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Dazzling Star Trails Captured from Space by an Astronaut

If you happen to be 240 miles up in space traveling at 17,000 miles per hour, it would be difficult to imagine botching up an image shot from such a …

Elon Musk says Tesla will unveil a new kind of battery to power your home

The eccentric CEO said the product will be ready for production in a matter of months<p>Tesla didn't ship nearly as many cars this quarter as it had projected, but CEO Elon Musk remained upbeat during today's earnings call as he let some details slip about a brand new product. According to Musk, the …

Tesla

The Hubble Space Telescope Has Orbited Earth For 25 Years. Here Are 25 Of Its Most Stunning Images

Since 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope has been orbiting Earth, capturing images of the cosmos that have “fundamentally changed humanity’s scientific understanding of the universe.”<p>This year, to celebrate the telescope’s 25th anniversary, NASA and the European Space Agency have compiled 25 of the …

Cosmology

Next Space Station mission actually full of Jedi

There has been an awakening at NASA. Have you felt it?<p>The space agency, previously known as a haven for <i>Star Trek</i> fans, showed itself to be pretty …

Leaked screenshots reveal more Windows 10 phone features

While we got an early look at Windows 10 running on phones during Microsoft’s press event last month, we weren’t allowed to explore the operating system fully. That’s about to change soon with the release of a Technical Preview of Windows 10 for phones, but for now we’re starting to learn of a few …

Windows Phone

SpaceX will attempt a potentially historic rocket launch and landing this weekend

A 22-story-tall Falcon 9 rocket will lift off out of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida a couple of minutes after sunset, at 6:10 ET. And within a half hour or so after take-off, the rocket will return from space and attempt to guide its way, using GPS tracking, onto a droneship in the …

Space Travel

How scientists are using Lego to handle insects

An unusual scientific paper has just appeared online. Its authors are all entomologists. But the paper is as much about Lego as it is about insects.<p>The first author is Steen Dupont, a researcher at the Natural History Museum in London who specialises in a family of moths known as the Limacodidae. …

Insects

Android 5.1 may have just made an unexpected debut

While Google made no official announcement, its Android One website now boasts that each new device "runs the latest and fastest version of Android," 5.1 Lollipop.<p>Android 5.1 has made its first official appearance, though somewhat out of the blue.<p>The update to Android 5.0 Lollipop is now available …

Android News

Why Nasa’s Europa mission has people excited

Jupiter’s icy moon Europa may harbour extraterrestrial life. Nasa has announced a mission to go, but Esa will get there first<p>Europa is a tantalising place orbiting the giant planet of Jupiter. Extraordinary images from the twin Voyager spacecraft in 1979 showed that Europa’s surface was cracked in …

Astronomy

Children could have DNA tested at birth

Jeremy Hunt wants Britain to become the first country in the world to routinely test children's entire DNA at birth to identify diseases<p>Every child in Britain could have their DNA decoded at birth by the NHS to predict their risk of disease, the Health Secretary has predicted.<p>Jeremy Hunt, the …

A Few Basic Science And Tech Facts Many Americans Don’t Know

How does a power cord charge a cellphone? Magic, silly! According to a Pew poll, many of my fellow Americans are completely in the dark about how their world works, including the fact that carbon dioxide is a chemical responsible for some global warming.<p>Readers can take the interactive quiz here …

Pew Pew! How To Build A Laser Turret With An Arduino

Advertisement<p>Are you bored? Might as well build a laser turret. You know – one that goes <i>pew pew</i>, shoots a red beam in lots of different directions, …

How to Use Flash Photography on a Jet Flying at Over 450 MPH

Do you have a story about your most challenging photo shoot of all time? Every photographer has a horror story about photographing fast-moving …

As the #ISS reaches its 15th anniversary, let's pause to refl…

As the #ISS reaches its 15th anniversary, let's pause to reflect on the amazing accomplishments of living and working in space these last 15 years. Zarya, the first space station module, was launched aboard a Russian Proton rocket and placed into orbit on Nov. 20, 1998. Two years later the first crew would occupy the station which consisted of just three modules including Russia’s Zvezda service module and the United States’ Unity node.<p>When Expedition 1 returned to Earth four months later the …

World's first space tourist gives details on manned mission to Mars in 2017

Dennis Tito, the American entrepreneur who paid $20 million in 2001 for a trip to the International Space Station, spoke before a House subcommittee on space today to outline his plans for reaching Mars. According to Tito, the "Inspiration Mars" endeavor will be a fly-by mission that'll take two …

Microsoft has anti-Google merch just in time for the holidays

It's obvious companies like to engage in a little friendly competition for their/our benefit, but Microsoft is going the extra mile with its weird …

Galaxy Nexus

AOL closes Winamp media player after 15 years - Pocket-lint

AOL has announced that its music application Winamp will shut down on 20 December 2013 after nearly 15 years of service to audiophiles. AOL bought …

Disney project turns the human body into a stealthy speaker (video)

There are already devices that transmit sound to your body without speakers. But what if your body <i>was</i> the speaker? Disney Research has just explored that possibility through its Ishin-Den-Shin project. The experiment amplifies mic input and sends it back as a high voltage, low current signal that …

The Message Voyager 1 Carries for Alien Civilizations

The "Golden Record" aboard the interstellar spacecraft is a time capsule of humanity, sent from 1977 to the distant future.<p>The year was 1977. Jimmy Carter was president. Rod Stewart topped the <i>Billboard</i> chart with "Tonight's the Night (Gonna Be Alright)." The economy was recovering from recession. …

The future arrives: Pioneer launches sat-nav with augmented reality

We're sufficiently old that we remember when the windscreen augmented-reality display from <i>Knight Rider 2000</i> seemed fanciful. Still, 200 years later, and finally, such things are a reality. Pioneer is launching NavGate, a sat-nav with a built-in projector and glass screen that'll provide the …

Android KitKat unveiled By Google And Nestlé

Google has announced that the next version of its Android mobile operating system will be called ‘Android KitKat’, after Nestlé’s popular chocolate bar.<p>Android has been developed by the company’s engineers under sweet-themed names ever since the release of Android Cupcake in 2009 and continuing in …

Mysterious mummy found in German attic by 10-year-old boy

A mummy that would seemingly be of Egyptian origin has been discovered a long way from its apparent home. A 10-year-old boy found the sarcophagus along with a mummified body in the attic of his house in Diepholz, Germany last month, reports the AFP. But while the sarcophagus is inscribed with …