Dimitar Stoimenov

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Automatically Create 3D Models and Maps With Your Drone

I have to admit that this isn't something I had envisioned doing with a drone, but boy, is it neat. DroneDeploy allows you to autonomously create 3D …

Tourist Illegally Documents Trip to North Korea and Shares Insightful Photos He Smuggled Home

Earlier this year, London-based photographer Michal Huniewicz traveled to one of the most curious countries in the world–North Korea. He was accompanied by a small tour group and two guides who took them around the capital city of Pyongyang. As you might expect, this trip was not an easy one to …

Photographer Travels Across the US with His Camera, Girlfriend, and LED Hula Hoop

This past May, photographer Grant Mallory and his girlfriend Maria celebrated Maria’s college graduation by embarking on an epic road trip around the …

Mind-blowing view from best spot: Northern lights captured by International Space Station (VIDEO)

Where would be the best place to observe the northern lights if not from the International Space Station? Watch the ethereal display of colored …

The actual NASA technologies that Matt Damon will use in the space survival film “The Martian”

Those who criticized Christopher Nolan’s 2014 film <i>Interstellar</i> for being too unrealistic are in for a treat. In October, perhaps the most science-based science fiction space film ever will hit theaters: <i>The Martian</i>, based on the bestselling book of the same name by Andy Weir.<p><i>The Martian</i> is written …

See the Massive Mountain on Dwarf Planet Ceres

Very small worlds can do very big things—providing you're willing to grade on a curve. Take the dwarf planet Ceres, the largest body in the asteroid …

How That Spinning Spacecraft From The Martian Would Work

Author: Rhett Allain. Rhett Allain Science<p>Date of Publication: 08.25.15.<p>Time of Publication: 1:27 pm. 1:27 pm<p>In <i>The Martian</i> movie, astronauts travel …

A Baby Hangs Between Life and Death in Space

Science & InnovationCuriously Krulwich<p>You’ve seen this before, right? It’s one of the most famous photos ever taken by the Hubble Space Telescope: three spectacular pillars of dust hanging in space, 6,500 light-years away.<p>Now we’ve got a new version. Same clouds. Same stars. Same framing. Shot …

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Map of Exoplanets Found in Our Galaxy (Artist's Concept)

Astronomers have discovered one of the most distant planets known, a gas giant about 13,000 light-years from Earth, called OGLE-2014-BLG-0124L. The …

Stunning images taken on Nasa Cassini spacecraft's mission to Saturn

Zano Is A Sky Selfie Micro-Drone That Flies Itself

Holy autonomous micro-drones batman! Wondering how you’re going to line up your next dronie? Aka a selfie taken from up high by a passing UAV so you don’t get a photo of yourself remote controlling a drone… Well, never fear: a U.K.-based firm is building a micro-drone that flies itself so you can …

SpaceX Unveils Autonomous Drone Ship For Landing Reusable Rockets

Because when rockets are truly reusable, they’re going to need a place to park.<p>In the ongoing effort to lower the cost of commercial spaceflight, private companies hope to conquer a facet of rocket design NASA hasn’t fully explored yet: reusable rockets. Up until now, all space rockets have used …

How We Could Actually Build a Space Colony

In our cosmic megastructures series, Popular Mechanics explores some of the key engineering and design challenges in constructing gigantic structures for use by humankind in space. Today, three classic space-colony concepts.<p><b>Name:</b> Bernal sphere; Stanford torus; O'Neill cylinder<p><b>Named For:</b> …

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Profile of an Entrepreneur - Elon Musk and his SpaceX - Amazing Interview

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5 Things Every Beginning Android App Developer Should Know

<i>Gil Dudkiewicz is the CEO of StartApp, a mobile advertising platform.</i><p>The world has entered a mobile age, and the app industry is booming as a result. Worth $53 billion in 2012, the global app economy is expected to grow to $143 billion by 2016. Everyone wants a piece of the digital pie, but few …

Apple's CarPlay: What You Need to Know

Apple finally took the wraps off its in-car software platform, CarPlay on Monday. Now that that we've had some time to take a look at its …

Report: Google ‘Projected Mode’ will compete against Apple’s CarPlay later this year

Earlier today, Apple officially announced <i>CarPlay,</i> a new platform designed to integrate the iPhone experience into a car’s infotainment system. In short, the system allows iOS users to make phone calls, control music and more by simply using Siri commands. There’s also a built-in display that …

Mercedes-Benz gives us a look at Apple’s CarPlay in new C-Class [Gallery]

Earlier today we got a look at Apple’s just announced CarPlay feature for iOS when Volvo announced it would arrive in its new XC90 SUV, and now Mercedes-Benz has announced its partnership with Apple. As previously reported, the company confirmed today that it will be demoing the new Mercedes-Benz …

If You Need More Power, This Backup Battery Can Survive Even When Your Phone Can’t

I like backup batteries – I carry more than a few, and they all get used eventually, especially when I travel. But sometimes I worry: What will happen to my portable backup power in case of the The End of Days? Should the world be buried in a never-ending blizzard, or should a meteor impact block …

This iPhone-Sized Device Can Hack A Car, Researchers Plan To Demonstrate

Auto makers have long downplayed the threat of hacker attacks on their cars and trucks, arguing that their vehicles’ increasingly-networked systems are protected from rogue wireless intrusion. Now two researchers plan to show that a few minutes alone with a car and a tiny, cheap device can give …

Parrot introduces MiniDrone and ground-only Jumping Sumo

At CES 2014 Parrot is bringing us two brand new phone-controlled robotic devices, the MiniDrone and the two-wheeled Jumping Sumo robot. The first of these is essentially a miniaturized version of the popular AR Drone quadrocopter, albeit lacking when it comes to the recording/viewfinder camera …

Dinosaur asteroid 'sent life to Mars'

<b>The asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs may have catapulted life to Mars and the moons of Jupiter, US researchers say.</b><p>They calculated how many Earth rocks big enough to shelter life were ejected by asteroids in the last 3.5bn years.<p>The Chicxulub impact was strong enough to fire chunks of debris …

20 Breathtaking Images Of The Earth As Seen From Space

Aleppo, Syria, May 26, 2013 – The Citadel of Aleppo – medieval fortified palace<br>DigitalGlobe—Getty Images<p>1 of 20<p>Digital Globe, a provider of …

In Full View: Saturn's Streaming Hexagon - This colorful view…

In Full View: Saturn's Streaming Hexagon - This colorful view from NASA's Cassini mission is the highest-resolution view of the unique six-sided jet stream at Saturn's north pole known as "the hexagon." This movie, made from images obtained by Cassini's imaging cameras, is the first to show the hexagon in color filters, and the first movie to show a complete view from the north pole down to about 70 degrees north latitude. <br>This movie shows a view from directly over the north pole, keeping up …

Top 25 Informative Maps That Teach Us Something Uniquely Different About the World

<b>Population of Southeast Asia Compared to the Rest of the World</b><p>Maps can be great guides for more than just finding routes for traveling. They often provide insight on the rest of the world. Taking a look at certain maps can be incredibly informative, especially when comparing the standing of …

Viewpoint: Saturn snapped as Earth smiled

The US space agency (Nasa) has released a spectacular new picture of the Planet Saturn, acquired by the Cassini spacecraft in July. The image was produced as part of The Day The Earth Smiled Project, which was led by Dr Carolyn Porco. She describes how and why the picture was put together.<p>Four …

New Zealand Company Testing Jetpacks for Commercial Use

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