna Basford Enchanted Forest, Secret Garden: Addictive coloring books for grown-ups.

Adulthood seems to be having a regressive moment. There’s preschool for adults in Brooklyn. And the <i>Guardian</i> reported on Sunday that half of the top …

Worker Uses 8,024 Post-It Notes To Turn Boring Office Walls Into Superhero Murals

Ben Brucker was tired of the plain, bland walls at the office of the creative agency he works for, so he decided to do something about it. His …

Murals

The Future of Humanity with Elon Musk

You Can Also Listen On<p>About This Episode<p>Neil deGrasse Tyson explores the future of humanity with one of the men forging that future: billionaire …

The 10 Best Gadgets And Gizmos We Saw At Toy Fair 2015

Kids these days have it really good<p>Every year, the North American International Toy Fair hosts more than a thousand toy makers, distributors, and major retailers in New York City. And that makes for a super fun weekend.<p>The staff of <i>Popular Science</i> have scoured the 2015 Toy Fair showroom over the …

24 Historic Photos That'll Make You Want To Be An Astronaut

Featuring Buzz Aldrin taking the first selfie in space. And also a lot of American flags.

Google confirms it put $900M into SpaceX’s $1B round

Google’s SpaceX deal cost it $900 million.<p>It’s been three weeks since SpaceX confirmed its $1 billion funding round led by Google and Fidelity. At the time, SpaceX said, “Google and Fidelity will collectively own just under 10% of the company.”<p>A recent SEC filing from Google reveals just how much …

What if the universe had no beginning?

Reports of the death of the Big Bang have been greatly exaggerated. Big Bang theory is alive and well. At the same time, our universe may not have a …

Dragon Capsule Splashes Down, Capping Busy Day for SpaceX

SpaceX's Dragon commercial cargo ship left the International Space Station and splashed down in the Pacific Ocean on Tuesday — capping off a day that also included a countdown (and scrub) for a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.<p>"Busy Tuesday," California-based SpaceX remarked in a tweet.<p>The Dragon disengaged …

Space Exploration

DARPA's ALASA space launch system would turn airports into spaceports

If you've ever dreamed of turning your municipal airport into a satellite launching facility, then DARPA has your number. At this week's 18th Annual …

Microsoft HoloLens Gets Face Wearables Right

I attended Microsoft’s big event last week in Redmond where they made a number of product announcements, one of them called HoloLens. HoloLens is Microsoft’s own head-mounted device that is worn like a large set of goggles. Their solution is designed to be unique in many ways and Microsoft is doing …

Augmented Reality

Natural History Museum main hall displays – in pictures

With news that a blue whale skeleton will replaced the diplodocus as part of a completely new display at of the main Hintze Hall (formerly the central hall), we look at some other displays from a year after it was opened in 1881

Natural History Museum

Moon, Mars and Venus from a sea cave

Looking out from a sea cave over the Pacific at two planets and the moon.<p>Jack Fusco captured this photo at Solana Beach in San Diego County, …

Apple 27in iMac with retina 5K display review: oh my that screen

The iMac with 5K retina display is Apple’s attempt to do what it did with smartphones and tablets and redefine what a computer screen should be. If so it has hit a home run.<p>From the outside the new iMac looks like the old one. A slim aluminium frame with a slab of glass on the front, a curved …

Gear & Gadgets

Rosetta Spacecraft, First to Orbit Comet, Finds Surprises Aplenty

Europe's Rosetta spacecraft reports unexpectedly bumpy, dusty, and dry discoveries on its new home.<p>Drama abounded when Europe's Philae probe landed on a comet last November—especially when the lander bounced a half mile into the air before its final touchdown, then quickly lost power. (See "Comet …

Space

Google have invested in SpaceX, a company founded on the idea of private space flights to Mars. But there are alternative narratives for the tech giant’s race into space<p>A week ago, Elon Musk launched his new SpaceX satellite lab in Seattle. He plans to provide satellite internet access via a …

Space Travel

Pictures of the Week 1.22.15

Upside-Down Icebergs, Living Fossil Sharks, And Other Amazing Images Of The Week

What Outdoor Photos Would Look Like with Other Stars and Planets as Our Sun and Moon

The photo illustration above shows what a photo of a sunset here on Earth would look like if the sun were replaced with Arcturus, one of the …

London Will Indeed Build a Skyscraper Shaped Like a 'Can of Ham'

A tower reminiscent of potted meat will complement the city's other food-shaped buildings.<p>Is there any urban skyline as hunger-inducing as London's? The city already has a tower nicknamed the Gherkin and another the Cheesegrater, and now it's planning to erect a building shaped like an immense tin …

Eight habitable planets found orbiting distant suns in 'Goldilocks zone'

Astrophysicists at the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics in Cambridge, US, have found eight new planets which could support life<p>Eight new ‘Earths’ which may hold liquid water and could sustain life has been spotted orbiting a distant sun in our galaxy.<p>The new worlds double the number of …

Universe

Landscape Photographer of the Year 2014

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Virgin Galactic pilot recounts how he survived being ejected at 50,000 feet

When Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo crashed in late October, the company attributed the loss to an unidentified "serious anomaly." Now, thanks to the ongoing investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board, we finally have a clearer picture of what happened 9 miles up in the air that day. …

Touchdown! Comet Landing to Offer Clues to Solar System's Birth

The landing of a European spacecraft on a craggy comet will provide a "quantum leap forward" for our understanding of the icy bodies.<p>Scientists "soft-landed" a space probe on a comet for the first time on Wednesday, capping a ten-year, four-billion-mile journey.<p>The European Space Agency's Rosetta …