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New Year's Eve is your only chance to catch this beautiful comet in your lifetime — here's how to spot it

The visitor is the comet C/2013 US10 (Catalina); most people are just calling it Comet Catalina (the official name has a bit more complicated nomenclature). There are a couple of <i>very</i> cool things about this comet you should know about, but before I get to that part let me tell you how to see …

Lecture 31: Non-linear Autonomous Systems

<b>Topics covered:</b> Non-linear Autonomous Systems: Finding the Critical Points and Sketching Trajectories; the Non-linear Pendulum<b>Instructor/speaker:</b> …

We visited the most powerful rocket ever built — and it was even better than we expected

To this day, the Saturn V — a ticket into the history books during the '60s and early '70s — remains the only rocket capable of transporting humans beyond low-Earth orbit, where the International Space Station resides. And it's a monster.<p>We recently visited the never used, ready-for-flight Saturn V …

SpaceX: Should This Terrify Elon Musk?

<b>Is This a Threat to SpaceX?</b><p>Jeff Bezos stole the limelight in late November when his <b>Blue Origin</b> aerospace company successfully launched its “New …

15 Essential Tools to Better Manage Social Media

<i>This post has been expanded from a previous post on 10 Essential Social Media Tools for Social Media Managers.</i>Today, social media has evolved well …

The best airport bars in America

The delay doesn't seem so bad after all.Randy B./Yelp<p>There is an argument to be made that an entire airport waiting area is basically already a bar, albeit one with crappy vending-machine drinks and people idly paging through used Michael Connolly tomes while a TV turned to CNN is playing at an …

10 Timeless Social Media Marketing Tips

<b>Post often</b>. Being on social media is all about the conversation. When conversation ceases, so do the opportunities to forge relationships. Posting …

Social Media

Landing Page Optimization Tips

There are advertising opportunities across all the major social media platforms that drive demand for your products and services and are well within …

Marketing

Jeff Bezos beats Elon Musk's SpaceX in the reusable rocket race

Blue Origin, the private space firm owned by Amazon's Jeff Bezos, has just dropped a huge gauntlet in the race to develop a reusable rocket. It just launched its New Shepard space vehicle (video, below), consisting of a BE-3 rocket and crew capsule, to the edge of space at a suborbital altitude of …

Space Travel

NASA tests Orion spacesuit in low-gravity environment

Since NASA modified its old "pumpkin suit" for future missions aboard the Orion spacecraft, it has to undergo testing to ensure that it's tougher and more mobile than its predecessor. These days, NASA has been testing it aboard a C9 aircraft, which can fly in parabolas to simulate weightlessness. …

Jeff Bezos Brags About Rocket Landing With Mic Drop First Tweet

Jeff Bezos just accomplished the near impossible: one-upping Elon Musk.<p>Bezos's private space company, Blue Origin, has just completed a successful …

10 Effective Ways to Boost Social Media Traffic to Your Website

Social media is one of the best sources of traffic for many blogs and websites today. For some blogs, social media traffic is much more important …

'Electric Sails' Could Propel Superfast Spacecraft by 2025

SANTA CLARA, California — Robotic spacecraft may ride the solar wind toward interstellar space at unprecedented speeds a decade or so from …

Space

Scientists May Have Just Discovered a Parallel Universe Leaking Into Ours

<i>We may have just, for the first time ever, caught a momentous glimpse of a parallel universe bumping against our own.</i><p><i>Scientists say that signals from</i> …

4 Steps for Creating a Successful New Brand

Building a new brand is a daunting task. After all, branding defines the core message and values of your organization, product or service, and it …

Arduino Software Update Introduces Command-Line Tool, Serial Data Plotter

Yesterday’s update to the Arduino IDE software offers Arduino fans a new tool to play with. Version 1.6.6 of the software can be downloaded for free (though donations are encouraged) directly from Arduino.cc. Though, with hourly builds underway, you may want to wait a day or so for any kinks to be …

New Solar Thermal Energy Storage Method Boosts Solar Potential

Engineers have created a new method of storing concentrated solar thermal energy. This new technique will lower the cost and will enable solar …

7 Do’s and Don’ts for Using Hashtags

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Advertising Industry

25+ Pictures Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence

The universe, man… THE UNIVERSE. 01. This is the Earth! This is where you live. NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Image / Via visibleearth.nasa.gov …

Magnetic wormhole connecting 2 regions of space created for the first time

The device could have applications in medicine, opening up ways to make MRIs more comfortable for patients<p>"Wormholes" are cosmic tunnels that can …

Laser Breakthrough Could Speed the Rise of Self-Driving Cars

The eyes of a self-driving car are called LIDAR sensors.<p>LIDAR is a portmanteau of "light" and "radar." In essence, these sensors monitor their …

Christian author: 'Insane machine' Large Hadron Collider is the new Tower of Babel that will destroy us all

In a breathless report uploaded to YouTube, a Christian investigative reporter who works for evangelist Jim Bakker warns that science is tempting God …

Physics

Everything Is Made Of Waves; Also, Particles

Everything in the universe has both particle and wave nature, at the same time.They’re really just different language describing the same mathematical object.

Microsoft Reveals Dedicated Version Of Minecraft For HoloLens

Microsoft showed off a version of Minecraft designed specifically for HoloLens today for the first time at its E3 2015 press show. The HoloLens augmented reality display lets you view Minecraft in 2D anywhere you want, on a wall for instance, but also lets you display a 3D version of the world …

LightSail spacecraft declared a success after unfurling solar sail in orbit

Tiny privately funded vehicle will re-enter atmosphere after testing thin sails that could be used to gain propulsion from sun’s rays<p>A privately funded space project to demonstrate an innovative solar sail passed with flying colours despite a series of near-fatal technical issues, program managers …

Space Travel

New Ducati Stability System Makes Crashing Near Impossible

I’m sitting on a new Ducati Multistrada in a large paved lot. A light sprinkling turns into a downpour as I listen intently to a Ducati rep tell me …

DJI's experimental drone will help prevent collisions

DJI has just made its UAV platform a lot more developer-friendly with a new test drone and collision avoidance system, along with an SDK for its current DJI Inspire 1 and Phantom 3 models. The Matrice 100 (M100) is a new quadcopter made specifically for developers to help them test new sensors, …

The 50 best burger joints in America, ranked

Our friends at Foursquare dug through their troves of user data to compile the list. Because the site now allows users to save and favorite venues they love, Foursquare was able to track down which burgers diners are raving about most across America.<p>To create this list, Foursquare included the …

13 Apps All Recent Grads Should Have on Their Phone

For most grads, transitioning to life after college feels like a huge leap into the unknown. Not only are you leaving behind familiar things such as friends, professors and homework assignments, but you’re also beginning a new chapter. Although life after college will be a grand adventure, it will …