Christopher Kerby

214 Flips | 5 Magazines | 5 Likes | 13 Following | 1 Follower | @christopherbqr9 | Keep up with Christopher Kerby on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Christopher Kerby”

December Test Flight Huge for NASA's Next Manned Spacecraft

The first flight test of NASA's new manned spacecraft may be six months away, but agency engineers are already looking forward to what they will …

Space Exploration

Solar 'Mini-Max' Erupts As Quiet Sun Finally Hits Its Peak (Video)

The sun is supposed to be at the height of its 11-year activity cycle, but for the most part things have been pretty quiet.<p>That might be starting to …

Astronomy

Heart of Darkness: Strange Gas Stream Blots Out Galaxy's Bright Core (Video)

The bright center of a distant galaxy strangely and unexpectedly darkened recently, and now scientists think the culprit was a rare, powerful stream …

Universe

Mars' Atmosphere: Composition, Climate & Weather

Mars is a planet that shows climate change on a large scale. Although its atmosphere used to be thick enough for water to run on the surface, today …

Mountaintop Explosion Signals Start of Huge Telescope's Construction (Video)

A modest mountaintop blast in Chile today (June 19) kicked off construction of the largest optical/infrared telescope ever built on Earth.<p>Officials …

Universe

Watch Live! Progress 70 Cargo Ship Launches to ISS @ 5:51 pm ET!

The uncrewed Russian cargo ship Progress 70 will launch today (July 9) on a less than 4-hour trip to the International Space Station and you can …

Space Exploration

Extreme Space Weather of Common Stars Could Make Alien Life Scarce

The most common type of star in the universe may savage planets near them, potentially stripping away their atmospheres and dooming chances for life …

Astronomy

How To Become An Astronaut

Becoming an astronaut doesn't just happen overnight. It takes many years of education and experience to meet the basic qualifications. Many people …

10 Most Amazing Flying Machines Ever

<i>This is part of a</i> <i>SPACE.com</i> <i>series of articles on the Most Amazing Flying Machines Ever, the balloons, airplanes, rockets and more that got humans off</i> …

Space Exploration

NASA's Futuristic Spacesuits Made for Mars Walkers

NASA is thinking hard about what the first boots to set foot on Mars will look like.<p>Getting astronauts to the Red Planet is the chief long-term goal …

Space Exploration

Mars Facts: Life, Water and Robots on the Red Planet

Mars is the fourth planet from the sun. Befitting the red planet's bloody color, the Romans named it after their god of war. The Romans copied the …

Yamaha SR400 Yard Built by Benders

Brothers Christian and Raphael Bender had the kind of childhood most of us dream about. They started out messing around on dirt bikes near Germany’s picturesque Black Forest, and began rebuilding bikes to finance far-flung adventures in the dunes of the Sahara desert.<p>After a successful foray into …

Meet Volkswagen's 544-horsepower Beetle GRC

This is a Volkswagen Beetle that has been made angry. So angry in fact, it's sprouted some 544 horsepower. Welcome to the world of Global Rallycross.<p>Specifically, the Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross team, who will be entering this white hot Beetle later in the Red Bull GRC championship. As the name …

918 Spyder is Porsche's electrified future

Porsche has seen the future of sports cars — and it's electric.<p>The venerable German brand's vision is embodied in its new 918, an 887-horsepower, $900,000 plug-in hybrid supercar. In addition to a V-8 that fears no redline, the 918 is packed with batteries, electric motors, regenerative brakes and …

2015 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Car Configurator Now Live

Remember when every new electric car that launched was surrounded by a fanfare? Now, it takes something really special to create the same buzz.<p>And …

Mercedes-Benz

LeMons Southern California Day 1: Almost Every Car Broken, BMW 5-series Ahead of Scattered Survivors

With the high Saturday temperature for Buttonwillow barely reaching 98 degrees F, LeMons racers reveled in weather roughly 400% cooler than the previous year’s sweat-fest.<p>Despite the chilly weather, mechanical attrition was high: A random spot check at the five-hour mark revealed that nearly <i>fifty</i> …

Southern California

Remember that world-record jump crash? Here's every angle, including the human one

While there are those who watch automotive exploits hoping (secretly or otherwise) for a spectacular crash, most of us are happy when everything goes smoothly. But at the end of the day, a daring stunt wouldn't be a daring stunt if there weren't some element of danger. And make no mistake about it, …

Morgan Stanley says Tesla is world's most important automaker [w/poll]

If you had to choose one automaker, out of the dozens out there on the marketplace, to identify as the single most important in the world, which would it be? Toyota, the world's largest automaker? General Motors, which once laid claim to the same and is still the largest in America? Volkswagen, the …

NASA wants to launch its asteroid capture mission in 2019

NASA's plans to snag an asteroid just got a little more concrete. The space agency has narrowed down the launch of its Asteroid Redirect Mission to 2019, with the choice of rock coming a year before that. At the moment, the administration is torn between two potential destinations. One proposed …

Obama announces plan to save honey bees

The United States is launching an effort to save some of its busiest workers: honey bees.<p>President Barack Obama created a task force comprising various agencies to address the issue of rapidly diminishing honey bees and other pollinators.<p>Honey bees pollinate fruit, nuts and vegetables, and are …

Waves Discovered on Saturn’s Moon Titan?

Wildlife<p><b>Surfers rejoice! Fresh waves are still out there to conquer—on Saturn’s moon Titan. There, astronomers report a first sighting of waves rolling on an alien sea.</b><p>Using its cloud-penetrating radar, the international Cassini spacecraft team mapped the frigid surface of Titan, the ringed …

5 Applications For Graphene, The 'Wonder Material,' That Could Change The Way We Live

Graphene, the pure carbon material that's just one atom thick and nearly transparent when laid out in sheets, manages to be roughly 200 times stronger than steel, even though it's 60,000 times thinner than Saran Wrap.<p>Graphene is also an excellent conductor of energy, can be synthesized from unique …

Study: Yes, That Was Definitely the Higgs Boson Discovered at LHC

In another victory for the Standard Model of physics, a study further confirms the existence of the Higgs Boson.<p><b>Today, a study published in Nature Physics</b> brought scientists one step closer to proving once and for all that the particle discovered back in 2012 is indeed the Higgs Boson. Based on …

Q&A: To Solve The Water Problem, We Need To Solve Energy

Answers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Michael Knotekon on the "water-energy nexus"<p>Within policy circles, people often bandy about the term “water-energy nexus.” Like most wonk-speak, it’s a rather complex way to express a simple relationship. Energy production requires a tremendous amount of …

Q&A: Creating Global Wi-Fi--With Balloons

How Mike Cassidy of Google's Project Loon wants to get internet airborne.<p>Mike Cassidy works at Google X, the company’s self-described <i>moonshot factory,</i> as the leader of Project Loon. His team’s goal is to deploy a global network of thousands of Wi-Fi–connected balloons that will provide affordable …

Russia Just Finished A Submarine It Has Spent 20 Years Building

The 1990s are back, and they're nuclear.<p>There are college sophomores who were born after Russia began building its newest submarine. The K-329 Severodvinsk (re-designated the K-560 Severodvinsk in late 2013) is a submarine powered by a nuclear reactor and is made to hunt other submarines, ships, …

Associated Press News

Associated Press News

Associated Press News