Adrian Cascun-Valencic

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The $5 Raspberry Pi Zero could be as revolutionary as the original

The smallest Raspberry Pi yet might be its biggest: the charitable foundation behind the UK's best-selling computer have launched their latest model, …

Here's What Xbox One Gamers Will Find in the Console's New Software

The tens of millions of people who own an Xbox One are finding a brand-new user interface that Microsoft says, is a “complete transformation” to the …

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China, Japan and South Korea relations 'completely restored' after summit

<b>(CNN) —</b> China, Japan and South Korea said they have "completely restored" relations after meeting Sunday for the first trilateral summit of the East Asian powers in three years.<p>Chinese Premier Li Keqiang met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Park Geun-hye over the …

North Korea

Russian airliner with 224 aboard crashes in Egypt's Sinai, all killed

ISMAILIA, Egypt/CAIRO (Reuters) - A Russian airliner carrying 224 passengers crashed into a mountainous area of Egypt’s Sinai peninsula on Saturday shortly after losing radar contact near cruising altitude, killing all aboard.<p>A militant group affiliated to Islamic State in Egypt, Sinai Province, …

Bob Lutz Is Wrong About Tesla, Right About The Volt

Devon, PA – Tesla Motors is teetering on the edge, according to Bob Lutz, the man behind the development of the Chevrolet Volt. I think he’s wrong. But he was right about the Volt. And that’s what matters.<p>“Tesla’s showing all the signs of a company in trouble: bleeding cash, securitized assets, and …

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Month In Space: October 2015

Mars Mission

Is Wileyfox Swift 2015's Best Budget Smartphone?

WileyFox is a new name to the smartphone world. The British-based company has brought together partners from around the world to produce its first two handsets, the Swift and the Storm. They both promise an open and ‘freedom-rich’ experience with high specifications at a competitive price.<p>Today I’m …

Russian female astronauts asked how they would cope in space without men and makeup

It was inspiring news at first: Russia announced that starting this week, six female astronauts would live in a mock-spacecraft in Moscow for eight days, to test out the physical and psychological effects of long-term spaceflight. The women, ages 22 to 34, are trying out for a Russian Moon mission …

Refugees Tell Us What Their Lives Are Like After They Make It to Germany

We spoke with a number of migrants stuck in various stages of the asylum-seeking process in Berlin.<p>"I thought Germany was supposed to be paradise. Everyone used to think that as soon as you got to Berlin, everything would be OK," says Ahmed Kanaan. The 19-year-old Syrian migrant is one of nearly …

Come explore the four-step level design philosophy of some of the best Mario games

<i>The Super Mario 3D Land</i> and <i>World</i> games are, in my opinion, some of the best examples of successful platforming design in the industry. They're varied, interesting and each idea never outstays its welcome. The games introduce new concepts at a blistering pace; there are more interesting concepts in …

APOD: M106: A Spiral Galaxy with a Strange Center (2015 Feb 16) Image Credit: NASA, ESO, NAOJ, Giovanni Paglioli; Assembling and processing: R. Colombari and R. Gendler http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap150216.html Explanation: What's happening at the center of spiral galaxy M106? A swirling disk of stars and gas, M106's appearance is dominated by blue spiral arms and red dust lanes near the nucleus, as shown in the featured image. The core of M106 glows brightly in radio waves and X-rays where twin jets have been found running the length of the galaxy. An unusual central glow makes M106 one of the closest examples of the Seyfert class of galaxies, where vast amounts of glowing gas are thought to be falling into a central massive black hole. M106, also designated NGC 4258, is a relatively close 23.5 million light years away, spans 60 thousand light years across, and can be seen with a small telescope towards the constellation of the Hunting Dogs (Canes Venatici). http://hla.stsci.edu/ http://www.eso.org/ http://www.naoj.org/ http://www.astrobin.com/users/rob77/ http://www.robgendlerastropics.com/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=150216 #APOD