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How NASA Is Developing Fresh Space Salad

Plus cameos from former International Space Station crewmembers Zucchini, Broccoli and Sunflower<p>Early in the history of the U.S. space program, space ice cream caught the imagination of American youngsters. Now, NASA and other researchers are developing a different kind of space food—space-grown …

APOD: LADEE Launch Streak (2013 Sep 11) Image Credit & Copyright: Jeff Berkes http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130911.html Explanation: On September 6, a starry night and the Milky Way witnessed the launch of a Minotaur V rocket from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Virginia. So did a large part of the eastern United States, as the spectacular night launch was easily visible even from light polluted urban areas. This 35 second exposure captures part of the rocket's initial launch streak and 2nd stage ignition flare along with a brilliant reflection of the fiery sky in calm waters. The stunning view faces south and west from a vantage point overlooking Sinepuxent Bay in Maryland about 20 miles north of the launch pad. Heading east over the Atlantic, the multi-stage rocket placed LADEE, the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer, into a highly elliptical Earth orbit to begin its journey to the Moon. http://jeffberkesphotography.com/ http://www.nasa.gov/ladee Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130911 #APOD

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Wikimedia Tests HTTPS by Default for all Internet Users

Less than two weeks after implementing secure HTTPS connections for users who log in to its sites, Wikimedia — the organization behind Wikipedia and other websites — has kicked off a beta program to provide the feature to all other Internet users.<p>It says it is working on a small deployment to test …

Apple iPhone 5S and 5C: everything you need to know

Apple’s iPhone event on Tuesday brought us the two new devices we expected — and not much else. At a comparatively subdued and small event, the company replaced last year’s iPhone 5 with two models: the iPhone 5c, a colorful plastic phone that starts at $99, and the iPhone 5s, a high-end device …

Adobe Aims To Democratize Personalized Marketing With Target Product Update

Whether we like it or not, marketing is getting more personalized by the day, as companies use new technologies to offer ever-more-customized offers. On Wednesday, Adobe is aiming to up the ante with a major upgrade to its Target service.<p>Target helps marketers personalize content such as Web …