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Kepler Is Saved! How NASA Used Its Deep Space Network to Avert Catastrophe

The Deep Space Network is a crucial link to spacecraft beyond Earth.<p>It's been a nail-biting few days for the planet-hunting community, after NASA announced late last week that its Kepler space telescope had unexpectedly switched to "emergency mode," and was rapidly burning up its fuel some 75 …

So How Exactly Do We Get To Alpha Centauri?

The star system is 25 trillion miles away<p>The $100 million Breakthrough Starshot project, announced today by Yuri Milner, plans to use giant lasers to launch tiny spacecraft to Alpha Centauri. While using laser cannons for spacecraft propulsion might sound like science fiction, previous research …

BIG-i robot looks like a trash can but is a lot more helpful

There’s a new robot butler making its way to the world and it understands voice commands, recognizes faces and interacts with your smart devices. It …

You've Probably Never Seen This in Super Mario Bros. 3 Before

Your daily dose of vintage game nostalgia.<p>Continuing our week of vintage video game secrets, we have a little something for you <i>Super Mario Bros. 3</i> fans out there. It's hard to even imagine how many collective hours humans have spent playing this game over the last 28 years. Yet few people have …

Billionaire Yuri Milner And Stephen Hawking Team Up To Send Nanospaceships To Alpha Centauri

Last summer, billionaire technology investor Yuri Milner announced he was investing $100 million into searching for extraterrestrial life.<p>Today, the billionaire science philanthropist has once again teamed up with physicist Stephen Hawking to announce a new investment – $100 million with a goal of …

Space Travel

Facebook designs a $30,000 camera rig for 360-degree video

Facebook wants to help you build a really expensive camera. And once you do, the company says, it'll be worth it.<p>The social-networking giant is offering filmmakers instructions for how to build a camera designed to capture 360-degree video. The project is called Surround 360, and the camera will …

Virtual Reality

Astronaut shows off Microsoft HoloLens augmented reality in space

You probably thought you'd already seen the geekiest moments from the International Space Station (ISS). But astronaut Scott Kelly just upped the …

Huawei’s first Windows 2-in-1 is stylish and incredibly thin

Huwaei’s pitch for the MateBook revolves around productivity, and it appears to have the kinds of features and options that are needed for someone looking to squeeze a lot out of a 2-in-1. Huawei says the battery will last through 9 hours of video playback, or up to 13 hours of lighter use. The …

Gear & Gadgets

30 years of Zelda: a timeline of the legend so far

<b>Correction</b> (February 22nd, 2016): This article originally stated that the original <i>Legend of Zelda</i> was never released on the Famicom Disc System; it was, though only in Japan.

Retrogaming

Nasa to release recordings of unexplained 'music' from the far side of the moon

The dark side of the moon has always held a mystical fascination for stargazers – so when the crew of one of the first missions to orbit it heard …

Hot gaming tip: Galaxy S7 has ice water in its veins

Samsung wants mobile gaming to feel as much like desktop gaming as possible, and with the Galaxy S7 it's pushing to deliver on that mission.<p>But there's saying "we take games seriously" and then there's delivering meaningful features that make a real difference to what people want to do when playing …

icewater

Hold Onto Your Astro-Butts, 2016 Will Be a Big Year for Space

2016 has some exceptionally large spaceboots to fill.<p>When it comes to daring space adventures, 2015 will be a tough act to follow. As noted in our recap of the year's biggest space stories, the past 12 months have been a riveting joyride complete with spacecraft redemption, juicy rivalries, and …

Space

How many moons does Mercury have?

Virtually every planet in the solar system has moons. Earth has the moon, Mars has Phobos and Deimos, and Jupiter and Saturn have 67 and 62 …

Star Wars generates $1 billion of video game sales in 2015

It’s not just at the box office where <b>Star Wars</b> is generating huge sums of money, with Forbes reporting that the franchise has pulled in over $1 …

Star Wars

15 Gadgets to Make Your Home Smarter in 2016

Redecorating your home might just be the most fun New Year’s resolution one can make. At Brit + Co, that means more than just a fresh coat of paint. We’re talking Jetsons-level tech gadgets to make your home smarter for 2016. This roundup of smart home gadgets and goodies has it all, from a smart …

8 gadgets that’ll help you achieve your New Year’s resolutions

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p><b>Kindle Paperwhite</b><p>Amazon If you can get around the sentimental value of holding a physical book in your hands, paying for a Kindle …

Jason Schreier's Top 10 Games Of 2015

It is time again to go through my favorite games of the year. I promise they’re not all JRPGs.<p>2015 was a great year for video games by all accounts, …

Metal Gear

The Ten Greatest Steps Of The Last Ten Decades

As 2016 dawns, it’s important to recognize that just a century ago, our perception of the Universe was that:<p>the stars, star clusters and nebulae in our Milky Way made up the entire Universe,<br>• all matter was made up of atomic nuclei and electrons,<br>• the only two forces were gravitation and …

Universe

There's a Mystery Waiting to be Unlocked in Steam's Winter Sale

Was it old man GabeN all along?<p>If you think you have what it takes to unlock a mystery, the Steam Winter Sale is awaiting your attempts right now. An …

Highly Logical! 'Star Trek'-Inspired Vulcan Ale Makes US Debut

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Even a veteran Starfleet officer would have a hard time turning down a pint of Vulcan Ale, a new "Star Trek"-inspired IPA perfect …

Spirit Stuck in 'Insidious Invisible Rover Trap' on Mars

It could take week of tricky maneuvering to rescue the Mars rover Spirit from its current predicament. Spirit is stuck in an "insidious invisible …

Mars Rover

Sun Could Unleash Devastating 'Superflare'

The sun is capable of firing off an incredibly powerful superflare that could wreak havoc on Earth's technology-dependent society, a new study …

Ceres’ mysterious ‘bright spots’ found to be salt deposits (VIDEO)

The mystery of the “bright spots” on Ceres has finally been clarified in two new studies. Footage from NASA’s Dawn spacecraft illustrates (in false …

How One Man Beat Fallout 3 On Hard Mode Without Ever Healing

Last weekend, someone completed one of the most incredible <i>Fallout 3</i> runs of all time. The rules for the permadeath playthrough were simple: One …

Extreme Sports

Meet The Guy Who Spent Seven Months Killing Everyone In Fallout 3

On January 19th, 2014, Many A True Nerd started a new playthrough of <i>Fallout 3</i>. Not just any playthrough, though: his goal was to eradicate <i>everyone</i> …

[Update] Fallout 4 Version 1.2 Patch Is Live On PC, PS4, And Xbox One

<b>Update:</b> Fallout 4's version 1.2 patch is now available for Xbox One as well as PC and PlayStation 4.<p>The update for @Fallout 4 is out now for Xbox One …

Gaming

Mail and Calendar, Photos, and Xbox apps for Windows 10 updated | On MSFT

Microsoft was on a roll today with app updates. Not only did we see a huge update to the Groove Music app, as well as the Movies & TV app, Microsoft …

Apps

The Week In Drones: Drones Fight Ebola, Iranian Dogfighters, And More

Keeping up with the droneses<p>Here's a roundup of the week's top drone news: the military, commercial, non-profit, and recreational applications of unmanned aircraft.<p><b>Unprepared Skies</b><p>The future moves faster than bureaucracy. When the Federal Aviation Administration, responsible for the safety of …

Drones

Busy Spaceport: There are Now Five Spaceships Parked at the Space Station

Mars isn’t the only place in the Solar System that was busy this week with arriving spacecraft. While NASA’s MAVEN and ISRO’s MOM arrived in orbit …

Space Exploration