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Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For July 24th, 2015

Hey, it's HighScalability time: Walt Disney doesn't mouse around. Here's how he makes a goofy business plan. 81%: AWS YOY growth; 400: hours of video uploaded to YouTube EVERY MINUTE; 9,000: # of mineable asteroids near earth; 1,400:...Show More Summary

The Complete Guide to Escaping Earth's Gravitational Pull

Who wants to go to space?! Unfortunately getting anything to break free from the inexorable pull of Earth's gravity requires a startling amount of power and fuel, as objects must reach escape velocity around (25,000 miles an hour) to break orbit. Show More Summary

Earth, meet Pluto and its moons

There are mountains in the Kuiper belt. After nine years, 3 billion miles and then 31 long hours after yesterday’s historic flyby, scientists released early data from Pluto and its moons. Data reveals methane and diverse of terrains on Pluto, … Continue reading ? The post Earth, meet Pluto and its moons appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Pluto Spacecraft Reconnects With Earthlings

The NASA spacecraft that had astronomers cheering this morning with a successful flyby of Pluto had them cheering again tonight when it re-established connection with Earth. The New Horizons craft had gone dark for more than 12 hours as expected while it collected data from the dwarf planet and its...

New Horizons re-establishes contact with Earth after historic flyby

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

NASA can breathe again now that its New Horizons Pluto probe has phoned home. The unmanned nuclear-powered probe re-established contact with the Deep Space Network at 8:54 pm EDT – 13 hours and five minutes after today's historic flyby of the distant dwarf planet. Show More Summary

Why Do We Have To Wait So Long To Learn About Pluto?

The speed of light requires a little over four hours from Pluto to Earth. So why will we have to wait 16 months to download all the data from New Horizons?

Here It Is: The Urban School’s Huge Pixar UP House, Completely Surrounded by Earth Movers – Soon to be Moved

TweetWhere they’ll move it to – no one can say: It won’t be long now… What will this monster look like rolling down the street, in the midnight hour?

16 Best Bars at Disney (PHOTOS)

Post by The Stir Bloggers. It turns out the happiest place on earth also boasts a slew of happy hours. Actually, Walt Disney World is teeming with bars and cocktail lounges where the drinks flow at all hours of the day.    Whether you’re...Show More Summary

Where On Earth Is GTA 5's Story DLC?

In 2013, Grand Theft Auto 5 set a seemingly untouchable day one sales recording, bringing in an $800M haul in 24 hours for Take-Two. Since then, the various versions of GTA 5 have sold more than 50 million copies, putting it behind only Tetris, Wii Sports and Minecraft in terms [...]

Waste Hours Staring at This Real-Time 3D Map of Objects Orbiting Earth

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Ever wondered just how full the skies are? This real-time 3D map shows you objects currently in Earth orbit — from satellites and rocket bodies to good old space debris. It’s pretty busy up there. Read more...

Independence Day, Twice Removed

Submitted by Raul Ilargi Meijer via The Automatic Earth blog, (Unknown Magazine and cannonballs at Battery Rodgers, Alexandria 1863) I hardly ever go out in the morning, the first 7-8 hours of every single day are taken up by reading and writing. Show More Summary

TV Club: Salem: “The Witching Hour

“The Witching Hour” is a beautifully shot episode of Salem. It’s absolutely stunning on a visual level at times, and when you really think about just what it possibly means for the Devil himself to be on Earth, the episode finds a way to truly depict that without going over-the-top with rain of blood and black skies. Show More Summary

The Underfunded, Disorganized Plan to Save Earth from the Next Giant Asteroid

It is a cold January afternoon on the peak of Mt. Bigelow, an hour’s drive north from Tucson, and the wind burns my face as I watch the colors of the desert sunset bleed into the foothills of the Catalina mountains. This is the homeShow More Summary

Earth's daily rotation period encoded in an atomic-level protein structure

A collaborative group of Japanese researchers has demonstrated that the Earth's daily rotation period (24 hours) is encoded in the KaiC protein at the atomic level, a small, 10 nm-diameter biomolecule expressed in cyanobacterial cells. read more

On The Steps of The Supreme Court, Too Happy to Hate

Today, the Supreme Court legalized same sex marriage in all 50 states. I was lucky enough to be there for the announcement. For a few hours, one would have been hard-pressed to find a happier place on earth than the steps of the Supreme...Show More Summary

Earth's daily rotation period encoded in an atomic-level protein structure

Scientists have demonstrated that Earth's daily rotation period (24 hours) is encoded in the KaiC protein at the atomic level, a small, 10 nm-diameter biomolecule expressed in cyanobacterial cells.The results of this joint research will help elucidate a longstanding question in chronobiology: How is the circadian period of biological clocks determined?

Philae Spacecraft Reawakens on a Speeding Comet With Data for Scientists

In November, the European Space Agency landed a probe on a speeding comet, but it lost battery power after 60 hours. The spacecraft began transmitting data packets to earth on Saturday.

Solar Storm Alarm Gives 24 Hour Warning Before Chaos

Outside of new pictures of Caitlyn Jenner or Kim Kardashian’s butt, nothing disrupts Earth’s communications systems, power grids, air traffic control and all things electronic like solar storms. Also known by the more threatening name, “Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs),” they are massive projectiles of gas and electromagnetic...

The Blue Whale: A Loving Science Lullaby for Our Planet’s Largest-Hearted Creature

2 months agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

An affectionate tour of an alternate universe right here on earth, where it's possible to grow by nine pounds an hour and never sleep.

Are You Crazy Enough To Fly To Burning Man?

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Later this summer, nearly 70,000 people from all over the world will converge in one of Earth’s most inhospitable places: Black Rock City, Nevada. Most will drive, waiting hours in line to enter the Burning Man festival, but a few will fly, adding an extra element of adventure to their almost otherworldly experience in the desert. Read more...

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