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SpaceX to launch SES satellite on a reused Falcon 9 rocket

Satellite operator SES will be the first company to launch a spacecraft on a 'second-hand' SpaceX rocket. The Falcon 9 which travelled to the ISS in April, before landing on a drone ship in open water, will be called upon for the new flight later this year. Blast-off is scheduled for the fourth …

Space Travel

I Am Officially in Love With Cockroaches

In the late 1970s, entomologist Coby Schal was in the rainforests of Costa Rica, watching a wasp. Every few minutes, the wasp would soar up into the …

Searching For Life On Europa Now A NASA Priority

The President and NASA say they’re committed to exploring Europa, which many astrobiologists believe might be the best place to look for life beyond Earth. At least, that’s the message that was sent loud and clear on Monday when the White House included in its proposed 2016 budget for NASA over …

Astronomy

How Successful People Quash Stress

We all know that living under stressful conditions has serious physical and emotional consequences. So why do we have so much trouble taking action to reduce our stress levels and improve our lives? Researchers at Yale University have the answer. They found that intense stress actually reduces the …

See four minutes of jaw-dropping space travel in this sci-fi short

You can wait until the 2030s when NASA hopes to land astronauts on Mars. Or, if you have four minutes to spare right now, you can see what it is like to stand on the edge of the red planet’s Victoria Crater or catch a Martian sunset.<p>Erik Wernquist will even throw in a side of rings — Saturn’s that …

How To Wirelessly Charge Your iPhone

As I’ve noted over the last few days, I’m a big fan of wireless charing. While there are a number of standards out there, Qi is arguably in the lead thanks to extensive hardware support, such as the latest Nexus devices, the mid-and high-end Lumia handsets, and peripherals from companies (such as …

Would A Shorter Work Week Really Make Employees Happier?

Oddly enough, it didn’t in Korea.<p>If your boss asked you out of the blue whether you’d like to work about five fewer hours a week for the same pay, your response would no doubt be something along the lines of <i>yes, please!</i>, give or take a few exclamation points. The new arrangement would seem to …

Ralph Baer, father of video games, dies at age 92

Ralph Baer, one of the true pioneers in the world of video games, has passed away at age 92. Baer was frequently known as "The Father of Video Games" …

Rosetta mission – flight of Icarus or a large step for the EU?

The earthbound examples of human endeavour in your editorial (A triumph for human imagination and ingenuity, 13 November) did not mention the programme of manned moon landings, which took place more than 40 years ago. With hindsight, this was perhaps the last hurrah for the idea that the conquest …

Astounding Carl Sagan Quotes About the Wonders of the Cosmos

Intrepid astronomer and science advocate Carl Sagan envisioned society’s potential as peaceful, compassionate, curious, awe-inspired, and, yes, even …

25 hidden features from iOS 8, Apple’s new operating system

1. Emergency Health ID<p>Powered by Apple’s new HealthKit, Emergency Health ID allows anyone to access basic and potentially life-saving health information from your iPhone’s lock screen. To set it up, open the Health app, tap Medical ID on the bottom right and add as much or as little information as …

NASA Eyes Crew Deep Sleep Option for Mars Mission

A NASA-backed study explores an innovative way to dramatically cut the cost of a human expedition to Mars -- put the crew in stasis.<p>The deep sleep, …

Danny MacAskill releases breathtaking Isle of Skye tricks video

Watch footage of trials rider Danny MacAskill risking life and limb on the Isle of Skye's notorious Cuillin Ridge<p>Danny MacAskill's has made a name for himself as one of the world's most fearless trial cyclists by documenting his exploits in a succession of YouTube videos since 2009.<p>It all started …

Santa Cruz

Incredible Solar Flare Video Captured by NASA Spacecraft

A NASA satellite charged with staring at the sun captured an incredible view of a powerful solar flare on Thursday (Oct. 2).<p>The space agency's Solar …

The '60s Are Gone, But Psychedelic Research Trip Continues

In 1966, psychedelic drug advocate and former Harvard professor Timothy Leary appeared on the <i>Merv Griffin Show.</i><p>"I'm in the unfortunate situation of being about 20 years ahead of my time," Leary said. When asked how many times he'd taken LSD, he answered 311. The audience gasped.<p>Leary was fired for …

Marvell launches a hardware platform for web developers

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: S. Higginbotham<p>Marvell is joining the rush of chip firms with their own hardware platform aimed at helping developers …

Algerna som börjat samarbeta

Hur liv i form av en självreplikerande cell kunde uppstå ur död materia är inte helt klarlagt av vetenskapen. Vi vet heller inte exakt hur det gick …

Hon kan ge dig flera år i livet

Cynthia KenyonÅldrande och död skulle många människor vilja skjuta upp om de kunde och oräkneliga kvacksalvare har tjänat pengar på denna djupa …

Sverige hotas av jätteböter för utsläpp

Luddiga lagparagrafer används för förföljelse.<p>Tunisien bektraktas som ett liberalt land i arabvärlden, men det gäller inte inställningen till …

Project 'Red Dragon': Mars Sample-Return Mission Could Launch in 2022 with SpaceX Capsule

Scientists have blueprinted a low-cost Mars sample-return mission that would use a souped-up Dragon capsule from the private spacefligth company …