Outer space

08.18.12
MIT 'microthrusters' are the size of a penny, could reposition tiny satellites
08.18.12

MIT 'microthrusters' are the size of a penny, could reposition tiny satellites

Bus-sized satellites require massive engines for even the slightest movements, but as far smaller...

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04.25.12
Project Aether films northern lights at 100,000 feet using a GoPro camera on a balloon (video)
04.25.12

Project Aether films northern lights at 100,000 feet using a GoPro camera on a balloon (video)

Sadly we can't all be spacemen. Commercial travel beyond the atmosphere is getting closer but stil...

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04.02.12
IBM: 'We must build an Exascale computer before 2024' (video)
04.02.12

IBM: 'We must build an Exascale computer before 2024' (video)

ASTRON has enlisted the help of IBM to lead a five-year, $43 million project to develop and build...

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12.27.11
Kinect sensor wants to guess astronauts' weight, tell them to hit the space gym
12.27.11

Kinect sensor wants to guess astronauts' weight, tell them to hit the space gym

How do you weigh yourself when there's no gravity keeping you down? Well, you can calculate your...

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10.26.11
Angry Birds to ride Russian rockets into space, follow iPads bound for bored cosmonauts
10.26.11

Angry Birds to ride Russian rockets into space, follow iPads bound for bored cosmonauts

Slingshots and unbridled rage might be enough to launch Rovio's furious fowl across the battlefie...

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07.12.11
SKA radio telescope to pump out more data than the internet in 2020, spot ALF before he lands
07.12.11

SKA radio telescope to pump out more data than the internet in 2020, spot ALF before he lands

Unfortunately for Desmond Dekker fans, this SKA telescope has nothing to do with the Jamaican mus...

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05.28.11
Visualized: a decade of mapping the universe, and all we got was this bloated JPEG
05.28.11

Visualized: a decade of mapping the universe, and all we got was this bloated JPEG

Thousands upon thousands of galaxies. Ten years to complete. A glance at the most complete map of...

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05.04.09
Quantum cryptography: now ready for space travel
05.04.09

Quantum cryptography: now ready for space travel

It's been awhile since we've heard of any major advancements in the world of quantum cryptography, b...

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07.27.08
Intelligent space robots to dig around, throw raves on their own by 2020
07.27.08

Intelligent space robots to dig around, throw raves on their own by 2020

Let's face it -- we owe a great deal of gratitude to the robots that get up each and every morning t...

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