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
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
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.
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...
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
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?
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?
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
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 [...]
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...
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
“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
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
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
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
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?
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.
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...
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.
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...