Justin Kang

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Millions Of Miles From Shutdown, Mars Rovers Keep Working

The budget negotiations in Washington are not front-page news on Mars. There, millions of miles away, NASA's rovers continue to operate, taking photographs and collecting data as they prepare for the coming Martian winter.<p>NPR's Joe Palca has this report for our Newscast unit:<p>"NASA's newest rover, …

Top 10 Memorable Character Voices In Video Games

Imagining beloved characters with different voices is difficult – even upsetting. The most iconic video game characters are often easy to recognize …

Spectacular Lightning Show Over the Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon inspires many people to photograph its grandiose scale and scenic landscape, but Sedona-based photographer Rolf Maeder has managed to capture a sight less seen–the Grand Canyon being hit by a spectacular thunderstorm. Being drawn to nature, Maeder originally moved to Sedona 13 …

Grand Canyon

On Nightmare Planet Covered In Boiling Lava, A Year Lasts 8.5 Hours

It's even worse than Florida in the summertime.<p>Kepler 78b is an Earth-sized exoplanet not <i>too</i> far from us--only about 700 light-years away. But don't bother getting your hopes up about settling there, because Kepler 78b is one of the most aggressively unpleasant planets ever discovered (a …

When is the next meteor shower?

No major meteor showers are predicted until the Lyrid shower, peaking on the morning of April 23, 2015. Between now and then … fireball season!<p>After …

Astronomy

Logitech G602 Wireless Mouse Promises 250 Hours of Gaming

Over 1,400 hours of non-gaming use on a pair of AA batteries.<p>Today Logitech introduced its new G602 wireless gaming mouse (via Engadget), which the …

Lost Planet 3 launch trailer brings trouble to paradise

A <i>Lost Planet 3</i> cinematic launch trailer tells the story of a civilian miner caught up in matters considerably over his head.<p>Jim Peyton is a colonist working as a miner on the frozen planet of E.D.N. III for the Neo-Venus Construction company, or NEVEC. He has his own little slice of paradise …

New star explosion in night sky can be seen with naked eye

Science News<p>Stargazers are thrilled over the surprise appearance of a star explosion, known as a nova, in the night sky last week, but there is more to this cosmic event than meets the eye.<p>The new Nova Delphinus 2013 was first spotted in the constellation Delphinus (The Dolphin) by Japanese amateur …

Astronomy

Mars Curiosity rover sings 'Happy Birthday' to itself

One Earth year ago, the Curiosity rover completed a dramatic descent and landed safely on the surface of Mars. Cheers went up from space watchers around the world. On the back of a successful year of scientific exploration, it's time to celebrate once again.<p>NASA thinks of August 5, touch-down day, …

New iPhone coming September 10th. Here are the features to expect.

The new iPhone looks set to be revealed in September; and if a report from All Things D is to be believed, September 10th is the date to circle.<p>Though we shouldn’t expect significant innovations or improvements until next year, there are still likely to be a number exciting features that should …

LIDAR system uses lasers to detect clear air turbulence before it hits

Fact: turbulence is no fun at all. Aside from the brief moments of bone-deep terror it can cause passengers, clear air turbulence (CAT) can also prove costly for airlines in terms of damages. To help pilots deal with difficult-to-spot areas where CAT is likely to occur, the German Aerospace Center …

Kreyos Smartwatch Raises $1 Million from Crowdfunding

The crowdfunding campaign for the Kreyos smartwatch project has passed $1 million in support, proving once again that backers love them wearables.<p>Kreyos is still at a fraction of the $10 million of support that Pebble raised last year, but it <i>has</i> managed to raise 10 times the amount it was asking …

Atlas Virtual Reality Turns Any Room Into A Holodeck You Can Run Around In

Archenemies for decades, video games and exercise are about to unite. Atlas is a cheap, new “walk-around” virtual reality system that uses markers you put on the ground to track your movements as you play with an Oculus Rift headset. Protagonist is Kickstarting Atlas to get real-space VR into the …

Minor evidence of fingerprint recognition in future iPhones discovered in new beta of Apple's iOS 7

iOS developer and tinkerer Hamza Sood has been poking around in the new 4th beta version of iOS 7 and has discovered references to fingerprint recognition. This could indicate that Apple plans to support such biometric ID measures in the next version of its iPhone, though evidence of new features …

Public Trash Cans That Report When They're Full

"Hi, this is garbage can number 4601970. I am full of garbage."<p>Garbage can use varies. In Finland, where the Enevo One smart garbage can sensor was invented, the garbage cans near the sea are filled as quickly as they can be emptied during the summertime. Summertime in Finland is lovely, I bet! …

FYI: Why Does Lobster Turn Red When You Cook It?

Consider the chemistry.<p>Just a week from now, thousands of people will trek to Rockland, Maine for a festival devoted entirely to the eating of a creature once thought only worthy of "poverty food" and fertilizer. The lobster festival approacheth. In honor of the occasion, a reminder of all that …

The 10 Coolest Things You Can 3-D Print Right Now

Cameras, guitars, RC aircraft and more!<p>One survey of the 3-D printing landscape will quickly show you that it's brimming with novelty items and useless junk. But don't let that overwhelm you! We sorted through the clutter to create this list of 10 projects that are both awesome and practical.<p>Don't …

Volvo sees crash-free car by 2020

In the above video, Volvo details some of the technologies it is developing in its quest toward accident-free driving. This video not only lays out Volvo's strategy, but mirrors the work other automakers are doing that will eventually result in autonomous cars.<p>The video begins with Thomas Broberg, …

This Is The View From Mount Fuji, Courtesy Of Google Street View

Google‘s Japanese Street View system has now been taken up the 12,400-foot heights of Japan’s tallest mountain, Mount Fuji. The mountain is a UNESCO World Heritage site for culture, which is partly why Google spent such an effort on the task.<p>It created some 14,000 panoramas on the way up the …

15 Volcanic Eruptions Seen from Space

A volcano is an opening, or rupture, in a planet’s surface or crust, which allows hot magma, volcanic ash and gases to escape from the magma chamber …