WWF, Do the Green Thing and Pentagram have launched a competition inviting young creatives to design a poster promoting sustainable living.
A massive ejection of material from the sun initially traveling at over 7 million miles per hour that narrowly missed Earth last year is an event solar scientists hope will open the eyes of policymakers regarding the impacts and mitigation of severe space weather.
Pershing Square’s Bill Ackman appeared on Bloomberg Television for an hour today from the Robin Hood Investors Conference in New York, telling Bloomberg TV’s Stephanie Ruhle that he’ll take his Herbalife bet “to the end of the earth” even as he has lost $400-$500 million on the investment. Show More Summary
The Sun is our most promising source of clean and renewable energy. The energy that reaches Earth from the Sun in an hour is almost equivalent to that consumed by humans over a year. Solar cells can tap this massive source of energy by converting light into an electrical current. Show More Summary
Federal Reserve vice chairwoman Janet Yellen is a few hours into her grilling by the Senate banking committee, which is part of the process that will most likely confirm her as the first-ever female head of the Federal Reserve. ThatShow More Summary
"Let’s declare," President Obama said in his State of the Union address, "that in the wealthiest nation on Earth, no one who works full-time should have to live in poverty, and raise the federal minimum wage to $9.00 an hour." To which many advocates of raising the minimum wage said "we're so glad you're talking about this, and $9 is a good start... Show More Summary
Lockheed Martin is working on an unmanned spy plane that can travel at six times the speed of sound—meaning that no matter where it needs to go, it can be there in an hour, LiveScience reports. The SR-72, under development in California, is a follow-up to the SR-71 Blackbird,...
CAMBRIDGE, MA -- In August, MIT researchers identified an exoplanet with an extremely brief orbital period: The team found that Kepler 78b, a small, intensely hot planet 400 light-years from Earth, circles its star in just 8.5 hours — lightning-quick, compared with our own planet's leisurely 365-day orbit. Show More Summary
Kepler-78b is a planet that shouldn't exist. This scorching lava world circles its star every eight and a half hours at a distance of less than one million miles - one of the tightest known orbits. According to current theories of planet...Show More Summary
In August, researchers identified an exoplanet with an extremely brief orbital period: The team found that Kepler 78b, a small, intensely hot planet 400 light-years from Earth, circles its star in just 8.5 hours — lightning-quick, compared with our own planet's leisurely 365-day orbit. Show More Summary
In the early morning hours of Oct. 18, NASA's Lunar Laser Communication Demonstration (LLCD) made history, transmitting data from lunar orbit to Earth at a rate of 622 Megabits-per-second (Mbps). That download rate is more than six times faster than previous state-of-the-art radio systems flown to the moon. read more
Hours of aural enjoyment await you in the form of Boing Boing podcasts! Here are the latest episodes. GWEEK 117: Kevin Kelly unveils his "Whole Earth Catalog for this century" and Joshua Glenn launches a vintage adventure book club.
In a few years and for $75,000, the World View space capsule will take you to the edge of space where you’ll spend 2 hours gazing at the Earth from an altitude of 19 miles. This luxury capsule even includes a bar and is roomy enough to accommodate 8 passengers. [Videofromspace | Daily Mail]
Space tourism may soon be within arms reach with World View’s high altitude helium balloon. For a cool $75,000, passengers will be able to spend several hours taking in views of the Earth from 100,000 feet up, just beyond the atmosphere. At a fraction
Nanobiosym, a nanotechnology firm based in Boston, Mass., has created a mobile device that can accurately test for AIDS in some of the most remote places on Earth, and do it in under an hour. Called Gene-Radar, the iPad sized piece of...Show More Summary
• Is the Earth headed for extinction? Author and radio host Thom Hartman discusses his film “Last Hours” about how global warming could cause the end of the world. • Civil war. Columnist and author Erik Rush is on to talk about his belief that a civil war is needed to overthrow President Obama. • […]
Felix Baumgartner just set a new world record after jumping from 24 miles above the Earth’s surface. During his journey the skydiving daredevil reached a top speed of 833.9 miles per hour. If you are keeping track that would be around 140 mph faster than the speed of sound. Show More Summary
What's it like to plummet to Earth when your starting point is 24 miles above its surface? What's it like to free fall at 833.9 mph — 140 mph faster than the speed of sound? When the Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner made his great leap from space last year, it was not only the record-breaking nature of the jump that inspired the Earth-bound. Show More Summary
[Cross posted from the Official Google Blog] In 1986, a five-year-old boy named Saroo Munshi Khan accidentally fell asleep on a stationary train in India. He woke up hours later, alone and in an unfamiliar place. This fateful train ride ripped Saroo away from his home and family. Show More Summary