Archive for April, 2014


A free-flight test of the Morpheus prototype lander was conducted April 24 at the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. A free-flight test of the Morpheus prototype lander was conducted April 24 at the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Credit: NASA

A free-flight test of the Morpheus prototype lander was conducted April 24 at the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This time the goal was a 98-second flight climbing about 803 feet and flying downrange 1,333 feet, with a pre-planned maneuver to change its trajectory. “SUCCESS! Morpheus has landed,” NASA tweeted. Continue reading

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

Saturn’s rings cast shadows on the planet, except their shadows appear to be inside out! The edge of the outermost A ring can be seen at the top left corner of the image. Moving towards the bottom of the page, one can see the faint Cassini Division, the opaque B ring and the innermost C ring, which contains several ringlets that appear dark against Saturn in this geometry. Continue reading

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A brief, blazing burst of radio waves detected by the Arecibo Observatory could herald a turning of the tide for a peculiar class of cosmic signals. Until recently, the signals had only ever been detected by a telescope in Australia, a pattern that fueled doubts about their origin. Continue reading

Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope

Without supercooling, radio telescopes struggle to hear* the faint Universe over their own electronic heartbeats. Their receiving equipment must be kept at the lowest temperatures we can manage (hundreds of degrees Fahrenheit below the freezing temperature of water), or all we detect is static and the piercing spikes of man-made radio interference. Continue reading

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Trident, a British sports car brand, has announced the availability of its Iceni family of sports cars, boasting a 2000-mile range from a single tank of diesel, with a top speed of over 190mph. Continue reading

Earlier this year, Fleksy updated the Android version of its keyboard alternative to version 2.0 with a new badge system and cloud syncing features. Today, the company followed up that release with a major overhaul to its iOS App. Continue reading

Samsung’s Galaxy K Zoom is a high-end phone with a powerful camera on board. We spent some time shooting with it. Continue reading

Remember how happy you were when you got your Raspberry Pi project to do, well, anything? Programming savant and photographer David Hunt has merely created a working cellphone with his, complete with video proof (below). Continue reading

Photo: CPU showdown: Intel Core i5 vs. i7: http://bit.ly/YzEO6J

There is a wealth of difference between Intel Core i5 and Core i7 CPUs. We break it down and explain what it all means for your next desktop or laptop purchase. Continue reading

Swiss mobile device maker SGP Technologies announced Monday that it will be using Nvidia’s Tegra 4i chipset to handle application processing and the connectivity in the privacy-geared Blackphone handset it introduced at Mobile World Congress. Continue reading