Rosetta Philae Comet Pictures

Scientists landed a probe on a comet this week – here are the first amazing pictures

By on November 14, 2014 at 4:10 PM.

Scientists landed a probe on a comet this week – here are the first amazing pictures

In case you missed it, the European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft successfully landed a probe onto the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko earlier this week, marking the first time we’ve ever successfully put a manmade device onto a comet. Wired has snagged several images taken by both the Rosetta and the probe of the comet’s surface and they give us an amazing first-hand look at the what it’s like to be on a giant rock that’s hurtling through space. More →

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Virgin Galactic Crash Pilot

This is what it’s like to be ejected from a spaceship 50,000 feet in the air

By on November 13, 2014 at 4:32 PM.

This is what it’s like to be ejected from a spaceship 50,000 feet in the air

Two weeks ago, something went wrong with Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo mid-flight, resulting in the disintegration of the spacecraft and the tragic death of one of its pilots. The other pilot miraculously survived, but was immediately taken to the hospital to be treated for his injuries. Now that he’s out, he is finally able to tell the story of what happened that day, 50,000 feet about the ground. More →

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NASA Sun Timelapse Video

This gorgeous 4K timelapse video of the sun will take your breath away

By on November 12, 2014 at 9:30 PM.

This gorgeous 4K timelapse video of the sun will take your breath away

It’s been an exciting year for incredible videos shot from outer space, as just this week we’re being treated to a live video of scientists’ first attempt at landing a probe on a comet. YouTube user James Tyrwhitt-Drake has put together a beautiful 4K timelapse video of the sun that uses over 72,000 images take from NASA’s solar dynamics observatory to show us what the sun looks like as it makes its rotation. More →

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Google Robot Karate Kid Video

Video: Watch one of Google’s amazing robots reenact a classic scene from The Karate Kid

By on November 11, 2014 at 9:30 PM.

Video: Watch one of Google’s amazing robots reenact a classic scene from The Karate Kid

It’s been a little less than a year since Google embarked on a major spending spree of robotics firms and since then we haven’t heard too much about the company’s growing android army. Per 9to5Google, there’s a new video showing off a robot built by the Google-owned Boston Dynamics in which it reenacts the classic scene in The Karate Kid where Daniel stands atop a small barrel on a beach and tries to maintain balance while performing assorted moves. More →

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Incredible NASA Supercut Video

The most incredible supercut of NASA footage you’ll ever see

By on November 11, 2014 at 2:58 PM.

The most incredible supercut of NASA footage you’ll ever see

It’s been a very troubling few weeks for space travel, but in light of the recent tragedies, it’s worth remembering how the bravery of the men and women willing to take these risks has affected our society for the better. Timelapse filmmaker Guillaume Juin used more than 80GB of photographs taken by astronauts aboard the International Space Station to create an astounding three-minute video which showcases the beauty of our planet and the incredible technology that orbits it every day. More →

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Philae Comet Landing

’7 hours of terror’: Watch live as scientists land a probe on a comet for the first time ever

By on November 11, 2014 at 2:13 PM.

’7 hours of terror’: Watch live as scientists land a probe on a comet for the first time ever

For the first time in the history of mankind, scientists are attempting to make physical contact with a comet. A 10-year project by the European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft will culminate on Wednesday when scientists attempt to land a probe on a comet for the first time ever. The final stage of the mission — actually landing the probe on the comet — has been described as “seven hours of terror” by a scientist involved with the project, and that terror is about to begin.

The actual touchdown of the probe “Philae” on the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is scheduled to take place just before 11:oo a.m. EST / 8:00 a.m. PST on Wednesday, and the attempt is being streamed live, as are the events leading up to tomorrow’s landing. More →

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Why Is The iPhone A Good Invention

Insanely detailed graphic shows every technological breakthrough that made the iPhone possible

By on November 6, 2014 at 10:35 AM.

Insanely detailed graphic shows every technological breakthrough that made the iPhone possible

Apple may have revolutionized the mobile computing world with the launch of the first iPhone but it couldn’t have done it all by itself — in fact, as one incredible graphic shows, the iPhone was the culmination of thousands of years of human innovation that started with the first tally sticks and abacuses. More →

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Virgin Galactic Ship Crash

One pilot reported dead in tragic Virgin Galactic spaceship crash

By on October 31, 2014 at 3:40 PM.

One pilot reported dead in tragic Virgin Galactic spaceship crash

A Virgin Galactic spaceship that was on a test flight has crashed in California’s Mojave Desert, leaving at least one pilot dead, Bloomberg reports. The ship, which was part of Virgin’s exploratory space tourism program, was being flown by two pilots, one of whom escaped the crash with nonlethal injuries, local police sources said. The Mojave Air & Space Port, which is where the Virgin Galactic ship flew out from, is set to have a news conference to address the tragedy at 5 p.m. ET on Friday. Space tourism has become a growing industry in the tech world, as both Virgin Galactic and Elon Musk’s SpaceX have been working on technology to make commercial space flights economically feasible.

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NASA Antares Rocket Explosion Video

Horrifying explosion of NASA’s unmanned Antares rocket captured on video

By on October 29, 2014 at 10:10 AM.

Horrifying explosion of NASA’s unmanned Antares rocket captured on video

NASA on Tuesday night launched the unmanned Antares rocket, which was supposed to deliver 5,000 pounds of cargo to the International Space Station, but something went horribly wrong immediately after take-off and the rocket exploded. Instagram user michaelwaller77 was filming the launch and he captured the entire explosion in a video, which was then posted online by The Wall Street Journal. More →

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Collider Oculus Rift Video

Video: This app lets you journey through the Large Hadron Collider with Leap Motion and Oculus Rift

By on October 28, 2014 at 6:30 PM.

Video: This app lets you journey through the Large Hadron Collider with Leap Motion and Oculus Rift

Many things have been said about the Large Hadron Collider that are untrue. The chances of it opening a black hole and swallowing the solar system are close to zero, no matter how many times it occurs in a movie or television show. That said, the Collider still isn’t something you can just go walk around in while on vacation, and since you will likely never actually get to see the Large Hadron Collider up close, wouldn’t you like to experience what it’s like to be a particle flying inside it? Combining the new Collider app with Leap Motion and the Oculus Rift, you now can.

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Elon Musk Interview Artificial Intelligence

Elon Musk explains why artificial intelligence should scare us to death

By on October 27, 2014 at 9:50 AM.

Elon Musk explains why artificial intelligence should scare us to death

As the CEO of both Tesla and SpaceX, Elon Musk can’t be accused of being an anti-technology luddite. That said, he definitely doesn’t support every major technological advance and in particular he thinks artificial intelligence is extremely dangerous and could end up putting humanity in situations that resemble sci-fi classics such as The Terminator and The Matrix. More →

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Partial Solar Eclipse Images October 2014

Here are the most breathtaking images from Thursday’s partial solar eclipse

By on October 24, 2014 at 2:21 PM.

Here are the most breathtaking images from Thursday’s partial solar eclipse

On Thursday, North America had the chance to watch a partial solar eclipse darken the skies. If you happened to catch it, you witnessed something beautiful… but don’t worry if you missed it, because you can still take a look at all the beautiful images captured from the event.

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