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The Asteroid That Thought It Was a Comet

Astronomy buffs know very well that asteroids and comets are entirely different animals. The former are made mostly of rock and metal, and live in a …

Associated Press News

NASA to keep protective eye on Mars spacecraft as comets buzz by

Two comets will buzz Mars over the course of the next year, prompting excitement as well as some concern that cometary particles could hit the spacecraft orbiting the Red Planet and exploring its surface.<p>Three operational spacecraft currently circle Mars: NASA's Odyssey and Mars Reconnaissance …

Space

A dramatic vista on Mars

The Mars Curiosity rover is making its way toward the base of Mount Sharp, which is the central peak in the martian Gale Crater.<p>NASA’s Mars Curiosity …

Mars Rover

A Solar-Powered Drone Designed To Fly For Five Years Nonstop

Titan Aerospace will test a drone that could track hurricanes, spot pirates, and more.<p>If a drone never had to land, it could track hurricanes, spot pirates and smugglers, follow animal migrations, and even act as an auxiliary GPS. In essence, it would be a geostationary satellite without the …

Drones

Use Big Dipper to find North Star

People are always asking how to find Polaris, the North Star. It’s easy! Drawing a line through the two outer stars of the bowl of the Big Dipper …

Ask Anything: Why Is The Milky Way A Spiral?

The galaxy getdown<p>The shape of our galaxy is nothing special. Among the other clusters of stars that can be easily observed from our corner of the universe, a few are blobby and egg-shaped, but more than two-thirds are so-called “disc galaxies,” or ones whose stars have settled into flat orbits, as …

Universe

HTC Desire 816 To Retail For $293

HTC unveiled the HTC Desire 816 at MWC 2014 last month, and we recently heard that the handset was expected to retail for less than $300.<p>According to …

Altergaze Enables Smartphone Virtual Reality From £50 (video)

If you fancy transforming your iPhone or Samsung smartphone into a virtual reality interface you are going to be very interested in this new device …

Intel reportedly bought Basis for somewhere between $100 and $150M

Intel(s intc) has reportedly acquired health tracking company Basis, according to TechCrunch. The deal is said to be worth between $100 million and …

‘Fixed’ app helps iOS users fight parking tickets

Tired of paying for questionable parking tickets? Believe it or not, there is now an app for that. Fixed, a new iOS(s aapl) app for fighting parking …

Sponsored post: Exploring the universe of big data

Since 1992, there have been 755 planets discovered that orbit their very own stars (extrasolar planets). Furthermore, NASA suspects there are a few …

Hands-on with Apple's CarPlay: when Siri met Ferrari (video)

Apple's in-car infotainment system has been a long time coming. After it was announced at the company's annual WWDC conference in June last year, "iOS in the Car" flew under the radar, only to undergo a rebrand and launch publicly yesterday under a new moniker: CarPlay. Sharing part of its name …