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Back on Earth, Chris Hadfield ‘tottering around like an old man'

He now feels like an old man, his arteries stiffer, his bones more porous and his body so weak he's forced to sit down when he showers.<p>After nearly five months in orbit, Chris Hadfield is re-adapting to gravity, getting used to the weight of his tongue in his mouth, being poked and prodded in a …

NASA's Kepler telescope crippled by technical failures

The Kepler space observatory has been a source of great wonder since it first launched in 2009. It has turned its eyes out into the great vastness of space and seen new planetary systems and potentially life-supporting planets. The telescope's original 3.5-year mission was extended into 2016, but …

Telescopes

I’m still here: back online after a year without the internet

I was wrong.<p>One year ago I left the internet. I thought it was making me unproductive. I thought it lacked meaning. I thought it was "corrupting my soul."<p>It's a been a year now since I "surfed the web" or "checked my email" or "liked" anything with a figurative rather than literal thumbs up. I've …

The evolution of the iPhone camera

Chris Hadfield's photographs of Earth from space – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/science/gallery/2013/may/13/chris-hadfield-space-in-pictures<p>720<p>During his five months in space onboard the International …

Execution video surfaces in Syria

Armed, masked men raise their weapons and shoot dead three men sitting on a curb in a Syrian city. The images are captured on video, purportedly showing Islamist rebels carrying out a public execution of soldiers.<p>The incident occurred in Raqqa city, in the north. Videos produced by locals …

Top 5 Samsung Galaxy S3 custom ROMs

You want to bring the best out of your Samsung Galaxy S3 phone by using a custom ROM, but you dread spending days trawling the web for the best ones? …

Four colossal Sun flares in 48 hours

<b>The Sun has unleashed four colossal bursts of radiation in 48 hours.</b><p>On Tuesday, it released the biggest solar flare of 2013 so far, an intense burst associated with a huge eruption of particles.<p>When these eruptions reach Earth, they can interfere with satellites and communications systems on the …

"I Contribute to the Windows Kernel. We Are Slower Than Other Operating Systems. Here Is Why."

I was explaining on Hacker News why Windows fell behind Linux in terms of operating system kernel performance and innovation. And out of nowhere an …

The view through Google Glass? Cool

NEW YORK — It's not a real product yet, and to the casual observer it remains shrouded in mystery. But that hasn't stopped Google Glass from becoming a spectacle, and the hottest object of high-tech lust since the original iPhone.<p>Google's not-nearly-as-dorky-as-you-might-think eyewear has emerged …

The Story Behind The Photo | #26 Family Photo On The Moon (April 23, 1972) T...

nd how long before the cosmic rays from space made that photo fade to white. On average 6 years or less, Most likely far less because those fad …

Skype with care – Microsoft is reading everything you write - The H Security: News and Features

Anyone who uses Skype has consented to the company reading everything they write. <b>The H</b>'s associates in Germany at heise Security have now discovered …

How Chris Hadfield Made Us Care About Astronauts Again

It was a simple 31-second clip, uploaded to YouTube in early January—a watch flopping weightlessly around its owner’s wrist, the first such video …

Chris Hadfield

Google Unifies Free Storage Products

Guess this move wasn’t deemed important enough for the I/O keynote. But for those who carefully meter their free Google storage, life just got a …

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Magnitude X2.9 X-ray Flare 2013-05-13 Peak 1605 UTC

Astronomy

Restless Sun Unleashes Three Huge Flares

Author: Nadia Drake. Nadia Drake Science<p>Date of Publication: 05.14.13.<p>Time of Publication: 3:48 pm. 3:48 pm<p>X3.2 solar flare. Video produced by …

First X-Class Flares of 2013

Astronomy

Smartphones here to stay - wearable technology not powerful enough

<b>DEVICES:</b> Smartwatches and tech-led specs are getting lots of buzz in the digital world, with some even predicting the beginning of the end for the …

LDS E-books from the Church

In the USA, e-books made up nearly a quarter (22.55%) of trade publishers’ book sales in 2012. That’s up from 17% in 2011 and only 3% in 2009.<p>The …

BBM for Android and iOS launching this Summer, will be free

A long time rumour – dating back to March of 2011 – has finally been realized.<p>BlackBerry will finally bring their very popular BlackBerry Messager …