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A Star Wars Day Message from NASA

Airbus tests prototype of electric airplane

Airbus successfully tested a prototype electric plane, dubbed the E-Fan, in Bordeaux, France, Friday.<p>Airbus Group says that the plane, which runs on …

Airbus

Map of The United States Distorted by Population

Social networking service MyLife has created a map of the United States using population data estimates from the United States Census Bureau to …

U.S. Census

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What 'Obsolete' Object Just Tripled Its Kickstarter Target, Netting $2.4 Million in 48 Hours?

Here's an unexpected one: Just two days ago the Pono went live on Kickstarter, and within 24 hours quickly smashed through its $800,000 target at a …

Extremely Rare Star Wars Movie Posters You've Never Seen

The original Star Wars trilogy was (and remains) a worldwide phenomenon, George Lucas's interstellar tale of good vs evil captured the imagination of …

Watch A Stun Gun Drone Tase An Intern

It's exactly what it sounds like<p>Chaotic Moon Studios, a startup making, uh, about anything you can think of, invited me to their Austin offices today during South By Southwest to check out a live demonstration of a stun gun-loaded drone. Obviously, I came.<p>The gentleman here is an intern named …

Nasa release images to coincide with Gravity Oscar win

After the film Gravity picked up a handful of Oscars, including for best cinematography and best visual effects, Nasa releases images of the real thing

NASA admits astronaut's suit leaked the week before near-drowning during spacewalk

Agency acknowledges that information on prior incident never passed up the chain of command, according to ABC News report<p>NASA today will admit that the near-death of an astronaut during a spacewalk last year could have been avoided, according to a report from ABC News. In a report to be released …

​Oscars 2014: Thanks for Nothing, Brits

CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images<p>On Friday, Feb. 14, the Academy sent out its ballots for Oscar voting. And while they're not due until the 25, it looks like the race was all but decided by Sunday the 16th. That was the day of the British Academy Awards, known as the BAFTAs, which all but confirmed the …

Tom Hanks Is 'Captain Phillips' In High-Seas Hostage Drama

<i>This interview was originally broadcast on Oct. 7, 2013.</i><p>In April 2009, Somali pirates boarded an American-flagged container ship and took its captain, Richard Phillips, hostage on a small lifeboat. That led to a five-day drama at sea, much of it covered on television, as a U.S. Navy destroyer …

The Best of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival: ‘Frank,’ ‘Web Junkie,’ Anna Kendrick, and More

From Michael Fassbender in a papier-mâché head to a look inside China’s Internet addiction rehab centers, here are our picks for best of Sundance.<p>I …

Porsche's first vehicle found in shed after a century

First vehicle was electric and made in 1898<p>The first Porsche ever made has been recovered from a shed in Austria where it sat for over 100 years. The vehicle is called the "Egger-Lohner electric vehicle, C.2 Phaeton model" — nicknamed the "P1" for short — and was created by Ferdinand Porsche …

Awesome Miniature Movie Stills Shot Using LEGO and Baking Powder

LEGO and baking powder, that and some Star Wars inspiration is all Finnish photographer (and PetaPixel reader, we might add) Vesa Lehtimäki needs to …

Insane New Footage Of Felix Baumgartner's Edge-Of-Space Jump Released

We're warning you now: This new video of Felix Baumgartner's record-setting leap from the edge of space just might make you feel a bit queasy.<p>The supersonic skydiver made history in October 2012 when he plunged more than 24 miles to Earth's surface, breaking three records in the process.<p>Now, nearly …

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PlayStation Plus Subscribers Tripled Since PS4 Launch

During the conference in which Sony Computer Entertainment Europe announced the the UK release of the PS Vita Slim, General Manager Fergal Gara …

Indonesia volcano kills at least 11, fears over more eruptions | News Home | Reuters

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia’s Mount Sinabung volcano erupted and killed at least 11 people on the western island of Sumatra on Saturday, the first time it is known to have claimed any lives, a senior government official said.<p>A villager run as Mount Sinabung erupt at Sigarang-Garang village in …

Pacific Ocean

Largest human migration takes place around now

Hundreds of millions return to their home villages around the Chinese New Year. In a week to 10 days, 3.6 billion passenger miles are clocked on …

Chinese New Year

Teen girl petitions Disney to create plus-size princesses

Girls would “feel confident and worthy to see a strong character that looks like them,” wrote Jewel Moore<p>Farmville, Virginia high school student Jewel Moore has created a petition via Change.org asking the Walt Disney Animation Studios to create a "bright, amazing, and memorable" plus-size Disney …

The Week In Drones: The Sound Of Stealth, Clearing The Robot Smog, And More

Here's a round-up of the week's top drone news, designed to capture the military, commercial, non-profit, and recreational applications of unmanned aircraft.<p><b>Beer Delivery</b><p>Lakemaid Beer, a brewery in Stevens Point, Wis., used a hexarotor drone to carry beer to some ice fishermen. It’s probably just …