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Nasa's Orion spacecraft prepares for launch in first step towards manned Mars mission

Nasa’s quest to send astronauts out into the solar system will begin this week with a two-laps-around-Earth test flight.<p>The new Orion spacecraft is not going to Mars just yet; Thursday’s debut will be unmanned and last just four and a half hours. But it will be the farthest a built-for-humans …

What the 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' trailer tells us about the galaxy's future

<i>Warning: I'll be talking at length about the Expanded Universe lore and various film rumors, which might be considered spoilers.</i><p>Who is John Boyega's unnamed character, springing from out of shot at the beginning of the 88-second teaser, and why is he wearing stormtrooper armor? Is he an Imperial …

Finally, Here's the First Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer

It's not much—in fact, it might feel like the shortest 88 seconds of your life—but the first trailer for director J.J. Abrams' <i>Star Wars: The Force</i> …

“Our universe would be destroyed”: Inside the science of “Interstellar”

<b>Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway and David Gyasi in "Interstellar" (Paramount Pictures)</b><p>The physicist who advised “Interstellar” explains the wild science behind the film’s otherworldly ideas<p>Kip Thorne<p>November 29, 2014 12:00am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “The Science of ‘Interstellar'”<p>In <i>Interstellar</i>, the …

CERN makes public first data of LHC experiments

20 Nov 2014Geneva, 20 November 2014. CERN1 launched today its Open Data Portal where data from real collision events, produced by the LHC experiments …

Pitch Perfect is Back with This New Trailer!

<b>Pitch Perfect is Back with This New Trailer!</b><p>The most overplayed song last Christmas was probably not Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is …

Orion Passes Key NASA Flight Review - “GO” for Maiden Test Flight on Dec. 4

After a decade of hard work, numerous twists and turns, and ups and downs, NASA’s new Orion deep space crew vehicle is finally, and officially, …

NASA issues 'remastered' view of Jupiter's moon Europa

(Phys.org) —Scientists have produced a new version of what is perhaps NASA's best view of Jupiter's ice-covered moon, Europa. The mosaic of color …

What Does A Real Astronaut Think Of 'Interstellar'?

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What do the astronauts think about the movie Interstellar?</i><p><i>Answer by Garrett Reisman, Former NASA Astronaut, @astro_g_dogg, on Quora,</i><p>A few days ago, a group of us from SpaceX took the afternoon off to watch Christopher Nolan’s ‘Interstellar’. We loved it. …

Robots spent six years acting like humans in three Tennessee homes

For six years, a group ofrobotslived in three houses on a street in Campbell Creek, Tennessee. No humans resided there with them. The house was solely occupied by robots, fake sweat machines, and a bunch of electronic appliances, which turned on every day — right on schedule.<p>The robots were used to …

I Just Spent 7 Days Watching Only Russian News And Reading Pravda — Here's What I Learned

Twenty-three years later, a new version of cold war is back, though we Americans haven't realized it yet. But I am getting ahead of myself.<p>After Russia invaded Crimea and staged its referendum, I thought Vladimir Putin's foreign excursions were over. Taking back Crimea violated plenty of …

Building a globe-spanning quantum internet

The new networks are designed to solve one of cryptography’s most persistent problems: how to distribute encryption keys. A long enough key can provide mathematically unbreakable encryption (known as a one-time pad), but if the key is ever intercepted, the attacker will be able to access …

Our lander’s asleep

With its batteries depleted and not enough sunlight available to recharge, Philae has fallen into ‘idle mode’ for a potentially long silence. In this …

Rosetta's comet sings a mysterious 'song'

Ian O'Neill<p>Comet sound The Rosetta mission has detected a mysterious signal coming from Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.<p>The mission has five …

Philae Lander on Twitter: "All is in order so I'm GO for separation from @ESA_Rosetta! Just a few hours left to #CometLanding"

New conversation<p>End of conversation<p>Replying to @<b>Philae2014</b><p>@<b>Philae2014</b> na dann wünsche ich "Glück ab! Black Skies and safe landings!" // @<b>ESA_Rosetta</b><p>0 …

The Earth and Moon Captured Together by Chinese Spacecraft Camera

Check out this amazing photograph of our planet with the Moon hovering in the background. It was published today by China’s State Administration of …

Now You See Them: 'Magic Islands' Appear on Saturn's Moon Titan

Cassini spacecraft finds surprises on the moon's largest sea.<p>TUCSON, Arizona—Two new "magic islands" have joined one reported last year on Saturn's giant moon Titan, Cassini spacecraft observations showed on Monday. The features add to a puzzling vanishing act playing out on the frozen world's seas.<p>…

Obama just picked a major fight

Some very basic initial thoughts on President Obama's announcement today that he supports "the strongest possible rules to protect net neutrality," including reclassifying broadband as a common carrier under Title II of the Telecommunications Act:<p>Well, finally. Title II has always been the answer …

Humans Just Landed A Probe On A Comet For The First Time In History

Well, we, being the European Space Agency, landed a small probe on comet 67P/Churyumox-Gerasimenko, seen on the right.<p>Wednesday, Nov. 12, was a history-making day for humans in space, and the culmination of a 10-year project that has already taught us much about our solar system.<p>Ten years ago, the …

Space

The Sun And The Planets: To Scale

Earth is pretty big, for humans at least. On a cosmological scale however it's a speck of dust compared to the planets and stars that surround …

Why Orion Capsule's Test Flight Is a 'Big (Freakin') Deal' for NASA

Space<p>NASA Administrator Charles Bolden is the last person you'd expect to drop the F-bomb in public, but when it comes to next month's test flight of the space agency's Orion deep-space capsule, he's willing to come perilously close.<p>"That's a big deal," Bolden told a luncheon audience last week at …

How Building a Black Hole for Interstellar Led to an Amazing Scientific Discovery | WIRED

Franklin knew that his computers would do anything he told them to. That was a problem and a temptation. “It's very easy to fall into the trap of …

Minions Official Trailer

The true stars of the blockbuster animated franchise Despicable Me have arguably never been the<p>The true stars of the blockbuster animated franchise</i> …

Rosetta comet mission: Landing site named 'Agilkia'

<b>The landing site on a comet to be targeted by Europe's Philae robot on 12 November has been named "Agilkia" following a public competition.</b><p>It continues the Egyptian theme for the mission - being an island in the Nile.<p>Philae will be ejected towards Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko by its carrier …

I is For Infection? The Role of iPads in Pathogen Spread

The weather in San Francisco on January 27th, 2010 was cool but inside the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the atmosphere was sizzling. Onstage, the genius behind the computer giant Apple, Steve Jobs, was expected to change the landscape of computing yet again. He didn’t disappoint as he …

What you need to know about life on the International Space Station

It's not all business orbiting the Earth at 250 miles up.<p>In an unfortunate turn of events, Orbital Sciences' Antares rocket exploded a few seconds after launch last week. The rocket was thankfully unmanned, but it was intended to ferry critical supplies to astronauts and cosmonauts aboard the …

Drone Shoots Epic Footage of SpaceX Rocket Launch and Controlled Landing

Elon Musk's space-faring company SpaceX has released the first test footage of its Falcon 9 Reusable (F9R) taking off, and making a controlled …

GoPro Releases Inspirational POV Footage from Stratos Jump

During Felix Baumgartner’s record-breaking Stratos jump from 128,100 feet above the Earth, he was packing a total of seven GoPro Hero2’s on his …