Thabang Edwin Ketshabile

8 Flips | 2 Magazines | @thabangkets1591 | Keep up with Thabang Edwin Ketshabile on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Thabang Edwin Ketshabile”

APOD: The Cone Nebula from Hubble (2014 May 28) Image Credit: Hubble Legacy Archive, NASA, ESA - Processing & Licence: Judy Schmidt http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140528.html Explanation: Stars are forming in the gigantic dust pillar called the Cone Nebula. Cones, pillars, and majestic flowing shapes abound in stellar nurseries where natal clouds of gas and dust are buffeted by energetic winds from newborn stars. The Cone Nebula, a well-known example, lies within the bright galactic star-forming region NGC 2264. The Cone was captured in unprecedented detail in this close-up composite of several observations from the Earth-orbiting Hubble Space Telescope. While the Cone Nebula, about 2,500 light-years away in Monoceros, is around 7 light-years long, the region pictured here surrounding the cone's blunted head is a mere 2.5 light-years across. In our neck of the galaxy that distance is just over half way from the Sun to its nearest stellar neighbor, the Alpha Centauri star system. The massive star NGC 2264 IRS, seen by Hubble's infrared camera in 1997, is the likely source of the wind sculpting the Cone Nebula and lies off the top of the image. The Cone Nebula's reddish veil is produced by glowing hydrogen gas. http://hla.stsci.edu/ http://www.nasa.gov/ http://www.esa.int/ http://geckzilla.com/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=140528 #APOD

Twitter Did Yet Another Ad Deal In The Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars

The deal is an indicator that advertisers are really starting to take Twitter seriously as a big media vendor. It is reminiscent of a previous deal Twitter struck last April with Publicis, another ad agency group. That one was worth $200 million.<p>Similar bulk media buying deals have been done with …

Have A MacBook Air? This Hack Might Make Your Screen Even Better

133<p>SHARES<p>With me recently acquiring a MacBook Air, like any geek, I tried to find any ways in which to make it better. And I've found a way to make …

Facebook Is Killing Its Snapchat And Instagram Knockoffs

After nearly a year and a half in the App Store, the company finally killed off Facebook Poke, its failed attempt to cut off Snapchat's massive growth by making a clone with Facebook branding.<p>While those with the app can still use it (for now), it is no longer available in the App Store. The same …

Meet The First Electric Mercedes To Come To The U.S.–Powered By Tesla

Is another luxury vehicle going to tip the balance toward mass adoption of electric cars?<p>Despite the rosy (and admittedly alluring) predictions from analysts and journalists half a decade ago, the world doesn’t appear to be moving towards a future of all-electric vehicles. Based on current trends, …

This Simple Device Harvests Sunshine And Beams It Down To Dark City Streets

A skyscraper building boom is blocking out more and more natural light in cities around the world. Engineers have designed a solution to pull sunlight down to where the people are.<p>As cities run out of buildable space, they keep getting taller: A record number of skyscrapers are planned in London, …

Coke Uses Drones To Deliver Refreshment To Singapore’s Migrant Workers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sj4A6g2GP30<p>Singapore has more than 1.3 million migrant workers, accounting for more than a third of the country’s entire workforce. As the migrant population has grown, so too has the economic and social gap between them and native Singaporeans, resulting in calls …

Google Appears to Be Testing a Stunning Gmail Overhaul

Google is constantly testing new designs and features, but Geek recently spotted a beautiful new visual overhaul of Gmail’s web interface.<p>The leaked images show a radically simpler inbox with less clutter and a big focus on email itself. These leaked desktop designs also match up with a previous …