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NASA Finally Found Where They Crash Landed A Spacecraft On The Moon

To date, no astronaut has set foot on the far side of the moon, but that can't be said for man-made instruments. After more than six months of searching, NASA has finally spotted a crater on the moon that is unlike the rest. It was created by them.<p>The crater was made by NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and …

These Secret Cold War Radio Stations Are Still Broadcasting

In the early days of espionage, long before the advent of burner phones, satcoms, and other modern-day spy gadgets, getting word to field …

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'We're in orbit!' Rosetta becomes first spacecraft to orbit comet

After a 10-year chase taking it billions of miles across the solar system, the Rosetta spacecraft made history Wednesday as it became the first probe to rendezvous with a comet on its journey around the sun.<p>"Thruster burn complete. Rosetta has arrived at comet 67P. We're in orbit!" announced the …

Marianne Faithfull: My ex-boyfriend killed Jim Morrison

Marianne Faithfull said in a recent interview that her boyfriend at the time, a heroin dealer named Jean de Breteuil, was responsible for Doors frontman Jim Morrison's death in the summer of 1971.<p>RS: Watch the Doors first interview in years<p>The singer recalled a sense of foreboding when Breteuil …

Asteroid Mining To Become A Two-Horse Race

Deep Space Industries is due to reveal its plans to mine asteroids. The announcement will occur later today in Santa Monica’s Museum of Flying. Within just two years Deep Space Industries says it will send drones called FireFly to examine asteroids reachable in near-Earth space. Once is has proven …

Is Your City's Crime Data Private Property?

Crime mapping helps citizens understand what's going on in their neighborhoods. But the increasing use of private companies to organize the data may defeat the purpose.<p>In February, the Minneapolis Police Department announced that it was moving into a new era of transparency and openness with the …

SEC accuses Texas man of running Bitcoin Ponzi scheme

"Fraudsters are not beyond the reach of the SEC just because they use...virtual currency to mislead investors and violate federal securities laws," the SEC says, as it files charges against a Texas man.<p>A Texas man is in trouble with the feds for allegedly ripping off investors via a …

The Web’s longest nightmare ends: Eolas’ patents are dead on appeal

Web pioneers united to stop "interactive web" patents at an East Texas trial.<p>The inventor of the Web, Tim Berners-Lee, had never testified in court …

Flipboard Brings Its Mobile Magazines To The Web

Flipboard started on mobile devices, but the magazine app is moving to the web today with the launch of a new site. Its 75 million registered users will be getting access to its superior formatting and curation features for articles, photos and video on their desktops and laptops.<p>But why the …