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NASA Sounding Rocket Studies the Invisible Aurora

"All or Nothing!" that is what my Dean called it; "Just like the shootout at the OK corral, how exciting," were her final words to me after I described what I would be doing this January in Alaska. I am the Principle Investigator for...Show More Summary

Eos Energy Storage’s Aurora Battery System Commercially Available In 2016, At $160/kWh

Eos Energy Storage will be making its megawatt-scale Aurora system commercially available starting in 2016 at a price of $160/kWh, according to a recent press release. The company’s standard offering, the Aurora 1000|4000 product, is...Show More Summary

Four Rockets Fired Into An Aurora

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

In order to better understand the impact auroras have on Earth's atmosphere, NASA launched four rockets carrying experiments were launched on January 26, 2015. This is part of a composite image of all four rockets, done in 30-second exposures. See the full image below. Read more...

Why NASA Is Firing Rockets At The Northern Lights

NASA and Utah State University have aimed their tiny probes at the aurora. In the middle of the night on January 28, a team of NASA and university scientists found themselves doing something a bit different: firing rockets at the aurora...Show More Summary

Aurora Ice Museum in Fairbanks, Alaska

Located at the Chena Hot Springs Resort, the Aurora Ice Museum is the world's largest year-round ice environment. You may be wondering just what this means exactly – it means jousting knights, polar bear bedrooms, a 2-story snowball fight structure, and perfectly chilled cocktails in icy martini glasses for visitors of age. Show More Summary

Extra Extra: YouTube Co-Founder Donates $1 Million To Alma Mater

YouTube co-founder Steve Chen donated $1 million to his alma mater, Aurora's Illinois Math and Science Academy, to help build an innovation center for the school. [ more › ]

Parents of Aurora Victims to CNN: Stop Naming Mass Shooters

6 days agoNews : Mediaite

On Reliable Sources Sunday morning host Brian Stelter talked to parents of several Aurora shooting victims about their campaign to get media outlets to stop using the names of mass shooters, believing that the notoriety gained encourages more shootings.

BEAUTIFUL: The Northern Lights as Seen from the International Space Station [Time-Lapse Video]

Aurora australis and aurora borealis (northern lights) as viewed from the International Space Station. Auroras are caused by charged particles entering the atmosphere from above causing ionization and excitation of atmospheric constituents as they collide with the earth’s magnetic field. Show More Summary

Mozilla adds NPAPI plug-in sandbox to Firefox

Sandboxing finally comes to the Firefox web browser. After enabling a (currently) non-restrictive content sandbox in Firefox Nightly last month, the organization enabled the upcoming NPAPI plug-in sandbox in Aurora and Nightly versions of the browser as well. Show More Summary

Watch the northern lights captured in real time in 4K

last weekOdd : Boing Boing

Ronn Murray braved knee-deep snow and bitter Alaska cold to capture this pulsating green-hued aurora in 4K definition. Crank the resolution way up to 4K and enjoy a beautiful wintry nighttime hike with Ronn, Marketa, their dog Angus, and the universe unfolding above, then check out his highlight reel below. Read the rest

?Brazen robbers targeting Aurora ATM customers

last weekNews / Crime : Crimesider

Thieves are coming right up to the cash machines, following some people home in Colo. city

AGAIN! Aurora happening NOW! 22 January 10 pm

It's on AGAIN! (but this time before midnight). Aurora are being seen with the unaided eye in Tasmania NOW! Naked eye beams are being reported in Margate, Ralphs Bay, Howden and Stanford. Unaided eye glows are being reported in Port Fairy and Barnsdale Victoria!. Show More Summary

The Northern Lights in 4K

Assuming you’ve got a high enough resolution screen, this real-time 4K footage captured by Ronn and Marketa Murray of the aurora borealis may be the closest you’ll get to seeing this awesome phenomenon than in person.

RiLAXapp let's you relax from the stresses of the day

RiLAXapp is a US$0.99 app with one mission: to provide an audio and visual experience to help you unwind. The app features three different scenes -- one with water, another with a crackling flame, and a third with the aurora borealis over some mounta...

Aurora happening NOW! 22 January 2015 1:00 am

The solar wind flowing from a coronal hole has produced an unexpected aurora. Aurora are being seen with the unaided eye in Tasmania NOW! Naked eye beams are being reported in Howden, Tinderbox, Evandale and Hobart. The auroral intensity may fade in and out, so be prepared for lulls in the activity. Show More Summary

Jury selection for Aurora shooting trial has begun

Jury selection began today for the trial of James Holmes, the shooter who killed 12 people at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado in 2012. A record 9,000 people received summons to be considered for the jury. Holmes entered a … Continue reading ? The post Jury selection for Aurora shooting trial has begun appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

The Aurora, CO Movie Shooting Trial starts Jury Selection

It’s going to be a long process, but hopefully justice will be served.

Ultra-High-Definition Video of the Northern Lights Shot in Fairbanks, Alaska

last weekOdd : Laughing Squid

Aurora Chasing” photographers Ronn and Marketa Murray braved sub-zero temperatures along with their dog Angus to capture the green glowing splendor of the aurora borealis–the northern lights–in 4K ultra-high-definition video at the Murphy Dome area near Fairbanks, Alaska. The Murphys also offer portraits under the auroras. This video intended to show what’s its like to […]

Google Maps Adds the Arctic Majesty of the Northern Lights to its Street View Feature

last weekOdd : Laughing Squid

For its latest addition to the popular Street View feature in Maps, Google has added the arctic majesty of the aurora borealis–the Northern Lights–as seen from Finland. The distinctive green streaks were captured by a camera positioned on the frozen lake, Pitkäjärvi. These light displays have long been a source of wonder for poets and […]

Jury Selection To Start In Aurora, Colo., Mass Shooting Trial

last weekNews : The Two-Way

James Holmes is accused of killing 12 people and wounding 70 in the theater shooting in July 2012. He has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. The jury pool of 9,000 is one of the largest ever.

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