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How Exploring Space Led A Top NASA Scientist To Worry About Earth's Climate Change

Exploring new stretches of the galaxy brought NASA scientist William Borucki back to Earth.<p>Borucki, 76, retired in July as the principal investigator of NASA's Kepler Mission, an unmanned spacecraft that has been surveying a portion of the Milky Way for habitable planets since March 2009. The …

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SpaceX Successfully Launched Two Satellites

At 10:50pm on Sunday, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket successfully lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida. On board were satellites for two different customers, Eutelsat and Asia Broadcast Satellite (ABS).<p>The two companies jointly financed both the satellite construction and launch. The satellites …

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Ready, Set, Power Up—Can the U.S. Win the Race to Create a Superbattery?

The stakes are high for the nation that invents the battery of the future.<p>Ever since the Italian count Alessandro Volta invented the first electric battery in 1799, scientists have sought to ramp up its performance. Even though we have sent a robot to Mars and split the atom, it has proved …

Scientists Plan to Hunt for Alien Life on Europa

Jupiter's icy moon is a candidate for harboring alien life—but would we know life if we found it?<p>Are we truly alone in the universe? Or is Earth just one of many inhabited worlds? These are some of the most fascinating questions facing humanity, and soon, thanks to a 2016 federal budget allocation …

Poetry Terms: 40 Brief Definitions

<b>Alliteration</b>: The repetition of identical consonant sounds, most often the sounds beginning words, in close proximity. Example: pensive poets, …

A Videogame That Teaches You to Write Poetry, Even if It Intimidates You

Videogames and poetry haven't always gone hand in hand.<p>We're still a long way from Master Chief breaking into a Coleridge soliloquy. But game …

Google’s Copresence Looks Like A Cross-Platform AirDrop

Google has a new service in the works that could allow users of Android devices to share media with others nearby, even if those users are rocking iOS devices like iPhone and iPads instead of gadgets running Google’s mobile OS. The so-called Copresence feature, revealed by an Android Police source …

Apple’s ConnectED Program Participation Brings Macs, iPads And More To Underserved Schools

Apple’s $100 million commitment to President Obama’s ConnectED program has resulted in Macs, Apple TV, and iPads being introduced to 114 schools, the bulk of which cater to students who qualify for free or discount lunch programs, meaning the investment is overwhelmingly going to school boards that …

Cloudflare just added SSL encryption to two million websites for free

Last year, the web optimization network CloudFlare promised it would double SSL usage on the web in 2014 — and last night, the company made good on its promise. Overnight, CloudFlare deployed its Universal SSL feature, offering free SSL encryption to any site that opted in. All told, that meant two …

Snowden could testify in Switzerland without being extradited to US, reports suggest

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>The Swiss attorney general has reportedly said that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden should be guaranteed safety from …

8 Things You'll Love About Apple's New iOS 8

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