Kenneth Henseler

12 Flips | 3 Magazines | 8 Likes | 2 Followers | @khenseler | Avid lover of all things technology, I began tinkering with personal computers on my grandpa's Texas Instruments TI-99/4A when I was 8. Since then, my passion for computers and technology has only increased. I pride myself in being able to convey technical jargon into easy-to-understand language for the non-technical people, friends, clients and customers I serve.

Valentina Tereshkova, 76, first woman in space, seeks one-way ticket to Mars

Having reached the age of 76, it might be expected that Valentina Tereshkova would be planning a life of quiet gentility: a bit of gardening, perhaps, or catching up on reading. Far from it. The <i>grande dame</i> of astronautics has no intention of retiring gracefully, she has revealed. Indeed, she has a …

Google Expands Role In Digital Education, Teams Up With edX To Build A YouTube For Free Online Courses

It’s turning into a busy week for Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) providers, and the tech companies that love them — particularly Google. On Monday, Udacity co-founder and CEO Sebastian Thrun and California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom announced the Open Education Alliance, a consortium of online …

Voyager left solar system last year, new research shows | Reuters

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - NASA’s long-lived Voyager probe crossed into interstellar space last year, becoming the first man-made object to leave the solar system, new research shows.<p>Scientists have been waiting for Voyager to detect a magnetic field that flows in a different direction …

New form of carbon said to be strongest material ever found

The strongest known material in the world may have just been dethroned. Researchers from Rice University have calculated the properties of a little-studied form of carbon known as carbyne, and they've determined that it should have a "specific strength surpassing that of any other known material." …

Space Oddities: 8 of the Strangest Exoplanets

Twenty years after scientists confirmed the first planets beyond our solar system, there are more than 900 confirmed exoplanets and thousands of additional candidates. Some of the worlds out there are just plain out-there.<p>Twenty years after scientists confirmed the first planets beyond our solar …

Horizons: The planes that can pick up trains

Students have come up with a radical idea for cutting journey times in 2050 – aircraft that collect and drop-off passengers in moving pod-like carriages.<p>Our transport system, whichever way you look at it, is broken. Sure, most of us eventually get to where we need to go, but congestion and …

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Weaving power generation into the fabric of everyday life

For the final article in her series about alternative energy sources, Lou Del Bello interviewed a scientist who believes the future of energy production is all around us<p>Every year as summer in Rome grows brighter and warmer, colourful awnings spring up at every door to shield shops and homes from …

First Inductively Charged City Bus System Now Rolling

One South Korean city started testing them yesterday.<p>Here's one way you could charge electric cars in the future. A South Korean city is testing electric buses that get their charge from cables buried underneath the road.<p>The cables create magnetic fields that a device on the underside of the buses …

Self-driving cars will set off an economic and cultural earthquake

From the romance of the road trip to the feeling of getting your driver's license, the car has always conjured images of freedom and control. Those time-worn ideals, however, may soon be a relic of the past.<p>The car that drives itself is no longer some dream of fiction like the Batmobile or <i>Knight</i> …