Since its launch in 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) has provided a dazzling array of images that have awed and inspired the public. More than just pretty pictures, the dozens of terabytes of data collected has provided insight into the universe, from objects as close as the moon to the most remote galaxies, with incredible photos of supernovas and nebulas in … [Read more...] about Hubble Space Telescope: Pictures, Facts & History
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A process traditionally used to treat cardiac arrest or traumatic brain injury is now showing promise as a possible method to enable long-term space travel through hibernation. Behind this effort is John A. Bradford, president of Spaceworks, and making this a reality is much closer than you might think.Doctors refer to this strategy as something called “therapeutic … [Read more...] about Spaceworks may have a real-world stasis chamber for space travel by 2018
Against all odds, Borderlands 2 is going to grow yet again in fall 2013. Sure, the game’s made a crapton of money and there’s no Borderworlds headed our way in the immediate future, but games don’t typically extend into a second year of downloadable content. And yet that’s exactly what’s happening here.Gearbox Software’s 2012 “looter … [Read more...] about We head back to Pandora with a first look at the new ‘Borderlands 2’ DLC
After four chunky content packs, two add-on characters, and an assortment of downloadable character skins/heads, not to mention a core game that can easily consume 50 hours or more, you’d think that Gearbox Software would be ready to move on from Borderlands 2. Nope. There’s another level cap bump incoming on September 3, 2013, complete with new playable … [Read more...] about Exclusive: Upcoming ‘Borderlands 2’ DLC powers you up and sends you hunting for heads
Apple would be making a "brilliant" move if it decided to give away OS X Mountain Lion to Mac users as a free upgrade, an analyst said today.One clue that that is a possibility was buried in a July 2011 filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), in which Apple for the first time said it was deferring a small portion of the revenue from each Mac sale to … [Read more...] about Analyst: Free Mountain Lion Upgrade Would Be ‘Brilliant’ Apple Move
Five years ago, a robot slowly trundled around a Californian office doing things like opening doors and using electrical sockets. [ Our Robots, Ourselves: 9 Efforts to Build More Relatable Robots ]They're routine activities for people, but this was a Willow Garage PR2 alpha robot. By navigating through eight doors and using nine outlets, it notched an important milestone -- … [Read more...] about An Open-Source Robotics OS is Moving From the Lab to Farms and Even Into Space
NASA mission to find Earth-like planets must store, analyze 100,000 new photos every half hour.You need a lot of storage when you're snapping 100,000 photographs every half hour for nearly four years. That's the task ahead for NASA's Kepler Mission, which after launching in February 2009 will search for Earth-size planets by taking images of 100,000 solar systems over and over … [Read more...] about Kepler space telescope to be a storage hog
Now that we've collectively gasped and had a chance to pull the paper sacks from our faces, is last week's Modern Warfare 2 footage worth getting our camouflage in a bunch?Friendly warning, gameplay (less story) spoilers ahead. I don't think the reveal that you can <spoiler> ruins anything, personally, but some people don't want to know the sun might come up … [Read more...] about Is Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 Artful?
Google's Project Tango, the prototype smartphone packed with sensors so it can learn and sense the world around it, is heading to the International Space Station.Two of the Tango phones are due to be launched to the ISS on the upcoming Orbital 2 mission, which is scheduled to launch in May and take supplies to the station. The phones will be used as part of a NASA project … [Read more...] about Google’s Project Tango Headed to International Space Station
Four years ago, you might have laughed at the plot of Watch Dogs: a video game set in a present-day Chicago where the authorities eavesdrop on citizens to prevent crimes before they happen. Three years ago, you weren't laughing. That's when whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed just how close we've come to creating a surveillance state in reality. Will life imitate art a … [Read more...] about Watch Dogs 2: How real are the hacks in Ubisoft’s techno-thriller?