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Self-Repairing Material Could Prevent Spaceship Catastrophes

5 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Orbiting the Earth is a bit like living in a minefield, with millions of tiny flecks of space junk whizzing about at thousands of miles per hour. If a rice-sized pellet whacked into the International Space Station, it could pack the punch of a hand grenade, causing precious oxygen to seep into space. Read more...

An R-rated Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies Extended Edition Confirmed!

The final Peter Jackson Middle Earth Extended Edition goes all out with 9 hours of bonus features and a 20+ minute longer cut of the film that was harsh enough to garner an R-rating! Read the full article on AICN Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. Show More Summary

Rizon photo app for iOS alerts you to the ‘Golden Hour’ of natural light

You can be smack in the middle of the most beautiful place on earth, but if the light sucks, your images will disappoint you. It’s long been acknowledged that the best time to shoot outdoors is the ‘Golden Hour‘ —  the time frame shortly...Show More Summary

Melissa Etheridge talks Atlanta concert, her loyal fans and Howard Stern

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI When Melissa Etheridge says, “I’m the luckiest person on Earth. I have the best job ever,” it’s impossible not to believe her. Calling a few hours before a show in Las Vegas earlier this...

Rare 'fire rainbow' lights up sky over South Carolina

No, it's not Photoshopped A "fire rainbow" lit up the skies over the Isle of Palms for almost an hour Sunday, delighting beachgoers in South Carolina, 14 News reports See also: 15 photos that capture Earth's turbulent drama and blissful...Show More Summary

See the Most Dazzling Photos of the Perseid Meteor Shower

The Perseid meteor shower lit up the night sky as up to 100 meteors per hour flew by the Earth

You Can Change the World in 5 Hours. Here's How.

The most transformative journey of my life began in a beat up Honda Accord. Fresh out of high school, I crammed my little beater with my earthly possessions, swallowed my fear, and pointed that fine piece of Japanese engineering northward. Show More Summary

New tools for predicting arrival, impact of solar storms

When the sun hurls a billion tons of high-energy particles and magnetic fields into space at speeds of more than a million miles per hour and the 'space weather' conditions are right, the resulting geomagnetic storm at Earth can wreak havoc on communication and navigation systems, electrical power grids, and pose radiation hazards to astronauts and airline passengers and crew.

Sputnik Correspondent Detained at St. Louis #BlackLivesMatter Protest

Ferguson demonstrators on Monday shut down both sides of highway I-70 in Earth City during rush hour, which lead to mass arrests of everyone on the scene, including journalists. Sputnik’s Cassandra Fairbanks was among those rounded ...

News Post: 48 Minutes Left - Translation Stretch Goal

3 weeks agoWeb / Webcomics : Penny Arcade!

Tycho: Uh, I didn’t think I would be writing this post, but something fucking insane is happening on that Kickstarter and we can barely keep up with it. So! All designers are asleep at this hour, all over the Earth, so if you want to see Robert’s visual stylings on the stretchgoal chart you can do so in his update. Show More Summary

Here’s why scientists haven’t invented an impossible space engine

Actual peer reviewed papers aren't making "Earth to Moon in four hours" claims.

What do long-distance runners think about?

Marathon runners are on the road for hours at a time, what on earth goes through their minds all that time? Past investigations have relied on asking runners to remember what they were thinking about, but of course that is an unreliable method. Show More Summary

Moon Passes Earth: Amazing Genuine Images

This “footage” of the moon passing in front of Earth last month is not CGI. It’s made up of images captured over a five hour period by the Deep Space Climate Observatory [DSCVR] telescope. The telescope actually takes 10 shots at a time using filters from ultraviolet to near-infrared. Show More Summary

Meanwhile in the Future: The Earth Is Falling Into the Sun

4 weeks agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The Earth, right now, is revolving around the sun at about 62,000 miles per hour. But what would happen if we slowed to a stop? At that point, the planet would have exactly 64 1/2 days before it crashed into the sun. In this week’s episode, we find out what would happen during those 64 1/2 days. Read more...

Scientists study ‘peanut-shaped’ asteroid near earth

A mile-long asteroid that raced past Earth July 25 at about 45,000 miles per hour – at a safe distance of 4.5 million miles – was imaged by radar telescopes so that astronomers could discern its precise orbit and physical shape.

What Would You Do In The 12 Hours Before A Solar Storm?

“A new government report has warned that if a major solar storm – that could knock out electricity and communications for days – hits the Earth, humanity will only get around a 12-hour-warning.”

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.

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