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Google[x] unveils Project Loon to bring the world Internet via balloon

Google is bringing the Internet to the developing world via balloon.<p>Yesterday the search giant published a blog post detailing Project Loon. The project emerged out of Google[x], Google’s secret lab that works on “moonshot ideas,” or projects that are a little farther afield.<p>Internet connectivity …

The Best Explanation Yet Of How The NSA's PRISM Surveillance Program Works

The report reaffirms what we already know, specifically that "the NSA copies Internet traffic as it enters and leaves the United States, then routes it to the NSA for analysis," and it also shores up a few things about how PRISM works.<p>First, it clears up the controversy around the assertion that …

Surveillance

Tutorial: Three Different Ways to Shoot Day-to-Night Time-Lapses

The know-how to properly shoot day-to-night or night-to-day when you’re capturing a time-lapse can add a special something to your final product, but …

Mission to the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2013/mar/15/mars-desert-research-utah-in-pictures<p>720<p>Photojournalist Jim Urquhart documents a team of …

Teenager caught defacing ancient temple

Last week a photo of a monument in Luxor with Chinese characters scratched into it was posted onto Sina Weibo, a similar website to Twitter.<p>The graffiti, which roughly translates as “Ding Jinhao was here”, was spotted at a temple dedicated to Amenhotep III, and sparked outrage in China, coming just …

This year's hurricane season might be 'extremely active,' federal forecasters warn

As if the devastation wrought by last year's Hurricane Sandy wasn't bad enough, federal forecasters have announced that the coming months will bring "an active or extremely active" hurricane season in the Atlantic.<p>In a newly issued release, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) …

Nasa to lease Cape Canaveral shuttle launch pad

<b>Nasa is looking for commercial operators to lease a historic launch pad in Florida used for the first Moon missions and by the shuttles.</b><p>Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center has been unused since the Atlantis orbiter retired in 2011.<p>At least two privately owned space exploration companies …

Space Exploration

Evolution Saves Cockroaches From Taking The Bait

Most of us are used to thinking that the evolution of living organisms takes millions of years. But in the case of cockroaches, scientists say the resilient pests have developed a fast-forward mechanism to save their own exoskeleton.<p>In a newly published study in the journal <i>Science</i>, a group of …

Commercial human ventures planned for the moon: NASA study

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - Corporate researchers may be living on the moon by the time NASA astronauts head off to visit an asteroid in the 2020s, a study of future human missions unveiled on Thursday shows.<p>The moon is pictured above Earth in this handout photo courtesy of Col. Chris …

First American Mission To Sample An Asteroid Gets Green Light

OSIRIS-REx will scoop up a couple of ounces of dirt from the asteroid Bennu and bring it back to Earth.<p>Earth-bound scientists are on track to get their hands on asteroid soil, straight from the source, in 2023. An asteroid-sampling mission, planned for launch in 2016, is moving into development, …

NASA Captures Big Explosion on Moon (+Video)

NASA astronomers have been watching the Moon for eight years under a special program, looking for signs of explosions caused by meteoroids hitting …

NASA

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013

PhysicsWhy Do You Feel Lighter at the Top of a Ferris Wheel?<p>Author: Rhett AllainRhett Allain<p>EcologyHow Plastic Straws Slip Through the Cracks of …

Got 5 minutes? Learn to see Saturn

June, July and August are especially good months for viewing Saturn in 2017. But you can find Saturn in May, 2017, too, especially when the moon …

Astronomy

Mars rover Opportunity breaks record for longest NASA drive off Earth

NASA's Curiosity rover has stolen much of the spotlight on Mars lately with its discoveries of once-watery environments and strange, door-handle shaped rocks. But this week, NASA's older rover Opportunity drove into the history books, becoming the furthest NASA object to travel on the surface of …

APOD: Comet PanSTARRS Anti-Tail (2013 May 18) Image Credit & Copyright: Marco Fulle (INAF) http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130518.html Explanation: Once the famous sunset comet, PanSTARRS (C/2011 L4) is now visible all night from much of the northern hemisphere, bound for the outer solar system as it climbs high above the ecliptic plane. Dimmer and fading, the comet's broad dust tail is still growing, though. This widefield telescopic image was taken against the starry background of the constellation Cepheus on May 15. It shows the comet has developed an extensive anti-tail, dust trailing along the comet's orbit (to the left of the coma), stretching more than 3 degrees across the frame. Since the comet is just over 1.6 astronomical units from planet Earth, that corresponds to a distance of over 12 million kilometers. In late May Comet PanSTARRS will pass within a few degrees of the north celestial pole. http://www.swisseduc.ch/stromboli/about/index-en.html Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130518 Starship Asterisk* • On This Day in APOD http://asterisk.apod.com/view_retro.php?date=0518

How far away is Deneb?

The star Deneb – part of the famous Summer Triangle – is one of the most distant stars you can see with your eye alone. Why don’t we know its …

Spacewatch: Solar maximum

There is no greater influence on the Earth and its space environment than that of our local star, the Sun. The level of solar activity, as indicated …

Meteor crashes into moon's surface causing flash – video

A Nasa telescope captures the moment a 40kg (88lb) rock crashes into the moon's surface on 17 March. The impact caused a flash 10 times brighter than …

German 'Wise Men' push for wealth seizure to fund EMU bail-outs

Two top advisers to German Chancellor Angela Merkel have called for a tax on private wealth and property in eurozone debtor states to force the rich to fund rescue costs, marking a radical new departure for EMU crisis strategy.<p>Professors Lars Feld and Peter Bofinger said states in trouble must pay …

North Pole Moves Because of Global Warming: Study

<b>North Pole moves: A new study in Geophysical Research Letters asserts that the North Pole is moving because of increased melting of the Greenland ice</b> …

Global Warming

Study: 97 percent Agreement on Manmade Global Warming

<i>By Angela Fritz, Weather Underground</i><p>The scientific agreement that climate change is happening, and that it's caused by human activity, is significant …

Climate Change

Scientists respond to planet hunter's plight with pointers – and poetry

NASA is getting plenty of advice — and sympathy — as it assesses whether its Kepler planet-hunting telescope can be revived after the failure of its reaction-control system. The reactions from scientists and engineers range from repair tips to an Audenesque elegy. Here's a sampling:<p><b>How to fix …