NASA New Horizons Pluto Flyby Mission Video

Timelapse video shows NASA’s entire New Horizons Pluto mission fly by in 16 seconds

By on August 18, 2015 at 9:30 PM.

Timelapse video shows NASA’s entire New Horizons Pluto mission fly by in 16 seconds

Mankind reached an impressive milestone in mid-July when flew a spacecraft by Pluto and snapped the best pictures of the dwarf planet the world has ever seen. We’ve yet actually to send a human that far into outer space, but NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is still a wonderful accomplishment that we can now appreciate more than ever thanks to a new video. More →

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Google Boston Dynamics Humanoid Robot Video

Watch: Boston Dynamics’ amazing humanoid robot walks through the woods

By on August 18, 2015 at 7:15 PM.

Watch: Boston Dynamics’ amazing humanoid robot walks through the woods

Google-owned company Boston Dynamics is well known for creating robot cheetahs and robot dogs and now it’s started taking humanoid robots out for a spin. In a video recently posted on YouTube, Boston Dynamics founder Marc Raibert gave a video demonstration of his company’s Atlas humanoid robot walking over rough terrain in the woods. More →

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NASA Space Station Red Sprite Photo

NASA captures super-rare photo of a red sprite from outer space

By on August 18, 2015 at 5:17 PM.

NASA captures super-rare photo of a red sprite from outer space

Scientists use the term “red sprite” to describe an incredibly short but powerful electrical burst that occurs directly above active thunderstorms. Astronomy blogger Jason Major has noticed that NASA’s International Space Station last week captured a rare photo of this phenomenon, which lasts between 3 and 10 miliseconds and has proven difficult to photograph in the past. More →

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USA Vs. Japan Giant Robot Kickstarter

It is your patriotic duty to help these Americans build a giant robot that can beat Japan

By on August 18, 2015 at 4:16 PM.

It is your patriotic duty to help these Americans build a giant robot that can beat Japan

Is there anything that would make you prouder to be an American than seeing an American-built robot defeat a giant Japanese robot in an epic battle? Japan, of course, is the world capital of gigantic robots, which is why defeating them would be such an achievement for American engineers. And all patriotic Americans have a chance to help out our fellow countrymen in this noble endeavor thanks to a new Kickstarter project aimed at funding the toughest, baddest red-white-and-blue robot on the planet. More →

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DNA Hard Drive Data Storage

Breakthrough data storage innovation: One DNA molecule can store tons of data for 1M years

By on August 18, 2015 at 3:56 PM.

Breakthrough data storage innovation: One DNA molecule can store tons of data for 1M years

Genetic information stored in DNA molecules makes life on Earth possible, but what if humans could use the same kind of technology to store their own data? Apparently, scientists have figured out how to save massive quantities of information in a single molecule of DNA, which will store the data safely for up to 1 million years. More →

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Stairway to the stars: Company receives patent for ‘space elevator’

By on August 17, 2015 at 9:00 PM.

Stairway to the stars: Company receives patent for ‘space elevator’

Like something out of “The Jetsons,” Canadian firm Thoth Technology has been granted a U.S. patent for a space elevator. The proposed “freestanding space tower” would reach a little over 12 miles above the Earth, according to an announcement from the company. More →

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Perseid meteor shower photos

Stunning Perseid meteor shower pictures

By on August 13, 2015 at 7:30 PM.

Stunning Perseid meteor shower pictures

Stargazers in the northern hemisphere enjoyed the oldest meteor shower known to Earth in August 2015. The annual Perseid shower occurs when pieces of comet Swift-Tuttle hit Earth’s atmosphere at more than 133,000 mph and burn up. Here are some stunning images of the 2015 Perseid meteor shower. More →

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Typhoon Moving Skyscraper Mass Damper Video

Watch a typhoon move a 720-ton steel ball suspended atop a skyscraper

By on August 13, 2015 at 2:41 PM.

Watch a typhoon move a 720-ton steel ball suspended atop a skyscraper

What happens when a horrendous typhoon like Soudelor hits land? We’ve seen already that the typhoon’s winds are strong enough to lift Boeing 747 airplanes off the ground. And now a new video shows the typhoon is powerful enough to move a 720-ton steel ball (let’s call it a mass damper) suspended atop of a skyscraper (let’s call it Taipei 101, one of the world’s tallest buildings, measuring 1,651 feet). More →

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Perseid Meteor Shower Hot To Watch

The best times to watch the Perseid meteor shower tonight

By on August 11, 2015 at 7:30 PM.

The best times to watch the Perseid meteor shower tonight

The Perseid meteor shower is at peak visibility this week, which means it’s your best time to check it out without the need for a telescope. NASA informs us that the best time to watch the Perseids is at 4 a.m. ET, or 1 a.m. PT, which means you’ll have to either stay up late or wake up early to catch it. But for dedicated stargazers, we’re sure it will be worth the late night/early morning. More →

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NASA Curiosity Rover Mars Pictures Woman

UFOlogists are freaking out over this NASA pic of a supposed Martian woman

By on August 10, 2015 at 9:30 PM.

UFOlogists are freaking out over this NASA pic of a supposed Martian woman

The truth is out there… but you probably won’t find it at UFOlogist websites. Mashable draws our attention to an article posted over at UFO Sightings Daily that dissects a recent picture taken by NASA’s Curiosity Rover on Mars that supposedly depicts a woman standing on the surface of the planet. More →

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ISS Astronauts Space Lettuce Meal

Astronauts are finally eating vegetables grown in outer space

By on August 10, 2015 at 8:00 PM.

Astronauts are finally eating vegetables grown in outer space

NASA announced a few days ago that astronauts on the International Space Station will for the first time get a taste of lettuce that wasn’t grown on Earth. The Expedition 44 crew this week will eat fresh red romaine lettuce that was grown on the ISS. More →

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